The 48 credit hour M.B.A. degree (for individuals from any undergraduate major) is available as full -time and offers electives in a wide variety of business fields.
The Eller College of Management is home to the Eller MBA program, which houses the Full-Time, Evening, Professional, 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 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
University of Arizona - Main - Tucson
TOEFL - minimum 100-internet-based
GMAT or GRE
1 letter of recommendation
Resume Essays (2-3)
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
Apply through GradApp application at: https://apply.grad.arizona.edu
Required test(s): GMAT or GRE
Minimum TOEFL: 100 internet-based
Minimum IELTS: 7
Full-Time Financial Aid
Tuition and Registration Scholarships
Various MBA Scholarships
October 15 : Round 1
December 1: Round 2
February 1: Round 3
Final Application Deadline for International Applicants
April 1: Round 4
June 1: Final Deadline
October 15 : Round 1
December 1: Round 2
February 1: Round 3
Final Application Deadline for International Applicants
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program:
Minumum credits: 48
Core coursework: 32 units; Electives:16 units
MGMT 501: Leadership in Organizations (2 units)
Focuses on the skills you will need to effectively lead and manage an organization and learn how to translate theories into more specific competencies that will improve your ability to lead and manage groups and teams.
MGMT 562: Applied Business Statistics (2 units)
Conceptual understanding of advanced, applied, inferential statistics with emphasis on their use as a managerial decision-making tool.
BCOM 510A: Communication for Managers and Professional Development (3 units)
This course will provide students will communication strategies and skills to manage and lead in the complex and rapidly changing global business environment. Initial introduction to functional and industry opportunities; mentoring and networking; consideration of experiential learning opportunities. This course also provides additional opportunities to strengthen and measure core professional communication competencies.
ECON 550: Managerial Economics (2 units)
Examination of industrial structure theory of prices under varying market conditions with application to business problems with emphasis on building and sustaining competitive advantage.
FIN 510A: Finance (2 units)
Integration of basic principles and underlying theory of finance, with emphasis on the analytical financial management of firms.
ACCT 540: Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 units)
Principles and procedures underlying the financial accounting process and their application in the preparation and analysis of financial statements.
MKTG 510: Market-Based Management (2 units)
Exploration of the environment, scope and nature of marketing management with focus on market analysis for product, price, promotion, distribution and service.
BNAD 596C -- Global Business Experience (2 Units) An eight-day international trip, titled ?Global Business Perspectives.? As part of this course, students would spend an 8-hour day of class contact prior to the trip to set the stage for the specific region and to analyze international business issues. Students would then depart for a nine- to 10-day trip to a particular region (Asia, Latin America, SE Asia, etc.), engaged in extensive interactions with business, government, and other organizations.
ACCT 545: Introduction to Managerial Accounting (2 units)
This course presents an overview of managerial accounting concepts, focusing on providing and evaluating accounting information for decision making, planning and control of operations and organizations, and strategic management.
MIS 560: Operations Management (2 units)
This course takes a process-oriented approach, covering four segments: operations strategy, management of process flows, variability, and operations improvement.
FIN 510B : Finance (2 units)
Continuation of the integration of basic principles and underlying theory of finance, with emphasis on the analytical financial management of firms.
BNAD 597A: Eller Consulting Project (3 units)
Small teams of students work in consultation with a faculty member to finalize scope, plan, and execute a project for an organization to deliver value to them.
MIS 585: Strategic Management of Information Systems (2 units)
The objective of this course is to define how a business manager can work with an IS professional to articulate the value of an IT solution (project).
ECON 551: Business Strategy (2 units)
This course is concerned with the long-term strategy of a business organization, identifying and analyzing past and current strategies and discusses formulating and implementing new ones.
MGMT 520: Managing Ethics in Organizations (2 units)
This course explores how law and stakeholder interests impact corporate social responsibility, giving participants a solid understanding of the role of ethics in management, experience managing tradeoffs in ethical decision making, and concepts for assessing social return on investment as a component of business performance.
