Eller MBA Ranked No. 6 in Nation for Return on Investment, No. 4 for MIS

April 17, 2017

Eller MBA Ranked No. 6 in Nation for Return on Investment, No. 4 for MIS

The Eller MBA program has seen its U.S. News & World Report rankings climb over the last several months.

Students looking for the highest income return from their tuition investment should consider the University of Arizona's Master of Business Administration (MBA) program, according to rankings released by U.S. News in November. The authority on best grad schools has ranked the Eller MBA program sixth in the nation for return on investment.

The average salary and signing bonus for Eller MBA students within three months of graduation was $100,850 in 2015. The average student in the Eller MBA program graduated with just over $32,000 in debt. That’s a 3.1 to 1 salary to debt ratio, and places the Eller MBA at the top for ROI.

And this March, the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Graduate Schools edition ranked Eller’s Management Information Systems (MIS) No. 2 among public programs in the United States. The MIS program advanced up a notch to No. 4 overall, behind MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Texas – Austin.

“Today’s top companies demand graduates who have a thorough understanding and real-world experience in big-data analytics, cybersecurity and IT development. Eller’s MIS faculty have done an outstanding job preparing students for these careers, and to learn that our MIS program is ranked as the second best among public programs is a true testament to their teaching skills and dedication,” said Eller College Dean Paulo Goes, who previously served as Salter Professor and the department head of MIS.

In addition to the MIS top ranking, the Full-Time Eller MBA program jumped from No. 60 to No. 49 overall, and ranked No. 24 among public programs. Other notable rankings include Eller’s Evening MBA, which tied with six other universities to rank as No. 46 overall and ranked as No. 30 among public programs.

In addition, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is No. 5 among public programs for the fourth year running. The program ranked No. 15 overall.

Eller MBA Associate Dean Hope Schau said the benefits of earning an Eller MBA have long-lasting effects.

“The Eller Experience extends far beyond graduation,” Schau said. “We have a very strong alumni networking group that fosters recruitment and professional development of our graduate students. We’re also very proud that U.S. News & World Report ranked the Eller MBA sixth in return on investment last November.”

The U.S. News graduate rankings take into consideration a variety of factors including peer and recruiter reputation, average GMAT, average starting salary, percentage of employed students upon graduation, and more. Complete methodology details are available online at www.usnews.com/gradmeth.

The Eller College currently offers four ways to earn an MBA: the Full-Time MBA program at the Tucson campus; a part-time Evening MBA program at both Tucson and Phoenix campuses; an Executive MBA at the Phoenix campus, which is designed for seasoned executives and managers with seven-plus years of experience; and the Online MBA, with six starts per year.

For more details, contact 520-621-4008 or visit ellermba.arizona.edu.