Eller College of Business and Public Administration Named to COMPUTERWORLD's Top 25 Techno-MBA List
October 24, 2001
COMPUTERWORLD has just released its fourth annual survey of the nation's top techno-MBA programs and The University of Arizona's Eller MBA Program is counted among them.
This year COMPUTERWORLD lists its top 25 in alphabetical order, not ranked order as in the past. Previously, the Eller MBA Program has ranked as high as #7 in the COMPUTERWORLD rankings. The Careers editor responsible for this year's list determined that there were enough differences among the various programs that it would be too difficult to order them numerically and made the decision to list what COMPUTERWORLD considers the country's top 25 programs alphabetically.
The weekly newspaper's 2001 survey is designed to measure the quality of MBA degree programs with a strong emphasis on information technology and producing technology-savvy graduates.
In June, campus recruiters nationwide nominated the best techno-MBA programs, based on experience in hiring graduates from those programs.
College and university MBA programs were also asked to nominate the best techno-MBA programs nationally, other than their own program, based on the quality of the curricula. The results of these surveys produced the top candidates for the techno-MBA survey. COMPUTERWORLD then gathered detailed information about techno-MBA degree programs from the institutions themselves.
The Eller MBA Program offers a concentration in management information systems (MIS) as well as a dual MBA/MS degree in conjunction with the Department of Management Information Systems. The MIS department also offers a master's degree in MIS.
The Eller College has long been recognized for its expertise in the field of information technology, including U.S. News & World Report's national top 5 ranking in MIS education for each of the past twelve years. Eller researchers have pioneered collaborative technology, electronic meetings, artificial intelligence, data mining, text mining, and e-commerce over the past three decades.
Major research funding has come from IBM, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the National Center for Suppercomputing Applications (NCSA).
Millions of dollars in software and equipment donations have been provided by CommerceOne, Hewlett- Packard (HP), SAP, IFS, Oracle, JDEdwards, IBM, and SoftQuad, among others.
Eller College technology facilities include a graduate computer laboratory, the Sands Computer Lab for undergraduate students, and the Center for the Management of Information. In October 2000, the college dedicated the million dollar Mark and Susan Hoffman E-Commerce Lab, a multi-functional collaborative platform supporting MIS education and research. Mark Hoffman, founder and president of CommerceOne-a leader in global e-commerce solutions for business-is a 1979 graduate of the Eller MBA Program.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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