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

David Eccles School of Business Online MBA Program Structure

The MBA Online program is delivered by the Eccles world-renowned faculty in a high-quality, interactive, on-demand format. The program provides in-depth discussions between team members, as well as with faculty. While all content in the online courses is available 24/7, students have the opportunity to interact with faculty and other students in a weekly live web conferencing session. By using web conferencing, online forums, and multimedia resources, MBA Online students get the MBA experience on more personalized terms.

The Eccles Online MBA typically takes 24-26 months to complete all 48 credits.  Courses are held in 5 and 10 week blocks – 1.5 credit classes are 5 weeks and 3.0 credit classes are 10 weeks.  Students take two classes at a time to balance their degree.  In addition, the program provides flexible, on-demand learning with weekly live webinars and allows you to customize your degree with elective options.


The Eccles Online MBA consist of 48 credits and a 3-day on-campus residency. Students also can complete 15 credits of elective including financial accounting, managing and leading, data analysis, financial management, marketing management, managerial economics, operations management, business communication, information technology, competitive strategy, business ethics, and managerial accounting.

Class Profile

The average student in the Eccles online MBA has 10 years of work experience and is 34 years of age.  The program is 29% female and 71% male.  In terms of academic experience, 33% of current students hold an undergraduate degree while 67% hold a non-business undergraduate degree.

Career Statistics

The most recent class’ reported average salary after graduation was just north of $107,000, representing a 28 percent average salary increase over pre-MBA salary. Around 65 percent of graduates earned promotions while earning their Online MBA.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total cost of the Eccles online MBA program is $58,000 or $1,225 per credit.

Students pursuing graduate degrees have the opportunity to use FAFSA including Federal Stafford Unsubsidized loan and Graduate Plus Loan. Limited scholarships are available for merit, diversity & Inclusion, Advancing women, community impact, and Double Ute in the amounts of $2,500-$10,000 total.


The following information is needed for admissions requirements: transcripts, essay (statement of purpose), resume, two letters of recommendation, GMAT/GRE or appropriate waiver, interview. All MBA Online prospects need to also be working full time and maintain full time work status through the entirety of the program.

The GMAT is required for the Eccles Online MBA program. However, the MBA Online program offers GMAT/GRE substitutions for those applicants who can demonstrate sufficient quantitative capabilities, academic achievement, and professional experience. These capabilities will be evaluated through a review of the complete admissions application and, most specifically, through an applicant’s professional work experience, academic transcripts, certifications, post-undergraduate coursework or degrees, other standardized exam scores, and the admissions interview.

To apply for a GMAT/GRE substitution, students must meet the following qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3 years of full-time professional and/or managerial work experience

Prospective students should submit their full admissions application along with a second essay formally requesting the GMAT/GRE substitution and detailing his or her qualifications based on the above requirements. In particular, the applicant should include his or her professional, academic, and/or quantitative capabilities. The admissions committee makes the final decision of whether or not a substitution will be granted at the time the full application is finalized and reviewed. The committee may ultimately request the applicant to submit a GMAT or GRE score.

The Eccles Online MBA also requires work experience. There are no alternatives, all students who apply to theprogram should have at least one year of full time work experience.

The cost of an application is $55 if submitted before April 1st and $85 if submitted after April 1st

Application deadlines are as follows:

Fall 2020 deadlines are as follows:

Round 4 May 15

Round 5, June 15

Final round July 15


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