Graduate Program: Business Administration

General Information


Business Administration (MBA) - Executive MBA

Program Description

The Eller Executive MBA program (located at the downtown Phoenix, AZ campus) consists of 19, eight‐week courses delivered in a lock‐step hybrid format. The program provides both an online and in-person component. Course content is provided online, with students meeting for in-person classes one weekend per month at the Phoenix, AZ campus to: 

- attend guest speaker sessions

- take a deeper dive into content presented online

- work together in teams and deliver presentations, or

- engage in simulation exercises, etc.

In addition to the hybrid courses, students are required to attend a pre-program orientation session at the Phoenix, AZ campus, plus a three-day residential session at the Tucson, AZ campus. Travel during the program is also required:

- Global Business Experience - 7-day international travel (program and lodging included with tuition, airfare not included)

- Silicon Valley Immersion - 3-day domestic travel (program and lodging included with tuition, airfare not included)

The program includes group work that will involve students meeting with other students, either in person or remotely. Working well within teams will be required for successful completion of the program. Staying on site, in Phoenix overnight, for in-person class weekends, allows the Executive MBA student to focus on academic and networking experiences. Many students comment that the close-knit community, which develops through the course of the program, is one of its greatest strengths.



Department/Academic Unit(s)

The Eller College of Management is home to the Eller MBA program, which houses the Full-Time, Evening, Professional, Online, and Executive MBA programs. With emphasis on Innovation, Application and Communication, the Eller MBA program is developing business leaders who can not only solve real world problems with a strong critical thinking framework, but also effectively communicate their solutions to a diverse group of stakeholders.

These degree programs are designed to educate students in modern scientific research methods as applied to general and specialized management problems and to prepare students for careers in education, management, or government.

In addition, the Full-Time MBA program offers a variety of dual programs. By combining the MBA degree with a graduate degree in a legal, scientific, or technical field, Eller MBA students are uniquely poised to leverage their considerable understanding of the marketplace and create value in some of today’s most dynamic and interesting enterprises.

All prospective students interested in a dual-degree program option should also check with the partner department for additional admission requirements. To be considered a dual-degee candidate, admission must be granted to both programs. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent. Proficiency in mathematics at the level of Calculus is preferred. Individual functional areas will vary to allow for differing backgrounds and to accommodate different special interests. Please visit our website for more information.



Eller College of Management

Campus where offered

Tuition and Fees

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Completion Requirements
Admissions Information

Minimum Credit Units (33)

Core Coursework Requirements

43 Units
Core coursework: Mandatory Orientation and Residential Launch Pre-Session prior to start of Fall Semester

Fall 1 (year 1)

BCOM 510A: Communications for Managers

MGMT 562: Applied Business Statistics

- Online, plus two weekends in Phoenix

Fall 2 (year 1)

ECON 550: Economics for Managers

MGMT 501: Leadership and Organizations

- Online, plus two weekends in Phoenix

Spring 1 (year 2)

ACCT 540: Introduction to Financial Accounting

MIS 585: Strategic Management of Information Systems

- Online, plus two weekends in Phoenix

Spring 2 (year 2)

ACCT 545: Introduction to Managerial Accounting

MKTG 510: Market-Based Management

- Online, plus two weekends in Phoenix

Summer 1 (year 2)

MIS 515: Information Security in Public and Private Sectors

MGMT 520: Managing Ethics in Organizations

- Online, plus two weekends in Phoenix

Summer 2 (year 2)

MGMT 561: Leading Organizational Change

- Online, plus one weekend in Phoenix and Silicon Valley Immersion domestic travel (three days)

Fall 1 (year 2)

ECON 551: Business Strategy

MGMT 503: Human Resource Management

- Online, plus two weekends in Phoenix

Fall 2 (year 2)

MIS 560: Operations Management

FIN 510A: Survey of Finance as Analyst

- Online, plus two weekends in Phoenix

Spring 1 (year 3)

BNAD 513: Global Context of Business

FIN 510B: Survey of Finance as Corporate Manager

- Online, plus two weekends in Phoenix and Global Business Experience international travel (seven days)

Spring 2 (year 3)

BNAD 566: Advanced Negotiations

MKTG 579: Marketing of Innovations

- Online, plus two weekends in Phoenix


Must earn a 3.0 GPA to graduate. Only grades A-C are acceptable for the Master Plan of Study.
We expect students to complete the course requirements in 21 months.


Additional Requirements

See required coursework

Student Handbook

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.

Admissions Requirements

We do not accept terminal masters, all applications must be for the PhD program

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE

Funding Opportunities

The Academic Unit has not provided this information.

Funding Opportunities

Domestic & International Applicants

Fall:December 15th

International Conditional Admission

International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.

Other Information

The GRE Institution Code for The Colorado Heights University is 4832

Last revised 06 Oct 2020