Eller MBA Program Continues Upward Trajectory in Rankings

Oct. 9, 2013

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.