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Scholarships

The Eccles School provides merit-based financial aid opportunities for exceptional students thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporate donors, and the University.

All applicants who submit a complete MSBA application and receive an offer of admission will have the opportunity to be considered for merit-based scholarships. Scholarships require a separate application that will be sent to eligible applicants with their admission decision or shortly afterward. Criteria for selection of awards include demonstrated excellence in academic or professional pursuits, as assessed in your program and scholarship applications.

Scholarships are primarily in the form of a tuition reduction. The amount of a scholarship award depends on the competitiveness of the admitted applicant pool as well as available funding. Scholarship amounts may range from $2,500 to $19,000 in total value.

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Scholarship Types

The Eccles School provides merit-based scholarship opportunities for exceptional students admitted to the MSBA program.

  • Scholarships are in the form of a tuition reduction and will be applied to your tuition bills for fall and spring semesters.
  • Scholarships are not available in the summer semester(s).
  • Scholarships are non-renewable.
  • Scholarships are awarded prior to starting your first semester of the program as opposed to during the program.
  • Students are awarded one type of scholarship. The Scholarship Committee will select the best scholarship based on the student’s background and eligibility.

A number of graduate scholarships are available each semester. Students are awarded amounts ranging from $2,500-$7,500, directly applied to fall and spring tuition bills in two equal payments (for example, a $5,000 award would be disbursed as $2,500 for fall and $2,500 for spring).  Awards are not applied in summer semester when all students pay resident tuition.

For students not meeting residency classification, including international students, financial awards are available to cover a portion of the difference between resident and non-resident tuition. These awards are applied directly to your tuition account, and eligible students must enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester. This award will be applied to fall and spring tuition bills in two equal payments (for example, a $10,000 award would be disbursed as $5,000 for fall and $5,000 for spring).  Awards are not applied in summer semester when all students pay resident tuition. Non-resident award amounts range from $7,500 – $19,000.

Does your company offer tuition reimbursement? If so, the MSBA program will match your company’s contributions up to a lifetime maximum of $5,000, or $2,500 per semester for two semesters. To be considered, please provide a letter from your employer stating that you are an employee and are eligible for their tuition benefit plan. The letter also must include the tuition benefit plan’s annual amount and the employer’s contact information. The letter can be emailed to MSBAinfo@Eccles.Utah.edu. Please be aware we will verify the letter. We recognize the value of gaining work experience during the program and the opportunity it provides to apply classroom knowledge to real business problems at your company. As such, we will match your employer’s tuition reimbursement (up to $5,000).

To learn more, please contact MSBAinfo@Eccles.Utah.edu.

All University of Utah alumni, having earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Utah, are eligible for a 10% tuition scholarship once admitted to the Eccles School MSBA program. Applicants can qualify for this award by including the University of Utah as your degree-granting institution as well as uploading unofficial transcripts on your program application.

If you qualify for this scholarship, you will receive more information about the award once you have been admitted to the MSBA program and your degree has been verified by the University of Utah Graduate School.

A limited number of graduate and teaching assistantships are available each semester. Students are paid an hourly rate for a set number of hours per week and also receive a scholarship applied directly to their tuition bill. Assistantship applications will be sent to all eligible students when available, typically 1-2 months before the semester start. Assistantship awards range from $2,500 – $8,000.

The MSBA program is approved as part of the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) for non-residents. The WRGP allows master degree, graduate certificate and Ph.D. students who are residents of the WICHE-member states to enroll in some 320 high-quality programs at 56 participating institutions outside of their home state and pay resident tuition.

The WICHE states include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. For more information about the WGRP, visit WICHE online.

Domestic applicants currently residing in WICHE-member states are automatically considered for this award when applying for the MSBA program. For questions or to provide more information about your current residency, contact MSBAinfo@Eccles.Utah.edu.

To qualify for WICHE benefits, students must show proof that they are currently residing in a WICHE-member state. More information will be provided upon admission.

Students admitted to the MBA Online and MSBA or Professional MBA and MSBA concurrent programs will be considered for a concurrent scholarship based on the following criteria:

  • Must be formally accepted into both programs: MBAO/MSBA or PMBA/MSBA
  • Must complete at least 48 credits of coursework
  • Must have and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • If attending part-time, students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits. If attending full-time, students must be enrolled in at least 9 credits.

The concurrent scholarship is $5,000 for resident students and $10,000 for non-resident students and will be disbursed in your final Fall and Spring semesters.

*If an MSBA student decides to pursue the PMBA or MBA Online program and already received an MSBA scholarship, then the MSBA student may not be eligible for this concurrent scholarship. The MSBA scholarship will be deducted from the concurrent scholarship amount and if an amount remains, the student will be awarded the remaining amount for the second program.

Students accepted in the MS Finance (MSF) and MSBA or MS Information Systems (MSIS) and MSBA will be considered for a concurrent scholarship based on the following criteria:

  • Must be formally accepted into both programs: MSF/MSBA or MSIS/MSBA
  • Must complete at least 30 credits of coursework
  • Must have and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • If attending part-time, students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits. If attending full-time, students must be enrolled in at least 9 credits.

The concurrent scholarship is $15,000 for resident students and $25,000 for non-resident students and will be disbursed in your final Fall and Spring semesters.

  • Amounts and availability of all scholarships are subject to change.
  • Scholarships for MSBA students are primarily graduate and non-resident scholarships awarded at admission. Note that students are only eligible for admissions scholarships during the term for which they are applying. Students are not eligible to apply for admissions scholarships after they have started the program.
  • Assistantship positions are typically open to both newly admitted and current students. Announcements of open positions and how to apply are sent by program advisors.
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