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Business Administration (MBA) - Online 
Program Description

The OMBA is a very flexible program designed for working professionals, delivered 100 percent online.  It can be completed in as little as 14 months or you can take up to 6 years, depending on your schedule. You decide how many courses you take at a time. Most students complete the program in 20-24 months.

The program requires the completion of 45 units/credits to earn your MBA. It is made up of 14 core courses (required) that are 2 units each, for 28 units, and 17 units of electives.  Courses are offered in a carousel format that repeats every 14 months. There are two sessions each semester.  During a typical session 2 core courses and a minimum of 2 electives are offered.  Sessions begin 6 times a year or every 8 weeks, so there are many times per year when you can begin the program.


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 UA Online  
Admissions Contact
Pamela R Jorden
Graduate Program Coordinator
Pamela R Jorden
Director of Graduate Studies
Paige W Bausman
Graduate College Degree Counselor
Abraham Edward Cooper
Tuition and Fees
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Admissions Information

Admissions Requirements

A minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience is required, though three or more is preferred. In addition to a 3.0 GPA, a score of 550 or better on the GMAT is required for admission. Complete the GradApp application and upload your  resume, transcripts from all universities and colleges attended, GMAT score, three (3) professional letters of recommendation and an essay for consideration of admission.  



Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GMAT

Minimum GMAT: 550

Minimum TOEFL: 100 ibt

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

Admissions Deadlines

Applications for sessions are accepted on a rolling basis.  Sessions begin every 8 weeks.  There are two sessions each during fall, spring and summer semesters.


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

Minimum credits: 45
Core coursework: 14 two-unit cores courses and 17 elective units must be completed to earn the MBA. 

Other requirements: Students must complete each course with a grade of C or better and must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better to graduate.

Up to 9 units will be considered for transfer from another MBA program on a case by case basis. Units must have been earned from a regionally accredited institution that is also AACSB accredited. A grade of B or better must have been achieved in a course and the syllabus must be provided for review by Eller faculty.

Minor Requirements
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Last revised 22 Mar 2019