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Choose the Right MBA

MBA students talk with professor.Each Eller MBA program is a long step beyond the ordinary. As an Eller student, you'll benefit from a small and close-knit community, personal interaction with faculty, and a demanding curriculum that pushes you to become a more-skilled leader and professional.

Our programs differ in many ways, to meet the needs and demands of a wide variety of professionals. The following chart summarizes the different Eller MBA programs to help you identify which one is right for you.

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  Full-Time MBA* Evening MBA Executive MBA Online MBA
Program Length 21 months: August to May 23 months: January to December 16 months: August to December 14-20 months
Class Schedule Classes meet weekly in the fall and spring, Mon. to Fri.; times vary between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.; summer internship between years 1 and 2 and a 10-day international trip 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 plus a full-week session and a 10-day international trip Flexible: classes are online 24/7
Curriculum 55 units: 15+ sequenced classes 48 units: courses vary in length from 8-9 weeks 47 units: 12 modules integrating multiple topic areas 45 units: 28 core units plus 17 elective units
Faculty Eller faculty Eller faculty Eller faculty and 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 or begin a new career track 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 or begin a new career track
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 Classes offered in Phoenix or Tucson Phoenix, Arizona with 1 or 2 class weekends in Tucson Flexible: classes are online 24/7
Lodging Provided No Yes, during leadership session Yes, during launch and throughout program No on-campus requirement
Immersion Classes meet weekly in the fall and spring, Mon. to Fri.; times vary between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.; summer internship between years 1 and 2 and a 10-day international trip 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 plus a full-week session and a 10-day international trip Flexible: classes are online 24/7
Special Curriculum Features Experiential learning project; 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 application 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 application and enrollment fees $56,000 total program cost — includes books and materials, lodging, and most catered meals; does not include international trip expenses or application and enrollment fees $45,000 — includes books and course materials, does not include $100 application fee
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520.621.2566

480.306.4447

480.306.4443

855.290.3841

* Consult with both programs for dual-degree program fees.
† Program costs are based on estimates and are subject to change.

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