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Business Administration (MBA) - Executive MBA 
Program Description

The Eller Executive MBA program (located at the downtown Phoenix, AZ campus) consists of 21, eight‐week courses delivered in a lock‐step hybrid format with in-person class attendance one weekend per month at the Phoenix, AZ campus, as well as online classes, plus a mandatory two-hour orientation at the Phoenix, AZ campus, a mandatory three-day residential session at the Tucson, AZ campus, and a required 7-day global business experience.  The program includes group work that will involve students meeting with other students in person or remotely. Working well within teams will be required for successful completion of the program. Staying on site in Phoenix overnight, allows the Executive MBA student 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

Eller 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
Paige W Bausman
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Guadalupe Estrella
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

GPA 3.0
TOEFL - We will consider the IELTS in lieu of the TOEFL
GMAT or GRE (Not necessary for Executive MBA)
2 letters of recommendation
Separate department application located at
Essays                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. International applicants are to provide official transcript and degree certification/diploma, in native language and official English translation.


Standardized Tests

Minimum TOEFL:  Internet-based: 100
Minimum IELTS: 7

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:

October 15: Early Decision
December 1: Round 1
February 15: Round 2
April 1: Priority Deadline 
June 15: Final Deadline

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


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

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

42 Units
Core coursework: Mandatory Orientation and Residential Launch Pre-Session prior to start of Fall Semester

Fall 1 (year 1)

MGMT 501: Leadership and Organizations

MGMT 562: Applied Business Statistics

MGMT 515: Quantitative Intensive - Begins at Tucson Campus, followed by Online plus weekends in Phoenix

Fall 2 (year 1)

ECON 550: Economics for Managers

BCOM 510E: Communications for Managers

- Online plus weekends in Phoenix

Spring 1 (year 2)

ACCT 540: Introduction to Financial Accounting

CSC 444: Data Visualization

- Online plus weekends in Phoenix

Spring 2 (year 2)

ACCT 545: Introduction to Managerial Accounting

MKTG 510: Market-Based Management

-Online plus weekends in Phoenix

Summer 1 (year 2)

Innovation and Change

MGMT 520: Legal and Ethical Values in Business

-Online plus weekends in Phoenix

Summer 2 (year 2)

Silicon Valley Immersion Week

MIS 515E: Information Security in Public and Private Sectors

-Online plus weekends in Phoenix

-Five-day California trip dates

Fall 1 (year 2)

ECON 551: Business Strategy


-Online plus weekends in Phoenix

Fall 2 (year 2)

MIS 578E: Project Management

FIN 510A: Survey of Finance as Analyst

-Online plus weekends in Phoenix

Spring 1 (year 3)

BNAD 513: Global Context of Business

FIN 510B: Survey of Finance as Corporate Manager

Online plus weekend in Phoenix

Spring 2 (year 3)

BNAD 564E: Negotiations

MKTG 579E: Marketing of Innovations

Global Business Experieince International Trip

-Online plus weekends in Phoenix

-Seven-day Global Business Experience (GBE) trip

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 21 months.

Minor Requirements
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Student Handbook
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Last revised 11 Oct 2019