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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Eller MBA establishes permanent home in metro Phoenix

McDowell Mountain Business Park is site of the Eller College of Management Scottsdale Campus

TUCSON, Ariz. – FEBRUARY 5, 2007 – The Eller College of Management – Scottsdale Campus is official. A lease agreement signed Feb. 1, 2007, establishes the College’s new home in the McDowell Mountain Business Park.

In August 2006, the Eller College of Management headed north, successfully launching its 14-month Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program at the Marriott McDowell Mountains. It brought a distinctive choice in management education to Valley professionals and, five months later, the Eller EMBA now has a permanent location.

“We were diligent in our search for the optimal location for the Phoenix-based EMBA program,” said Trina Callie, Eller MBA associate program director. “The space had to be inviting and convenient to fast-track professionals, foster a sense of community, and offer the capacity for today’s technology. The location we selected meets these criteria, plus sweeping views of the McDowell Mountains. It provides an ideal environment for students to immerse themselves in the integrated, real-world curriculum which is at the core of this accelerated program,” she added.

The top-floor location is situated just off Loop 101 in the McDowell Mountain Business Park, 16425 North Pima Rd., Scottsdale, Ariz. The facility is currently being built to specification and will include classroom space, a dining area, breakout rooms, offices, conference rooms, and an outdoor balcony. A kitchen facility will be used to serve meals during weekend classes.

Students will continue to reside at the Marriott McDowell Mountains — a two-minute drive from the Scottsdale Campus — during the weekends they attend class. The residential requirement is integral to community building, which is already a proven program asset, and allows the students to work together between the two class days. Eller College faculty will continue to commute from Tucson, Ariz. to Scottsdale.

In addition to the EMBA, the new campus will be home to Eller College Executive Education. Launched in Phoenix in December, the non-degree professional development courses are designed to serve executive, senior, and mid-level managers with curriculum to enhance or refresh their business acumen.

Applications are now being accepted for the 14-month Eller Executive MBA program which begins August 2007 at the new Scottsdale campus. For priority consideration, prospective students should submit a completed application by April 1. The final application deadline is May 15. The EMBA Tucson program also begins August 2007 on The University of Arizona campus. The same deadlines apply. More information about the program and a schedule of information sessions are available at or by contacting Eller EMBA program director Trina Callie at 520.621.4962 or

In addition to the Executive MBA program, the Eller College of Management also offers a Full-Time MBA program and an Evening MBA for working professionals, both held in Tucson. More information is available at or by contacting Eller MBA admissions director Marisa Cox at 520.621.6227 or

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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