University of Arizona Online Master of Business Administration

Why University of Arizona? 

University of Arizona recruits applicants for its online Master of Business Administration degree program. This large public research university in Tucson, Arizona administers the program through its Eller College of Management.

There is no set admittance criterion regarding prior employment, however we do take into account candidates’ professional experience and potential for commercial success. The results of standardized tests are not required to be submitted with an application. The applicants are evaluated as a whole person. There is no needed GPA to apply, but your academic potential and past accomplishments will be taken into account if you are accepted.

Program Snapshot

University Name University of Arizona
Location Tucson
State Arizona Grade A
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Eller College of Management
Credits 45
Cost per credit $1,250.00
Tuition for Entire Program $56,250.00
Test Requirements none
Minimum GPA none
Prerequisite Courses and Skills none
Campus Visit Required? no
Typical Time to Complete 14-48 months
When Can Students Start the Program? 6 start dates per year
Program Concentrations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Management and Organizations
  • Privacy and Security
  • Marketing
Synchronous classes no
Required Courses
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Managerial Accounting
  • Communication Management
  • Economics for Managers
  • Business Strategy
  • Financial Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Managing Ethics in Organizations
  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Operations Management
  • Strategic Management of Information Systems
  • Market-Based Management
  • Marketing of Innovations
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique Analytically oriented curriculum; team-based and experiential learning; optional Global Business Experience trip
Program Description 45 credits make up the curriculum of this online MBA program. Experiential and team-based learning are emphasized throughout, but there is no formal practicum requirement. The pace is flexible, with student finishing the program in 14-48 months on average.  6 concentration areas are offered: Entrepreneurship, Finance,  Health Care Management, Management and Organizations, Privacy and Security and Marketing. 


What will I Learn?

The curriculum is built around an analytical emphasis, with opportunities for real-world experiential learning, problem-solving, and team-based decision-making.

Students begin the program by studying foundational topics in courses such as Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting and Communication Management. Students delve more deeply into special topics in Economics for Managers, Business Strategy, and Financial Management. Students learn more about the role of the manager in Leadership in Organizations and Managing Ethics in Organizations.

Students begin the program by studying core subjects in courses such as Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, and Communication Management. Students go further into key areas such as Economics for Managers, Business Strategy, and Financial Management. In Leadership in Organizations and Managing Ethics in Organizations, students study more about the role of the manager.

Students study applicable specific themes in courses such as Applied Business Statistics, Operations Management, Strategic Management of Information Systems, Market-Based Management, and Innovation Marketing.

How much will the program cost?

The program costs $1,250.00 per credit, and 45 credits are required. The total cost of the degree is just over $56,000.00 for the entire degree. Most students take 14-48 months to finish their studies.

How does the program fit into my life?

Courses do not meet at predetermined times. Instead, students are expected to complete certain online activities each week, in a model known as asynchronous teaching. These activities may include interactive exercises, assignments, group meetings, and/or watching online videos. No campus visit is required. 

Students complete the program within 14-48 months. Students can choose the pace at which they complete their studies, and six start dates are offered per year. 


The University of Arizona online MBA program provides motivated applicants with the opportunity to study a rigorous applied curriculum, working in teams to solve analytical business problems. Applicants may be attracted by the chance to participate in an optional Global Business Experience trip. This mid-price program at a respected university is built to meet the needs of the booming economy of the Southwest.