Our Rankings

Eller College of Management consistently ranks high in leading studies of business education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, with upward movement in the gold standard of college rankings, the annual survey by U.S. News & World Report.

Current rankings:


Undergraduate Programs

Eller College Undergraduate Programs rank No. 9 among public business schools nationwide and No. 19 among business schools overall in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report survey.

Specializations ranked in the top 25 include:


US News Best Graduate Schools Business 2018Eller MBA Program

The Eller MBA is ranked No. 6 in return on investment by U.S. News & World Report.

The Full-Time Eller MBA ranks No. 49 (No. 24 public), the Evening MBA No. 46 (No. 30 public), and the Online MBA No. 55 among graduate business schools (No. 41 public) in the 2018 Best Graduate Schools U.S. News & World Report survey.

Specializations ranked in the top 20 include:

América Economía — a Latin American business magazine — ranked the Eller MBA #33 in their survey of 2016 Global MBAs.

Bloomberg Businessweek ranking the full-time MBA #67 in 2016.

The Economist ranked the Eller Executive MBA 57th in its survey of Global Executive MBA programs.

Expansion — Mexico’s leading business magazine — ranked the Eller MBA at #57 in its survey of the Best Global MBAs for Mexicans 2017.

Forbes magazine ranked the Eller MBA 59th in the country in 2015.

Online MBA Report ranked the Eller Online MBA 14th in 2016.

U.S. News ranked the Eller Online MBA 25th among degree programs that offer a range of benefits for veterans in 2015.

The Princeton Review ranked the Eller Online MBA 19th among their Top Online MBA Programs 2017.


McGuire Entrepreneurship Program (McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship)

The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is ranked the No. 2 public undergraduate and No. 3 public graduate program in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review, the only ranking of its kind in that it evaluates entrepreneurship exclusively and does not consider other school disciplines, areas of focus, or reputation factors.

In addition, Eller’s McGuire Program is one of only four schools to remain for five consecutive years as part of the national top-tier grouping, an elite core of 12 schools selected through a scientific assessment of more than 60 program dimensions.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Eller's entrepreneurship program No. 3 among public programs and No. 7 overall in its undergraduate business school rankings and No. 5 among public programs and No. 15 overall in the graduate business school rankings for entrepreneurship.

The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program has been recognized for excellence by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and SUCCESS magazine and is a past recipient of the Nasdaq Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

In 2010, USA Today and Princeton Review called the McGuire Center the "crown jewel" of the University of Arizona.


Eller Accounting Department

For 2017, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Eller Department of Accounting undergraduate program No. 34 nationally, and No. 17 among public programs.

A survey of accounting programs conducted by Brigham Young University ranked the Department of Accounting's research influence at No. 10. The department is No. 1 in the nation in the area of tax research and No. 6 for financial. Department head Dan Dhaliwal is the No. 1 author of research on the areas of tax and archival tax, No. 2 for archival financial, and No. 10 in financial.


Eller Economics Department

For 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Eller Department of Economics doctoral program No. 42 nationally, and No. 22 among public programs.


U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools Business 2018 (Information Systems)Eller Management Information Systems Department

For 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Eller Department of MIS graduate program No. 4 nationally, and No. 2 among public programs.

For 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked MIS No. 3 nationally, and No. 1 among public programs.

Eller MIS is one of three institutions to maintain Top 5 status since the inception of the U.S. News & World Report undergraduate rankings for information systems in 1989.


Eller Doctoral Programs

In 2010, Financial Times ranked Eller’s doctoral programs No. 19 in the world.


Economic and Business Research Center

The Eller College’s Economic and Business Research Center has been recognized by the Association for University Business and Economic Research (AUBER) for excellence in publications. Most recently, the Center was honored with the 2003 award for excellence in the category of Abstracts and Other Data Publications. EBR’s website, the Arizona’s Economy magazine and app, and annual Economic Outlook publication also have received recognition.


Other Notables

In the Texas A&M 2010-2014 Aggregated Management Department Productivity Rankings, the Department of Management and Organizations ranks No. 14 among public schools and No. 20 overall among U.S. and Canadian universities.

In a survey of MIS research productivity administered by the University of Arkansas, the University of Arizona’s Eller College Department of MIS ranked number four for the period 2008-2010 and number eight for the period 2006-2010.

Eller College and its various programs have also been ranked among top programs by Forbes, as well as Business 2.0 and Computerworld magazines for strength in technology.

Financial Times magazine has recognized Eller College as one of the top schools granting Ph.D. degrees in the international business school arena, and Academy of Management Journal has recognized Eller College faculty as a top school in research productivity.


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