Executive MBA Admissions


Add formal MBA knowledge to years of experience with the Executive MBA

Program Costs, Scholarship Opportunity and Sponsorship

The Eller Executive MBA offers an exceptional value for senior professionals returning to school for an MBA. Financial aid may also defray costs for eligible students. View details on program costs.

Many companies and organizations sponsor Eller EMBA participants, paying all or parts of the cost of attending the program. Learn more about sponsorship.

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Application Deadlines

October 15 : Round 1
December 1: Round 2
February 1: Round 3
April 1: Round 4
June 1: Final Deadline  Extended

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

Scholarships available!

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Professional 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 professional 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 who submit their application before May 1st will automatically be considered for scholarship. After May 1st, individuals will be considered for scholarship on a case-by-case basis based on availability.

**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 ($85 domestic applicants/ $95 international applicants)
  • Statement of purpose
  • A professional resume
  • One professional letter of recommendation and completed recommendation forms from two professional associates
  • 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 resume.
  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. (Due to the current challenges, only one letter of recommendation is required.)
  3. Gather the following :
  • Citizenship information (if not a U.S. citizen)
  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) GPAs
  • Names of previously attended colleges and dates attended
  • Names, titles, emails and mailing addresses of two recommenders (professional associates 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 resume and completed essays 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 ($85 domestic applicants/ $95 international applicants).

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

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.


If the Admissions Committee identifies you as a viable program candidate after reviewing your complete application, we will 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)

Admissions Events

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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 kwin@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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