ACCT 500A-001 Intermediate Financial Accounting I - 3 units
ACCT 500B-001 Intermediate Financial Accounting II - 3 units
ACCT 500B-002 Intermediate Financial Accounting II - 3 units
ACCT 520-001 Principles of Federal Taxation - 3 units
ACCT 520-002 Principles of Federal Taxation - 3 units
ACCT 520-003 Principles of Federal Taxation - 3 units
ACCT 521-001 Business Law for Accountants - 3 units
ACCT 529-001 Multijurisdictional Taxation - 3 units
ACCT 531-001 Principles of Auditing - 3 units
ACCT 531-002 Principles of Auditing - 3 units
ACCT 554-001 Accounting Analysis of Financial Statements - 3 units
ACCT 561-001 Accounting Information Systems - 3 units
ACCT 562A-001 Technology for Accountants - Excel - 1 unit
ACCT 562C-001 International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) - 1 unit
BNAD 597B-001 MBA Advanced Field Projects - 3 units
ECON 506-001 Experimental Economics - 3 units
ECON 511A-001 Econometrics - 3 units
ECON 527-001 Current Topics in Healthcare Economics & Policy - 3 units
ECON 532-001 Health Economics - 3 units
ECON 588-001 Labor Economics - 3 units
ECON 696Y-001 Economic History II - 3 units
ENTR 534-001 Industrial Analysis and New Venture Development - 3 units
ENTR 548-001 Healthcare Entrepreneurship - 3 units
ENTR 557-001 Project Management - 3 units
ENTR 581A-001 Assessing Early Stage Medical Technologies for Commercial Potential - 3 units
FIN 512-002 Advanced Corporation Finance - 3 units
FIN 513-001 Fundamental Valuation Modeling - 3 units
FIN 514-001 Financial Management of the Multi-National Enterprise - 3 units
FIN 516-001 Financial Statement Analysis for Investment Management - 3 units
FIN 521-001 Investment Analysis - 3 units
FIN 522-001 Advanced Risk Management and Derivatives - 3 units
FIN 523A-001 Applied Investment Management - 3 units
FIN 523B-001 Applied Investment Management - 3 units
FIN 524-001 Applied Risk Management - 3 units
FIN 525-001 Empirical Methods in Finance - 3 units
FIN 526-001 Portfolio Management Theory - 3 units
FIN 531-001 Financial Intermediaries - 3 units
FIN 532-001 Corporate Financial Strategy - 3 units
FIN 536-001 New Venture Finance - 3 units
FIN 542-001 Fixed Income: Markets, Instruments, and Strategies - 3 units
FIN 552-001 Special Topics in Finance: Behavioral Finance - 3 units
FIN 560-001 Real Property Investments - 3 units
MGMT 535-001 International Management - 3 units
MGMT 538-101 Health Care Organization and Mangement - 3 units
MGMT 539-001 Planning of New Ventures - 3 units
MIS 503-101 Programming Concepts for Business - 3 units
MIS 506-101 Healthcare Information Systems - 3 units
MIS 511-001 Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet - 3 units
MIS 513-002 Business Foundations for IT - 3 units
MIS 515-101 Information Security in Public & Private Sectors - 3 units
MIS 515-102 Information Security in Public & Private Sectors - 3 units
MIS 516-101 Information Security Risk Management - 3 units
MIS 516-102 Information Security Risk Management 3 units
MIS 517-101 Systems Security Management - 3 units
MIS 517-102 Systems Security Management - 3 units
MIS 527-001 Introduction to Enterprise Computing Environments - 3 units
MIS 529-001 Detection of Deception and Intent - 3 units
MIS 531-001 Enterprise Data Management - 3 units
MIS 531-002 Enterprise Data Management -3 units
MIS 541-001 Information System Analysis and Design - 3 units
MIS 543-001 Business Data Communications & Networking - 3 units
MIS 543-002 Business Data Communications & Networking - 3 units
MIS 545-001 Data Mining for Business Intelligence - 3 units
MIS 545-002 Data Mining for Business Intelligence - 3 units
MIS 545-003 Data Mining for Business Intelligence -3 units
MIS 561-001 Data Visualization - 3 units
MIS 584-001 Big Data Technologies - 3 units
MIS 587-001 Business Intelligence - 3 units
MIS 596A-001 Special Topics in MIS: Cloud Computing - 3 units
MKTG 530-001 Management of Marketing Communications - 3 units
MKTG 531-001 Introduction to Social Media Marketing -3 units
MKTG 542-001 Relationship Marketing - 3 units
MKTG 546-001 Marketing Strategy - 3 units
MKTG 553-001 Brand Management - 3 units
MKTG 555E-002 Special Topics in Marketing - 2-3 units
MKTG 556-001 Pricing Strategy and Tactics - 3 units
MKTG 558-001 Healthcare Marketing - 3 units
MKTG 559-001 Product Strategy - 3 units
MKTG 572-001 Marketing Research for Managers -3 units
OSCM 573A-001 Production and Operations Management - 3 units
OSCM 573B-001 Production and Operations Management - 3 units
OSCM 577-001 Supply Chain Management & Logistics - 3 units
Courses listed with the above prefixes are acceptable as long as students meet course prerequisites or have program approval to take those courses. Additional courses outside of the Eller College may be considered acceptable according to Graduate College policy and with prior program approval.
Other requirements: Students are expected to work in an internship over the summer between their first and second year.
Must earn a 3.0 to graduate. Only grades A-C are acceptable for the Master Plan of Study. Audit courses do not count towards the degree credit minimum nor do undergraduate classes.
We expect students to complete the requirements in two academic years.
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.