Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the application deadline for the Eller Evening MBA?

Applications received by March 15 receive priority consideration. All applications must be received by July 15.

What types of students are admitted into the Evening MBA program?

The Eller Evening MBA accepts students from a broad range of professional backgrounds: corporate managers, entrepreneurs, physicians, engineers, public sector employees, people working in nonprofit organizations, and more.

These students have 3+ years of professional experience and a desire to move their career forward with the knowledge and polish they develop through the pursuit of an MBA.

How does the Eller application process work?

Applicants complete an online application form and two essays while procuring two letters of recommendation, one set of official transcripts, and official GMAT scores. They also pay a $100 application fee. The Admissions Committee will review completed application packets and identify viable candidates for an interview — preferably in-person, but alternately by phone. The Admissions Process includes details.

When will I know if I've been accepted into the program?

We admit students on a rolling basis following review of application materials and an interview. Typically, a final decision is issued a month after the application is complete and all supporting materials have been received. If accepted, you will be given a time frame in which to make your decision and submit a non-refundable $500 enrollment fee to confirm your spot in the class.


How much does the program cost?

The Eller Evening MBA costs $54,000. Tuition includes books, course materials, catered weekly dinners, the international trip, and all necessary accommodations at a local hotel during residential portions of the program. It does not include the $100 application fee or $500 enrollment fee.

What types of financial aid are available?

Applicants are eligible to apply for federal funding through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants can apply online and work with the the University of Arizona Student Financial Aid Office for federal financial aid.

Can I make payments?

You may pay tuition in full or in six payments of $9,000 spread throughout the program's time frame.

Features and Benefits

Is this the same as a regular MBA program?

The degree you earn will be a fully accredited Master of Business Administration. However, the curriculum structure is different from the regular Eller MBA and most MBA programs. Also, because this is an accelerated program, some of the more basic elements of MBA knowledge are covered at a quicker pace.

How much will I be in class?

For most of the program, classes meet once weekly, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. with dinner and a break. The program begins with a four-day session on Leadership, and there is a ten-day international trip. The program lasts 24 months.

Where are classes held?

The classes are held in Phoenix at the Eller College of Management downtown Phoenix campus and in Tucson at McClelland Hall on the University of Arizona's main campus.

What distinguishes the Eller Evening MBA from other programs?

  • Our curriculum is dynamic and maximizes return on investment for working professionals
  • All participants are successful and motivated professionals with 3+ years of professional experience
  • Our faculty and staff, along with enthusiastic participants, create a supportive, productive learning environment

Getting More Information

Can I visit or talk to current students about the program?

Yes — we can arrange for you to contact current students or attend classes and network with them. Students will also join us at information sessions in the coming months.

To register for the information sessions, click here. To arrange a class visit, call 520.621.4008.

Who should I call if I have questions?

For questions regarding the Tucson and Phoenix Evening MBA programs, contact Nicole Dupre at 602.827.2595 or at