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Eller College of Management – University of Arizona - Executive MBA

Arizona Eller College of Management Executive MBA Structure

The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Executive MBA is a 21-month, 45-credit hybrid program, in which students join on-campus for two days per month, mixed with online coursework. The program takes place at the University of Arizona’s satellite campus in Phoenix.


The program starts with the launch portion of the program in Tuscon, covering topics like “Quantitative Intensive, Applied Business Statistics and Leadership in Organizations.” This part of the program serves as an introduction for students, covering the upcoming curriculum, meeting with classmates, and more.

The subsequent semesters are typically split into two separate terms (two in the fall, two in the spring, etc), with two classes per term and four classes per semester. In the second summer term, year one, students participate in the Leading Organizational Change course, which features traveling to a separate domestic destination. In the first spring term in year two, students complete the Global Context of Business course, which includes a 10-day international trip to an emerging market.

Convocation is held in mid-May of the second year, at the University of Arizona Tuscon campus.

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 University of Arizona Executive MBA at the Eller College of Management is currently $68,000, regardless of the state of residence of the student.

Federal and private loan options are available for U.S. students, but international applicants will likely have to apply for private loans. Employment sponsorship may also be a financial option for select student candidates.


In order to apply to the University of Arizona Executive MBA at the Eller College of Management, students must have at least seven years of prior work experience (although some exceptions are made for students with exceptional backgrounds). The following must also be submitted:

• A completed online application
• Official transcripts
• Current resume
• Two essays
• Two letters of recommendation
• Two completed recommendation forms from professional associates
• TOEFL scores (if necessary)

GMAT/GRE scores are not required in order to gain admission to the program. Strong candidates will be scheduled for an interview with the admissions team.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Guaranteed Early Decision – December 15
Priority Consideration – March 15
Standard Deadline – May 15
Final Deadline – July 15

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