Tuition & Scholarships

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Tuition & Scholarships2020-05-21T08:07:24-06:00
Tuition
Return on Education
Funding Options

Tuition

Tuition Update

As the COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone and impacted your future decisions, the University of Utah is suspending all scheduled tuition increases this fall. In an effort to continue to support you through these challenging times while still offering a world class education, the EMBA program tuition will be $85,000 ($17,000/semester) instead of $87,000 ($17,400/semester).

The total cost of the Executive MBA program for the Class of 2022 (beginning August 2020) is $85,000.

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
  • Laptop and technology support

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

63%

received new job responsibilities while in the program

42%

received promotions while in the program

27%

average salary increase by graduation

Calculate Your Potential ROI

Want to get an idea of the financial ROI you could experience from earning an MBA? Access our new executive MBA ROI calculator, plug in your salary and financing details, and see what your projected return on education could be. Every student’s MBA outcomes are different, but we hope this gives you an idea of the potential impact this degree could have on your career and lifetime earnings.

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How Students Fund Their Executive MBA:

Fully funded by employer

Partially funded by employer

Self-funded

Funding Options

Scholarships

The deadline to apply for any scholarship is July 15. All scholarship decisions will be released via email in July 2020.

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 EMBA program. Students are not eligible to apply for admissions scholarships after they have started the 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 your qualifications. Each scholarship requires a one page essay that addresses 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 to funding available.

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

$2,000 – $10,000

This scholarship aims to increase the number of women in MBA programs by rewarding applicants who have shown exceptional contribution to the empowerment of women in business through professional achievement, 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 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.

$2,000 – $10,000

This scholarship is for MBA applicants who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the public sector or within non-profit organizations and have impacted their community in a positive way.

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?

$2,000 – $10,000

The Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship acknowledges the efforts of applicants 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.

$2,000 – $6,000

This scholarship is designed for applicants who demonstrate strong academics based on the overall applicant profile, GMAT/GRE scores, prior academic achievement, and how the student will contribute to the MBA program experience.

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

$2,000 – $10,000

This scholarship is for University of Utah 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.

Contact the EMBA office at EMBA@Utah.edu to see if you qualify.

$2,000 – $10,000

This scholarship aims to increase the number of women in MBA programs by rewarding applicants who have shown exceptional contribution to the empowerment of women in business through professional achievement, 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 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.

$2,000 – $10,000

This scholarship is for MBA applicants who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in the public sector or within non-profit organizations and have impacted their community in a positive way.

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?

$2,000 – $10,000

The Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship acknowledges the efforts of applicants 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 as they consider continued business education.

$2,000 – $6,000

This scholarship is designed for applicants who demonstrate strong academics based on the overall applicant profile, GMAT/GRE scores, prior academic achievement, and how the student will contribute 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.

$2,000 – $10,000

This scholarship is for University of Utah 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.

Contact the EMBA office at EMBA@Utah.edu to see if you qualify.

Additional Scholarships

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.

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:

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.

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

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

Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loan
Graduate PLUS Loan
Private Education Loan

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.

Deadline: September 10, 2020

If you are experiencing an emergency situation and are in need of financial assistance please complete this application. The following are possible expenses for the emergency funds: tuition, fees, room and board, textbooks, required supplies or materials for classes, transportation, child care, and unexpected medical expenses, COVID-19 related expenses.

The Executive MBA 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.

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

Federal Stafford Unsubsidized Loan
Graduate PLUS Loan
Private Education Loan

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.

Deadline: September 10, 2020

If you are experiencing an emergency situation and are in need of financial assistance please complete this application. The following are possible expenses for the emergency funds: tuition, fees, room and board, textbooks, required supplies or materials for classes, transportation, child care, and unexpected medical expenses, COVID-19 related expenses.

The Executive MBA 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.

Request Application Fee Waiver

Through these uncertain times brought on by COVID-19, our thoughts immediately turn to our prospective students. The University of Utah Executive MBA team cares about you and all those in your life feeling the impacts of this novel time of history.

To show our support, we are offering an $85 application fee waiver that may be used to apply for Fall 2020. Fill out the form to receive your waiver.