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Choose the Right MBA

MBA students talk with professor.Your MBA degree will yield significant returns, and earning it requires a significant investment of energy, time, and money — yours or a sponsor's.

All Eller MBA programs offer small and close-knit community and faculty interaction; all present a demanding curriculum; all push you to become a more skilled leader and professional. The programs also differ in important ways: structure, admission requirements, culture, and scheduling. The chart below summarizes the programs to help you identify which Eller MBA program best meets your needs.

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  Full-Time MBA* Evening MBA Executive MBA Online MBA
Program Length 21 months: August to May 24 months: January to December 16 months: August to December 14-22 months
Class Schedule Classes meet weekly in the spring and fall, Mon. to Thurs.; times vary between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.; summer internship between years 1 and 2 Classes meet one night per week from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., plus initial residential session and a 10-day international trip Classes meet Fri. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every other week + a full-week session and a 10-day international trip You decide: classes are online 24/7
Curriculum 55 units: 18+ sequenced courses, electives, program options, and a consulting project 48 units: courses vary in length from 8-9 weeks 47 units: 12 modules integrating multiple topic areas 47 units: 45 core plus 2 electives; select from 10 electives
Faculty Eller faculty Eller faculty Eller faculty + senior executives Eller faculty
Preferred Professional Experience 3+ years 3+ years 7+ years; history of significant achievement and career advancement 3+ years
Career Motivations Gaining additional skills to enhance a career or begin a new career track Gaining additional skills to enhance a career while continuing to work Advancement to senior management in an established career; building formal skills/education for entrepreneurs and public sector professionals Gaining additional skills to enhance a career
Lifestyle Factors Wish to focus on college experience, replacing work with education; close-knit learning community immersed in the culture of a large university Wish to continue career uninterrupted; able to balance significant course load and out-of-class work with career and home life; small, close-knit, self-contained learning community Wish to continue career uninterrupted; able to balance significant course load and out-of-class work with career and home life; small, close-knit, self-contained learning community Wish to continue career uninterrupted and seek flexibility in course timing and delivery
Location Tucson, Arizona Scottsdale, Arizona and
Tucson, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona You decide: classes are online 24/7
Residency Non-residential Residential during leadership session only Residential No on-campus requirement
Special Curriculum Features Experiential learning project; joint- and dual-degree programs; optional semester abroad; required international trip; elective offerings Introductory residential session; international trip; elective offerings Integrated modules; international trip Carousel of courses delivered online 24/7
GMAT Required Required Not required Required
Program Cost Resident tuition for 2013-14: $22,027; non-resident tuition for 2013-14: $37,437 per year; does not include cost of international trip, books, associated expenses, or admission and enrollment fees $45,000 — includes books and course materials, weekly dinner and meals, and hotel accommodations for residential portion of program; does not include international trip expenses or admission and enrollment fees $56,000 total program cost — includes books and materials, lodging, and most catered meals; does not include international trip expenses or admission and enrollment fees $45,000
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520.621.2566

520.626.1866

480.306.4443

855.290.3841

* Includes Dual-Degree MBA.
† Program costs are based on estimates and are subject to change.

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