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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Eller's Executive MBA Program Ranked 32nd Nationally in Financial Times Survey

Ranking measures alumni salary growth, faculty research, and more.

TUCSON, Ariz. – October 27, 2011 – The University of Arizona’s Executive MBA program ranks 87th in the world and 32nd nationally, according to a new survey by Financial Times. The Executive MBA program, offered by the Eller College of Management, launched in 2006. This is the third year it has been eligible for the Financial Times survey, and the first year it ranked.

The Financial Times ranking methodology combines a series of data points; the three most heavily-weighted are current salary of alumni, alumni salary growth over three years, and faculty research. “The salary growth speaks to the return our students get, and the faculty ranking speaks to the quality of our teaching,” said Dan Bens, associate dean and director of Eller MBA programs.

The Eller Executive MBA operates out of the College’s Scottsdale campus at the Loop 101 and Frank Lloyd Wright. The program is designed for experienced leaders who want to earn their MBA without sacrificing time away from work; classes meet every other Friday and Saturday so that executives only miss two days of work per month. The program’s innovative curriculum combines subjects into thematic modules that mimic the way real-world business decisions are made.
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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 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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