Minimum Admissions Criteria & Deadlines
Admission to the EMBA program is highly competitive and is based on significant and relevant professional and managerial work experience, prior academic performance, and personal attributes. Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis.
Most applicants have:
- An undergraduate degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0
- 8-10+ years of progressive professional experience
- At least three-five years of management experience
Waiver of the 3.0 GPA minimum requirement is rare. The Admissions Committee will consider an applicant’s request for a GPA waiver in exceptional cases where post-undergraduate education or professional work experience create special circumstances.
The GMAT is not a mandatory requirement. Because we limit the size of each class to 45-50 participants, we are able to evaluate each applicant on an individual and very personal basis. However, applicants must demonstrate an ability to successfully complete quantitative course work. Candidates without demonstrated success in undergraduate or graduate quantitative course work may be asked to demonstrate abilities in other ways (e.g., GMAT).
The start date for the next EMBA cohort is January 2017.
Application Deadlines are:
- May 2
- June 20 - deadline for priority scholarship consideration
- August 1
- September 19
- November 7
Early application is encouraged, as space in the program is limited. Please note that applications are not reviewed and admission interviews are not scheduled until all required materials are received. The online application and all support materials (i.e., letters of recommendation, sponsorship and transcripts) must be submitted by the designated date.