Online MBA FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions


The program is delivered in sessions. There are two sessions per fall, spring and summer semesters. During each session two core courses and two or more electives will be offered. 

To earn your MBA, you will need to complete 14 core two-unit courses and 17 units of electives for a total of 45 units.

The program can be completed in as little as 14 months, or if you prefer to take a slower pace, you can take up to four years.

There is a $90 application fee and a $35 fee to process your diploma. Students will be responsible for additional purchase of external webcam.

The cost includes all e-books and materials

No, the program is 100 percent online. However, we do invite our online students to visit when they are able and we encourage them to take advantage of professional talks and networking events on campus. All are welcome to participate in convocation to mark and celebrate their accomplishment.

No, this program is asynchronous. The material is available online 24/7. Cover the material and complete the assignments for the week when it fits your schedule.

Yes, the University of Arizona's Eller Online MBA is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Since 1916, this has been the premier accrediting association to ensure that business schools are providing top quality education.

No, all Eller MBA programs earn the same MBA degree; all that is different is the delivery of education.

The same highly-regarded faculty who teach in the on-ground MBA programs teach in the Online MBA. Most hold doctoral degrees and are published experts in their fields of research.

Yes, in most cases the GMAT is required. However, the GMAT/GRE is waived for those prospective applicants who hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited not-for-profit institution and meet one of the following criteria: 

  • Veterans or actively serving U.S. military personnel who hold a bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited not-for-profit institution
  • Peace Corps Volunteers* who have completed their service
  • Those with a departmentally approved bachelor's degree from a Business Management related field and/or STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) discipline with a GPA of 3.5 or higher may also qualify; please send us your transcript for approval
  • Holders of a terminal degree such as MD, JD or PhD