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 number 11 among public business schools nationwide and number 21 among business schools overall in the 2018 U.S. News & World Report survey.

Specializations ranked in the top 10 include:

  • Management Information Systems – Number 3; number 1 among public programs; and one of three institutions to maintain top 5 status since the inception of the rankings in 1989
  • Entrepreneurship – Number 10; number 5 among public programs


U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools: Business 2019Eller MBA Programs

The Eller MBA is ranked number 6 in return on investment by U.S. News & World Report.

The Full-Time Eller MBA ranks number 69 (number 35 public), the Evening MBA number 60 (number 38 public), and the Online MBA number 33 among graduate business schools (number 27 public) in the 2019 Best Graduate Schools U.S. News & World Report survey.

U.S. News & World Report  ranks the Online MBA number 18 for veterans.

Specializations ranked in the top 20 include:

The Princeton Review 2017 Top 25 Online MBA Program rankings place the Eller Online MBA at number 21 among all online MBA programs.

The QS Global EMBA Rankings 2018 ranks the Eller Executive MBA program number 46 in the U.S. and number 1 in Arizona.

The Eller MBA ranks number 64 in the nation (number 31 public) in the 2017 Forbes Best Business Schools rankings and number 69 overall in the BusinessWeek 2017 rankings.

The Best Schools ranks the Online MBA as the number 23 online MBA program for 2018.

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

Bloomberg Businessweek ranking the full-time MBA number 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  number 57 in its survey of the Best Global MBAs for Mexicans 2017.

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


Entrepreneurship (McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship)

U.S. News & World Report ranks Eller's entrepreneurship program (New Venture Development Program) offered through the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship number 5 among public programs and number 10 overall in its 2018 undergraduate business school rankings.

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship 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.



A survey of accounting programs conducted by Brigham Young University ranked the Department of Accounting's research influence at number 10. The department is number 1 in the nation in the area of tax research and number 6 for financial.



For 2018, U.S. News and World Report ranked the Eller Department of Economics doctoral program number 42 nationally, and number 22 among public programs.


U.S. News & World Report Best Grad Schools: Information Systems 2019Management Information Systems

For 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Eller Department of MIS graduate program number 5 nationally, and number 3 among public programs. The online MIS graduate program (MISonline) was ranked number 8 nationally and number 5 among public programs.

For 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked the MIS undergraduate program number 3 nationally, and number 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.

For 2018, Cyber Degrees ranks the Master's in Cybersecurity program as the number 7 program nationally and the online Enterprise Security Certificate as the number 8 program nationally. TheBestSchools.org ranks the Cybersecurity master's program as the number 4 public program nationally (number 12 overall) for cyber crime. 

For 2018, the Data Science Degree Program Guide ranks the Certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics as the number 7 data science program.


Eller Executive Education

In 2018, Financial Times ranks the Eller Executive Education program number 11 in the U.S., number 2 in the West, and number 1 in Arizona.


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 number 14 among public schools and number 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 4 for the period 2008-2010 and number 8 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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