Tuition and Scholarships

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Tuition and Scholarships2019-11-07T10:40:10-07:00
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The total cost of the Executive MBA program for the Class of 2022 (beginning August 2020) is $87,000.

Tuition is all-inclusive and covers:

  • Three off-site intensive weeks (one domestic, two international)
  • Books and course materials
  • Catered meals for every class weekend
  • Networking events
  • Laptop and technology support
  • Administrative support – registration, parking, etc.

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.

The deposit and all tuition payments are non-refundable.

How our students fund their Executive MBA:


Fully funded by employer


Partially funded by employer



Funding Options


The deadline to apply for any scholarship is July 15.

The following scholarships are available to newly admitted Executive MBA students. In order to qualify, candidates must submit an application and be admitted to the MBA program. Candidates should select the scholarship that best represents what they offer to the MBA program. Candidates may apply for no more than one scholarship, so please be sure to select the one that best fits you as a candidate. Each scholarship requires a one page essay. The essay should address the prompt for the given scholarship. Additionally, you should highlight attributes that you feel set you apart from other candidates (academic excellence, leadership, service, talent, etc.). Scholarships are limited based on funding available.

To apply, send an email to Please indicate the scholarship you are applying for and include the appropriate essay.

$2,500 – $10,000

The Advancing Women in Business scholarship aims to increase the number of women in the Executive MBA program by rewarding applicants who have shown exceptional contribution to the empowerment of women in business through personal mentorship or community involvement.

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

$2,500 – $10,000

The Community Impact scholarship is available to exceptional Executive MBA students who have demonstrated leadership experience in the public sector or in non-profit organizations, or who have otherwise impacted their community in a positive manner.

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

$2,500 – $10,000

The Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship is available newly admitted Executive MBA students and acknowledges the efforts of students who have contributed to the advancement of underrepresented populations.

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 of the importance of a sound business education.


This scholarship is designed for all newly admitted MBA students who have previously earned a University of Utah degree.

Essay prompt: Share with the committee why you have decided to pursue your graduate degree at the University of Utah and the David Eccles School of Business. Specifically identify the qualifications and attributes that set you apart from other alumni of the University.

$2,500 – $6,000

This scholarship is designed for newly admitted Executive MBA students who demonstrate strong academics based on overall applicant profile, GMAT/GRE scores, prior academic achievement, and ability to contribute strongly to the MBA program experience.

Essay prompt: Share with the committee the qualifications and attributes that will set you apart in an MBA program. Specifically identify any special academic or professional accomplishments.

$2,500 – $10,000

This scholarship is for University of Utah Executive MBA admits 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.

Contact the EMBA office at to see if you qualify

Additional Scholarships

Criteria for selection of awards include demonstrated excellence in academic or professional pursuits. The total number of awards given out each year varies annually.

Third-party scholarships may also be available. Be cautious when using third-party searches and always check a provider’s reputation by contacting the Better Business Bureau or the office of your state’s Attorney General.The website is also a good consumer guide for review before selecting a private loan.

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

Financial Aid

There are many student loan programs available to help finance graduate education. Begin applying for federal assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.

  • Direct unsubsidized loans are available to undergraduate and graduate students; there is no requirement to demonstrate financial need.
  • Your school determines the amount you can borrow based on your cost of attendance and other financial aid you receive.
  • You are responsible for paying the interest on a direct unsubsidized loan during all periods.
  • If you choose not to pay the interest while you are in school and during grace periods and deferment or forbearance periods, your interest will accrue (accumulate) and be capitalized (that is, your interest will be added to the principal amount of your loan).
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The Grad PLUS Loan is a federal student loan available to students attending graduate school and professional school. The Grad PLUS Loan offers a fixed 7.08% interest rate for the 2019-2020 school year and flexible loan limits. To be eligible, a student can’t have an adverse credit history. A fee is deducted from the loan amount before the funds are sent to the school.

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Private Education Loans, also known as Alternative Education Loans, help bridge the gap between the actual cost of your education and the limited amount the government allows you to borrow in its programs. Private loans are offered by private lenders, and there are no federal forms to complete.

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