Admissions Deadlines

Online MBA

Choose a start date that's convenient for you: 

Start Date: May 13, 2019
Admissions Deadline: April 22, 2019

Start Date: July 8 2019   
Admissions Deadline: June 17, 2019




Our goal in admissions is to work closely with you to ensure your application process is personal, simple, and successful.

We look for students who bring strengths and aspirations to our online learning environment, and who possess the ability to be part of an MBA program in which they are the co-creators of their experience.

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The Application

What We Look For

We look for strengths in three areas:

  • An academic background demonstrating strong intellectual capacity
  • Professional experience demonstrating challenging assignments, career progression, carefully considered goals, and a strong work ethic
  • Personal qualities demonstrating leadership potential, initiative, involvement, and integrity

Application Requirements

A complete application consists of the following items, to be received by the noted admissions deadline:

  • A completed application form (apply online)
  • Application fee ($100.00)
  • A comprehensive essay
  • A professional resume
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • One copy of official transcripts* from each university, college, or community college attended
  • GMAT or GRE scores

* We will accept unofficial versions of your transcripts for initial evaluation purposes only and this acceptance does not eliminate the need for official documents to be submitted. Also include a copy of the grading scale or transcript key for each institution transcript. Refer to the UA Graduate College transcript requirements for more information.

View the Eller Online MBA application checklist

International Students

The Eller College welcomes the cultural experience and knowledge that international applicants add to the program. The Online MBA is an ideal means for students from around the globe to earn their MBA. In addition to the materials listed in the Application Requirements, international applicants are required to submit the following:

  • TOEFL scores
  • One copy of official transcripts and one official copy of diploma(s) and/or degree certification both in native language and in English*

* We will accept unofficial versions of your transcripts and diplomas and/or degree certifications for initial evaluation purposes only and this acceptance does not eliminate the need for official documents to be submitted. Refer to the UA Graduate College transcript requirements for more information.



Upon an initial screening of the applicant's file, the Admissions Committee determines whether a candidate moves on to the next stage of consideration. Those candidates selected for further consideration are contacted to arrange an interview. 

Interviews are required for all online applicants and will be conducted via telephone or videoconference.*

*Applicants to Session 2 for Fall 2018 and future sessions will be invited to interview.


GMAT and GRE Waiver Eligibility

The GMAT/GRE are waived for those who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher from a regionally accredited not-for-profit institution and are

  • Veterans or actively serving U.S. military personnel
  • Peace Corps Volunteers who have completed their service
  • Those with a BS degree from a STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) discipline with a GPA of 3.5 or higher may also qualify, please send us your transcript for approval
  • Holders of a terminal degree such as MD, JD, or Ph.D.

However, if you would like to be considered for scholarship opportunities, the GMAT (preferred) or GRE is required.


School Codes

When requesting official score reports, please use the following:

  • TOEFL:  4832 (The University of Arizona Institution Code)
  • GMAT:  5ZT-9Z-64 or University of Arizona
  • GRE: 4832 (The University of Arizona Institution Code)


Admissions and Tuition Schedule

Start, Application, Document, Registration, and Tuition Deadlines

Course Start Date Application Deadline Missing Documents Deadline Registration Deadline Tuition Deadline
March 11, 2019 February 18, 2019 February 25, 2019  March 4, 2019 Bursar's Office
May 13, 2019 April 22, 2019  April 29, 2019 May 6, 2019  Bursar's Office
July 8, 2019 June 17, 2019  June 24, 2019 July 1, 2019  Bursar's Office
September 2, 2019 August 12, 2019 August 19, 2019 August 26, 2019 Bursar's Office
October 26, 2019 September 30, 2019 October 7, 2019 October 14, 2019 Bursar's Office
January 13, 2020  December 23, 2019 January 6, 2020 January 6, 2020 Bursar's Office



Apply Now

The Eller MBA admissions team looks forward to working with you throughout the application process.

To learn more about how to apply for our Online MBA, view and print the application checklist. We pride ourselves on our personal touch, so please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions at 520.621.4008.

Apply now for the Eller Online MBA program


For additional information, please contact us.