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Eller College of Management – University of Arizona - Executive MBA

Arizona Eller College of Management Executive MBA Structure

The Eller Executive MBA is offered in a hybrid format, bringing students together for two intensive days of on-campus classes every month in addition to online courses.



The challenges students encounter in the upper levels of business leadership are complex and nuanced—in fact, there’s never just one factor on the line. It’s why Eller Executive MBA program courses are so uniquely structured, weaving multiple aspects of business together rather than teaching them in one by one in isolation.

Year One:

• Communications for Managers
• Applied Business Statistics
• Economics for Managers
• Leadership in Organizations
• Introduction to Financial Accounting
• Strategic Management of Information Systems
• Introduction to Managerial Accounting
• Market-based Management
• Information Security in Public and Private Sectors
• Managing Ethics in Organizations
• Leading Organizational Change
• Business Strategy
• Human Resource Management
• Operations Management
• Survey of Finance as Analyst
• Global Context of Business
• Survey of Finance as Corporate Manager
• Advanced Negotiations
• Marketing of Innovations

Class Profile

The Eller College of Management Executive MBA Class of 2020 at the University of Arizona is, on average, 40-years old. About 52 percent of the class are female students, with 48 percent male students, and 15 percent percent active military members or veterans. Students typically have 11.4 years of prior work experience.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the Executive MBA program is $68,000.

Many employers choose to sponsor an employee’s participation in the Eller Executive MBA program due to the immediate skills and strengths the student can bring back to work, right from the onset of the program.

In addition, a Community Leadership Scholarship is offered for exceptional candidates from the public sector or a nonprofit and for whom the program cost is prohibitive. The Community Leadership Scholarship covers partial costs of the Eller Executive MBA program for exceptional candidates from the public sector or a nonprofit organization for whom financial constraints would otherwise prevent participation. To be considered for the Community Leadership Scholarship, include a letter along with your application that addresses the following: the name of the public sector or nonprofit organization you work for, an explanation of financial need and a description of the positive impact your participation in the program will have on the community.


The skills and knowledge that the Eller Executive MBA impart transfer immediately, boosting not only individual performance but organizational capacity from the first week of the program. The Eller EMBA helps employees prepare for greater responsibilities within an organization at the same time that they educate and improve the productivity of employees below and around them. Because of the tangible benefits that stem from a more educated and skillful workforce, many organizations choose to sponsor employees’ participation in the Eller Executive MBA program.

Other financial aid—including government grants and loans—may be available to help pay program costs.

For information, visit the University of Arizona Office of Student Financial Aid.


Admission to the Eller Executive MBA requires a combination of application materials submitted by the prospective student and others and an interview with the Admissions Committee.

Students will need to compile several documents for the application packet, some of which require careful consideration and work.
What We Look For:

The Eller Executive MBA is reserved for professionals with seven or more years of significant experience showing positions of leadership and progressive responsibility.

Employees with less experience may also be admitted if their career history demonstrates leadership potential and successful management of significant projects and assignments. These employees must procure a letter of endorsement from an executive-level supervisor.
Reserving admission for this select group allows for a more advanced curriculum with a focus on executive-level analyses and challenges and creates a class of professionals with equitable levels of experience and industry influence.

A complete application consists of the following items, to be received by the noted admissions deadline:

• A completed application form
• Application Fee ($85 domestic applicants/ $95 international applicants, waived until February 15, 2020)
• Two comprehensive essays
• A professional resume
• Two professional letters of recommendation and completed recommendation forms from two professional associates
• Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. For applicants with international school documents, please submit/present an official transcript and an official diploma (degree certification) in the original native language and must be accompanied by an officially verified English translation issued by the university or college, during the formal enrollment process.*
• TOEFL score (this is a proof of English proficiency requirement for international applicants born in a country where English is not the official language). Results should be sent to The University of Arizona Institution Code: 4832.

* We will accept unofficial versions of your school documents for initial evaluation purposes only and this acceptance does not eliminate the need for official school documents to be submitted. Also, include a copy of the grading scale or transcript key for each school transcript.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Early Decision – Oct. 15
Round One – Dec. 1
Round Two – Feb. 15
Round Three – April 1
Final Deadline – June 15

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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