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Application Requirements and Deadlines
Our priority is to set up our Executive MBA students for success - throughout the application process, inside the classroom, and well beyond graduation as you embark on the next phase of your career.
The admissions committee will evaluate the following elements of your application which indicate your potential success in the program:
- Future managerial and leadership potential communicated through personal statements, professional experience, and letters of recommendation
- Your ability to thrive in a rigorous academic environment as evidenced by your past academic transcripts
- Communication skills demonstrated through written application materials and Admissions interview
- Community engagement/leadership
Round One Deadline - June 1st
- $100 application fee waived.
- Eligible to apply for the Executive MBA Charter Scholarship.
Round Two Deadline - September 15th
- $100 application fee waived.
- The latest we recommend you apply for January 2021.
Round Three Deadline - December 1st
- Applications accepted if space is available for the January 2021 cohort.
- Complete Executive MBA application online.
Application components include:
- Profile information
- 2 essays
- Contact Information for two professional recommendations
- Current resume
- Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work that you have completed. Electronic transcripts are faster and should be sent to ExecMBAAdmissions@mason.wm.edu. Hard copy official transcripts can be sent directly from your academic institution or forwarded in a sealed envelope from you to the following address:
William & Mary
EMBA Admissions - Macie Osborn
Raymond A. Mason School of Business
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
- Attend an Executive MBA Experience Day.
- Complete an admissions interview. Admissions interviews are by invitation only. You will be contacted by the Executive MBA Admissions Office to schedule an interview if you are selected by the Admissions Committee.
- Minimum of seven years of professional experience preferred, with increasing levels of responsibility across your career.
- Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
- Official transcripts from all higher educational institutions attended.
- Online application
- Personal interview
Contact Jana Allen-Bishop at firstname.lastname@example.org or 757-221-2356 for more information.
Why we don't require the GMAT or GRE
GMAT or GRE scores are always accepted and will be considered by the admissions committee in the decision-making process if received. However, in William & Mary's Executive MBA program, we believe that standardized test scores are not the only predictors of success - and certainly not for our executivelevel students who have multi-dimensional applications that point to many success indicators. Therefore, we do not require a GMAT or GRE score in order to apply.
Tuition, Scholarships and Financial Aid
Payment Schedule for Class of 2021 (beginning January 2020)
$4,500 non-refundable deposit is due within 30 days of acceptance* in order to secure position in the cohort and is applied to the Semester 1 balance due.
|Semester 1||Due January 1||$19,780|
|Semester 2||Due June 1||$19,780|
|Semester 3||Due August 1||$19,780|
|Semester 4||Due January 1||$19,780|
|Semester 5||Due June 1||$19,780|
*For service members who are actively serving or for veterans who have served honorably in the armed forces of the United States and who will use Military or Veterans Affairs benefits to cover the $4,500 admission deposit may have the deposit requirement waived since Military/Veterans Affairs payments are not received by the institution until after the semester begins. The student is responsible for all program costs not covered by Military/Veterans Affairs benefits.
**Long-haul international flights for the required global immersions are not included in Program tuition and fees. Each student is responsible for booking and paying for two roundtrip airline tickets with an estimated budget of $1,500 per ticket or $3,000 total over the course of the Program.
***The tuition rate is set before each academic year. The rate is pending final approval by the Board of Visitors in April 2020.
EMBA Charter Scholarship
The Executive MBA Charter Scholarship pays tribute to the year 1693 in which William & Mary was chartered by King William III and Queen Mary II of England. Known as the Alma Mater of the Nation, the University served as a catalyst and crucible for the ideas and the people who would, quite literally, change the world. Today, the tradition of excellence that began over 300 years ago continues through our students, faculty, and community.
Our Executive Charter Scholars will receive a scholarship award of $1693 per semester, totaling $8465 over the five-semester program. Three Executive Charter Scholarships will be available to new incoming students each year.
In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must have submitted a completed Executive MBA application by the Round One Early Application Deadline of June 1st and have submitted a Charter Scholarship Application.
Corporate Partnership Scholarship
Employees of a Corporate Partner who become admitted into our Flex MBA or Executive MBA programs will receive a Partnership Scholarship that provides a 10% reduction off of the regular tuition rate*.
*Scholarship is applied to tuition only and is not applicable to other program related fees.
In addition to any employer financial support and a student's personal funds, assistance in the form of federal loans is available to Executive MBA students. The only criteria for federal loans are U.S. citizenship and enrollment in a graduate school program. Students are eligible to borrow up to $20,500 in federal loans per year for a total of $41,000 over the 20-month period of the program.
The Executive MBA program is divided into two loan periods for students loans covering the majority of the first four semester payments. Beyond the student loans during these four semesters, Graduate PLUS Loans or private loans are also available.
The fifth and final semester payment may require a student to use personal funds or only Graduate Plus Loans and private loans as federal student loans are no longer available at this point.
Executive MBA students get financial support from their companies, the military and from student loans. Please contact the following offices for information on each kind of financial aid:
If I could sum up my EMBA experience at William & Mary, it would be 'life changing'. I was challenged by award-winning professors with relevant coursework that was immediately put to use in my daily work. But, the most valuable asset is the network of professionals that have become my lifelong friends.
William & Mary's EMBA program is quite possibly one of the best decisions of my life. It has given me the knowledge to better run my company and has opened a valuable network of professionals that I would never be able to connect with if it weren't for this program.
My decision to enroll in William & Mary's EMBA program played a key role in my success within the Power Industry. The experience gave me the knowledge and confidence to move past a technical expert to become the leader I am today.