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

Eccles School of Business Professional MBA Program Structure

The Eccles Professional MBA is an in person, on campus program that is offered during the evening, two times a week.  The program consists of six semesters and takes a total of 24 months to complete.  Overall, there are 48 credits to complete the program including 31.5 core credits and 16.5 elective credits.  The program does allow flexibility by combining on campus courses with online course as an option.


Core Courses – Accounting, Finance, Economics, Management, Marketing, Operations, Information Systems, and Strategy.

Elective Courses – Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, Strategy, Marketing, Operations, Information Systems, and Business Analytics.
Specialization Opportunities:

Graduate Certificates – Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, Graduate Certificate in Information Systems, Graduate Certificate in Real Estate.

Dual and Concurrent Degree Programs – Master of Healthcare Administration Dual Degree, PMBA + Master of Accounting degree, PMBA + Master of Business Creation, PMBA + Master of Science in Business Analytics, PMBA + Master of Science in Information Systems, PMBA + Master of Science in Finance, PMBA + Master of Science in Real Estate Development.

Class Profile

The average age of the Eccles School of Business Professional MBA is 31, while the program is 73% male.  The program averages 6 years of professional work experience, as 57% of the class comes from a non-business undergraduate degree.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition cost for the Eccles School of Business Professional MBA is $60,000 ($1,250 per credit).  Non-resident scholarships are available if applicable. Program scholarships are available for all admits to apply and financial aid is available through the University of Utah.  Per University of Utah it costs $50,768 for living expenses for two years.


  • Online application
  • Resume
  • Two professional letters of recommendation
  • One personal statement
  • Undergraduate degree transcripts (unofficial)
  • GMAT or GRE score report (or waiver if applicable)
  • TOEFL or IELTS score report (if international and determined case by case)
  • Virtual or in-person interview

Must have earned a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, from a regionally-accredited college or university with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applicants with undergraduate GPAs below 3.0 may appeal this requirement with an acceptable GMAT/GRE score or previous successful completion of a graduate degree from a regionally-accredited institution. 1+ years of post undergraduate work experience is required.  Students must also be employed in a full-time job during the program* (*Exceptions may apply depending on your background and current situation).

The GMAT is required for the Eccles Business School Professional MBA, however Yes – the Professional MBA 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.

  1. To apply for a GMAT/GRE substitution, students must meet the following qualifications: Undergraduate degree with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. 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 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)

Round 1: December 1 • Round 2: February 15 • Round 3: April 1 • Round 4: May 15 • Round 5: June 15 • Round 6: July 15

* *Applications for fall 2020 are accepted through August 1. Applications received after the class is full will be considered for wait list and/or for next start date. Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

Spring 2021 (January Start)

Round 1: September 15 • Round 2: November 1 • Round 3: December 15

* *Applications for spring 2021 are accepted through December 15. Applications received after the class is full will be considered for wait list and/or for next start date. Early submission of applications is strongly encouraged.

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


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