University of Arizona Eller College of Management launches new Professional MBA program in Chandler

June 17, 2020

The City of Chandler Economic Development Department, in partnership with University of Arizona Eller College of Management announce the new Professional MBA program blending online learning with bi-weekly practicums in Chandler.

Chandler’s business-friendly environment and world-class labor force have made it an attractive location for companies of all sizes and industries. The program encourages the Chandler workforce to explore the intersection of business, technology and their future, creating a stronger workforce for Arizona.

"I am thrilled that Chandler's partnership continues to grow with the University of Arizona with the announcement of this new Professional MBA program," said Mayor Kevin Hartke. "The City is committed to providing our residents with access to higher education opportunities, which not only improves quality of life, but will also add to the number of amenities that make Chandler economically competitive."

“Eller’s new Professional MBA brings the quality and rigor of a premier MBA program with market-driven specializations to a key and growing market in the state of Arizona, giving students a lasting foundation for their careers as well as hands-on learning that will bring value to their organizations,” says Paulo Goes, dean and Halle Chair in Leadership in the Eller College of Management.

The Professional MBA program is well suited for working business professionals with three or more years of experience. The program is 21 months long with two courses online every eight weeks, and in person meeting every other Tuesday from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Chandler Community Center, 125 E. Commonwealth Ave., for hands-on practicums. Practicum topics will cover data visualization, artificial intelligence, interpreting data, agile decision-making and more.

The GMAT/GRE has been waived for the fall 2020 admissions requirements.

For more information, visit UA Professional MBA.

About the City of Chandler:
Chandler, Ariz. has built a reputation as a Community of Innovation. Life in Chandler goes beyond a thriving and dynamic business community with progressive entrepreneurship. Known for its rich diversity, the City offers an outstanding quality of life for all generations with great schools and recreational opportunities. Chandler has grown to become the state's fourth largest City with a population of more than 262,000. Chandler has been named one of the nation's Best Places to Find a Job and Best Cities for Women in Tech. The City also is one of the safest communities in the nation and boasts AAA bond ratings from all three national rating agencies, one of only 40 communities to achieve this distinction. For more information, visit the City website, or connect with the City on social media.

About the University of Arizona Eller College of Management:

Founded in 1933, the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona upholds the visionary belief that business education helps shape the world in new and unprecedented ways through pioneering and practical research, innovative coursework, data-driven decision-making and excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Eller College of Management is now home to more than 7,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students every year and offers 10 majors, six minors, seventeen graduate business programs, including the MBA, and six doctoral programs. The college also houses several centers of excellence that enhance the student experience and build practitioner relationships with the business community, and research labs that advance business education’s relevance to industry and society.


Media contacts:        
Stephanie Romero
City of Chandler, Public Information Officer

Amy Schmitz
The University of Arizona, Eller College of Management, Assistant Dean for Marketing and Communications