Executive MBA

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You've already achieved considerable success in your career - so why pursue more education now? The EMBA program at the David Eccles School of Business allows you to take your career and your company's initiatives to the next level by arming you with new theories and knowledge you can immediately implement within your organization. The best part? The program's structure allows you to balance your education with your existing work and life commitments.

Our 21-month program increases your capacity to address challenges, seize opportunities and make decisions with an enriched perspective. Classes meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays, allowing you to stay on your career trajectory while de…

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You've already achieved considerable success in your career - so why pursue more education now? The EMBA program at the David Eccles School of Business allows you to take your career and your company's initiatives to the next level by arming you with new theories and knowledge you can immediately implement within your organization. The best part? The program's structure allows you to balance your education with your existing work and life commitments.

Our 21-month program increases your capacity to address challenges, seize opportunities and make decisions with an enriched perspective. Classes meet on alternating Fridays and Saturdays, allowing you to stay on your career trajectory while developing your executive potential. Our dedicated staff offers highly personalized service, including meals and full administrative support, allowing you to concentrate solely on the academic aspects of the EMBA  program. The program begins with an intensive session at an executive resort off-campus each year, and culminates with an international field study.

Networking and learning opportunities abound, not just with the program's highly-respected faculty and accomplished alumni, but also with fellow students. So, whether you're an executive seeking an MBA to reach the final rung on your career ladder, an entrepreneur looking for better business knowledge, or a quickly-rising corporate star, you'll gain lifelong benefits from the EMBA program at the David Eccles School of Business.

Want more evidence? Bloomberg Businessweek ranks the University of Utah Executive MBA program:

  • #1 in Utah
  • #4 in the West
  • #25 in the U.S.

The Executive MBA program requires six years of full time significant work experience. Supervision of employees or influence in the decision making process with an organization are just a few examples of significant work experience. The program encourages those with unique and distinguished backgrounds to apply. We strive to create an ideal learning environment for all of our students. The program has a target size of 50-60 students per year and admission is competitive.

In addition, an applicant's academic background will also be considered. The applicant's cumulative and last two years' grade point average (GPA) will be evaluated to establish an academic track record. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university or college.

Questions regarding the admissions process or requirement should be directed to the Executive MBA Office at (801)581-5577 or emba@utah.edu.

Requirements

A complete application includes the following:

  • Online Executive MBA Admissions Application
  • College Transcripts
  • Essay
  • Current Resume
  • Executive MBA Recommendation Form
  • Nomination Letter
  • GMAT (waiver is granted in certain cases)
  • Prerequisites
  • Interview with the Program Director

For more information on these requirements, please see below.

International Students

In addition to the requirements outlined above, international students may be required to provide further information to the University of Utah Graduate Admissions Office. Please visit the International Graduate Student Admissions webpage for details.

College Transcripts

You must request official hardcopy transcripts from every college or university you have attended to be sent directly to the Executive MBA Office at the University of Utah.

Essay

Essays must be typed, single spaced and not exceed one page. In the essay, respond to the following topics:

  • Explain your decision and motivation for applying to the Executive MBA program
  • Why do you feel you are a strong candidate for the program?
  • How will getting an Executive MBA influence your career intentions?

Current Resume

Please provide a detailed chronological career history giving dates, employers, nature of your duties, responsibilities, salaries and other pertinent information.

Recommendation Form and Nomination Letter

Submit a Recommendation Form and Nomination Letter from your direct supervisor. The letter must acknowledge the time requirement and your employer's willingness to support the applicant in completing the program requirements. In addition, the letter should also address your strengths. All items should be completed by a direct supervisor and mailed to the Executive Education Office. This item can also be completed through the recommendation section of the online application or you may submit a hardcopy directly to our office.

Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT)

The GMAT examination is waived in certain cases depending on an individual's undergraduate GPA, graduate GPA and work experience. The Executive MBA Program Director cannot authorize the final waiver until we have received all required application materials and you have completed your interview. If you would like to waive the GMAT, we encourage you to turn in your application materials as early as possible to expedite the process. Please contact the Executive Education Office for more information.

You can register for the GMAT by phone. Call 1.800.GMAT.NOW. Further GMAT information can be found at their website.

Prerequisites

Entering students must have completed college algebra. Other factors considered to meet the algebra requirement are scores on the quantitative section of the GMAT, calculus, or trigonometry and work experience. Students are also expected to have strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Interview with Program Director

Once your completed application is received, you will be contacted for an interview with the Program Director. The interview helps assess your skills and motivation and allows for additional character insight as part of the admission process.

Address to Mail Application Materials

Submit the following materials to the Executive Education Office:

  1. Official transcripts from ALL previous universities and colleges
  2. Executive MBA Recommendation Form (also available on the online application)
  3. Nomination Letter (also available on the online application)

University of Utah Executive Education Office 1645 East Campus Center Drive, CRCC 125 Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Submission Dates

We recommend submitting your Executive MBA Application as early as possible. Submission dates are as follows:

Fall 2013

  • Second round applications due by April 1
  • Third round applications due by May 1
  • Fourth round applications due by June 1
  • Applications are accepted through July*

* Applications received after the class is full will be considered for waiting list and/or for next year.

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