Eller Graduate Programs Rank Among the Top in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

Eller Graduate Programs Rank Among the Top in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report
March 14, 2017
Eller’s MIS program ranks No. 2 and the full-time Eller MBA accelerates to No. 24 among U.S. public programs

TUCSON, Ariz. – March 14, 2017 – The University of Arizona Eller College of Management graduate programs are ranked among the top in the nation, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2018 Best Graduate Schools edition released today. 

According to the report, Eller’s Management Information Systems (MIS) is ranked No. 2 among public programs in the United States. The MIS program advanced up a notch to No. 4 overall, behind MIT, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Texas – Austin. 

“Today’s top companies demand graduates who have a thorough understanding and real-world experience in big-data analytics, cybersecurity and IT development. Eller’s MIS faculty have done an outstanding job preparing students for these careers, and to learn that our MIS program is ranked as the second best among public programs is a true testament to their teaching skills and dedication,” said UA Eller College Dean Paulo Goes, who previously served as Salter Professor and the department head of MIS.

In addition to the MIS top ranking, the Full-Time Eller MBA program jumped from No. 60 to No. 49 overall, and ranked No. 24 among public programs. Other notable rankings include Eller’s Evening MBA, which tied with six other universities to rank as No. 46 overall and ranked as No. 30 among public programs. Graduate programs in Economics tied with four other universities to rank as No. 42 overall and No. 22 among public programs.

In addition, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program is No. 5 among public programs for the fourth year running. The program ranked No. 15 overall.

Eller MBA Associate Dean Hope Schau said the benefits of earning an Eller MBA have long-lasting effects.

“The Eller Experience extends far beyond graduation,” Schau said. “We have a very strong alumni networking group that fosters recruitment and professional development of our graduate students. We’re also very proud that U.S. News & World Report ranked the Eller MBA sixth in return on investment last November.”

The U.S. News graduate rankings take into consideration a variety of factors including peer and recruiter reputation, average GMAT, average starting salary, percentage of employed students upon graduation, and more. Complete methodology details are available online at www.usnews.com/gradmeth. The full new rankings and data can be found at www.usnews.com/grad and in the U.S. News Graduate School Compass starting today.

The Eller College currently offers four ways to earn an MBA: the full-time program at the Tucson campus; a part-time evening program at both Tucson and Phoenix campuses; an Executive MBA at the Phoenix campus, which is designed for seasoned executives and managers with seven-plus years of experience; and the online MBA, with six starts per year.

For more details, contact 520.621.4008 or visit https://ellermba.arizona.edu/.

About the Eller College

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona
is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 9 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 10 — Entrepreneurship and MISU.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 49 in the U.S. and No. 6 for return on investment. In addition to the Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the Evening MBA program, Eller Executive MBA and Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports 5,000 undergraduate and 950 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, as well as at UA's downtown Phoenix campus.

Press Contact:
Sue Kern-Fleischer
602.810.1404, news@eller.arizona.edu