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Executive MBA

A member of our Admissions team will follow up to discuss your experience and goals.

Office Information

Location: Danforth Campus, Knight Hall, 3rd Floor
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (314) 935-7301 or US toll-free (888) 622-5115
Fax: (314) 935-4464
Admissions email: OlinGradAdmissions@wustl.edu

Mailing Address:
Olin Business School
MBA Admissions, Box 1156
Washington University
1 Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130


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 Calendar

Starting in August 2022: EMBA Class 58 (PDF)

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 upload materials to your portal as you complete the stages of the application, including entering the information for your recommender and commitment letter.

Executive MBA Application Deadlines

Currently, the EMBA program is accepting applications for the 2022 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

November 16, 2021
December 8, 2021
Round 2January 12, 2022
February 2, 2022

Round 3

March 16, 2022
April 6, 2022

Round 4

May 18, 2022
June 1, 2022
Round 5
June 15, 2022
July 6, 2022
Round 6
July 14, 2022
August 3, 2022

After August 4, 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.