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David Eccles School of Business – University of Utah - Executive MBA

Eccles School of Business Professional MBA Program Structure

The Eccles ExecutiveMBA is held in person and on campus. Classes are held on Friday and Saturday every other week (class from 8-12 and then 1-5). The program is 21-month in length with five semesters and three offsite learning experiences, two of which are international learning experiences. Lockstep curriculum with 48 credits.


The Executive MBA program is meant for candidates with more expertise than the average MBA applicant, which enhances the overall MBA experience. With the weekend class schedule and focus on service, students can focus on learning while maintaining their careers.  The EMBA program presents a high-level general management curriculum designed for experienced managers. The courses deliver in-depth knowledge of business fundamentals, analytical skills, creative solutions, and vision that extends beyond current employment, industry, and region. Students balance problem-solving with broad perspectives and conceptual skills.

The following classes are core components of the EMBA program at Eccles:

  • Team Effectiveness
  • Ethics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Leadership and Management
  • Communications
  • Statistics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Marketing Management
  • Negotiations
  • Operations Management
  • Economics
  • Managing in the Global Economy
  • Business Strategy
  • Advanced Marketing
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Cost Accounting
  • Advanced Leadership
  • Organizational Economics
  • Human Resources
  • Advanced Finance
  • International Field Study

Class Profile

The typical student at the Eccles Executive MBA program has 14 years of average work experience, is 39 years of age and 22% possess prior management degrees. 31% of the program consists of women, while 10% are Veterans.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total tuition for the Eccless Business School Executive MBA is $85,000 or $17,000 per semester with 5 semesters in total.

The following need and merit-based scholarships are available to newly admitted Executive MBA students:
• Advancing Women in Business Scholarship: $2,500-$10,000
• Community Impact Scholarship: $2,500-$10,000
• Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship: $2,500-$10,000
• Merit Scholarship: $2,500-$6,000
• Out-of-State Admit Scholarship: $2,500-$10,000

Financial Aid is also available for our students as they meet the credit requirements to apply (Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loan, Graduate PLUS Loan, Private Education Loan).


The following components are needed for admission into the Eccles Executive MBA program:

  • Online application
  • College transcripts from each institution attended regardless of length of attendance (Must have earned a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a regionally-accredited college or university.)
  • Essay – statement of purpose
  • Updated resume
  • Letter of recommendation from direct boss
  • Interview

This program does not require the GMAT or GRE, however it does require at least six years of full-time work experience post undergraduate. The cost of an application is $55 if submitted between August 1 – March 1, and is $85 if submitted after March 1 until the end of the application.

Application deadlines are as follows:

Fall 2020 (August Start)

Below are the deadlines for the Eccles Executive MBA program.

  • October 1
  • November 15
  • January 7
  • February 15
  • April 1
  • May 15
  • July 1
  • August 1

*Please review deadlines with official school site to ensure there have not been any changes made.

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