Frequently Asked Questions

Program, Format, and Features

Are there any concentrations?

There are no concentrations in the EMBA Program. It is a general management degree with emphasis on leadership and the global economy. Many applicants  have already established themselves within an area of specialty and join the program to expand their general business knowledge. EMBA graduates may pursue a concentration through the Post-Masters Certificate Program.

Are any courses offered online?

During the 2020 pandemic, courses are online. We hope to once again deliver the Executive MBA curriculum  face-to-face with first-rate classroom instruction. Some faculty choose to supplement their courses with online articles or discussion boards, but the majority of learning is done in a classroom environment. Classes are held every other week on Friday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Anderson School of Management on UNM's Main Campus.

If I have to stop my schooling for any reason, will I be able to restart?

Students who leave the program for a period of time are welcome to restart. Graduate students are expected to complete their studies at Anderson within seven years. This seven-year limit commences with the student's first EMBA course. Generally, a student continuously enrolled in Anderson or who is granted a formal leave of absence due to health or family emergencies will not be required to repeat coursework that becomes outdated.

Application & Admissions

I applied to UNM before and provided my transcripts at that time. Can you get those transcripts?

The EMBA Program processes its own applications. Please provide one transcript from every institution you attended. Transcripts must be enclosed in the Registrar's sealed envelope. If you attended UNM, we can pull your transcript using your UNM ID or social security number.

Does everything need to be turned in at the same time?

You may send in your application materials as you complete them. We will build your file as you submit material and notify you every time we receive a new document. These notifications are sent once per week.

Are there any additional admissions requirements for international students?

United States citizens and permanent residents may apply through our website. If you hold VISA of any kind, you must apply through the Global Education Office. International applicants must complete an international application through the Global Education Office. Once completed, your application will be forwarded to the Anderson School of Management.

How much work experience do I need to be admitted?

Applicants to the Executive MBA Program must have at least five years of professional work experience.  We recommend you include some information about your work experience in your Statement of Purpose and make sure that your resume is as robust as possible. Please highlight your management experience.

Is the GRE/GMAT required for admissions?

The EMBA Admission Committee has waived the GRE/GMAT requirement for the next recruitment cycle. The exam is no longer required for the Summer 2021 start.


Will you accept any transfer credits?

We will accept up to 12 credit hours of transfer coursework from AACSB accredited institutions. We will generally accept all 500-level graduate management courses. We do require that all students complete MGMT 706 and MGMT 712  in residence.


When paying by check?

Checks should be made payable to the Anderson School Foundation.

Can I use my spouse's Tuition Remission for the EMBA Program?

UNM will pay up to four credit hours per semester (at Anderson's graduate tuition rates) for students who meet UNM’s requirements for spouse/domestic partner tuition benefits. For more information on UNM Tuition Benefits, please refer to the the UNM Policy Office.


NOW Accepting Applications for the Class of 2023

Early Bird Date:
January 22, 2021

Best Consideration Date:
April 2, 2021

Program Start:
June 4, 2021


View the admission requirements to apply for admission to the Executive MBA.