Executive MBA Program
The Master of Business Administration is one of the most sought-after degrees across every industry. It’s flexibility and cross-disciplinary courses in business allows graduates to learn and build knowledge on leadership, organizational structures, accounting, finance, strategy, and everything in between.
The Executive MBA is an innovative and unique degree program designed for executives and leaders in a variety of industries.
- 40 Average Age
- 46% Underrepresented Minorities
- 54% Women
- 10 Years Average Management Experience
(Fall 2022 entering data)
The EMBA curriculum helped me develop my understanding and leadership skills in ways that I could never have imagined. I am now much better equipped and confident in my leadership roles.
Attorney, Los Alamos National Laboratory Office of General Counsel
EMBA Class of 2019
The EMBA two-week international residency program offered the experience of a lifetime. Interfacing with global business leaders has given me a more in-depth perspective regarding the unprecedented changes we're seeing in healthcare, here in the US and worldwide.
DPO, Adult Medical Specialties, Presbyterian Healthcare Services
EMBA Class of 2019
My confidence as a business owner has grown exponentially as a result of my EMBA studies, and the skills I've gained are proving to be invaluable!
Owner, Kidz Academy Early Childhood Education Center
I learned the value of evidence-based learning, both in the classroom and during my international residency in Morocco and Spain. The depth of knowledge I gained, while collaborating and building life-long relationships with cohort colleagues, has enabled me to grow as an energy industry professional and partner in the community.
Local Government Affairs Manager, PNM
School Board President, Navajo Preparatory School
EMBA Class of 2018
As a successful Research and Development Engineer, I had been promoted to my first leadership position. The EMBA program was the perfect fit. As I started the program, I was promoted again and found the education I received to be applicable in real time to my job. As I continued to advance, I continued to use the education I have received. I consider myself a principle based leader with a trend towards servitude coaching and collaboration. The team based approach in the EMBA program helped me develop and refine those skills. The greatest benefit was the ability to work with a diverse set of individuals on a multitude of projects. I went through the program with two small children, an ever increasing job responsibility, and fortunately an extremely supportive spouse. I managed to complete the program through the understanding and partnership, as well as support from my employer. I would not have achieved the levels I have in my career without the EMBA program. Simply put, the return on investment was considerable and the payback period nearly immediate. I would advise to really consider the real classroom time and rigor of programs when you are considering. There are other ways to obtain a credential, but I strongly suggest anyone considering this program really look at the educational value. I chose not to go on the Residency trip. Instead, I chose the Washington campus, which was much more beneficial to me in my career serving the US Government.
Steven Renfro Program Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory
EMBA Class of 2008
We understand that many of us live very busy lives. We’ve taken that into consideration and created a program that is structured for the busy professional.
Learning, knowledge, and ideas shared through a combination of on-campus and online classroom experiences enhance your educational experience.
The EMBA program includes two immersive experiences - one in the first term to orient students to the program, lead students through leadership assessments, and build team dynamics and one in the final semester in the chosen track: Global Leadership immersion abroad, Science and Technology Leadership immersion in New Mexico, or Diversity Leadership immersion in the Southwest. The immersions give students a deeper dive into the structure and practices of leading teams in diverse industries and parts of the world.
Professional Development with Team Building Integration
We set you up in small teams within your cohort to be your support system throughout the program.
Curriculum & Calendar
This program has elite perks that guide you through the program successfully.
Premier Service and Support
A key element of this program is rich immersive experiences. In the past, this has included an international residency focused on global business leadership in which students meet with global business executives, government leaders and thought leaders in another country to learn global business theories and best practices through in-person experience. In addition to the global business leadership residency, additional immersive residency experiences are now options, including diversity leadership, and science and technology leadership,. Wrap-around services integrated into the program for students in all EMBA tracks include textbooks, course registration, catering during the week long immersions and on-site support.
Academic Support. We offer tutors within the Anderson School of Management and UNM, for various subjects including statistics, accounting, and a dedicated communications professional to assist with writing assignments.
The faculty are some of the best and brightest in their field. Their expertise in business and organizations is transferred to the application in education. Be part of a new trend of leaders applying interdisciplinary practices to make impactful and positive changes across the education field.
For a complete application, please submit all required materials.
Executive MBA candidates are selected based on the holistic review of application materials. Candidates must have at least five years of significant work experience and hold an undergraduate degree in any field to apply.
The Anderson Executive MBA welcomes students interested in Science and Technology Leadership, Diversity Leadership, and Global Leadership to apply. See how you compare to the last cohort.
The online application includes these required uploaded documents: statement of intent, resume, and unofficial transcripts from all degree-awarding institutions.
3 Letters of Recommendation
Three letters of recommendation from professional references are required. The most meaningful evaluations come from people who have been responsible for evaluating your academic or managerial performance. Your recommenders will be requested in the online application.
Please write an essay (approximately 500 words) explaining your reasons for seeking an advanced degree in business, as well as your personal qualities and experience that will benefit your professional colleagues in the program. Include any noteworthy achievements or additional information you wish to share with the Admission Committee. Your statement of purpose can be uploaded with your online application.
Please submit a current résumé detailing your work experience, management experience, and areas of responsibility. Your resume will be uploaded with your online application.
Application Video (3 - 5 Minutes)
Applicants are required to submit a link to an application video in the Writing Sample section of the application. Upload your video to a public location and copy it on a document for the application upload.
Please answer the following questions in your video:
- What does “Unleash Your Potential” (the Anderson motto) mean to you?
- Why are you interested in the program?
- Why should we admit you to the program?
- What's your greatest accomplishment?
- What is your ideal work environment?
- Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Applicants are required to submit official transcripts through Business CAS from all non-UNM institutions attended. International applicants will be required to submit official transcripts in native language and in English. Review the requirements for Domestic and Foreign transcripts.
Optional submission: Applicants may submit unofficial transcripts. We can make admission decisions with unofficial transcripts. If you are required to submit official transcripts in paper form, you may submit unofficial transcripts to receive an earlier admission decision.
The MBA program accepts either the GMAT or GRE.
- Institution code for the GMAT is 4845.
- For the GRE, select UNM as a Designated Score Recipient.
Applicants with an earned BBA from an AACSB-accredited institution who possess a 3.5 cumulative GPA at graduation qualify for an Entrance Exam Waiver. All other applicants may apply for an Entrance Exam Waiver. View the waiver requirements and application process.