Eller MBA Programs Move to Downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus

March 19, 2014

March 19, 2014 – The University of Arizona Eller College of Management announced today that it will be moving from its satellite location in north Scottsdale to downtown Phoenix.

Eller MBA Programs Move to Downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus

PHOENIX, Ariz. – March 19, 2014 – The University of Arizona Eller College of Management announced today  that it will be moving from its satellite location in north Scottsdale to  downtown Phoenix.

The Eller College will occupy classroom and office space on the campus  of the UA College of Medicine – Phoenix, located at 550 E. Van Buren St. The  location will be home to two of Eller’s part-time MBA programs for working  professionals: the Evening MBA and the Executive MBA, which are designed for  managers with at least three years of experience and seasoned executives, respectively.

Between the two programs, the campus will serve about 170 MBA students  annually.

“We are thrilled that Eller will be a part of the exciting things  happening in downtown Phoenix,” said Len Jessup, dean of the Eller College.  “The College of Medicine has established beautiful facilities that will give  our professional MBAs access to high-tech working classroom space and a true  campus experience.”

City of Phoenix’s Mayor Greg Stanton also  supports the move.

“It’s incredibly exciting that Eller is  opening its doors in downtown Phoenix, where we continue to offer the  highest-rated education opportunities in the state within just a few blocks of  each other,” Stanton said. “Eller graduates are top-notch, and exactly the kind  of professionals we want as a part of our community.”

Access to graduate management education is one of many factors that  contribute to greater Phoenix’s long-term competitiveness, added Don Budinger,  chairman and founding director of The Rodel Foundations and board member of  Greater Phoenix Economic Council and Greater Phoenix Leadership.

“The University of Arizona’s downtown programs offer excellent options  for working professionals who are considering an MBA.”

Last week, in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate  programs, the Eller Evening MBA rose 21 slots, from No. 46 to No. 25  nationwide. The College is recognized for its leadership in entrepreneurship and management information systems, which consistently rank in the top 10 among  undergraduate and graduate programs nationally.

Applications are being accepted now for the Executive MBA program that  will begin in August at the downtown campus. A new class of Evening MBA  students will begin at the location in January.

"Downtown offers a central location, with easy access for those  already working in the area, as well as public transportation options. Our students  frequently come together for team meetings, and the medical campus offers great  collaboration space,” said Hope Schau, associate dean of MBA programs.

The Eller College began offering its MBA programs in the Phoenix area  in 2006, with the launch of the Executive MBA program in Scottsdale. Since  2007, the College has held classes at a satellite campus just east of the Loop  101 in the McDowell Mountain Business Park, at 16425 N. Pima Road.

The college will open its downtown Phoenix  location in late August or September. The Executive and Evening MBA students  scheduled to complete their programs this year will remain at the Scottsdale  campus. The Evening MBA class of 2015 will relocate to the downtown campus on  September 1.

The College of  Medicine - Phoenix (COM-Phoenix) anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus  in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies  the university’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy  in its world-class academic, research, with clinical facilities throughout  Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health,  Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of  Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)  and the International Genomics Consortium.