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​Admissions

Talking with a member of Olin’s Executive MBA Admissions team should be your first step. The goal is to establish an ongoing professional relationship with you, discuss your short- and long-term career aspirations, answer your questions, and, if you decide the Executive MBA program is right for you, guide you through the application process.

Class schedule

Starting in September 2018: EMBA Class 54 calendar.

Criteria for admission

Admissions decisions are based on each individual’s personal qualifications and achievements, and a number of factors are considered. Strong candidates meet the following criteria:

  • significant professional experience managing people, projects, and budgets
  • a decision maker in your organization
  • an academic history that demonstrates the capacity for graduate-level business course work
  • able to commit to a 20-month program
  • expertise and perspectives that enhance the classroom learning environment
  • the ability to work well in a team

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the application, Executive MBA admissions requirements include:

(See the Application Process page for details.)

Most candidates aren’t required to submit GMAT or GRE scores, or an Executive Assessment. Exceptions are made for individuals who need to demonstrate mastery of necessary quantitative skills. If you believe test scores would strengthen your application, however, you’re welcome to submit them.

Note: You can submit your material in several stages: the online application and essay first, the supporting documentation – transcripts, recommendation forms, and commitment letter – subsequently.

Executive MBA Application Deadlines

Currently, the EMBA program is accepting applications for the Spring 2019 class. Admissions decisions are made for applications submitted by 11:59 PM Central Time according to the deadlines for each round noted in the table below.

Application deadlines
Due byNotification on or before

Round 1

October 17, 2018November 7, 2018
Round 2November 28, 2018December 19, 2018

Round 3

January 17, 2019
February 7, 2019

After January 17, we move to rolling admissions, during which we continue to accept applications on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Incomplete applications will be shifted to the subsequent rounds until all required materials have been submitted.

Transfer of credit

Given the cohort design of our program, we do not accommodate transfer credits.