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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Eller MBA Program Moves Up in U.S. News & World Report Graduate Rankings

Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems gain ground in specialty assessments

TUCSON, Ariz. – March 15, 2012 – The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Full-Time MBA program moved up from #63 to #57 in the 2013 graduate rankings conducted by U.S. News and World Report, out this week. The part-time Evening MBA program for working professionals came in at #44.

The College also gained ground in business specialties. The Department of Management Information Systems (MIS) moved up from #7 to #5 overall, behind MIT and ahead of Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton). The department is ranked #4 among public schools nationwide.

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship moved up two slots from #10 to #8 overall, behind Harvard, Stanford, MIT, the University of California Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton). The program is #4 among public institutions.

U.S. News’s rankings, released March 13, included new methodology for part-time MBA programs, which are ranked according to peer assessment, average GMAT score, average undergraduate GPA, work experience, and the percentage of a business school’s Fall 2011 MBA enrollment that is part time. Complete details are available 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 #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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