Eller College of Management
(Eller) is a business and public administration
school at the University of Arizona located in Tucson, Arizona.
Eller College of Management began in 1913 as bachelor's degree
program in commerce before becoming the University of Arizona
School of Business and Public Administration in 1944. In 1999, the
school was renamed the Eller College of Management in honor of its
primary benefactor Karl Eller
entrepreneur and alumnus of the University of Arizona. It is one of
the largest colleges at the University of Arizona, with over 5,400
undergraduate students and nearly 700 graduate students. In
addition, Eller has over 55,000 alumni worldwide.
Eller employs over 130 world-renowned faculty members, and as of
2009 offers programs in Public Administration and
, Management Information
(MIS), and Management and Organizations
It's interdisciplinary program in Entrepreneurship is perennially
ranked one of the world's best. It is one of the first business schools in
the U.S. to promote
"social entrepreneurship and awareness" as part of the traditional
business school curriculum.
Admissions into Eller's undergraduate program is selective.
Approximately 60% of students are admitted every semester to the
"professional cohort." The application process involves a minimum
GPA requirement, several prerequisite classes, resume, cover
letter, interview, and skills assessment test. This thorough
process is used to maintain the school's relatively high standing
when compared to other public business schools.
The school is known for its close ties to the technology sector and
companies that frequently recruit at Eller include IBM, Honeywell,
Intel, Raytheon, and Accenture.
current dean is Dr. Paul Portney, who previously served as
President of Resources for the Future, an independent and
non-partisan research and educational organization in Washington,
D.C. that specializes in natural resources and the
The most recent U.S.
News and World Report
ranks Eller 15th in undergraduate business programs in the U.S.
public and private institutions), the highest ranking college at
the University of
According to U.S. News, Eller also boast
Top 5 Management
and ranked #1 Entrepreneurship
programs nationally. The
MIS program has been ranked in the Top 5 by U.S. News since the
inception of the rankings, one of only three programs in the U.S.
with such a distinction. Eller's programs in Supply Chain Logistics
ranked top 20 and Marketing
also ranked in the nation's Top 25 by
U.S. News as of 2008. The Public Administration and Policy Program
is ranked 31st among U.S. public universities.
In 2009, the Financial Times
Eller's MBA program 5th among U.S. public universities, 19th among
all U.S. universities and 41st worldwide in its global rankings.
The Entrepreneurship program was ranked 9th worldwide in the
In 2005, Eller's MBA program was ranked in the Top 25 regional
programs by recruiters in a poll conducted by The Wall Street Journal
. U.S. News
has ranked the MBA program among the Top 50 programs nationally for
11 consecutive years. Forbes
the Eller MBA program 33rd overall for having the best Return on
Investment (ROI), in its fourth biennial rankings of business
schools 2005. The MBA program was also ranked 24th by The Wall Street Journal
Interactive Regional Ranking.
- William Cleverly - Co-Founder and former Co-CEO/Chairman of
- Bennett Dorrance - Grandson of Campbell Soup Co. founder and heir of the
company, philanthropist, estimated worth: $2.4 billion in 2004
- Robert A. Eckert - chairman of the board and chief executive
officer of Mattel, Inc.
- Karl Eller -
Arizona business leader and nationally recognized entrepreneur, was
inducted into the Advertising
Hall of Fame by the American Advertising
Federation in March 2004 in New York City. Eller is the first Arizonan and second
outdoor advertising executive to be elected to the Advertising Hall
of Fame. Eller is also the namesake of the Eller College of
- Jim Furyk - professional golfer
- Larry Lesley - Senior Vice President, Consumer Imaging and
- Terry Lundgren
- CEO/Chairman of the Board/President/Director at Federated Department Stores,
Inc., the parent company of Macy's and Bloomingdale's department stores
- Arturo Moreno - Owner of the
Los Angeles Angels of
Anaheim Major League
Baseball team, outdoor advertising entrepreneur
- Vicki Panhuise - Vice President, Program Management, Honeywell, Inc.
- Jeffrey Rein - Former President and chief operating officer of
- Robert Sarver - Managing Partner,
Majority Owner of the Phoenix Suns
basketball team. Director, SkyWest
Airlines and Meritage Corporation.
- Thomas Kalinske - President,
Knowledge Universe; Chairman, LeapFrog Enterprises
- Norman McClelland- Chairman and former CEO of Shamrock
- James Muzzy- Managing Director and founding Partner of
- Miran Maric- Co-Founder and COO of Logic Wireless, LLC. World's
First projector cell phone company.
- Steven Hilton- CEO of Meritage Homes Corp.
- Brian Lesk- President and founder of Diversified Human
Eller's faculty includes Entrepreneurship
professor Dr. Amar Gupta
professor Gerald Swanson and Entrepreneurship
professor and previously
included 2005 Hoover National Fellow Gary Libecap.