Friday, April 27, 2012

Phoenix area part-time MBA program comparisons at public universities

Even though I already have the MBA from Eller College at the U of A I recently put together the following analysis for a friend comparing the MBA options in Phoenix from U of A and ASU.


Eller College of Management

(University of Arizona) Evening

Eller College of Management

(University of Arizona) Executive

WP Carey School of Business (ASU) Professional Evening

WP Carey School of Business (ASU) Professional Weekend

ASU Executive

Length and Start Date

20-22 months: January to August

16 months: August to early November

21 months,
August start date

19 months,
January start start date

21 months,

August start date


Scottsdale, Arizona and
Tucson, Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

Tempe Campus

North Scottsdale

Tempe Campus

Tempe Campus




$51,600 - $60,300

$52,300 - $58,600



Classes meet one night per week from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.,

plus initial residential session

a 10-day international trip

Classes meet Fri. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every other week

+ a full-week session

a 10-day international trip

Classes meet two nights a week from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Electives offered on Saturdays, online or at international locations

Classes meet every other weekend (Friday from 4:30 - 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Core courses consist of 60% classroom learning and 40% online learning
Electives offered online or at international locations

Classes meet every two weeks on Friday and Saturday

*— includes books and course materials, weekly dinner and meals, and hotel accommodations for residential portion of program; does not include international trip expenses or admission and enrollment fees

For cost compare

U of Phoenix is about $30k+

Thunderbird’s Exec MBA :

Tuition for the 2011-2013 Executive MBA-US program is $88,700 USD. Tuition is charged in a series of installments over the course of the program.


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