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 documents. Only unofficial documents are needed for the review process.
  • 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

Deadlines for September 2017 Entry
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Round 1
Submit By:November 18, 2016
Complete By:December 2, 2016
Notification Date:December 19, 2016
Round 2
Submit By:January 11, 2017
Complete By:January 25, 2017
Notification Date:February 17, 2017
Round 3
Submit By:February 22, 2017
Complete By:March 8, 2017
Notification Date:March 24, 2017
Round 4
Submit By:March 29, 2017
Complete By:April 12, 2017
Notification Date:April 28, 2017
Round 5
Submit By:May 3, 2017
Complete By:May 17, 2017
Notification Date:June 16, 2017
* After round 5, EMBA admissions is rolling until program start.

Executive MBA Program Start Dates

All students are required to attend an orientation session on September 13. The first residency for 2017 is September 14-16 (view the schedule for upcoming residencies).