Students are offered admission based upon the consideration of two major areas: quantitative data consisting of prior academic achievement and GMAT or GRE performance, and qualitative criteria that includes demonstration of leadership potential and/or management experience, a written personal statement, and two references.
In evaluating applicants, the committee considers many aspects of performance including each portion of the GMAT or GRE, undergraduate performance and progression, extracurricular involvement and community engagement, certifications and awards, references, and other evidence of the applicant’s capacity to successfully pursue a fast-paced, accelerated graduate business program. The competitive candidate demonstrates academic success, supported by a strong GMAT or converted GRE score. Applications will be reviewed, and those applicants under consideration will be invited to interview via Skype.
The program is cohort based. Students from all academic backgrounds are welcome to apply. Applicants whose academic background is not business may be admitted with the condition of completing a three-week, noncredit "Boot Camp," which emphasizes quantitative skill development in the areas of macroeconomics, accounting, market analysis, finance, and quantitative modeling. Boot Camp is priced separately from the ELMBA tuition.