Executive MBA Admissions

Executive MBA Admissions

Seeking Students Who Co-create their MBA Experience

Our Goal

Our goal in admissions is to work closely with you to ensure your application process is personal, simple and successful. We look for students who bring strength and aspiration to our student-centered learning environment and possess the ability to be part of an MBA program in which they are the co-creators of their experience.

The Personal Touch

At Eller, we pride ourselves on the personal touch. We will work individually with you through the application process to ensure your success.

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Application Deadlines

  • January 15: Round 3
    (International Deadline)
  • March 1: Round 4
  • April 15: Round 5
  • May 30: Round 6

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MBA Scholarships:
*Available for Evening and Executive MBA program

All applicants are evaluated for the following scholarships:

Eller Leadership Scholarship: is awarded to anyone who has shown strong leadership throughout their career, and it looking to gain an MBA to continue to grow their leadership skills.

Eller Veteran Scholarship: is awarded to veterans applying to our MBA program. We thank you for your service and our honor to provide this scholarship.

Emerging Leaders Scholarship: is awarded to individuals who are ready to skill up and break into leadership positions at their company and beyond.

Returning Alumnus Scholarship: is awarded to returning UA alumnus who were successful in their undergraduate experience at UA and are looking to return for their MBA to become a double WILDCAT.


*All applicants will be considered for scholarship on a case-by case basis, based on availability. We strongly recommend applying by round 2 if you are interested in a scholarship. 

Scholarships, referral codes, and QTR (Qualified Tuition Reduction for employees of the three state universities) cannot be stacked

Executive MBA Admissions Process

Admission to the Eller Executive MBA requires a combination of application materials submitted by you and others and an interview with the Admissions Committee. You will need to compile several documents for your application packet, some of which require careful consideration and work.

What We Look For

  • The Eller Executive MBA is reserved for professionals with seven or more years of significant experience showing positions of leadership and progressive responsibility.
  • Employees with less experience may also be admitted if their career history demonstrates leadership potential and successful management of significant projects and assignments. These employees must procure a letter of endorsement from an executive-level supervisor.
  • Reserving admission for this select group allows for a more advanced curriculum with a focus on executive-level analyses and challenges and creates a class of professionals with equitable levels of experience and industry influence.
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Application Requirements

A complete application consists of the following items, to be received by the noted admissions deadline:

  • A completed application form (apply online)
  • Application Fee ($90)
  • Statement of purpose
  • A professional résumé
  • One professional letter of recommendation 
  • Official transcripts from all universities and colleges attended. For applicants with international school documents, please submit/present an official transcript and an official diploma (degree certification) in the original native language and must be accompanied by an officially verified English translation issued by the university or college, during the formal enrollment process.*
  • TOEFL score (this is a proof of English proficiency requirement for international applicants born in a country where English is not the official language). Results should be sent to The University of Arizona Institution Code: 4832.

    * We will accept unofficial versions of your school documents for initial evaluation purposes only and this acceptance does not eliminate the need for official school documents to be submitted. Also, include a copy of the grading scale or transcript key for each school transcript. Refer to the UA Graduate College transcript requirements for more information.

Application Checklist

View our application checklist, including information on how to prepare and complete your application.

Before You Begin

  1. Update your professional résumé.
  2. Ask one professional associate if they will recommend you to the program—verify the correct spelling of names, titles and contact information, including email address.
  3. Gather the following :
  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) GPAs
  • Names of previously attended colleges and dates attended
  • Name, title, email and mailing address of a recommender (professional associate only)
  • TOEFL score (this is a proof of English proficiency requirement for international applicants born in a country where English is not the official language). Results should be sent to The University of Arizona Institution Code: 4832.

Completing Your Application

Step Task
1 Apply Online from the Eller MBA website and create an account.
2 Prepare answers to the statement of purpose.
3 We require an official transcript from each university, college or community college attended. International applicants must submit/present an official transcript and an official diploma (degree certification) in the original native language and must be accompanied by an officially verified English translation issued by the university or college, during the formal enrollment process. Official school documents may be  sent to:

Eller MBA Admissions 
The University of Arizona 
P.O. Box 210108 (do not include P.O. Box if using courier service)
McClelland Hall 210
1130 E. Helen Street
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108

Submission of Electronic Transcripts: If you have an option to order electronic transcripts, please provide the institution name: Eller MBA Admissions, University of Arizona and email address: mba_admissions@eller.arizona.edu. The electronic transcript must be sent to and received by a University of Arizona employee, in order to be considered an official transcript by the University of Arizona Graduate College.

4 Prepare your recommender's information in order to fill out the recommendation form in the application. This will send the recommendation form to your recommender for completion. 
5 Have the information you've gathered on hand and complete the biographical sections of the online application.
6 Upload your updated résumé and completed statement of purpose through the online application.
7 TOEFL score (this is a proof of English proficiency requirement for international applicants born in a country where English is not the official language). Results should be sent to The University of Arizona Institution Code: 4832. Due to COVID-19, in addition to TOEFL and IELTS we will accept a CEPT score of 126 and a Pearson’s PTE score of 68 for English proficiency. 
8 Pay the application fee by credit card online ($90).

For additional information or assistance, please contact us at mba_admissions@eller.arizona.edu.

Our Admissions Coach, Jesus Villarreal, is here to help with the application process, program questions, understanding financial aid, and more. 

Meet with Our Admission Coach:

Reserve Appointment via Calendly Link Below

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International Students

While the majority of the students in our Executive MBA program are domestic students, we do enroll a small number of international students, who are typically working for local companies and currently hold a visa or are a permanent resident. The University of Arizona does not issue student visas for this program.

GMAT Testing

Because applicants’ professional experience and accomplishments provide evidence of their business acumen and suitability for an MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA waives GMAT testing.


After reviewing your complete application, we may contact you to schedule an interview before our final admission decision. The Admissions Committee will not review partially complete applications. Interviews will be conducted over Zoom. 

School Codes

When requesting official score reports, please use the following:

  • TOEFL:  4832 (The University of Arizona Institution Code)

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Visit Us

We look forward to meeting you in person and encourage you to attend one of our information sessions. To attend an upcoming session, please sign up online or call us at 520-621-4008.

Due to COVID-19, we are not doing in-person visits at this time. Please reach out to mba_admissions@email.arizona.edu to schedule a virtual class visit.

We'll arrange for you to sit in on a class to get an up-close look at life as an Eller MBA student.

We can also schedule an appointment with a member of Team Eller MBA for additional information on the Eller MBA programs. 

To schedule a visit, please call 520-621-4008.

Learn more about visiting the Eller College and the University of Arizona.



Your Future is Calling

You’ve heard the “why.” If you think you’re a good fit, it’s time for the “how.” Let’s get you on the road to your Eller Executive MBA. Contact us or begin your application now:

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