Full-time MBA Cost and Return on Investment


A career investment that pays lifelong dividends.

An Eller MBA takes time, tuition and a big dose of dedication—and we make sure it’s worth it, many times over. Our programs are designed to seriously up your value as a professional, and we offer merit-based scholarships to over 90 percent of our students. Thanks to the program’s rock-solid reputation, study concentration options that meet real-world demands and dual-degree options that round out your experience, you’ll be the next big thing to dominate the job market. Check out our Career Outcomes page for more information.

Tuition, Fees and Expenses

Not only is the Eller MBA program well ranked and on recruiters’ shortlist, it won’t break the bank. Many students receive financial aid. The low cost of living in Tucson is another helpful bonus. With all the numbers clicking neatly into place, you can focus fully on your studies and your future.

Tuition and fees subject to change.

Full-Time MBA Estimated Resident Tuition and Expenses for one year

Tuition: $25,516
Course Materials: $1,200
Living Expenses: $12,800
Travel: $3,900
Miscellaneous: $4,000
Global Business Experience Fee: $4,800
Total: $52,216

Full-Time MBA Estimated Non-resident Tuition and Expenses for one year

Tuition: $45,458
Course Materials: $1,200
Living Expenses: $12,800
Travel: $3,900
Miscellaneous: $4,000
Global Business Experience Fee: $4,800
Total: $72,158



Scholarships and Financial Aid


We’re here to help our MBA students succeed; it’s why a number of merit-based scholarships are available for our U.S. and international students. Scholarship awards are made at the time of admission.

The Eller MBA program is also sponsored by the University of Arizona's Peace Corps Fellowship program. Peace Corp Coverdell Fellowship recipients are not excluded from consideration for an Eller scholarship. Learn more.

Financial Aid

There are also numerous external aid sources you can apply for—such as Graduate PLUS Loans, Stafford Loans, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and many others.

Loan programs available to MBA students include:

  • Federally sponsored (Stafford) loans–for U.S. citizens only
  • Alternative private loans–for U.S. and international students
  • MBA LOANS program (sponsored by Sallie Mae and the Graduate Management Admissions Council)

Other financial aid—including government grants and loans—may be available to help pay program costs. For information, contact the University of Arizona Office of Student Financial Aid:

Alumni Success

Thanks to a program that truly prepares them to lead in the business world—and a dedicated career management team to help seek out opportunities—our MBA grads take the job market by storm. They land excellent internships and shine in the corporate recruiting process. And the system works: 78 percent of our students are employed within 90 days of graduation, either in leading roles in national corporations or at the helm of their own entrepreneurial adventures.

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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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