Overview

Applicants
160
Acceptance Rate
39%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.39
Years Work Experience
2.8
Average Age
26

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
640 - 690
GPA
3.13 - 3.71

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
June 1

Round 1
December 1

Round 2
February 15

Round 3
March 15

Round 4
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Interviews
Work Experience

SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
No

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
3:1
Total Faculty
174

74
Full-time
34
Female
26
Part-time
17
Minority


Students Say

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is "recognized as one of the nation's leading business schools" in MIS and entrepreneurship, many students here report. And "the weather doesn't hurt, either" adds one happy student.

Experiential learning plays an important part in the Eller curriculum; students identify this as "one of the greatest strengths" of the program. One MBA explains how it works: "In the spring semester, MBAs work in teams with local businesses to assess real-world problems, make strategic recommendations, and ultimately assist the businesses in solving those problems." Another tells us, "The experiential learning is more than just a resume builder. It's a very real, very challenging experience, designed to prepare students for future leadership positions." The school's strong "relationship with key businesses" in the area plays a key role in making the experiential learning component a success.

Students also appreciate that class sizes at Eller "are small enough that the students have easy access to professors…. Students are able to develop relationships and personal bonds with professors." These personal touches permeate the program's administration as well. One student reports, "The administrative staff adds great value to the student experience…[and] goes out of its way to help students find whatever they need. Crossdiscipline courses, job opportunities, highly tailored informational interviews—the administration works hard to provide students with any resources they need." At the other end of the size spectrum is the university-at-large. It is huge, and this too is seen as an asset; "With a large campus, the business students can take advantage of wonderful resources for the entire school," one student explains.

Eller professors "are very engaging and add significant value. The tenured staff places a strong emphasis on real-world experiences, ranging from case competitions judged by working professionals to company site visits." Instructors "are also very available for office hours and discussion outside of class. This creates an atmosphere of 'twenty-four-hour learning.'"


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
Course name is- Economics 578: Energy, the Environment and Business Strategy. Course description is- Analysis of issues and ideas that cut across corporate social responsibility, sustainable business practices, energy considerations, and environmental innovation.

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
No

Description

School's environmental commitment 1:
Zero waste and recycling in partnership with campus catering.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Solar panels installed on the roof of McClelland Hall - one of three buildings selected on a campus of over 40,000 students.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Recycling containers located throughout McClelland Hall.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$78,009
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
85%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
41%
School Facilitiated
41%
Graduate Facilitated
18%
Unknown

Source Of Internship Acceptances
54%
School Facilitiated
46%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

25%
Marketing
25%
Information Technology
20%
Other
15%
Consulting
10%
General Management
5%
Finance/Accounting

Graduates Employed by Region

55%
Southwest
20%
Midwest
10%
West
9%
International
5%
Mid-Atlantic
5%
Northeast
5%
South

Students Say

The Office of Career Management aims to provide highly personalized service to each individual student, in the process of helping them plan and achieve their career goals. The office organizes five annual job fairs on campus, networking events with alumni, compa- ny visits, and financial support for students who want to go to national MBA job fairs. The office further supports students in their job search through professional development workshops, interview preparation, resume preparation, and professional mentoring.

Companies most likely to hire Eller MBAs include Emerson, Deloitte, Discover, AT&T, Intel, Henkel, Bard, Roche, PetSmart, US Airways, Raytheon, Sandia National Labs, APS, Solon, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and WalMart.

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 25% $90,000 $84,100 $53,500 $107,000
Information Technology 25% $68,000 $70,739 $56,784 $100,000
Other 20% $95,000 $91,250 $61,000 $114,000
Consulting 15% $80,000 $80,000 $78,000 $82,000
General Management 10%
Finance / Accounting 5%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 30% $97,500 $93,167 $61,000 $114,000
Consulting 20% $85,000 $87,000 $78,000 $100,000
Financial Services 20% $65,000 $66,196 $56,784 $75,000
Consumer Products 10%
Other 10%
Manufacturing 5%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 5%

Prominent Alumni

Gregory Boyce
CEO, Peabody Energy

Brian Gentile
CEO, Jaspersoft

Terry Lundgren
CEO, Macy's

Richard Carmona
President, Canyon Ranch

Charles Nelson
Owner, Sprinkles Cupcakes

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$24,683

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$18,708

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
95%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
93%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
99%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
96%

New Students Receiving Loans
25%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$24,100
Tuition (Out-State)
$43,300
Fees (In-State)
$4,500
Fees (Out-State)
$4,500

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$8,400
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,400
Academic Expenses
$4,800

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
41
Part Time
0%

In State
76.0%
Out of State
24.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
5

Demographics

22.00%
Minorities
46.00%
International

41% female
59% male

Campus Life

Students Say

"Great weather and a very nice campus" soften the edges of Eller 's intense program in graduate business study. Those who want to do better than scrape by will need to exert themselves, however; "excelling in all classes and electives requires an intense work week," students report. Program cohesion is enhanced through group work (the pro- gram requires "continuous case competitions, group projects, and presentations") and "lots of networking activities (e.g., happy hours, philanthropy, coed intramural sports teams)." Eller hosts "numerous guest speakers and [provides] chances to learn more with outside class activities." Students "work very hard but play hard as well. Everyone knows everyone else and there is a standing invite to any social events." Eller 's "friendly, conservative, helpful, hard-working, social, busy" students form "a small group" who as a result are "very close. Everyone works together and helps others succeed while remain- ing competitive with people from other schools (instead of walking over people from the same program)." It's "a very diverse [group] with backgrounds ranging from Peace Corps workers to former hedge fund traders. We have military officers and students with private consulting backgrounds."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Jim Deranek
Director of MBA Admissions

Address
McClelland Hall, Building 108, Rm 210
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108
United States

Phone
520-621-4008

Fax
520-621-2606

Email
mba_admissions@eller.arizona.edu