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Application Information

We welcome applications from experienced professionals determined to expand their leadership and legacy.

Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Yale MBA for Executives program. The application for the Class of 2025 is now open. Applications will be considered during three different rounds throughout the year. Once we have received your submitted application and the round deadline has passed, your application will be reviewed. Successful candidates will move to the interview stage of the admissions process. Admissions decisions will be made per round, following these interviews. If admitted, a $7,500 non-refundable deposit is required to enroll. For additional information or application questions, please view our FAQs or contact

If you have questions about the program and would like to determine if the Yale MBA for Executives is right for you, please submit your profile here to receive personalized feedback from our admissions team.

How To Apply

All instructions for completing the online application are included in the application and the requirements are listed below.

Application Round Timelines
EMBA CLASS OF 2025 TIMELINE Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Application Round Deadline November 1, 2022 January 30, 2023 March 28, 2023
If advanced to interview, interviews will take place... December 2-3, 2022 March 3-4, 2023 April 28-29, 2023
Classes Begin July 2023 July 2023 July 2023

All dates are subject to change.

Application Requirements

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.

Transcripts from all colleges or universities are required. Unofficial paper transcripts can be uploaded during the application process. If admitted, you will need to submit official transcripts to enroll; 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, please obtain a notarized English translation.

The Executive assessment (EA), GMAT, or GRE

Applicants to the Yale School of Management MBA for Executives program are required to submit scores from one of three standardized tests: the Executive Assessment (EA), GMAT, or GRE. There is no minimum score to apply. Have your official score report(s) sent directly to the Yale School of Management. You can request EA score reports from (select Yale School of Management). You can request GMAT score reports through (use code 3TJ-BX-75). You can request GRE score reports from (use code 5624).

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.

Professional Recommendations

You are required to list two (2) individuals who will provide professional recommendations for you. Ideally, at least one of the recommenders should be in a position to assess your performance at your most recent job. Recommendation forms can be emailed directly to recommenders from the online application.

Employer Approval

Designed for working professionals, the Yale MBA for Executives program aims to accelerate careers, where students can apply learning and grow personally and professionally as they progress through the program. A rich, discussion-based learning environment draws upon the real-time experience of classmates. The program, therefore, requires that students be employed or similarly professionally engaged for the entire duration of the program. Applicants are required to receive approval for time out of the office from a supervisor or HR representative prior to the admissions interview.


We recommend submitting a current resume that is only 1 to 2 pages in length. Please note that you must have a minimum of seven years of post-undergraduate professional experience as we seek to build a diverse class with deep industry knowledge.

Work Experience

Applicants must have a minimum of seven years of post-undergraduate, full-time work experience as we seek to build a class with deep industry knowledge. Candidates with fewer years of work experience may be considered if they have demonstrated significant leadership experience through their employment or other experiences.

Essays & Area of Focus

We require two essays, as well as a shorter piece on your intended area of focus, with the following prompts:

  • What is your motivation for applying for an Executive MBA at this point in your career? Please discuss your interest in the Yale SOM MBA for Executives program, your area of focus, and your professional and personal goals. (500 words maximum)
  • Cite a statistic that you find shocking. As a leader for business and society, what actions could you take to address this challenge, and what would be your guiding principles and values? (500 words maximum)
  • Why have you selected this area of focus? Please describe how your current professional role relates to your chosen area of focus. (Word count: 150-250 words)

There is also an optional essay, with the following prompt:

  • If any aspect of your candidacy needs further explanation (unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of recommenders, academic performance, promotions or recognition, etc.), please provide a brief description here. (200 words maximum)
Application Fee

The application fee is $225 and can be paid online by credit card. You will be prompted to pay the fee after submitting your complete application.

Check your Status

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

March 26, 2020

Principles on Holistic Admission and Spring 2020 Grades

Recognizing the challenges to teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provost and Deans of Yale University adopted the following principle:

Yale’s admissions offices for graduate and professional schools evaluate applicants holistically and will take the significant disruptions of COVID-19 into account when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials relating to Spring 2020. In particular, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Credit/Fail and other grading options during this unprecedented period, whether they are made by institutions or by individual students.


Yale is proud of its strong commitment to equal opportunity and accessibility to all candidates from any part of the world who show great academic and personal promise. We extend our holistic application review to all students without regard to citizenship or immigration status.

DACAmented and UnDACAMented, Yale Office of International Students & Scholars