The Executive MBA Program begins once a year in June. Applications are accepted on a rolling-admissions basis until the class is full. Before April 1, applications are evaluated on an individual basis; applications are not compared to one another. However, due to limited seat availability, after April 1, admissions may become competitive. For best consideration, apply before April 1. In addition, if you complete your application before January 15, you will qualify for our early admission rate. To qualify for the early admission rate, you must have your entire application completed and submitted by January 15. Students who meet the early admissions deadline will be billed the tuition of the previous EMBA cohort.
Application for Admission
Please fill out the application form completely. If you fill out a paper application, sign and date it where indicated. If you fill out the application online, sign and return the signature form, or you may sign your application in person.
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Non-Refundable Application Fee
Please include a check or money order in the amount of $50, payable to the Anderson School Foundation, with your application form or signature page. You may also pay this fee over the phone by calling the EMBA office at (505) 277-2525.
Statement of Purpose
Please write a concise essay explaining your reasons for seeking an advanced degree in business, include any noteworthy achievements or information you wish to share with the Admissions Committee.
Please include a current resume detailing your work experience and areas of responsibility.
Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation are required, including one from your immediate supervisor. Each letter should have the EMBA Letter of Recommendation form attached. The most meaning full evaluations come from people who have been responsible for evaluating your academic or managerial performance. Cover sheets can be downloaded here.
Please send one official transcript from each college, university and graduate school you attended as a registered student. Each transcript must be enclosed in the Registrar's sealed envelope and included in your application package or sent directly to the Executive MBA Program office. If you earned a degree from the University of New Mexico, we will request your transcript.
Permanent residents with foreign transcripts must provide a transcript evaluation. UNM recommends: National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org/) or World Education Services (http://www.wes.org/).
Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
The GMAT and GRE are administered computer-adaptive tests, which you can take year-round at a date and time that are convenient for you. Both tests measure general verbal, mathematical, and analytical writing skills at the level of a high school sophomore.
We will accept either the GMAT or the GRE. The admissions committee requires a 500 or better on the GMAT or a GRE score that is deemed to be greater than or equivalent to 500 on the GMAT using a conversion tool available at: http://www.ets.org/gre/institutions/about/mba/comparison_tool/ . Generally the equivalent GRE score is a combined score of 300.
Once you complete the test, your scores will be shown to you. Please record your scores and submit them to us. These will qualify as your "unofficial" scores. While you will need to submit your official scores to be officially admitted, your unofficial scores allow us to expedite the interview process. The school designation code is 4845 for either exam. Test scores are valid for five years.
Information about the test, registration, and practice tests are available at:
Applicants with an advanced degree or an undergraduate business degree may be eligible for a waiver for the GMAT/GRE.
Download the waiver form here.
The waiver form must be completed and submitted to the Executive MBA Office with the appropriate transcripts. Please refer to the form, or call our office at 505 277-2525 for more details.
GRE/GMAT Intensive Test Preparation Course
Participants spend over 40 hours in classroom instruction, take four full length computer-adaptive practice tests, and have access to additional tests and drills for further study. During the course, instructors focus on the core math and verbal skills required to succeed PLUS the test-taking techniques taught by the best programs from across the country, http://mba.mgt.unn.edu/testprep for more information - or to register - email email@example.com or call (505) 277-2525.
Free 3-Hour Test Preparation Workshop
Our free workshops are a great place to start your test preparation. In the workshops, the instructor will cover the pros and cons of taking the GMAT vs. the GRE. The instructor will also provide study advice, suggest test taking strategies, recommend test preparation materials, and discuss the tests' structure and administration.