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Are you Executive MBA material?

There are many MBA programs out there, but it’s important to choose the one that best fits your life, your goals and your future.

The ideal Executive MBA candidate is a highly motivated, hard-working professional seeking an intense program that will propel them forward in their career, while keeping the balance between work and family commitments. Broad Executive MBA students demand a rigorous and challenging program where they’ll gain knowledge and experience along with the nationally recognized degree.

Application Deadlines

Round 1: December 1, 2018

Round 2: February 1, 2019

Round 3: April 1, 2019

Round 4: June 1, 2019

Round 5 (domestic only): June 30, 2019

Application Process

Admission Criteria

Completed applications are considered on a rolling basis September–July each year. Our admissions committee carefully reviews the comprehensive experience, ability and aspirations of each applicant, selecting those students who will be most successful in the program. The minimum criteria for admission include:

  • Significant, progressive work experience (minimum of 5 years)
  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated management potential, leadership qualities, intellectual curiosity and strong work ethic
  • Desire to grow personally and contribute to a collaborative, team-style environment
  • A GMAT or GRE score is not required to apply. While quantitative ability is a necessary skill, we seek evidence of each candidate’s ability through a variety of means such as previous academic coursework, work experience, professional certifications, etc.

Application Components

Admission to the Broad Executive MBA program requires the following steps:

Completed online application

Two professional recommendations

Two articulate, clear and compelling essays

Official (sealed) academic transcripts from all prior academic institutions

Personal interview

Paid application fee

Admissions Checklist

After You Apply

Notification of the admissions committee decision is sent by email. Once admitted to the Eli Broad College of Business Executive MBA program, students make a non-refundable $1,000 deposit to hold their place in the class.

All incoming students are required to attend a two-day orientation in August. You will connect with your classmates, faculty and staff; gain best practices from a current student panel; and develop the strong team dynamics/priorities that are essential to your success. You will also receive your course materials for the residency week and get ready to dive in to the learning immediately. All of this provides you with a crucial foundation for your Executive MBA experience.

Classes officially begin in September, yet students should expect to do significant preparation between orientation and residency.

Class of 2021 Academic Calendar

Evaluate Yourself

The following statements are good indicators that you are ready for our EMBA program:

  • You are a high performer in your organization with a proven track record of success.
  • You have a strong desire to improve your business knowledge and skills.
  • You value a collaborative “real-world” approach to learning.
  • You want to build a powerful network of high-caliber professionals.
  • You enjoy learning from the experiences and perspectives of others.
  • You’re looking for a convenient “no surprises” program that fits your busy life.
  • You are ready to advance your career and transform your life.

Sound familiar? Then you sound like an excellent candidate for the Executive MBA program at Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business.

Take Action

Take the next step to advance your career, build a powerful network and transform your life.

Not Your Average EMBA