Overview

Applicants
225
Acceptance Rate
44%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.49
Years Work Experience
3.98
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
600 - 700
GPA
3.24 - 3.74

Deadlines


Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 15

Round 3
March 1

Round 4
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Non-Academic


School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
5:1
Total Faculty
26

85
Full-time
23
Female
15
Part-time


Students Say

The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business, located in rising tech hub Salt Lake City, provide students with a “unique MBA experience,” with an “emphasis on technology and analytics.” Multiple dual-degree programs, including concurrent degrees are offered in Information Systems, Finance, Business Analytics, or Engineering (MS), Game Production and Development (Master of Entertainment Arts and Engineering, or MEAE), Healthcare Administration (MHA), JD, or MD. There is, in fact, a “high percentage of dual degree MBA students, and the new MBA/MEAE is ranked highly among similar programs across the country. The professors are “all dazzlingly adept at their work,” and “clearly demonstrate that they have deep knowledge of their subject both from a technical standpoint and a ‘this is the real world’ viewpoint.” The “fantastic” administration is “highly receptive to student needs” and “works tirelessly to assist students with whatever they need.” Students praise the “hands-on learning opportunities” like the “Bench to Bedside medical device design and business plan competition” and the “Lassonde New Venture Development program.” Students also found Eccles to do well in its “involvement with sustainability initiatives” and “focus on entrepreneurship and strategy.” Last but not least, the Sorenson Impact center attracts mission-driven MBA students and focuses on “impact investing, impact measurement, program performance and innovation, and field-building.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
MS/MBA - Dual Degree
Non-Profit Management/Public Administration
Product Management
Real Estate

Specialized Masters

Accounting
Business Administration
Data Analytics
Finance
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology
Real Estate

Certificate Programs

Data Analytics
Healthcare Administration
Information Systems/Information Technology

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Investment Banking
Leadership/Management
Marketing
Real Estate


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$88,143
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
91%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
69%
School Facilitiated
31%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
58%
School Facilitiated
32%
Graduate Facilitiated
10%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

31%
Marketing
17%
Other
14%
General Management
12%
Operations/Logistics
12%
Consulting
10%
Information Technology
6%
Finance/Accounting

Graduates Employed by Region

79%
West
8%
Midwest
8%
Southwest
4%
Northeast
2%
South

Students Say

Helping students prepare for internships and interviews, the Career Center is a “shining beacon of the school,” with career coaches that are “simply fantastic and helpful to work with.” The “absolutely fantastic” MBA Career Management department offers advisers that help “build resumes, network with alumni or [other] contacts, [and] work on interviewing skills/techniques.” The majority of the student body focus on jobs in “marketing, product management, operations, and above all, healthcare administration.” “Only two or three students from my class went into finance and accounting,” said one student. And others agreed, saying that the “finance and accounting are probably the weakest areas for the career center” in terms of networking. “If you want to work with a big east coast finance firm then go to an east coast school with their alumni network,” advised one student. “If you want to build a business, get it funded, test it, and have the support to move it forward then come to the University of Utah.”

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 31% $92,500 $91,344 $56,000 $125,000
Other 17% $90,000 $91,589 $51,300 $115,000
General Management 14% $65,000 $73,571 $53,000 $115,000
Consulting 12% $85,750 $93,603 $75,000 $120,120
Operations / Logistics 12% $83,250 $82,500 $55,000 $116,500
Information Technology 10% $110,000 $101,830 $74,152 $120,000
Finance / Accounting 6% $75,000 $72,293 $61,880 $80,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 33% $110,000 $100,606 $51,300 $125,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 25% $71,500 $73,195 $53,000 $100,006
Other 19% $90,000 $89,400 $55,000 $115,000
Petroleum / Energy 10% $75,000 $76,300 $65,000 $86,500
Consulting 8% $97,500 $92,780 $56,000 $120,120
Financial Services 6% $85,000 $91,667 $80,000 $110,000

Prominent Alumni

J. Willard Marriott, II
Executive Chairman, Marriott International

Robert A. McDonald
Former Chair and CEO, Procter and Gamble

Norm Wesley
Former Chair and CEO, Fortune Brands

Geoffrey Wooley
Founding Partner, Dominion Ventures

Spencer Kirk
Co-Founder, Megahertz(Retired); President Extra Space Storage

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$20,146

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$20,146

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
98%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
98%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$29,450
Tuition (Out-State)
$29,450
Fees (In-State)
$950
Fees (Out-State)
$1,775

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$0
Tuition (Out-State)
$0
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Academic Expenses
$2,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
133
Part Time
0%

In State
48.9%
Out of State
51.1%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

5.00%
Underrepresented Minorities
15.00%
International

27% female
73% male

Campus Life

Students Say

“Location, location, location!” The University of Utah sits along the “foothills of the Wasatch Mountains,” which means “plenty of opportunities for study breaks to go biking, skiing, hiking,” and so on. Salt Lake City has a “great public transportation system that makes it easy to get from campus to downtown and surrounding suburbs.” Downtown Salt Lake is a “ten-minute TRAX ride away” and free for students.” The campus is “beautiful,” but “parking can be a pain.” The school also has “incredible sports teams” and “campus-coordinated events are also very entertaining.” While Salt Lake City has no shortage of restaurants and bars, students who need to eat on campus can take advantage of the “growing food-truck plaza for lunches that offers a wide variety of food.”

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Stephanie Geisler
Director, Full-Time MBA

Address
1731 East Campus Center Drive
Suite 2250
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
United States

Phone
801-585-6291

Fax
801-585-3932

Email
ftmba@utah.edu


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