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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Eller MBA Program Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

Full-Time MBA program, MIS specialty continue to climb for second year running.

TUCSON, Ariz. – March 12, 2013 – The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Full-Time MBA program moved up 13 slots, from #57 to #44, in the 2014 graduate rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report, out today. This is the second year of upward momentum for the program, which was named an “MBA Program on the Rise” by the publication last year, and the greatest increase among any other program in the top 50.

The part-time Eller Evening MBA program for working professionals came in at #46.

Eller College also gained ground in business specialties. The Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) moved up from #5 to #4 overall, behind MIT and ahead of Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship came in at #11 overall, behind Harvard, Stanford, MIT, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton).

“There is a significant amount of hard work behind this increase,” said Hope Schau, associate dean of Eller MBA programs. “We are focused on creating an excellent experience across our programs. We challenge our students to apply their coursework toward finding innovative solutions to real-world challenges, and communicating those solutions effectively.”

The Full-Time MBA ranking takes into consideration a series of factors including peer and recruiter reputation, average GMAT, average starting salary, percentage of employed students upon graduation, and more. Complete details on the U.S. News rankings methodology are available online at

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 48 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the No. 25-ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and on its satellite campus in downtown Phoenix.

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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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