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Business Administration (MBA) - Full-Time MBA 
Program Description

The 55 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.

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  
Campus where offered
Main Campus - Tucson  
Admissions Contact
Sylvia G Munoz
Graduate Program Coordinator
Steve Morrison
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 - minimum 100-internet-based
2 letters of recommendation
Separate department application found at

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


Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GMAT or GRE
Minimum TOEFL: 100 internet-based
Minimum IELTS: 7

Financial Aid

Full-Time Financial Aid
Teaching Assistantship
Tuition and Registration Scholarships
Various MBA Scholarships


Admissions Deadlines

Domestic Applicants:

October 15 : Round 1
December 1: Round 2
February 15: Round 3
Final Application Deadline for International Students 
April 1: Round 4

International Applicants:

October 15 : Round 1
December 1: Round 2
February 15: Round 3
Final Application Deadline for International Students

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
ETS Major Field Code(s) for this program: 4832 (GMAT)

Completion Requirements

Degree Requirements

Minumum credits: 55
Core coursework: Pre-Session: Offered one week prior to start of Fall Semester

MGMT 556: Leadership and Teams (2 units)
Conceptual understanding of advanced, applied, inferential statistics with emphasis on their use as a managerial decision-making tool.
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 (2 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.
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.
Winter Break
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.
Spring Semester
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: Business Field Projects (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).

Language requirements:
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.

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 11 Oct 2019