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University of Arizona, Eller College of Management Part Time MBA

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #14 among public business schools and four of its programs are among the top 25 — Entrepreneurship, MIS, and Management. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #57 in the U.S. The College is a leader among the nation’s business schools in generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers a Professional MBA program and the Eller Executive MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time
Total Program Enrollment 44

Program Information

University of Arizona Eller College of Management Says

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #14 among public business schools and four of its programs are among the top 25 — Entrepreneurship, MIS, and Management. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #57 in the U.S. The College is a leader among the nation’s business schools in generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers a Professional MBA program and the Eller Executive MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.

Specializations Offered: General Management
Degrees Awarded: MBA, Part Time.

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Rankings

Rankings

School Rankings

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#14 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Graduate

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 42% accepted out of 197 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 27
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.28
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 570
  • Average Years Work Experience: 4
  • Application Fee: $100

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores

Important: Recommendations, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Extracurricular Activities, Undergraduate GPA, Personal Essay, Standardized Test Scores, Work Experience, Recommendations

Admission Information

Eller admissions officers seek candidates with a strong academic background, professional experience that demonstrates progress and the desire for challenges, leadership potential, and integrity. All applicants must submit two copies of official transcripts for all post-secondary academic work, an official GMAT score report, a professional resume, ...Eller admissions officers seek candidates with a strong academic background, professional experience that demonstrates progress and the desire for challenges, leadership potential, and integrity. All applicants must submit two copies of official transcripts for all post-secondary academic work, an official GMAT score report, a professional resume, two professional letters of recommendation, and two comprehensive personal essays (and a third for scholarship applicants). Interviews are required but are scheduled at the request of the school only; in other words, only those who make the first cut are asked to interview. International applicants must meet all the criteria above and submit TOEFL scores (if English is not their first language), official transcripts and two copies of their diploma(s) (translated by a recognized service if not granted by an English-language institution), and a statement of financial self-sufficiency. In its efforts to maximize the presence of underrepresented groups, the Eller MBA Program attends regional and national job/recruiting fairs organized by National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). In addition, the Eller MBA program is listed in Hobsons' Black MBA and Hispanic MBA Students' Guides and maintains partnerships with the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA). It also participates in on-campus recruitment fairs geared toward underrepresented minority students.

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Important Dates

Round 1
July

15

Deadline
January

15

Start
Round 2
October

1

Deadline
January

15

Start
Round 3
November

15

Deadline
January

15

Start

School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 52
Percent International Students 38%
Total Full-Time Faculty 111
Full-Time Faculty 100%

Student Life

“Great weather and a very nice campus” soften the edges of Eller’s intense program in graduate business study. So too does the perception that “no one in the MBA program needs to kill themselves to pass.” Those who want to do better than scrape by will need to exert themselves, however; “excelling in all classes and electives requires an intense work week,” students report. Program cohesion is enhanced through group work (the program requires “continuous case competitions, group projects, and presentations”) and “lots of networking activities (e.g., happy hours, philanthropy, coed intramural sports teams).” Eller hosts “numerous guest speakers and [provides] chances to learn more with outside class activities.” Students “work very hard but play hard as well. Everyone knows everyone else and there is a standing invite to any social events.” Eller’s “friendly, conservative, helpful, hard-working, social, busy” students form “a small group” who as a result are “very close. Everyone works together and helps others succeed while remaining competitive with people from other schools (instead of walking over people from the same program).” It’s “a very diverse [group] with backgrounds ranging from Peace Corps workers to former hedge fund traders. We have military offi¬cers and students with private consulting backgrounds.”

Career

The Office of Career Management aims to provide highly personalized service to each individual student, in the process of helping them plan and achieve their career goals. The office organizes five annual job fairs on campus, networking events with alumni, compa­ny visits, and financial support for students who want to go to national MBA job fairs. The office further supports students in their job search through professional development workshops, interview preparation, resume preparation, and professional mentoring. Companies most likely to hire Eller MBAs include Emerson, Deloitte, Discover, AT&T, Intel, Henkel, Bard, Roche, PetSmart, US Airways, Raytheon, Sandia National Labs, APS, Solon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and WalMart.

