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, 6 years maximum

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 global business experience Classes meet 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 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 global business experience  Flexible: classes are online 24/7
 Curriculum  55 units: 15+ sequenced classes  46 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 + senior executives  Eller faculty + senior executives + industry experts
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 Wish to focus on learning and leadership 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 5-day residential 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 global business experience Classes meet one night per week from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., plus 5-day residential session and a 10-day global business experience. Some online classes 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 global business experience  Flexible: classes are online 24/7
Special Curriculum Features Experiential learning project; dual-degree programs; optional semester abroad; required international trip; elective offerings  Introductory 5-day residential session; required global business experience; elective offerings online  Integrated modules; global business experience Carousel of courses delivered online 24/7
 GMAT  Required  Required  Not required  Required
Program Cost Resident tuition for 2015-16: $23,562; non-resident tuition for 2015-16: $41,884 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 feess or international airfare $63,000 — includes books and materials, lodging, and most catered meals; does not include application and enrollment fees $45,000 — includes e-books and course materials, does not include application fee
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* Consult with both programs for dual-degree program fees.
† Program costs are based on estimates and are subject to change.


 

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