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FAQ

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

The Anderson EMBA Program Admission Office is a separate Admission Office. We ask that you provide one (1) transcript from every institution you attended, whether you graduated or not. Please be sure to request these early enough to meet the application deadline. They must arrive enclosed in the original Registrar's sealed envelope. If you attended UNM, we will pull your transcript using your UNM ID number or your 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 on Thursday. Please note that your application will not be reviewed by the Admission Committee until it is complete.

I am now a US Citizen, however, my undergraduate transcripts are from a foreign university. They are in English. Do you still need them to go through the evaluation process?

We require an evaluation that shows your foreign education level of study in comparison to the U.S. Education level of study and the US education equivalent cumulative GPA. We recommend the following credential evaluators:

Education Credential Evaluators https://www.ece.org
National Association of Credential Evaluation Services http://www.naces.org/
World Education Services http://www.wes.org/

Are there any additional admissions requirements for international students?

United States Citizens and Permanent Residents may apply via the Anderson School of Management EMBA Program Admission Office. If you hold a VISA of any kind, you are required to apply through the Global Education Office (GEO). For international applicants to study at the Anderson School of Management, they are required to complete the international admissions application and pay the application fee directly to GEO. International Admissions is charged with ensuring that each application is complete and compliant with the admission practices set by the University of New Mexico before it can be forwarded to the Anderson School of Management for an admission decision.  International applicants, please continue to UNM GEO here: http://geo.unm.edu/admission.html

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 to the EMBA Program have established themselves within an area of specialty and come to the program to expand their business knowledge. EMBA graduates do have the option of pursuing a concentration after earning the EMBA. The Post Master's Certificate Program enables you to select five courses in an area of concentration that Anderson offers.

Are any courses offered online?

The Executive MBA curriculum is delivered 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.

Will you accept any transfer credits?

We will accept up to 12 credit hours of transfer coursework. 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?

When paying by check, checks should be made payable to the Anderson School Foundation.

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, highlighting your management experience.

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

UNM will pay up to four credit hours per semester for EMBA courses (at Anderson graduate tuition rates) for students who meet UNM’s requirements for Spouse/Domestic Partner Tuition Benefit. For more information on UNM Tuition Benefits, please visit the website of the UNM Policy Office at: http://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/3000/3700.html.

What do I need to have turned in by the early application deadline to qualify for the early admission tuition rate?

A complete application includes your online or paper application to the program, application fee, statement of purpose, resume, 3 letters of recommendation, and entrance exam scores or an entrance exam waiver. If you are still waiting on letters of recommendation or your entrance exam scores, you can email our Director, Audrey Arnold: aarnold5@unm.edu If the letters have been requested or you have scheduled your entrance exam, you may still be able to qualify for the early admission tuition rate.

What score do you require on the GMAT?

The EMBA Admission Committee is looking for scores of 500 or higher on the GMAT. The application review process is holistic, and entrance exam scores are just one component of the application. If you score at least a 450 on the exam and have a strong application package, the Admission Committee will consider your application to the program.

What score do you require on the GRE?

The EMBA Admission Committee is looking for a score on the GRE equivalent to a 500 or higher on the GMAT. The Committee uses a score conversion tool available on the GRE website to convert your GRE score into a predicted GMAT score: http://www.ets.org/s/gre/flash/bschool/comparison/17302/170/index.html . The application review process is holistic, and entrance exam scores are just one component of the application. If you score at least a 450 on the exam and have a strong application package, the Admission Committee will consider your application to the program.