Overview

Applicants
84
Acceptance Rate
95%
Years of Work Experience
6.9
Average Age
32

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.29
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.075 - 3.48
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
No
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
Average Verbal GRE Score
Average Quantitative GRE Score
Average Writing GRE Score

Deadlines

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
1 year
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$100
Out-of-State Application Fee
$100
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$100

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Letters Of Recommendation
Work Experience
Other
Optional

Extracurricular Activities

Other Factors That Influence Admission
Official transcripts are required.

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
600
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
100

Faculty Information

Students Say

The University of Arizona's Eller College of Management conveniently offers six starts throughout the year for its Eller Online MBA for working professionals, and students praise the "flexibility" of choosing how many courses to take at a time. With six concentrations in entrepreneurship, health care, finance, management and organizations, management information systems, and marketing, students appreciate the "breadth of classes offered" and "the opportunity to touch upon a variety of subjects." Students choose the Eller Online MBA for its "affordability," "great reputation" and "convenient online experience." As one student reports, "University of Arizona's program was the right mix of cost, reputation, and course offering." Another adds that the program embraces its online student population "by communicating daily, providing 24/7 librarian services, and making its professors accessible." Courses are 100 percent online and delivered via the "user-friendly" Blackboard platform, which "enables in-class discussions, group discussions, private discussions with the professor and video lectures that do not skip or stall." As one student raves, "Accessibility was flawless . . . I travelled frequently while in the program and never once missed an assignment." Students agree, "The professors are really invested in the program": These "engaging and available" experts "really care about the students and take the time to ensure we know the material very well." As for their "motivated and ambitious" fellow classmates, members of the program appreciate this "very diverse group with experience in all different fields" and note that "there are a surprising number of people who already have an MA, MS, PhD or MD." "People participated actively in discussions, shared great insight, and were great strategic thinkers." While Eller College of Management does not require an immersion program, one student remarks, "My school offered an international business trip to Brazil. The trip was very well balanced with both cultural and business experiences." While coursework can be "intense" with "a lot of reading and regular assignments," students are able to maintain a "healthy" work-life balance. One online MBA student explains, "It's a sacrifice. I knew that going into the program."

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
26
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
85%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
15%

100%
Full-time
23%
Underrepresented Minorities
19%
Female

Academic Overview


Chat rooms
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Concentrations

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Healthcare Administration
Yes

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
No

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Price V. Fishback, Ph.D.
• Economic History, Labor Economics, Political Economy and Regulation, Law and Economics

Jeffrey Schatzberg, Ph.D.
• Behavioral and managerial/cost accounting, Auditing issues

Hope Schau, Ph.D.
• Value Co-creation, Collaborative Consumption, Innovation, Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship

Mrinal Ghosh, Ph.D.
• Inter-Organizational Relationships, Product Form Choice, Sales Force Design and Compensation, Technology Marketing in Entrepreneurial Ventures

Stephen Gilliland, Ph.D.
• Managerial fairness and organizational justice, Human resource staffing and decision making, Social entrepreneurship

Career Services Overview

Students Say

Eller Online MBA students report that their "highly engaged" professors are the greatest assets of the program, and in particular praise Eller's "leadership courses." "Having solid teachers that can expand upon and help you internalize the material is exponentially more important than the books that are selected for each class," one student notes. On average, students enter the program at 32 with nearly 7 years of work experience. Economics, leadership/management, operations, organizational behavior, teamwork, and quantitative skills are all curricular strengths, according to current students.

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
20

Dedicated Career Services Center
No
Description
Career services center is shared with all MBA programs Full-time, Executive, Evening and Online.

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,000 $1,000
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $45,000 $45,000

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Notification Begins
rolling

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
56%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
41%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
24%

Average Aid Package
$7,904

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$879

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$15,758

Average Debt at Graduation
$27,283

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
122
Full-Time
Part-Time

In State
61.0%
Out of State
39.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
6

Demographics

35.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
6.0%
International
39.0%
Out of State

25% female
75% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Paige Bausman
Director Online MBA

Address
1130 East Helen Street, Room 210
PO Box 210108
Tucson, Az, 85721-0108
United States

Phone
520 621-4008

Fax
520 621-2606

Email
mba_admissions@eller.arizona.edu


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