Online Program Admissions

Eller Online StudentsThe Eller Online Admissions Process

A high quality experience in all of Eller’s undergraduate majors begins with committed, talented, and motivated students. This is the purpose of a selective admissions process. Eller Online Undergraduate Business Administration applications are accepted on a rolling basis so that students can begin in the fall, spring, or summer semesters.

In order to be eligible to apply to the Online Undergraduate Business Administration program, applicants must take the following steps:

Step 1: Contact an Eller Success Coach to Determine Your Eligibility

  • Contact the Eller Online Student Services Coordinator.
  • Be prepared to provide unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended. The unofficial transcripts will be sent via email to your success coach and the official transcripts sent to UA online as a part of University admissions.

You will work with the Eller success coach to determine that you meet the eligibility requirements for the Eller Online Undergraduate Business Administration program. In order to be eligible to apply for Professional Admission to the Eller College of Management, you must meet the following requirements:

  • GPA Requirement: Have a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 on 12 or more completed, graded UA units. If fewer than 12 UA units have been completed, a transfer GPA will be calculated using all attempted coursework from all transfer institutions. 
  • Unit Requirement: Have completed a minimum of 42 units of work acceptable to the University of Arizona, and be on track to complete 54 credits by the end of the semester in which applying. 
  • Foundation Coursework Requirement: You must be complete or in progress with the necessary pre-business foundation coursework. When calculating the foundation GPA, all graded attempts at courses are considered. All foundation courses must be successfully completed by the end of the regular semester in which a student applies. Students who do not pass any foundation courses which are in progress during the semester in which they apply will lose their Professional Admission. The following required courses must be complete or may be in progress as noted below: 
    • Accounting Sequence:
      At least one complete and the other can be in progress. Acceptable courses include: 
      ACCT 200 (Financial Accounting)
      ACCT 210 (Managerial Accounting)
    • Business Math Sequence:
      At least two complete and the other can be in progress. Acceptable courses include:
      MATH 116 (Business Calculus)
      BNAD 276 (Business Statistics)
      BNAD 277 (Analytical Methods for Business) 
      Math 116 can be replaced with an approved Calculus course 
      Please speak with the Eller Success Coach for more information about alternative Math options.
    • Composition Sequence: 
      At least one complete and the other can be in progress. Acceptable courses include: 
      ENGL 101 OR ENGL 107 (English Composition I) 
      ENGL 102 OR ENGL 108 (English Composition II) 
      OR ENGL 109H (Advanced Composition)
    • Economics Sequence:
      Course(s) can be complete or in progress. Acceptable course(s) include:
      ECON 200 (Basic Economic Issues) 
       ECON 201A (Microeconomics) and ECON 201B (Macroeconomics)
    • Management Information Systems Course(s):
      Course(s) can be complete or in progressAcceptable course(s) include:
      MIS 111 (Computers in an Internetworked Society) 
       MIS 111 (Computers in an Internetworked Society) and MIS 111L (Excel Lab)
      MIS 111L is required for students who entered the UA in Fall 2012 or later. 
  • Good Academic Standing: Students must be in good academic standing (UA GPA of 2.0 or higher) at the UA in order to be eligible to start the cohort. Students may not start the upper-division cohort on Academic Probation (UA GPA) 


Step 2: Apply to Eller Online Undergraduate

Once an Eller Success Coach has confirmed your eligibility, please submit your electronic Eller Professional Admissions application through eSMS:

Please note: A $55 fee will be assessed to your Bursar's account when you are admitted to the Eller Online Undergraduate program.

The online application will be available during the following timelines:

Semester Classes Begin Application Deadline
Spring Mid-January January 1
Summer Mid-May May 1
Fall Late August August 1



Step 3: Apply to UA Online

If you haven't already been admitted to UA Online or the University of Arizona, Eller's Professional Admissions applicants must also submit an application for admission to the University of Arizona:


Step 4: Complete Prerequisite Assessment

Once you have been admitted you will complete a brief prerequisite assessment to help us better understand your preparation and assist us in developing a plan to ensure your success in Eller’s online courses.

Content that will be assessed includes:

  • Accounting:

    • Financial Accounting Assumptions and Principles/
      The Accounting Cycle
    • The Accounting Equation, Account Types, 
      & The Classified Balance Sheet
    • The Income Statement 
      Retained Earnings & Dividends
    • Merchandising vs. Service Operations 
      Analyzing Transactions
    • Recording Business Transactions I: 
      Merchandising Operations Cont.
      Accounting for Inventory
    • Recording Business Transactions II: 
      Receivables & Bad Debt 
      Prepaid Expenses & Unearned Revenue
    • Recording Business Transactions III:
      Property, Plant, and Equipment & Depreciation
      Liabilities & Equity
    • The Statement of Cash Flows
      Ratio Analysis
  • Business Math:
    • Probability
    • Distributions / Statistics / Expected value
    • Solutions to Linear Equations
    • Time Value of Money:
      Future Value
      Present Value

View sample problems in PDF format.


For additional information, please contact the Eller Online Student Services Coordinator.