Executive MBA Admission Information | Weatherhead

Executive MBA Admission Information

Weatherhead’s Executive MBA Philosophy of Recruitment

The Weatherhead School of Management Executive MBA admissions team is committed to recruiting diverse and motivated students who are dedicated to their professional growth as leaders and global influencers. We look for professionals who are critical thinkers, possess open mindsets, and exude a range of educational, professional and life experiences. These experiences, along with an internal drive to innovate and create positive change, enrich the dialogue and teamwork in the classroom.

Executive MBA Application Process Overview

  • Create an application, or log in using your username and password to continue your application.
  • Upload the required unofficial documents. If you are admitted and you matriculate, we will require your official documents then. Further instructions will be sent by email.
  • When your application is finished, click “submit” to pay your non-refundable application fee
  • After clicking “submit,” you will not be able to make any changes to your application form, resume or essays, but you will be able to log back in later to upload transcripts and test scores. All required documents must be submitted in order to be considered.
  • Once your application is complete, you may receive an invitation to interview. Interviews are by invitation only.
  • Any application that remains incomplete at the end of the admissions period will be denied.

Executive MBA Application Requirements


  • Most candidates have 10 or more years of relevant work experience, along with managerial and supervisory responsibilities
  • Potential for career advancement to a senior managerial position
  • Ability to participate in and contribute to an intensive learning environment
  • Time and willingness to make a two-year commitment to attend classes, study group meetings and other required activities
  • Evidence of the ability to complete graduate-level coursework

When reviewing your profile for admission consideration, the Weatherhead admissions team requires the following:

  • Transcripts*
  • Two essays
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Application fee: $100 (non-refundable)

Detailed instructions are available in our online application.

*If you do not have an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution, you will be required to take the GMAT (Code is WTJ-F1-47) or GRE (Code is 1105). The GMAT is preferred.

Executive MBA Application Deadlines

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Round 1
Submit By:  November 17, 2017
Complete By:  December 1, 2017
Notification Date: December 15, 2017
Round 2
Submit By:  January 10, 2018
Complete By:  January 24, 2018
Notification Date: February 14, 2018
Round 3
Submit By:  February 21, 2018
Complete By:  March 7, 2018
Notification Date: March 21, 2018
Round 4
Submit By:  April 4, 2018
Complete By:  April 18, 2018
Notification Date: May 2, 2018
Round 5
Submit By:  May 2, 2018
Complete By:  May 16, 2018
Notification Date: May 30, 2018
After round 5, EMBA admissions is ongoing until program start. Applications will continue to be accepted during the summer.

Executive MBA Program Start Dates

In addition to a mid-August Orientation date, new EMBA students participate in a team-building session on September 5. The first residency for 2018 is September 6-8. View the schedule for upcoming residencies.