Choose the Right MBA
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.
|Executive MBA||Evening MBA||Full-Time MBA*|
|Program Length||16 months: August to December||24 months: January to December||21 months: August to May|
|Class Schedule||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||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 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|
|Curriculum||47 units: 12 modules integrating multiple topic areas||48 units: courses vary in length from 8-9 weeks||55 units: 18+ sequenced courses, electives, program options, and a consulting project|
|Faculty||Eller faculty + senior executives||Eller faculty||Eller faculty|
|Preferred Professional Experience||7+ years; history of significant achievement and career advancement||3+ years||3+ years|
|Career Motivations||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 while continuing to work||Gaining additional skills to enhance a career or begin a new career track|
|Lifestyle Factors||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 focus on college experience, replacing work with education; close-knit learning community immersed in the culture of a large university|
|Location||Scottsdale, Arizona||Scottsdale, Arizona and
|Residency||Residential||Residential during leadership session only||Non-residential|
|Special Curriculum Features||Integrated modules; international trip||Introductory residential session; international trip; elective offerings||Experiential learning project; joint- and dual-degree programs; optional semester abroad; required international trip; elective offerings|
|Program Cost†||$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 — 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||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|
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* Includes Dual-Degree MBA.
† Program costs are based on estimates and are subject to change.
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