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Eller College of Management – University of Arizona - Full-Time MBA

Arizona Eller College of Management Full-Time MBA Structure

The Eller Full-time MBA is cohort-based and classes are taken in-person. Students complete the MBA curriculum consisting of 48 units over the course of 21 months.



At Eller, students spend the first year building skills and knowledge in foundational areas such as finance, marketing, accounting, management, communication and leadership.
In year two, students select electives that challenge and inspire them along the way, including those required by a specialized concentration of choice. In total students complete 48 units; 32 of which are core course and 16 are electives.

The Eller Full-time MBA Curriculum:

Year One:

• Leadership in Organization
• Applied Business Statistics
• Communication for Managers and Professional Development
• Economics for Managers
• Finance
• Introduction to Financial Accounting
• Market-Based Management
• Business Strategy
• Global Business Experience
• Introduction to Managerial Accounting
• Operations Management
• Finance II
• Business Consulting Projects
• Strategic Management of Information Systems

Year Two:

The second-year experience is about choosing a concentration(s) to specialize the MBA or constructing a unique curriculum to build professional career goals. The full-time Eller MBA program offers five concentrations, including courses in Entrepreneurship, Health Care Management, Finance, Management Information Systems and Marketing.

Advanced consulting projects and electives allow students to complete their portfolio to assure they achieve their career objectives. Electives can be taken as part of a concentration, functional specialization or as a stand-alone course.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 46
• Bloomberg: 61
The Economist: 95

Class Profile

The average age of the most recent University of Arizona Eller College of Management full-time MBA class was 29-years old. The GMAT average of the class was 605, with a 3.4 GPA, and 4.6 years of prior work experience. An estimated 71 percent of class are male students, with 29 percent female students, and 21 percent active military members or veterans.

Career Statistics

An estimated 64 percent of the most recent University of Arizona Eller College of Management full-time MBA class was employed within three months of graduation. Those students reported an average annual salary of $81,000.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for Arizona residents is $24,900. Arizona full-time MBA tuition for non-residents is $46,000.

The Eller College offers a number of merit-based scholarships for U.S. and international students. Students apply for scholarship aid when they apply to Eller and are notified of scholarship awards when admitted. Ninety-percent of recent students received a merit-based scholarship.

The Eller MBA program is also sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Peace Corps Fellowship program. Peace Corp Fellowship recipients are not excluded from consideration for an Eller scholarship. Learn more.

There are also numerous external aid sources such as Graduate PLUS Loans, Stafford Loans, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and many others.

• Loan programs available to MBA students include:
• Federally sponsored (Stafford) loans–for U.S. citizens only
• Alternative private loans–for U.S. and international students
• MBA LOANS program (sponsored by Sallie Mae and the Graduate Management Admissions Council)
• 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.


In order to apply to the University of Arizona full-time MBA at the Eller College of Management, the following must be submitted:

• A completed online application
• Official transcripts
• Current resume
• Two professional recommendations
• Two essays (third essay optional for scholarship consideration)
• Domicile Affidavit (for admitted U.S. students)
• GMAT/GRE scores (if required)
• $85 application fee ($95 for international students)

International applicants must submit citizenship information, and TOEFL scores, if applicants earned an accredited degree from an academic institution that was not predominantly English speaking, or, are from a non-English speaking country. As well, international applicants must provide a financial guarantee.

Most students are required to submit GMAT/GRE scores, unless they have previously earned a JD, MD, or Ph.D. Active or veteran U.S. Armed Service members or Peace Corps Volunteers with a minimum 3.0 GPA from an accredited, non-profit academic institution may also be eligible for a GMAT/GRE waiver.

Application deadlines are as follows:

October 15 : Round 1

December 1: Round 2

February 1: Round 3 (international deadline)

April 1: Round 4

June 1: Final Deadline  


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