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.


Your application must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. local time on the day of the deadline in order to be considered for an application round. This includes receipt of all online and mailed-in materials. Applications submitted after a deadline will automatically be considered in the next round, as long as all materials are included with the application.  

Round Submission Deadline
Early Deadline October 3, 2014
First Deadline December 1, 2014
Second Deadline February 2, 2015
Final Deadline April 1, 2015

We encourage all applicants to apply early, as there are a limited number of seats available.


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 GMAT score (unless you have been granted a waiver)
  • 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.

Information about readmission, taking a leave of absence, resuming studies, academic grievance policies, and add/drop requirements may be found in the Chicago Booth Student Handbook