Online MBA Admissions

 

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 strengths and aspirations to our online learning environment and who possess the ability to be part of an MBA program in which they are the co-creators of their experience.

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Session Start Dates

The Online MBA has six start dates per year.
January 9, 2023 Spring 1
March 6, 2023: Spring 2
May 8, 2023: Summer 1
July 3, 2023: Summer 2
August 28, 2023: Fall 1
October 23, 2023: Fall 2

Application deadlines are approximately one month before each start date.

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Online 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)
  • Application fee (WAIVED for a limited time)
  • A statement of purpose
  • A professional resume
  • One professional letter of recommendation
  • One copy of official transcripts* from each university, college, or community college attended
  • GMAT/GRE is WAIVED for a limited time.

* 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. Schedule to take the GMAT at www.mba.com or the GRE at https://www.ets.org/ and have results sent to Eller MBA, institution code 5ZT-9Z-64
     
  2. 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. 
     
  3. Update your professional resume.
     
  4. 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.)

     

  5. Consider the following to prepare for writing your essay: 
  • How will the Eller Online MBA affect your short- and long-term career goals?
  • What do you bring to the program that others could benefit from?
  • Why is this a good time for you to pursue an Eller Online MBA
     

      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
  • Names, titles, emails, and mailing addresses of a recommender (professional associate only)

Completing Your Application

Step Task
1 Apply Online from the Eller MBA website and create an account.
2 Prepare answers to the essay questions. Type or insert essay content into the text area of the essay section of the application. 500-750 words per essay.
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: online_mba@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 essays through the online application.
7 GMAT/GRE is now WAIVED for a limited time!
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. 
9 Submit. The application fee is waived for a limited time.

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


International Students

The Eller College welcomes the cultural experience and knowledge that international applicants add to the program. The Online MBA is an ideal means for students from around the globe to earn their MBA. 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
  • One copy of official transcripts and one official copy of diploma(s) and/or degree certification both in the native language and in English*

* 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.


Interviews

Interviews for applicants may be requested.


GMAT and GRE

The GMAT/GRE is now WAIVED for a limited time!
 


School Codes

When requesting official score reports, please use the following:

  • TOEFL:  4832 (The University of Arizona Institution Code)
  • GMAT:  5ZT-9Z-64 or University of Arizona
  • GRE: 4832 (The University of Arizona Institution Code)

 

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 Online MBA. Contact us or begin your application now:

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