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Applications to the MBA for Executives program can be completed online. We welcome applications from experienced professionals determined to take a leadership role in their field.

Your application will be considered complete once we have received your online application, all supplemental materials, and the admissions fee. Contact the admissions team at emba.admissions@yale.edu if you have any questions or concerns. You can check the status of your application at any time via your online status page.

Once we have received your application, it will be reviewed and successful candidates will move to the interview stage of the admissions process. The interviews will usually take place on campus. Admissions decisions will be made—and decision letters sent—following these interviews.

Students accepted to the program are not officially enrolled until a $5,000 non-refundable deposit is received. For additional information or application questions, contact emba.admissions@yale.edu.

How To Apply

To apply to the program, applicants must apply online. All instructions for completing the application are included in the application.

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Admissions Deadlines

Ongoing admission applications for our Class of 2017 will be reviewed as follows:

  • Early Admission Deadline*: November 21, 2014
  • Rolling Admissions Deadline: April 30, 2015

*Early Admission offers the opportunity to lock in the tuition fees at 2014 rates. All admitted candidates who enroll for the Class of 2017 by December 31, 2014 qualify.

Requirements 

While completing the online application form, you will be required to provide the following:

  • Academic Record

A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the international equivalent is required. International applicants with a three-year degree from an accredited institution are eligible to apply.

When you apply, you are required to provide a transcript from all colleges or universities you have ever attended. You do not need to submit official, paper transcripts to apply. If admitted, however, you will need to submit official transcripts to enroll. All offers of admission are conditional on the receipt and verification of official transcripts.

Non-English transcripts should be translated into English. If your institution does not provide an English translation with the transcript, please obtain a notarized English translation.

  • GMAT or GRE

All applicants to the Yale School of Management must take the GMAT or the GRE exam. There is no minimum score to apply. For the GMAT, have your official score report sent directly by GMAC to the MBA for Executives program. Use the code 3TJ-BX-75. You can request score reports through www.mba.com. (Note: GMAC will not report scores older than five years.)
For the GRE use Designated Institution (DI) code 5624 at www.ets.org/gre.

Exam preparation is often the most time-consuming part of the application process. We strongly recommend taking the exam early, after taking a formal exam preparation course, and/or taking the practice exams online.

  • Recommendations

You are required to submit two professional recommendations. Ideally, at least one of the recommenders should be in a position to assess your performance in your most recent role. Recommendation forms can be emailed directly to recommenders from the online application.

  • Employer Letter of Sponsorship/Support

The sponsorship letter is to be submitted by the individual in your employing organization who has the authority to grant you release time on required class days and to allow you sufficient flexibility to complete required coursework. (This requirement is waived for individuals who are self-employed).

  • Résumé

A current résumé, ideally one to two pages in length,  is required. You will have the opportunity to upload or write your résumé while completing the online application.

  • Essays

Two required essays provide you with an opportunity to tell the Admissions Committee about your life, your career, and your goals. These can be written into the application or uploaded while completing the online application.

  • Application Fee

The application fee is $225 and can be paid online by Master Card, Visa, or American Express. You will be prompted to pay the fee after submitting your completed online application.

  • Online Status

Your application will be considered complete and ready for review once we have received your online application, payment, and all supplemental materials. You can check the status of your application at any time on your online status page.

  • Equal Opportunity Statement

The University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era o r other covered veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Inquiries concerning these policies may be referred to the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, 104 William L. Harkness Hall, 203.432.0849 (voice / TDD).

  • Security Policy Statement

In accordance with both federal and state law, the University maintains information concerning current security policies and procedures and prepares an annual crime report concerning crimes committed within the geographical limits of the University.

Upon request to the Office of the Secretary of the University, P.O. Box 208230, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8230, 203.432.2310, the University will provide such information to any applicant for admission.