Full-time MBA Admissions

Full-time MBA Admissions

Eller Full-Time MBA Seeks Career Changers

A Student Centric Focus

At Eller, we pride ourselves on the personal touch. We work individually with you starting with your application, all the way through graduation, 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
  • June 30: Final Deadline EXTENDED

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Scholarships available!

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Full-time MBA Admissions Process

What We Look For

  • Candidates seeking to change career function or industry through the MBA and internship experience, to re-enter the workforce at graduation
  • A completed bachelors degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • At least three years of professional work experience, showing career progression, and a strong work ethic
  • Personal qualities demonstrating leadership potential, initiative, involvement and integrity
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Application Requirements

A complete application consists of the following items:

  • A completed GradApp application (apply online
  • $90 Application fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • A professional resumé
  • One professional recommendation
  • One copy of official transcripts* from each university, college or community college attended
  • Official GMAT/GRE scores (GMAT preferred) -  Some waivers available 

* Unofficial versions of your school documents for initial evaluation purposes. If recommended for admission, submission of official school documents will be required. Refer to the UA Graduate College transcript requirements for more information.

Before You Begin

  1. The GMAT/GRE  is optional for those holding a bachelors or masters with a 3.6 GPA from a regionally or an AACSB accredited not-for-profit institution. However, applicants are encouraged to submit GMAT/GRE test scores if they believe that the scores will strengthen their application for admission and scholarship consideration. Schedule to take the GMAT at www.mba.com and have results sent to Eller MBA, institution code 5ZT-9Z-58 or The University of Arizona–MBA, Full-Time, or schedule to take the GRE at  https://www.ets.org/ and have results sent to The University of Arizona Institution Code: 4832 
  2. TOEFL/IELTS score (international students only) Send results to The University of Arizona Institution Code: 4832. 
  3. Update your professional résumé.
  4. Ask one professional associate if they will recommend you to the program—verify the correct email address.

Completing Your Application

Step Task
1 Apply Online.
2 Prepare to answer 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 official electronic transcript must be sent directly from the institution or transcript service to the University of Arizona department or personnel 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 Official GMAT/GRE scores -  Some waivers available.
6 Upload your updated résumé and completed statement of purpose through the online application.
7 TOEFL/IELTS 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 consider the IELTS in lieu of the TOEFL. Duolingo scores are not accepted for demonstration of English Proficiency.
8 Pay the application fee by credit card online ($90).
9 Hit the "submit" button by the deadline.

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

New Undergraduate Direct

 No work experience? No problem! Learn more about how our experiential learning, including consulting projects and internships, can kickstart your professional journey. Learn more about our innovative program and secure your spot for Fall 2024.

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

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International Applicants

The Eller College welcomes the cultural experience and knowledge that international applicants add to the program. In addition to the materials listed in the Application Requirements, international applicants are required to submit the following:

  • An official transcript and an official copy of diploma(s) and/or degree certification, in the original native language and must be accompanied by an officially verified English translation issued by the university or college
  • Financial guarantee*

If you are an international applicant and/or would like to be considered for a scholarship, we encourage you to apply by the first deadline. All international applicants must apply by the noted deadline to be considered for admission.

* Admitted international applicants to the Eller MBA program are required to provide documentation guaranteeing financial support to fund both years of the MBA program and will be required to complete a Financial Guarantee Form. This form will provide the legal document used to process the applicant’s visa application. The Financial Guarantee Form is processed by the University of Arizona Graduate College Visa Office and not by the Eller MBA Program.


Upon an initial screening of an applicant's file, the Admissions Committee determines whether a candidate moves on to the next stage of consideration. Those candidates selected for further consideration are contacted to arrange a Zoom interview.

GMAT and GRE Waiver Eligibility

The GMAT/GRE is optional for those holding a bachelor's or master's with a 3.6 GPA from a regionally or an AACSB accredited not-for-profit institution. However, applicants are encouraged to submit GMAT/GRE test scores if they believe that the scores will strengthen their application for admission and scholarship consideration. 

The GMAT/GRE can also be waived if you hold a terminal degree such as an MD, JD or PhD from a regionally-accredited institution. Also, veterans or actively serving U.S. military personnel, Peace Corps Volunteers, with a 3.0 GPA or better from a regionally accredited, not-for-profit institution will be considered for a GMAT waiver. 

If you are considering a dual-degree such as the TLP program, please note that the GMAT/GRE may be required by the other master's program. 

School Codes

When requesting official score reports, please use the following:

  • TOEFL:  4832 (The University of Arizona Institution Code)
  • GRE:     4832 (The University of Arizona Institution Code)
  • GMAT:  5ZT-9Z-58 or University of Arizona–MBA, Full-Time


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Please reach out to mba_admissions@eller.arizona.edu to schedule an in-person visit. We are also happy to connect you with a current student. 

Learn more about visiting the Eller College and the University of Arizona or for information on Tucson, view the Visit Tucson website.


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