Are you ready for EMBA?

Successful Candidates HAVE:

  • A minimum of eight to ten years relevant professional experience
  • At least five years of management experience
  • Demonstrated functional expertise in areas such as engineering, finance, law and life sciences
  • Discipline to apply themselves in a rigorous academic environment
  • Desire to work collaboratively as a member of a high performance team
  • Motivation to develop leadership capabilities to advance from manager to effective leader

BU EMBA students are hand-picked for their extensive experience, outstanding accomplishments, and a diversity of life experience, professional position, and industry. This diverse class composition is one of the program's hallmarks and it serves to enrich the learning experience.

Request a resume pre-assessment to determine if the BU EMBA program is a good fit for you.

Early admission is advisable, since class size is limited and qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact the EMBA office for details or if you have questions regarding admissions policies.


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EMBA Scholarship Information

The Boston University Executive MBA Program awards a limited number of scholarships for incoming EMBA students. Selection for these scholarships is highly competitive and will be based on merit and/or need. Academic and career achievements will also be considered with preference given to those who are self-financing all or some of their EMBA education. To be eligible for these scholarships, you must include an additional essay with your application and submit all materials by August 15, 2014.

Executive MBA iPad App

The app provides prospective students with program information and current students easy access to program tools.


Lara Zelman

What Makes a Qualified Executive MBA Candidate?

Lara Zelman, marketing manager and admissions coordinator of BU's Executive MBA Program, discusses the characteristics of a successful Executive MBA candidate.

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