Full-time MBA Admissions

 

Applications for Fall 2022 now being accepted!

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 research and application process to ensure your success.

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Application Deadlines

October 15 : Round 1
December 1: Round 2
February 1: Round 3 (international deadline)
April 1: Round 4
June 1: Final Deadline  

Scholarships available

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Full-time MBA Admissions Process

What We Look For

  • An academic background demonstrating strong intellectual capacity
  • Professional experience demonstrating challenging assignments, career progression, carefully considered goals 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, to be received by the noted admissions deadline:

  • A completed application form (apply online
  • $90 Application fee
  • Statement of purpose
  • A professional resume
  • One professional letter of recommendation
  • One copy of official transcripts* from each university, college or community college attended
  • Official GMAT/GRE scores -  Some waivers available.
  • Domicile Affidavit (for admitted domestic students only): Instructions found here on how to complete this form

* 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. The GMAT/GRE  is optional for those holding a bachelors or masters with a 3.2 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 
  2. Schedule to take the GRE at  https://www.ets.org/ and have results sent to The University of Arizona Institution Code: 4832 
     
  3. 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. Duolingo scores are not accepted for demonstration of English Proficiency.
  4. Update your professional resume.
     
  5. 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.)
     
  6. Gather the following to complete the biographical sections of the application:
  • Citizenship information (if not a U.S. citizen)
  • Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) GPAs
  • Names of previously attended colleges and dates attended
  • Name, title, email and mailing address of one recommender (preferably a professional associate)

Completing Your Application

Step Task
1 Apply Online from the Eller MBA website and create an account.
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 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 statement of purpose through the online application.
7 Official GMAT/GRE scores -  Some waivers available.
8 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. Duolingo scores are not accepted for demonstration of English Proficiency.
9 Pay the application fee by credit card online ($90)

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


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:

  • 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. Duolingo scores are not accepted for demonstration of English Proficiency.
  • 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.

* 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. Refer to the UA Graduate College transcript requirements for more information.

** 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.

 


Interviews

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 an interview.

Interviews are required for all full-time applicants and will be conducted via Zoom.

 


GMAT and GRE Waiver Eligibility

The GMAT/GRE is optional for those holding a bachelors or masters with a 3.2 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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Visit Us

Due to the ever changing COVID-19 situation, please reach out to mba_admissions@eller.arizona.edu to schedule either an in-person or virtual class visit. We can also connect you with current students and student ambassadors.

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

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

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

 

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 MBA. Contact us or begin your application now:

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