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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Recruiters rank the Eller MBA program at The University of Arizona among the top 25 programs

Rankings occur in The Wall Street Journal / Harris Interactive regional rankings.

TUCSON, Ariz. – September 22, 2005 – The Wall Street Journal / Harris Interactive rankings have named the Eller College of Management’s MBA program #24 in its category. The annual rankings are unique in that they solely measure how appealing business schools are to recruiters, the buyers of MBA talent.

The Eller College competes in the “Regional” category which includes public and private universities who primarily attract recruiters from their geographic area. Rankings in the “Regional” category are based on a) recruiters’ likelihood of returning to a school and making offers there; b) the number of recruiters a school draws; and c) recruiters’ perceptions of schools and graduates in 20 areas, including the quality of the schools’ graduates, faculty, and curricula. More specifically, in ranking their top schools, recruiters define quality students by excellent communication skills, team focus, and real world experience.

Brent Chrite, associate dean and director of Eller MBA programs, commented, “Our students have strong analytical skills, a teamwork orientation due to the small class size, and a high level of personal ethics and integrity — attributes key to recruiters. Our #24 position reflects the relationships we have built with a savvy community of recruiters who return to hire Eller MBAs year after year. We’re pleased that this survey affirms the quality of our students.”

The rankings can be found at The Wall Street Journal Online at

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 No. 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 No. 48 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the No. 25-ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and on its satellite campus in downtown Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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