The 45 unit/credit hour Professional MBA program, located in Chandler, is designed with working professionals seeking a flexible schedule. The curriculum features a hybrid style with online and one night, every other week for practicum, allowing accommodation of diverse student backgrounds and interests, with classes designed to emphasize educational and career needs. This flexible schedule enables students to complete their degree in 21 months.Program core classes are introduced during the first year and enhanced with: (a) in-person practicums that will focus on working with data, from modeling to visualizing to strategic decision- making. These practicums will tie together the different disciplines and provide great ways for peer- to-peer interactions, faculty guidance, case studies and business speakers; (b) Second-year specializations in Entrepreneurship, Management Information Systems, Management and Organizations, Marketing.
The Eller College of Management is home to the Eller MBA program, which houses the following MBA programs:
-Full-Time - Tucson, Arizona
-Evening - Tucson, Arizona
-Professional - Chandler, Arizona
-Executive - Phoenix, Arizona
-Online - Online
The Eller Way
As students, faculty, and staff members at the Eller College of Management, we embrace a long and sustained culture of excellence. Our school is nationally recognized, and our contribution is critical to our continued elevation. Our standards are high and call us to:
-Integrity: Do the right thing 100 percent of the time.
-Innovation: Creatively anticipate and leverage change.
-Excellence: Consistently surpass ordinary standards.
-Determination: See challenges as opportunities.
-Inclusion: Create a community where everybody thrives.
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
Distance Campus - Chandler
- A minimun of three (3) years of professional work experience is required, through three or more is preferred.
- A GPA 3.0 GPA is required for admission.
- GMAT/GRE is not required
- TOEFL-Internet-Based: 100 (for international applicants only)
- 1 Professonal recommendation
- Statement of Purpose
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.
International Applicants: While the majority of the students in our Evening MBA program are domestic students, we do enroll a small number of international students, who are typically working for local companies and currently hold a visa or are a permanent resident. The University of Arizona does not issue student visas for this program.
Apply through GradApp application at: https://apply.grad.arizona.edu
Minimum TOEFL: Internet-based: 100 (For international applicants only)
Minimum IELTS: 7 (For international applicants only)
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 http://grad.arizona.edu/financial-resources/federal-state-and-institutional-aid. 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 https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Basic eligibility requirements are available at https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/eligibility.
Professional MBA Scholarships: Available for the Professional MBA program. All applicants will be considered for scholarship on a case-by-case basis, based on availability. We strongly recommend applying by round 2 if you are interested in a scholarship. Scholarships, referral codes, and QTR (Qualified Tuition Reduction for employees of the three state universities) cannot be stacked.
October 15: Round 1
December 1: Round 2
January 15: Round 3
March 1: Round 4
April 15: Round 5
June 1: Final Deadline
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.
MKTG 510: Market-Based Management (2 units)
BNAD 562: Applied Business Statistics (2 units)
ACCT 540: Introduction to Financial Accounting (2 units)
MGT 520 Managing Ethics in Organizations (2 units)
ACCT 545: Introduction to Managerial Accounting (2 units)
BCOM 511: Communication for Managers (2 units)
FIN 510A: Survey of Finance as Analyst (2 units)
MIS 585: Strategic Management of Information Systems (2 units)
FIN 510B: Survey of Finance as Corporate Manager (2 units)
MGMT 501 Leadership in Organizations (2 units)
ECON 551: Business Strategy (2 units)
OSCM 560: Operations Management (2 units)
ECON 550: Economics for Managers (2 units)
MKTG 579E: Marketing of Innovations (2 units)
BNAD 505: Strategic Innovation (3 units)
These concentrations are offered and are earned by taking specific electives. Like our on- ground MBA programs, concentrations do not appear on your diploma or transcripts; they are self-declared and may be added to your résumé:
-Management Information Systems
-Management and Operations
Management Information Systems (MIS) electives
MIS 511: Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet (3 units)
MIS 515: Information Security in Public and Private Sectors (3 units)
MIS 516: Information Security Risk Management (3 units)
MIS 578: Project Management (3 units)
MIS 545: Data Mining for Business Intelligence (3 units)
Entrepreneurship (ENTR) electives
ENTR 523R: Customer Focused Entrepreneurship (3 units)
ENTR 554: Leading and Organizing for Innovation (3 units)
ENTR 506: Principles of Entrepreneurship (3 units)
ENTR 534: Industrial Analysis and New Venture Development (3 units)
ENTR/MGMT 588: Social Entrepreneurship (3 units)
Management and Operations electives
BNAD 523: Business Law (2 units)
ECON 555: Macroeconomics & Forecasting (3 units)
ECON 556: Health Economics (3 units)
MGMT 524: Groups and Teams (3 units)
MGMT 566: Negotiations (3 units)
MKTG 530: Integrated Marketing Communications (3 units)
MKTG 572: Marketing Research for Managers (3 units)
MKTG 531: Social Media Marketing (3 units)
Visit the following program web site for more information: https://eller.arizona.edu/programs/mba/professional-mba/admissions
Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.