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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Eller MBA Program Continues Upward Trajectory in Rankings

Full-Time MBA Program moves up three slots in Forbes assessment of graduate business programs.

TUCSON, Ariz. – October 9, 2013 – The University of Arizona’s Eller MBA Program, named a “program on the rise” last year by U.S. News and World Report, continues to live up to the title. The Eller MBA moved up three slots from #60 to #57 in the annual Forbes magazine ranking of graduate business programs, out this week.

The Forbes ranking focuses on alumni return on investment over five years. Weighted metrics include total five-year MBA gain, five-year gain as percentage of expenses, years to payback, pre-MBA salary, 2012 graduating class salary, tuition, and median score on the GMAT. 

The news comes on the heels of a 13-slot leap in the U.S. News and World Report assessment of graduate business programs, the greatest increase among any other program in the top 50. The ranking, released in March, placed the Full-Time Eller MBA program at #44 overall and #21 among public programs. The part-time Evening MBA ranked #46 overall and #29 among publics.

“There is a significant amount of hard work behind these recent increases,” said Hope Schau, associate dean of Eller MBA programs. “We are focused on creating an excellent experience across our programs, and we challenge our students to apply their coursework toward finding innovative solutions to real-world challenges, and communicating those solutions effectively.”
In addition to the Full-Time and Evening programs, the Eller College of Management also offers an Executive MBA program for experienced managers, and an Online MBA program for working professionals.

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 #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 #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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