Top College in Tucson for a Business Administration Degree

Students interested in studying business administration in Tucson have a few schools to choose from. Read about the top school's degree programs, ranking and tuition info to help you decide on the school for you.

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School and Ranking Information

There are six schools located in Tucson, Arizona, that offer business administration programs, four of which are for-profit institutions. On account of school type, program offerings and business program rankings, the following school is considered a top school in the Tucson area for studying business administration:

  • Winner: The University of Arizona is the only 4-year public school in Tucson with programs in business administration. This institution offers nationally ranked undergraduate and graduate programs in business.

School Info Chart

Category University of Arizona
Rankings Tied at #121 for National Universities (2015), Tied at #21 for undergraduate business programs (2014), #48 among Graduate Business Schools (2014)*
Location Tucson, AZ
School Type 4-year, public
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) $10,391 (in-state), $27,383 (out-of-state)**
Business Administration Degrees Offered Bachelor's, Master's
Business Administration Degrees Awarded (Master's) in 2013 193**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 61%**
Noteworthy Eller College of Management is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; Part-time MBA is ranked #25 among like programs nationwide (2014)*

Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator

University of Arizona

  • The management school has numerous research and learning centers, including ones for leadership ethics and entrepreneurship
  • The Eller College of Management has multiple scholarship options for students
  • Business student groups include the Multicultural Business Student Association, the Professional Women in Business Association and Phi Beta Lambda, Future Business Leaders of America

The University of Arizona had an enrollment of more than 40,000 students as of fall 2013, including more than 6,000 students that are enrolled in programs through the Eller College of Management. The Eller College offers bachelor's degrees in business administration and business management, as well as multiple MBA programs.

The business college has a business administration bachelor's degree program with evening courses for working professionals who already hold an associate's degree that can be completed in a little over one year. The undergraduate business management degree is a 4-year program that includes courses on career management, finance and information systems. The management school offers a full-time MBA in addition to its part-time evening and executive MBAs. The full-time program includes courses in business statistics and strategy, and students may pick a concentration area such as management information systems or entrepreneurship. The evening MBA requires a minimum of three years of work experience while the executive MBA calls for at least seven. Eller also offers an MBA program completely online with concentrations options including finance and marketing.

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