Admission to the EMBA program is highly competitive and is based on significant and relevant professional and managerial work experience, prior academic performance, and personal attributes. Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis.
Most applicants have:
Waiver of the 3.0 GPA minimum requirement is rare. The admissions committee will consider an applicant’s request for a GPA waiver in exceptional cases where post-undergraduate education or professional work experience creates special circumstances.
The GMAT is not a mandatory requirement. Because we limit the size of each class to 45-50 participants, we are able to evaluate each applicant on an individual and very personal basis. However, applicants must demonstrate an ability to successfully complete quantitative course work. Candidates without demonstrated success in undergraduate or graduate quantitative course work may be asked to demonstrate abilities in other ways (e.g., GMAT).
The start date for the next EMBA cohort is May 2021.
Application Deadlines are:
Early application is encouraged, as space in the program is limited. Please note that applications are not reviewed and admission interviews are not scheduled until all required materials are received. The online application and all support materials (i.e., letters of recommendation, sponsorship and transcripts) must be submitted by the designated date.
The Smith Global Leadership Executive MBA tuition for 2020 intake is $85,000 USD. The application fee is $ 75 USD. A non-refundable $2,000 enrollment deposit is required upon admission and will be applied to tuition.
Tuition is all-inclusive and covers course registration, course materials and textbooks, student and administrative fees and coffee breaks during class days. In addition, tuition includes accommodation and meals during the final residency week in Washington, D.C. at the University of Maryland. Students are required to make (and cover the cost of) their own flight arrangements and entry US visas.
Tuition Schedule and Payment
Executive MBA tuition is charged in four installments. Payment plans are available for those that inquire. The deposit of $2,000 USD is non-refundable and due within two weeks upon receipt of admission from the Robert H. Smith School of Business to reserve your seat.
The deposit will be deducted from the first tuition installment.