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Completed applications will be considered by the admissions cycle deadlines.
Our team will provide personalized assistance to ensure that the Wisconsin Executive MBA is a good fit for you. We will support you throughout the admissions process by answering questions, and by reviewing your résumé and other qualifications before you apply. We encourage you to meet with an admissions professional for an informal review of your credentials.
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Complete the online application form to provide details on your intended area of study, prior education, and work history.
The required short essay provides an opportunity for you to share details about your career goals and leadership experience. Please answer both questions.
The optional essay is an opportunity to communicate additional information about yourself that is not otherwise represented in the application and that you feel would benefit the admissions committee.
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Submit a résumé outlining your academic achievements and professional experience. To assist in the review process, please indicate the type of firm and scope of operations for each organization for which you were employed. Your résumé may include personal achievements, community involvement, global experiences, and other areas of interest. Upload your résumé when you submit the application.
One professional recommendation is required to apply, and you may submit two. You will enter your recommenders’ names and email addresses into your application. Each recommender will then receive questions from the admissions committee.
The recommendation forms are submitted separately from your application. You should not wait for your recommender to submit his or her recommendation before submitting your application; however, your application will not be reviewed without the recommendation forms.
An appropriate member of your organization must demonstrate willingness to authorize your participation in the program by submitting the online authorization form. Authorization implies that:
A bachelor’s degree from an approved (accredited) institution is required. International applicants must have a degree comparable to an approved U.S. bachelor’s degree. You are able to submit your application with unofficial transcripts; certified copies of transcripts from the institution where the degree was conferred are required for all admitted students.
Official transcripts can be submitted in one of two ways. Official transcripts may be mailed directly from your undergraduate institution in a sealed and stamped envelope sent to the Wisconsin MBA Program Office. Official transcripts may also be submitted electronically via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admissions Tests: The Executive Assessment is not required to apply to the Executive MBA Program. However, applicants who have a lower GPA in their undergraduate degree or those with limited work experience with quantitative areas may consider this exam as a way to enhance their application. Applicants are encouraged to set up a consultation with a member of the admissions team to discuss their application and the option of taking the Executive Assessment.
The Executive Assessment is specifically designed to evaluate the business school readiness of seasoned professionals. The assessment focuses on skills that are critical both at work and in the classroom: higher-order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving. It requires modest preparation, takes only 90 minutes to complete, and includes flexible rescheduling options. The test is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), creators of the GMAT® exam. Learn more about the Executive Assessment by visiting gmac.com/ea.
For non-native English speakers, a Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 600 (paper-based test) or 106 (computer-based test) is required. International applicants with undergraduate degrees from U.S. universities may contact an Executive MBA Program admissions representative to request a waiver of the TOEFL.
The test must be taken within five years of your intended start term. Please direct the testing service to forward your test results to the University of Wisconsin–Madison (institution code: 79K-2S-72).
Wisconsin Executive MBA applicants must have either a H1-B visa or Permanent Resident status. No student visas are issued to Executive MBA students. Submit a copy of the H1-B visa or Permanent Resident documentation.
A target minimum of eight years of full-time professional work experience is required, with a target of five years of leadership experience. The program is designed for students who will hold a full-time professional position throughout the program.
Admissions interviews are by invitation only, with invitations extended after applications have been reviewed. Interviews with one or more members of the admissions committee take place on campus; in rare cases, an interview may be conducted by videoconference.
When you submit your online application, you will be asked to pay the application fee.
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