Our 2022 rankings of the Top Online MBA Programs in Arizona. For an explanation of ranking criteria, click here.
|1||Arizona State University||Tempe|
|2||University of Arizona||Tucson|
W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University (ASU) has several MBA Programs, including an Online MBA that was one of the first fully online MBA programs offered by an AACSB-accredited business school. With just one required in-person meeting at the beginning of the program, the W.P. Carey Online MBA consists of 17 courses (49 credit hours) that focus on leadership skills and personal performance.
Courses are five weeks each and students may take one class at a time. All courses culminate with final exams or final projects. Course examples include Decisions, Market Structure, and Games: Managerial Economics, Leading People, Teams and Organization: Organizational Theory, Create and Deliver Customer Value: Marketing Management, Finance: The Art of Managing Resources, and Ethical Issues for Managers.
Elective options and concentrations allow students to focus in one area or develop skills in multiple areas. Elective examples include Advanced Corporate Finance, Global Business Environment, Project Management, Sustainability & Social Responsibility, and Management of Technology and Innovation. Optional concentrations include Business Data Analytics, Leadership, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, International Business, Finance, and Entrepreneurship.
Other program features include small class sizes, case-based team projects, an inclusive online environment, and the option to earn two degrees in less time and at a lower cost. Dual online degree options include the MBA/MSE in Electrical Engineering, the MBA/Master of Legal Studies, and the MBA/MS in Industrial Engineering.
Graduates of the MBA Programs at Arizona State University are routinely hired by major companies such as Amazon, Bank of America, Walmart, Apple, Dell, Intel, American Express, CVS Health, Nestle, Capital One Financial Corporation, FedEx, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, the United States Postal Service, Bayer, Northrop Grumman, Michelin North America, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and many others.
Arizona State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The school opened on Feb. 8, 1886, nearly 30 years before Arizona was granted statehood, as the Territorial Normal School (TNS), Arizona’s first higher education institution. On the first day of class, the TNS welcomed 33 students to a four-classroom building in Tempe. Today, ASU serves 135,730 students enrolled in more than 800 degree programs across four campuses and ASU Online. Programs at Arizona State University are housed in 16 academic colleges and schools.
Eller College of Management at University of Arizona (UA) is one of the 20 colleges at University of Arizona. This AACSB-accredited college serves around 6,600 students enrolled in 26 academic programs, including a flexible 100% Online MBA (OMBA). Known as the Eller OMBA, the program provides 24/7 access to coursework and assignments, allowing students to complete the program on their own time.
With six starts per year (every eight weeks), the Eller OMBA has six concentrations including Entrepreneurship, Health Care Management, Marketing, Management and Organizations, Privacy and Security, and Finance. The program requires 45 credits, including 28 core units and 17 elective units. Courses are completed across two sessions per semester. In general, each session offers two core courses and a minimum of two electives.
Students in the Eller Online MBA can decide how many courses to take at a time, so they may complete the program in as few as 14 months or up to 48. Course examples for the program include Marketing of Innovations, Communication Management, Leadership in Organizations, Strategic Management of Information Systems, Business Strategy, Managing Ethics in Organizations, and Applied Business Statistics.
For students who would like to enhance their MBA experience, Eller provides the opportunity to participate in a Global Experience with Full-time or Evening MBA students. Experiences take place in business environments from Brazil and Chile to Singapore.
Graduates of the Eller OMBA Program at University of Arizona enjoy an 86% employment rate within 90 days of graduation. Top employer’s include Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Intel, T-Mobile, Becton, Dickinson & Co. (BD), American Express, Gore, and Republic Services.
The University of Arizona has been accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) since 1917. The school was established in 1885 before Arizona became a state, making it the first university in the Territory of Arizona or “Arizona Territory.” University of Arizona’s first graduating class in 1895 consisted of just two women and one male. Today, UA serves close to 49,500 students enrolled in 300 degree programs across 20 colleges, 23 schools and four campuses.