Executive MBA

Application Process

Chicago Booth admits new students into the Executive MBA Program according to the deadlines below. The process has two main components:

  • Application - You must complete an application and provide supporting details by the relevant deadlines.

    Begin your application by using our online application system.

  • Admissions Interview - Interviews will be granted on an invitation-only basis after evaluation of a submitted application. Interviews are conducted by admissions staff, students, or alumni on campus. All interviews, regardless of who conducts them, receive equal weight in the evaluation process.

All candidates are informed of admission decisions via email or postal mail. For more information see the admissions decisions section.


Round Submission Deadline
Early Deadline Wednesday, October 2, 2019
First Deadline Monday, December 2, 2019
Second Deadline Monday, February 3, 2020
Final Deadline Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Extended Deadline
Monday, June 1, 2020


North America Program applicants only: An international applicant to the Executive MBA Program North America is anyone who is not a US citizen or US permanent resident at the time of application. Admission to Chicago Booth does not guarantee non-immigrant status in the United States therefore Executive MBA students may not be eligible for student visas. Please contact the program office if you have questions.


The following application materials are required as part of your reapplication:

  • Reapplication essay (1)
  • One new letter of recommendation (from a current supervisor or manager)
  • Updated resume
  • Executive Assessment, GMAT, or GRE score
  • Completed application form and $175 fee

Any transcripts already received from your previous application will be filed by the program office with your reapplication.


Please update your professional, academic, and community activities since your previous application and highlight what you have done to strengthen your application since you last applied (maximum single-spaced 1 page, 12 pt. Times New Roman).


A letter of company support certifying that your employer will allow you to attend all class meetings is requested after admission. This letter is not required to provide details of financial support, if any.

Admissions Policies Relevant to US Military Personnel   

A student who is admitted to Chicago Booth and is called to active duty prior to matriculation will be granted a deferral of her/his admission to the following year. Deferrals will be reviewed/extended on an annual basis.

Chicago Booth financial assistance also will be deferred to the following year and reviewed/extended on an annual basis.

Chicago Booth does not accept transfer credits from other institutions, nor does it grant credit for experiential learning or online courses. An evaluated educational plan will be provided after a student is admitted.