University of Utah Online Master of Business Administration

Why University of Utah? 

University of Utah recruits applicants for its online Master of Business Administration degree program.

The Eccles School of Business at this large public research university in Utah’s capital city of Salt Lake City is in charge of the program’s management.

Prospective students should have at least one year of professional experience, and all students must maintain gainful employment during the duration of the program. GMAT/GRE scores are not required. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above is required.

Program Snapshot

University Name University of Utah
Location Salt Lake City
State UT Grade A
Name of Degree Master of Business Administration
School or Department Administering Program Eccles School of Business
Credits 48
Cost per credit $1,400.00
Tuition for Entire Program $67,200.00
Test Requirements optional
Minimum GPA 3.0
Prerequisite Courses and Skills 1 year of professional experience; remain employed during program
Campus Visit Required? optional
Typical Time to Complete 24 months
When Can Students Start the Program? Fall, Spring, Summer
Program Concentrations
  • Business Analytics
  • Information Systems
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
Synchronous classes both
Required Courses
  • Business Communication
  • Data Analysis
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Information Technology
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managing and Leading
  • Marketing Management
  • Operations Management
  • On-Campus Residency (Optional)
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Business Ethics
  • Managerial Accounting
  • 15 Elective Credits
Does the Program Include a Capstone? no
Does the program include a practicum or internship? no
Other Features that Make the Program Unique optional 3 day on-campus residency; automatic scholarship for applicants with high GRE or GMAT scores; option to participate in the  Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and be eligible for additional scholarships; classes are either 5 weeks or 10 weeks long; available dual degree with MS in Information Systems; option to take some in-person classes or transition entirely to in-person program; flexibility to pull back on courseload or take leave of absence from program if needed; active Women’s MBA Association to empower women and achieve gender equity 
Program Objectives (quoted directly from the program) Expand analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills; Develop effective management skills for a global business environment; Become an effective communicator; Gain awareness of ethical issues and their implications in decision-making; Become a strategic thinker; Grow teamwork skills and create high-functioning teams
Program Description This degree requires 48 credits of coursework. Students do not complete a capstone course or other culminating experience. There are no formal requirements for an internship or practicum. Most students complete the program within 24 months. 3 concentration areas are offered: Business Analytics; Information Systems; Operations and Supply Chain Management. Graduates build analytical and quantitative skills within the global business environment, and learn to communicate effectively and think strategically. 


What will I Learn?

Students in this program improve their ability to analyze and quantify problems, learn to lead in a global corporate context, become better communicators and strategic thinkers, become more ethically conscious, and construct successful teams.

They achieve these program objectives through required coursework in Business Communication, Business Ethics and Data Analysis. Students gain crucial competencies in Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Managerial Accounting, and Managerial Economics. They develop personal and professional approaches within Managing and Leading and Competitive Strategy. Data-driven decision-making is highlighted in required courses in Information Technology, Marketing Management and Operations Management. 

Students can choose to attend an optional on-campus residency. They can choose 15 credits of elective coursework, including coursework leading to one of the following concentrations: Business Analytics; Information Systems; Operations and Supply Chain Management.

How much will the program cost?

The program costs $1,400.00 per credit, and 48 credits are required. The total cost of the degree is just over $67,000.00 for the entire degree. Most students take 24 months to finish their studies.

How does the program fit into my life?

This program provides you with the flexibility to start your studies whenever it is most convenient for you by offering three beginnings every year (in the fall, spring, and summer). Synchronous online learning occurs when a group of students and their teacher meet at the same time and place in virtual space. Asynchronous online learning allows students to do course work at their own pace, rather than at a predetermined time each week. Learning resources in the digital realm may take many forms, such as video lectures, chat rooms, exercises, and games.

It is recommended that students manage their schedules so that they have time to participate in an optional three-day campus residence.

The average time for a student to finish the program is 24 months.  Throughout their time in school, all students must maintain a full-time, professional-level job.


Offering an optional 3-day on-campus residency and automatic scholarships for applicants who meet certain GRE and GMAT benchmarks, the University of Utah online MBA program offers several advantages that may attract applicants. The program is more flexible than some, consisting of both 10 week and more intensive 5 week courses.

Two campus opportunities stand out in this higher-cost program. Entrepreneurially-minded applicants should investigate scholarships and programming offered by the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute. Women pursuing their MBA should consider exploring the active Women’s MBA Association at “the U”. This association works to empower women and achieve equity in the business sphere within Utah and the United States.