Executive MBA Student Experience
Earn your Eller Executive MBA in 21 months.
Join a community of excellence, learning side-by-side with exceptional peers in a way that will transform you professionally, and personally. While the curriculum is rigorous, the structure of the program makes it possible to earn your MBA with minimal time away from work and family.
The Eller Executive MBA places you in a learning community of motivated, successful leaders who will expand your knowledge as they expand their own.
Our Phoenix Location
The Eller Executive MBA program is offered exclusively in downtown Phoenix at the Phoenix Bioscience Core. The campus is located at 550 E Van Buren Street. The facility includes classroom space, a dining area, a kitchen facility, breakout rooms, offices and conference rooms.
The downtown Phoenix location can be easily reached by short flights from Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and other cities in the region. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport also accommodates numerous direct flights from cities throughout the United States.
Students reside at a nearby Phoenix hotel on the Friday evening of the weekends they attend class. The residential requirement is integral to community building, which is a proven program asset and allows the students to work together between the two class days. Each participant will reside in a private room.
A Typical Eller Executive MBA Weekend
Each class weekend in the Eller Executive MBA combines multiple business topics for natural knowledge transfer—Friday and Saturday, every four weeks.
Read more about a typical weekend:
Participants arrive at the Eller College campus in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.
Some have caught early flights and are just arriving from the airport. Others arranged for a room the night before, flying in Thursday night. Some live in the area or have driven from a nearby city.
Students start the day examining microeconomic principles of supply and demand, production decisions and long-run expectations in competitive markets with Professor of Economics, Price Fishback, a research associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Participants move into the cafeteria for lunch, filling their plates from the buffet and settling down with faculty and other students at several tables around the room. For the next hour, they enjoy a leisurely lunch and casual conversation about class topics, work experiences, a recent family vacation, sports or anything else. Students may also use this time to check voicemail and email and take care of quick work tasks.
Following lunch, the Associate Professor of Management, Lehman Benson leads students in a case analysis focused on the development of pro forma statements.
After 5:30 p.m.
After class ends, participants return to their rooms, check email and voicemail, and may again tie-up loose ends at work before gathering for dinner at the hotel or a local place of their choosing.
Later in the evening, participants may reconvene in one of the study areas or nearby coffee shop to work on individual assignments or collaborate on a team assignment before turning in for the night.
Students eat breakfast at the hotel before arriving at the Phoenix campus for class.
In class, students delve deeper into financial and accounting tools, examining financial and strategic risk and exploring techniques for risk analysis, risk management and quantifying the results of strategic decisions.
Once more, students gather in the cafeteria for a catered lunch and casual conversation.
Professor Price Fishback continues lessons in supply and demand, exploring how managers can leverage elasticities to enhance the accuracy of pricing predictions.
Saturday night, participants return home to their families and friends, returning to work on Monday.
Throughout the next four weeks, they remain in contact with classmates, talking by phone or using the program's online collaboration software to work on projects together, ask each other for advice or perspective and share information, preparing for classes to resume.