Tuition & Scholarships

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Tuition & Scholarships2022-01-06T12:57:12-07:00

Tuition

The total cost of the Executive MBA program for the Class of 2024 (beginning August 2022) is $87,500.

Tuition is all-inclusive and covers:

  • Personalized career advancement services throughout the program and beyond graduation
  • Networking events and access to a diverse alumni network of over 1,500 industry leaders
  • A+ administrative support (Bloomberg Businessweek) – high-touch class day support, registration, parking, etc.
  • Three off-site intensive weeks 
  • Books and course materials
  • Catered meals for every on-campus class weekend

Payments are made in five equal installments due at the beginning of each semester. A $2,500 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance to the program and is applied toward the first-semester tuition payment.

Return on Education

62%

received new job responsibilities while in the program

46%

received promotions while in the program

25%

average salary increase by graduation

43%

average salary increase 3 years after graduation

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How Students Fund Their Executive MBA:

20%

Fully funded by employer

42%

Partially funded by employer

38%

Self-funded

Scholarships

Admissions Scholarships

Admissions scholarships are available to newly admitted MBA students. Scholarship applications must be submitted by the final application deadline of the respective intakes to be considered. Students are not eligible for admissions scholarships after they have started the program.

Candidates can only be awarded a maximum of one scholarship. The exception to this rule is the Automatic Early Admit Scholarship, which can be awarded in addition to one other scholarship.

Admissions scholarships are limited to funding available and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Some scholarships may factor in elements of your application, including: your admission interview, essay, professional experience, GPA, and GMAT or GRE score. All scholarship awards consider both merit and need.

Potential Award:
$0 – $10,000

This scholarship aims to increase the number of women in MBA programs by rewarding applicants who have shown exceptional contributions to the empowerment of women in business through professional achievement, personal mentorship, or community involvement. This scholarship is open to students of any gender identity who empower women in business.

How to Apply:
To apply for this scholarship, please write a one-page essay using the prompt below. The essay should address the prompt and highlight attributes that you feel set you apart from other candidates. Scholarship applications should be sent to EMBA@Utah.edu. Please indicate the scholarship you are applying for and include your completed essay.

Essay prompt:
Describe how you have supported the academic, personal, or professional advancement of women. Share an example of your commitment to leadership in issues affecting women in business. Additionally, describe how you will leverage your experience to bring a diverse perspective to classroom discussions and influence women as they consider continuing their business education.

Potential Award:
$0 – $10,000

Description:
This scholarship is for MBA candidates who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the public sector or within non-profit organizations and have positively impacted their community.

How to Apply:
To apply for this scholarship, please write a one-page essay using the prompt below. The essay should address the prompt and highlight attributes that you feel set you apart from other candidates. Scholarship applications should be sent to EMBA@Utah.edu. Please indicate the scholarship you are applying for and include your completed essay.

Essay prompt:
Describe your contributions to the public sector, non-profit-based organizations, and the community. How will your experience add value to your peers, classroom, and the Eccles School of Business community?

Potential Award:
$0 – $10,000

Description:
This scholarship acknowledges the efforts of applicants who have contributed to the advancement of underrepresented populations.

How to Apply:
To apply for this scholarship, please write a one-page essay using the prompt below. The essay should address the prompt and highlight attributes that you feel set you apart from other candidates. Scholarship applications should be sent to EMBA@Utah.edu. Please indicate the scholarship you are applying for and include your completed essay.

Essay prompt:
Describe how you have supported the academic, personal, or professional advancement of underrepresented minorities. Describe how you will leverage your experience to bring a diverse perspective to classroom discussions and influence other members of underrepresented populations on the importance of sound business education.

Potential Award:
$0 – $6,000

Description:
This scholarship acknowledges the efforts of applicants who have contributed to the advancement of underrepresented populations.

How to Apply:
To apply for this scholarship, please write a one-page essay using the prompt below. The essay should address the prompt and highlight attributes that you feel set you apart from other candidates. Scholarship applications should be sent to EMBA@Utah.edu. Please indicate the scholarship you are applying for and include your completed essay.

Essay prompt:
Describe the qualifications and attributes that will set you apart in the MBA program; specifically identify any unique academic or professional accomplishments.

Potential Award:
$0 – $10,000

Description:
This scholarship is for Executive MBA applicants who live and travel from outside the state of Utah for class. It is designed to help support travel costs and to increase the geographical diversity of the Executive MBA cohort.

How to Apply:
Contact the EMBA office at EMBA@Utah.edu to see if you qualify. Please indicate your interest in the Out-of-State-Admit Scholarship.

Additional Scholarships

The following scholarship opportunities are not offered directly by our program, but they may be an excellent option to fund your education.

Those hoping to participate in the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute while enrolled in the program may be eligible for additional scholarships. For example, MBAO students can receive elective academic credit and a scholarship for participation in the New Venture Development Center. Visit Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute for more details.

The University of Utah may offer additional scholarships or financial aid. Research your options here.

Third-party scholarships may also be available. Be cautious when using third-party searches and always check each provider’s reputation by contacting the Better Business Bureau or the Office of the State Attorney General. Here are some other resources to consider:

Financial Aid

Student Loans

There are many student loan programs available to help finance graduate education, including:

Each loan has different specifications, so please contact the University of Utah Financial Aid department at 801-581-6211 or via email at FinancialAid@SA.Utah.edu  to see what you qualify for and which loan would be the best fit for you. Begin applying for federal assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

If you are accepted into the Executive MBA  program, you can make an appointment with a University of Utah financial aid counselor by calling (801) 581-6211. When setting up an appointment, it is very important to specify that you are an Executive MBA student. Also, let them know if there will be any outside sources paying for your tuition (i.e. if your company will be helping you financially). Counselors will discuss all of your options and answer any questions you may have. Visit the Financial Aid Office’s website for more information.

Military Funding

The MBA Online program fully supports its veterans and active military students. We are determined to ensure the success of student veterans and offer many resources to determine what funding is available for your service.

The University of Utah’s Veteran Support Center specializes in veteran affairs and acts as a resource for helping you understand and enroll in your qualified tuition benefits. For additional information, contact the center at 801-587-7722 or VetCenter@SA.Utah.edu.

The University of Utah is also a partner of Military MBA, which offers a variety of scholarships.

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