BSBA Business Professional Admissions

Fall 2018
Professional Admission Packet

The Spring 2019 Professional Admission Packet will be posted here on Friday, January 25th.  You're welcome to review the Fall 2018 packet as a reference, but be sure to review this semester's requirements once the new packet is posted.

Eller College of Management BSBA degree program requires professional admission to the individual majors.

This competitive and selective process is separate from the admission application to the University of Arizona. The application for Professional Admission is currently closed and will reopen Spring 2019.  Students can apply for admission and access their online application in the application portal by clicking on the link below.  

application Portal

Follow a link below or scroll down to view details on Eller College BSBA professional admission:


 

Timeline

Dates and times are subject to change; please check back again at the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester to confirm dates.

Spring 2019 Dates & Times Professional Admission Activity
January 23rd  
5:00 p.m.

Professional Admission Application Opens in eSMS Admissions Portal
eSMS Admissions portal may require authentication for first-time users

January 23rd 
4:00 p.m.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m

International/ESL Student Information Session (4:00 pm)
McClelland Hall Room 201B

Professional Admission Orientation (5:00 pm)
General Session: Harvill Room 150
Admission With Excellence: Harvill Room 305

**Casual attire is appropriate for the Professional Admission orientation meetings.

January 24th 
4:00 p.m.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Transfer Student Information Session (4:00 pm)
McClelland Hall Room 201B

Professional Admission Orientation (5:00 pm) 
General Session:  Harvill Room 150
Admission With Excellence:  Harvill Room 305

**Casual attire is appropriate for the Professional Admission orientation meetings.

January 28th-February 8th  Mandatory Academic Advising Appointments
To schedule an appointment, applications must first be submitted online through eSMS Admissions portal
February 12th  
12:00 Noon
Professional Admission Application Deadline
McClelland Hall Room 201
Late applications are NOT accepted; students must submit hard-copies and upload materials online through eSMS Admissions portal

February 15th  

ESL (English as a Second Language) and Global Cohort Applicant Interviews including Writing Assessment for ESL Applicants - Room TBD
ESL Interview and writing assessment times are scheduled during the mandatory academic advising appointment

February 16th 
8:00 a.m.

Skills Assessment Exam
Sciences Building Room 100, starting at 8:00 am
February 16th  Professional Admission Interviews 
Interview times are scheduled during the mandatory academic advising appointment
February 27th  
by 5:00 p.m.
Admission Decision Notifications Sent by Email to applicants University of Arizona CatMail
Time and date are approximate and subject to change

 

Eligibility Requirements and Application Process

Follow the links below for complete professional admission eligibility requirements and application process:

 


 

Cohort Options

There are three cohort options to which students can apply:

Traditional Cohort
Students will complete their cohort in the regular fall/spring semesters. Courses are available during the day. Majors available in this cohort include accounting, business economics, business management, finance, management information systems (MIS), marketing, and operations management.

Global Cohort - only for summer admission
For Spring applicants only. Students will complete their first-semester cohort requirements in an international emerging market in the summer semester. Remaining semesters will be held in Tucson under the traditional cohort model. Majors available in this cohort include accounting, business economics, business management, finance, management information systems (MIS), marketing, and operations management.

Online Cohort - note: separate application process and timeline
Students will complete their upper-division courses fully online. Business administration is the only major available in the online program, but several (optional) Eller certificates are also available. Students are eligible to start the Eller Online Undergraduate program in fall, spring, or summer. The Online Cohort is designed to be completed in four semesters, with 12 credits per semester. Please review the UA Online Information to determine if a UA Online degree is right for you.


 

Criteria Considered

The Eller College Professional Program seeks students with intellectual and interpersonal abilities that will contribute to the Eller College's academic and co-curricular programs, as well as those students who demonstrate strong leadership potential and have a high potential for success in the professional management field. The admission process is competitive and selective. Candidates are evaluated in the following areas:

  • Cumulative UA GPA
    • Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA in order to be eligible to apply. A Transfer GPA will be calculated for all transfer students who have earned less than 12 credits at UA.
  • Pre-Business Foundation GPA
    • Performance in Pre-Business Foundation courses is competitive and includes all previous attempts at coursework.
    • The calculation of the foundation course GPA does include grades from transferred coursework, although these grades do not affect the UA cumulative GPA.
  • Cover Letter, Resume, and Interview
    • Candidates are encouraged to demonstrate leadership, work experience, community service, and involvement in co-curricular activities
    • Students are encouraged to utilize resources and Career Coaching offered through the Eller Professional Development Center.

Students entering the Professional Program must possess a high level of language proficiency (speaking, writing, listening, and reading) and a high level of interpersonal competency for success and satisfaction in not only the academic environment but also in today’s global business environments (see eligibility requirements for more information).

One of our goals is a diverse student body. Among equally qualified applicants, preference will be given to U.S. citizens and others who are otherwise qualified to hold permanent employment in the U.S.

Students must begin the professional program in the semester for which they apply. Professional admission status cannot be deferred to a future semester.

Applicants for the Eller Online Undergraduate cohort will go through a slightly different application process.


 

Differential Tuition Surcharge Information

A professional program fee is assessed every semester to students in Eller's undergraduate professional program. Fees are subject to annual review and may change. During summer and winter sessions, students will incur an additional $20 per unit fee for all courses offered by Eller departments (both lower-division and upper-division). See Differential Tuition Surcharge for more information.


 

Application Fee

A $55 fee will be applied to all eligible students submitting a Professional Admissions applicationThe fee will be charged to the Bursar Account of all UA students. Transfer students who do not have a UA Bursar Account must pay the fee with a check or money order when they submit their application.

Applicants for the Eller Online Undergraduate Cohort will be assessed the $55 fee at the time of enrollment.


 

For additional information, view our Admissions FAQs or contact us.