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Business Administration (MBA) - Executive MBA 
Program Description

The Eller Executive MBA, with classes meeting alternating weekends, for 16 months enables you to build your professional capacity without putting your career on hold. A 6-day initial residential session on the University of Arizona campus builds connections from day one. From then on, students attend classes on Fridays and Saturdays, staying on site in Phoenix overnight, allowing them to focus on academic and networking experiences. Many students comment that the close-knit community that develops through the course of the program is one of its greatest strengths.

Department/Academic Unit(s)

Graduate School of Management -

The Eller College of Management is home to the Eller MBA program which houses the Full-Time, Evening, Online, and Executive MBA programs. With emphasis on Innovation, Application and Communication, the Eller MBA program is developing business leaders who can not only solve real world problems with a strong critical thinking framework, but also effectively communicate their solutions to a diverse group of stakeholders.

These degree programs are designed to educate students in modern scientific research methods as applied to general and specialized management problems and to prepare students for careers in education, management, or government.

In addition, the Full-Time MBA program offers a variety of dual programs. By combining the MBA degree with a graduate degree in a legal, scientific or technical field, Eller MBA students are uniquely poised to leverage their considerable understanding of the marketplace and create value in some of today’s most dynamic and interesting enterprises.

All prospective students interested in a dual-degree program option should also check with the partner department for additional admission requirements. To be considered a dual-degee candidate admission must be granted admissions to both programs. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. Proficiency in mathematics at the level of Calculus is preferred. Individual functional areas will vary to allow for differing backgrounds and to accommodate different special interests. Please visit our website for more information

College of Management  
Campuses where offered
Main Campus - Tucson Phoenix Campus  
Admissions Contact
Sylvia G Munoz
Graduate Program Coordinator
Megan Uyeda Forristall
Director of Graduate Studies
Hope J Schau
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Lori D'Anna
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

GPA 3.0
TOEFL 600 (100 IBT)
GMAT (Not necessary for Executive MBA)
2 letters of recommendation
Separate department application located at

Standardized Tests

Minimum TOEFL: 100
Minimum IELTS:

Financial Aid

Graduate degree seeking students that are US citizens or eligible non-citizens are eligible for federal student loans if they are enrolled in at least half time as defined by the Graduate College All students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for federal loans. The form is available on line at Basic eligibility requirements are available at

Community Leadership Scholarship

Admissions Deadlines

Applicantion Deadlines:

  • Round 1: December 1
  • Round 2: February 1
  • Round 3: June 15


International Conditional Admission
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
Other Information
The GRE Institution Code for The University of Arizona is 4832

Degree Specifics

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 47
Core coursework: Residential Pre-Session prior to start of Fall Semester

BNAD 515: Quantitative Intensive

BNAD 501: Leadership and Teams

BNAD 502: Performance of the Firm

BNAD 516: Strategic Decision Making

BNAD 512A: Managing Human Capital in Changing Organizations

BNAD 504: The Competitive Landscape

BNAD 517: Financial Structure and Valuation

BNAD 503: The Customer Value Proposition

BNAD 509A Business Law, Governance and Corporate Ethics

BNAD 507A: Strategic Operations and Technology

BNAD 596A: Negotiating Strategically

BNAD 505: Strategic Innovation

BNAD 511: Global Business Perspectives

Must earn a 3.0 GPA to graduate. Only grades A-C are acceptable for the Master Plan of Study.
We expect students to complete the course requirements in 16 months.

Minor Requirements
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Student Handbook
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Last revised 30 Jun 2014