Overview

Applicants
160
Acceptance Rate
71%
Average Age
35

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.39
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.46 - 3.57
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
21%
Average Verbal GRE Score
152
Average Quantitative GRE Score
155
Average Writing GRE Score
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
149 - 155

Deadlines

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

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$55
Out-of-State Application Fee
$55
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$65

Admissions Factors

Required

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

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
State Residency

Other Factors That Influence Admission
Undergraduate transcripts

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
80

Faculty Information

Students Say

At the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business, MBA Online students share the same "phenomenal" and "supportive" professors as their on-campus counterparts, but benefit from the "convenience" and "accessibility" of an entirely online format. Students choose the University of Utah for its "great reputation" and "cutting-edge" outlook. When they arrive, they love how "the program is run extremely effectively" and that the "administration is always responsive and accommodating." One student remarks, "My e-mails are answered within one hour, even at 2 a.m." Members of the program all attend a three-day on-campus residency during their first year, which students say is "fantastic." "There was a perfect mix of lectures, group work, mixers, and time to get to know our instructors." MBA Online's major strengths are "the quality and accessibility of the instructors and the tools and assignments used to create a collaborative environment." "The professors are amazing in their skills . . . They are so supportive and truly want to help us understand and apply the material to our real lives." Technologically, "lectures are top-quality and easy to view," and the online discussions are "great." As a student notes, "We are all miles apart, but online sessions make it possible for us all to collaborate just like we are all in the same classroom." Fellow students have "a great deal of work experience, which lends itself to discussions" and "have a surprising amount of international experiences": "We have engineers of various fields, doctors, entrepreneurs, [and] business majors." These "eclectic" and "strategic" classmates are "all high-caliber' and excellent contributors "to group projects." The University of Utah utilizes proprietary encoding technology, also used by Netflix, to ensure that video content is playable on all devices. As students can access course lectures on the go, the online format "helps with the work-balance that wouldn't have been possible with an on-campus program." "Work is scheduled into weekly modules that are manageable," and the "program is also very good about releasing materials before [the] semester begins so that students can get a jumpstart on the week." Overall, the "amazing" faculty and staff "do whatever they can to help" students "feel comfortable and valued."

Student/Faculty
7:1
Total Faculty
16
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
81%

94%
Full-time
25%
Female
6%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
3

Chat rooms
Yes

Interactive transcripts
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Center for Research

Economics
Yes

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Investment Banking
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
Yes
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
Yes

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy
Professor and Director of Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative; Professor and Lecturer of Organizational Behavior; Entrepreneurship and Strategy Department

Dr. Robert Allen
David Eccles Scholar; Professor of Accounting; Member, Board of Directors for CIT Bank;

Dr. Scott Schaefer
Kendall D. Garff Chair in Business Administration & Professor of Finance

Dr. Don Wardell
Professor of Operations Systems Management; David Eccles Scholar; Department Chair of Operations Information Systems, David Eccles School of Business;

Dr. Todd Zenger
Chair, Entrepreneurship & Strategy Department; N. Eldon Tanner Chair in Strategy & Strategic Leadership

Career Services Overview

Students Say

MBA Online students choose the University of Utah because they "know that [they] will have a great network of Alumni to tap into" after graduation. Students say the David Eccles School of Business prepares them well in the areas of accounting, economics, leadership/management, marketing, organizational behavior, teamwork, presentation skills, and quantitative skills. In addition to their coursework, executive career coaches are available to help students advance their careers and can meet with online MBA students n-person, over the phone or via web conferencing. "The Career Advancement Program has been incredibly helpful in forcing me to continue to push my career to the next level, even while still in my classes," a current student explains.

Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$96,990

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
24

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
-One-on-one executive career coaching, available in-person, by phone or via web conferencing -Career advancement workshops available on-campus and recorded -Powerful resources to help you plan, build and advance your career while in the program and thereafter

Graduates Employed by Region

80%
West
13%
Southwest
7%
Northeast

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $29,400 $29,400
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,225 $1,225
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $58,800 $58,800

Financial Aid Statistics


Percent of Students Receiving Loans
60%

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$22,558

Average Debt at Graduation
$41,063

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
112
Full-Time
63%
Part-Time
37%

In State
72.0%
Out of State
28.0%
Foreign Countries Represented

Demographics

10.0%
Underrepresented Minorities
28.0%
Out of State

32% female
68% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Kristal May
Executive Director, MBA Online

Address
1731 East Campus Center Drive
Suite 2400
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
United States

Phone
801-587-8870

Fax

Email
mbaonline@utah.edu


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