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About

The University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management offers an AACSB-accredited MBA designed around your goals. Small class sizes allow the Eller MBA staff and faculty to spend time understanding your objectives, then tailoring meaningful projects, internships, and independent study around those goals, ultimately facilitating the transition into your desired career path. The Eller MBA is a recognized leader in management information systems and tops national rankings in entrepreneurship through its McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Students Say

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is “recognized as one of the nation’s leading business schools” in MIS and entrepreneurship, many students here report. And “the weather doesn’t hurt, either” adds one happy student.Experiential learning plays an important part in the Eller curriculum; students identify this as “one of the greatest strengths” of the program. One MBA explains how it works: “In the spring semester, MBAs work in teams with local businesses to assess real-world problems, make strategic recommendations, and ultimately assist the businesses in solv­ing those problems.” Another tells us that “The experiential learning is more than just a resume builder. It’s a very real, very challenging experience, designed to prepare students for future leadership positions.” The school’s strong “relationship with key businesses” in the area plays a key role in making the experiential learning component a success.Students also appreciate that class sizes at Eller “are small enough that the students have easy access to professors…. Students are able to develop relationships and personal bonds with professors.” These personal touches permeate the program’s administration as well. One student reports that “The administrative staff adds great value to the stu­dent experience…[and] goes out of its way to help students find whatever they need. Cross-discipline courses, job opportunities, highly tailored informational interviews— the administration works hard to provide students with any resources they need.” At the other end of the size spectrum is the university-at-large. It is huge, and this too is seen as an asset; “With a large campus, the business students can take advantage of wonderful resources for the entire school,” one student explains. Eller professors “are very engaging and add significant value. The tenured staff places a strong emphasis on real-world experiences, ranging from case competitions judged by working professionals to company site visits.” Instructors “are also very available for office hours and discussion outside of class. This creates an atmosphere of ‘24-hour learning.’”

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Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    Center for Leadership Ethics Center for the Management of Information Center for Management Innovations in Health Care Economic and Business Research Center Information Assurance and Security Education Center INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship National Center for Border Security and Immigration
    Installed wireless technology Upgraded technical classrooms Improved security defenses with email spam/virus prevention

  • International Student Support Groups:

    http://internationalstudents.arizona.edu/

  • Research Facilities:

    Center for Leadership Ethics Center for the Management of Information Center for Management Innovations in Health Care Economic and Business Research Center Information Assurance and Security Education Center INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship National Center for Border Security and Immigration
    Installed wireless technology Upgraded technical classrooms Improved security defenses with email spam/virus prevention

  • Study Abroad:

    Exchange programs from past 2 years: Escuela de Administración Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (EAPUC) MBA-UC, Santiago, Chile; University of Lyon 3 Business School, Lyon, France; University of Torino, Torino, Italy; Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna, Austria

  • Women Support Groups:

    Arizona recently launched a professional chapter for Association of Women MBAs in Phoenix. The Eller MBA NAWMBA student chapter hosts a state-wide networking event annually each spring in the Phoenix market to connect with business women and MBAs from all universities throughout the state.

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of Arizona Eller College of Management include:

Charles Nelson - Owner, Sprinkles Cupcakes

Richard Carmona - President, Canyon Ranch

Terry Lundgren - CEO, Macy's

Brian Gentile - CEO, Jaspersoft

Gregory Boyce - CEO, Peabody Energy

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $47,327

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Deloitte Consulting, IBM, Intel, Dial/ Henkel, Liberty Mutual

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 37% $87,110
Finance / Accounting 27% $64,839
Consulting 27% $95,000
Consulting 27% $100,000
Other 23% $77,968
Technical 23% $88,143
Other 13% $105,000
Financial Services 13% $79,624
Other 10% $85,000
General Management 10% $111,667
Operations / Logistics 10% $79,333
Marketing / Sales 10% $92,333
Government 10% $66,200

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 68%
Three Month Employment 88%
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