Choose the Right MBA

Our Full-Time MBA, Evening MBA, Executive MBA, and Online MBA 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 on average, 4 years maximum, 6 starts per year

Class Schedule

Weekly: fall and spring, times vary between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.; summer internship between years 1 and 2 and an 8-10 day global business experience One night per week from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., plus initial 5 day residential session and a 10 day global business experience. Some online classes Fri. and Sat. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every other week plus a 5 day session and an 8-10 day global business experience Flexible: Online classes 24/7
Concentrations Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care, Management Information Systems, Marketing Finance, Management Information Systems, Marketing Not applicable Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Care, Management + Organizations, Management Information Systems, Marketing
 Curriculum 55 units: 14 sequenced classes 46 units: courses vary in length 8-9 weeks. Some online classes 47 units: 12 modules integrating multiple topic areas 45 units: 28 core units plus 17 elective units
 Faculty Eller faculty Eller faculty Eller faculty + senior executives Eller faculty + senior executives + senior executives 
Preferred Professional Experience 3+ years 3+ years 7+ years; history of significant achievement and career advancement 3+ years
Career Motivations Gain additional skills to enhance a career or begin a new career track. Benefit from experiential learning Gain 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 Gain additional skills to enhance a career or begin a new career track
Lifestyle Factors Focus on learning and leadership experience, replacing work with education; close-knit learning community immersed in the culture of a large university Continue career uninterrupted; ability to balance course load and out-of-class work with career and home life; small, close-knit, self-contained learning community Continue career uninterrupted; able to balance course load and out-of-class work with career and home life; complete group work outside of class Continue career uninterrupted with flexibility in course timing and delivery
 Location Tucson, Arizona Phoenix or Tucson plus launch in Tucson Phoenix plus launch with 1 or 2 class weekends in Tucson Flexible: Online classes 24/7
Lodging Provided No Yes, during 5 day residential leadership session Yes, during launch and throughout program No on-campus requirement
Special Curriculum Features Experiential learning project; optional dual-degree programs; required global business experience; elective offerings Introductory 5 day residential session; required global business experience; elective offerings online Integrated modules; global business experience Courses delivered online 24/7; optional global business experience
 GMAT Required Required Not required Required
Program Cost Resident tuition for 2016-17: $24,100; non-resident tuition for 2016-17: $43,300 per year; does not include cost of global business experience, books, associated expenses, or application and enrollment fees.* $51,000 — includes e-books and course materials, weekly dinner and meals, and hotel accommodations for residential and international portions of program; does not include application and enrollment fees or international airfare $63,000 — includes books and materials, lodging, catered meals, and program portion of the global business experience; does not include application and enrollment fees or international airfare $45,000 — includes e-books and course materials, does not include application fee or cost of the global business experience
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* Consult with both programs for dual-degree program fees.
† Program costs are based on estimates and are subject to change. Costs do no include application or enrollment fees.


 

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