Overview

Applicants
170
Acceptance Rate
64%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.44
Years Work Experience
2.92
Average Age
27

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
570 - 650
GPA
3.22 - 3.64

Deadlines


Round 1
November 1

Round 2
January 1

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

Total Faculty
104

64
Full-time
36
Part-time
31
Female
7
Minority


Students Say

The David Eccles School of Business is arguably the "best MBA [program] in the state of Utah." Indeed, it has a well-earned and well-deserved "reputation for excellence." Eccles tends to be a huge draw for "full-time, working professionals" as the school allows for a tremendous amount of "flexibility." In fact, the program "was designed [with] professionals [in mind.]" Some MBA hopefuls also set their sights on Utah for its innovative dual MBA/ MHA (Master of Healthcare Administration) program. And there's plenty to pursue outside of healthcare as well. We're told that Utah really gives students "the ability to create the education [they] want to receive." We'd also be remiss if we neglected to mention that "small class sizes" are a hallmark of an Eccles education and frequently lead to "customized attention."

Utah MBAs speak quite highly of their professors whom they describe as "top-notch." Importantly, instructors here have "extensive academic and industry backgrounds which lead to more lively discussions of topics." And a happy second-year student shares, "They have pushed me very hard while at the same time they have been very understanding when I do not grasp a concept at first. I am so lucky to be a part of this program!" Finally, students also give high marks to the "very involved and helpful" administration. It's clearly evident that "they are very much interested in the well-being of the students."



Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Participation in an independent study sustainability program

School's environmental commitment 1:
Participation by students on the boards of non-profit organizations promoting sustainability

School's environmental commitment 2:
Active Net Impact chapter & Net Impact Investing Fund

School's environmental commitment 3:
Students and employees can purchase discounted rooftop solar panels

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$76,728
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
45%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
70%
School Facilitiated
30%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
24%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

36%
Operations/Logistics
18%
Consulting
15%
Marketing
9%
Finance/Accounting
6%
General Management
6%
Human Resources
6%
Other
3%
Information Technology

Graduates Employed by Region

76%
West
9%
Midwest
9%
Southwest
6%
Northeast

Students Say

Utah's Career Center is certainly a boon to MBA students. Their dedicated staff work dili- gently to help MBAs maximize their investment. From networking seminars to interview workshops, Eccles students are certainly prepared for their job hunt. As an extremely sat- isfied second-year gushes, "The career advancement center was a huge help in improving my résumé, interviewing skills, and finding my worth. With graduation near, I have an offer that will increase my salary by 44 percent and my bonus by 300 percent. The program has definitely paid for itself in a short time." Additionally, students are privy to a "successful alumni" network that "continue[s] to give back" with their time, donations and connections.

Companies that frequently hire Eccles MBA include: American Airlines, Amazon, GE Healthcare, Capitol One, Hewlett Packard, General Mills, IBM, LDS Church, Oracle, TIAA- CREF and Pfizer.


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
Operations / Logistics 36% $71,750 $76,111 $55,116 $98,500
Consulting 18% $75,000 $82,250 $60,500 $118,000
Marketing / Sales 15% $75,000 $70,100 $44,000 $102,500
Finance / Accounting 9% $70,000 $73,133 $52,500 $96,900
Human Resources 6%
Other 6%
General Management 6%
Information Technology 3%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 21% $75,000 $69,857 $49,000 $80,000
Other 15% $65,000 $68,700 $60,500 $80,600
Petroleum / Energy 12% $95,000 $95,167 $92,000 $98,500
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 12% $70,250 $73,875 $52,500 $102,500
Consulting 9% $75,000 $89,333 $115,000
Financial Services 9% $57,000 $67,000 $44,000 $90,000
Government 9% $65,000 $63,372 $55,116 $70,000
Manufacturing 6% $0 $0 $0 $0
Consumer Products 3%
Non-profit 3%

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 Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$15,000

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
84%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
85%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
86%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
86%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$26,083
Tuition (Out-State)
$48,516
Fees (In-State)
$850
Fees (Out-State)
$850

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,200
Tuition (Out-State)
$2,400
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$8,500
Academic Expenses
$2,600

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
447
Part Time
70%

In State
66.0%
Out of State
34.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

15.00%
Minorities
5.00%
International

22% female
78% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Given its location in Salt Lake City, it's not surprising that there's a "strong Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints influence" among those who attend Utah. Fortunately, the student body still manages to feel "diverse." And regardless of religious affiliation, MBA candidates here agree that their peers are "hardworking," "fun" and "very friendly." As one happy second-year shares, "My cohort is very active in supporting and assisting each other in and out of the classroom."

Students also report that the school is "very accommodating" for those balancing work and family life in addition to school. Eccles hosts "a lot of activities for [both] networking and for . . . families" and students and their partners can participate in everything from "museum days [to] BBQs." Moreover, the student leadership team is quite proactive when it comes to organizing events for "students to get to know each other in a relaxing and public atmosphere." However, though these future MBAs are "very committed to school" many are also "heavily committed to their...roles [outside of Eccles.]" Therefore, it's quite common for most students to simply head home after class.


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Christine Harris
Program Manager, Full-Time MBA

Address
Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building
1655 E. Campus Center Dr., Rm. 3105
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
United States

Phone
801-585-6291

Fax
801-585-3932

Email
ftmba@utah.edu


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