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Admissions Process

Learn more about the areas of focus and relevant information about the admissions process.

Application Requirements

Find details about the eligibility requirements and all components of the application, including standardized test scores.

Profile & Fit

Determine if this program is the best fit for you at this time given your professional goals and previous experience.

Program Tuition & Fees

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Curriculum FAQs

Learn more about the details of the Yale MBA for Executives unique curriculum and program requirements for graduation.

Admissions Process

  • Which focus area should I apply to?

    We suggest learning more about each focus area here. If you have any questions about which focus area best suits you, please reach out to the admissions team at emba.admissions@yale.edu.

  • Is it possible to participate in two focus areas since I have interest in two?

    A student is only able to participate in one focus area, due to program scheduling. Students spend roughly 75% of the program with classmates across all three focus areas, which allows for considerable contact and networking across all three sub-cohorts.

  • Do I have to declare an area of focus during the admission process?

    You do need to declare one area of focus as part of your application. If you have any questions about which area of focus best suits you, please reach out to the admissions team at emba.admissions@yale.edu.

  • Is it possible to apply to both the full-time and executive MBA programs at the Yale School of Management at the same time?

    We ask that applicants only apply to one Yale School of Management program each academic year, so it is not possible to apply to both programs in the same application year.

  • Once I submit my application, how quickly can I receive an admission decision?

    Once we have received your entire application and the round application date has passed, it will be reviewed by the admissions committee. Successful candidates will move to the interview stage of the admissions process and be invited to an on-campus interview. Admissions decisions will be made—and decision letters sent—following these interviews. Overall, the process takes about 4-5 weeks for a final decision.

  • What should I do if I am interested in visiting campus for an information session or class visit?

    If you are interested in visiting us, we have an information session each month on a Saturday. You can find all upcoming admissions events here. If you are looking to visit campus on another day, reach out to emba.admissions@yale.edu for more information.

  • Is it possible to earn a joint degree (e.g. MBA/JD, MBA/MD) through the EMBA program?

    It is not possible to earn the MBA for Executives as part of a joint degree. Only our full-time MBA program may be viable as part of a Yale joint degree. 

  • Do you accept transfer students?

    As Yale’s unique integrated core curriculum is structured differently than other MBA programs, we do not accept transfer students from other universities. If you have not completed another program and would like to earn a Yale MBA, you are welcome to apply.


Application Requirements

  • What are the application deadlines, and when can I submit my application?

    Applications will be considered during three different rounds throughout the year. Application deadlines can be found on the Application Information page. To be considered for a specific round, all application requirements must be completed before the round deadline. 

  • What is required as a part of the application?

    All application requirements can be found on the Application Information page.

  • What are the eligibility requirements to apply to the program?

    We require applicants to have a minimum of five years of post-graduate professional experience, a complete undergraduate degree, and be in a position to accelerate in his or her career.

  • Is there a GMAT, GRE or EA minimum score required for entrance to the program?

    There is no minimum GMAT, GRE or EA score required to apply to Yale SOM. We will consider your scores in the context of your whole application. 

  • Do you accept GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment (EA) waivers based on numbers of years worked or other higher education degrees?

    No, we require either the GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment (EA) as a part of your complete application.

  • Is it necessary to take the GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment (EA)?

    Yes, we require one of these standardized tests as part of a complete application.

  • Do I have to take the GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment (EA) before I submit my application?

    No. You can submit an application prior to taking the exam; however, your application will not be considered complete without a valid test score. Note that we will review your application with your unofficial scores, replacing them as they are reported to us.

    We encourage applicants to schedule ample time to prepare for the exam; the format does take some time to adjust to and timing during the exam is very important. A professional preparation course is recommended.

  • What are the school codes I should use to send my official test score reports?

    Have your official score report(s) sent directly to the Yale School of Management. 

    You can request GMAT score reports through www.mba.com (use code 3TJ-BX-75). You can request GRE score reports from www.ets.org/gre (use code 5624).

    You can request EA score reports from www.gmac.com/ea (select Yale School of Management).

    For the GRE, please use Designated Institution (DI) code 5624 at www.ets.org/gre.

  • Are interviews required as a part of the application process?

    Interviews are not required to submit an application. Once we have received the 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 Yale SOM campus.

  • Do I need to be sponsored? Can I sponsor myself?

    Your supervisor must agree in writing to support you by providing the time to attend scheduled classes and sufficient scheduling flexibility to complete required coursework. You do not need to demonstrate financial support from your employer. If you are self-employed or at the top of your reporting structure, you can submit your own employer letter.

  • Who should write the letters of recommendation?

    Ideally, at least one of the recommenders should be in a position to assess your performance in your most recent role. You are required to provide two recommendations, and professional recommendations are preferred.

  • What is the Executive Assessment (EA)?

    The Executive Assessment is specifically designed to evaluate the business school readiness of seasoned professionals.  The assessment focuses on skills that are critical both at work and in an Executive MBA program: higher order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving.  Because it was designed specifically for experienced professionals, it requires modest preparation, takes only 90 minutes to complete, and includes flexible rescheduling options. The test is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), creators of the GMAT® exam. Learn more about the Executive Assessment by visiting gmac.com/ea.



  • What is the difference between Yale School of Management’s full-time MBA program and the MBA for Executives?

    Both programs offer the same MBA degree but are delivered in different formats. You can learn more about the differences here.

  • If I'm looking to make a big transition in my career, is this program a good fit for me?

    Due to the nature of the program, the MBA for Executives is appropriate for those looking to accelerate their career in their current field. If you are looking for a career transition, the full-time program may be more fitting. You are welcome to contact the admissions team to talk more about your situation if you need more guidance.

  • Is it possible to find out if I would be a good fit for this program?

    We do offer a pre-assessment to determine if you meet our requirements for the program. You can fill out the form here.

  • Do I have to be working full-time to apply to the program? Can I apply to the program if I am currently unemployed and looking for a new position?

    We do require that students are in full-time employment during the program. Students apply learning to their professional environments throughout the program and contribute real-time industry knowledge to class discussions.

  • Is it possible to be admitted without a university degree?

    To apply to Yale SOM, an applicant must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution or the international equivalent. International applicants with a three-year degree from an accredited institution may apply. 


Program Tuition & Fees

  • How much is the program tuition? What is included in the program fee?

    Current information on tuition and program fees can be found here. Program fees include tuition, required textbooks, study materials, breakfast and lunch on all class days, Yale parking, and lodging/ parking at the Omni New Haven Hotel during summer residencies and Friday evenings on class weekends.

  • How do I fund this program?

    There are several ways that candidates fund their program. You can learn more about financial aid resources via these links: scholarship resourcesstudent loans, and the loan forgiveness program.

  • Is financial aid available?

    Yes, you can find out about financial aid options here.

  • Do you have scholarship opportunities? If so, how I apply to them?

    We offer a limited number of partial scholarships. To be considered for an award, applicants must complete the Scholarship Information section of the online application in addition to submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Learn more here.

  • Can the fee for hotel accommodations be waived for local residents?

    The hotel accommodation cannot be waived during the in-residence periods and the first semester. After the first semester, Friday night hotel accommodations may be waived on request and will be refunded via the Yale billing system. Contact emba.admissions@yale.edu for more information.

  • How do I approach my employer about starting a program like this?

    We suggest reviewing the employer benefit resources for how the MBA for Executives program can benefit your program.