MBA Options for Military and Veterans

MBA Options for Military and Veterans

Your next mission: business leadership.

Whether you are active duty or looking to launch your post-military career, Eller makes it easy to earn your MBA in the way that works for you, your schedule, your life, and your goals.

The Eller College of Management strongly values the service and experiences of our men and women in uniform. We welcome military applicants to all four of our MBA programs, each with a strong military community fostered by small, collaborative classes. We also offer scholarships for veterans and active duty military personnel, a waived application fee and a waived GMAT (for applicants with a 3.0 GPA or higher from a regionally accredited not-for-profit institution).

We are a top program for military-connected students in the United States, and the University of Arizona is ranked #18 in the Military Times' Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings. We are also No. 3 in the West in Best for Vets Ranking.

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Navigating the High Seas of Higher Ed

I lead sailors, that’s what I do every day. Eller’s Online MBA is expanding my view of the world. It’s been extremely positive and challenging, and it’s helping me to learn how I can be a better leader and person. I’m not on a set schedule—I can work around my career and my family, and that’s huge for me. The curriculum really appealed to me—I can directly apply it to my job.

- Jade West '19 MBA (Online), Navy

Yellow Ribbon Program

The University of Arizona is a Yellow Ribbon School. Only individuals approved for 100 percent benefit level may receive funding. Under the Yellow Ribbon Program, degree-granting institutions of higher learning in the United States volunteer tuition funds not covered by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Participating schools pledge to cover a percentage of the remaining expenses not met by the Bill, and the VA will match that percentage dollar for dollar. The institution can contribute up to 50 percent of those expenses not met by the Post-9/11 GI Bill. 

The Post-9/11 GI Bill pays in-state tuition and fee charges at public schools.

The Yellow Ribbon Program is on a first-come first-serve basis and is limited to 200 graduate applicants and 200 professional program applicants to the university.

Applications are submitted automatically in the Veteran Certification through UAccess Student based on your residency and Post-9/11 GI Bill status.

Post-9/11 GI Bill Yellow Ribbon Program


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Transitioning from Military to Civilian with Help of the Eller MBA

I have transitioned from the military to the civilian world, and the MBA program is also allowing me to work in teams that I am not accustomed to. I believe that getting out of my comfort zone and working in these teams is building my leadership abilities and teach me how to work with diverse groups from different cultures and professional backgrounds.
 - John Yanesh ’19 MBA (Evening), previously USAF and Air National Guard

Choose Your MBA

Full-time MBA in Tucson

Accelerate your career and transform your life in our Full-time MBA program that blends a rigorous curriculum with practical experience—all taught by exceptional faculty. You’ll not only learn to stay at the cutting edge of today’s rapidly changing global marketplace, you’ll become a confident and qualified leader in the business industry.

Evening MBA in Tucson

Ideal for working professionals, the Eller Evening MBA program delivers our in-depth curriculum while only requiring in-person courses one evening per week. You’ll gain a quality business education alongside fellow professionals working at some of the area’s most notable companies and institutions.

Professional MBA

The Professional MBA program is well suited for working business professionals with three or more years of experience. Do most of your study from home, then join bi-weekly, hands on practicums to learn and use your new skills.

Executive MBA in Phoenix

The Eller Executive MBA is designed to push you beyond what you thought was possible and propel you toward high-level management positions. The hybrid 21-month schedule is primarily online but brings students together for two intensive days of on-campus classes each month.

Online MBA

The Online MBA program gives you a top-ranked degree on your own terms. You’ll gain the same skills and expertise as full-time MBA students—no matter where you are or what your schedule looks like. You can complete your degree in as little as 14 months or up to four years.

Compare program length, schedule, curriculum, concentrations, location, features, cost and more side by side in our matrix:

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