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    Northwestern University (Kellogg)

    Evanston, IL
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    The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University does not require a GMAT or Executive Assessment score for most applicants, but a GMAT score is required if you did not earn a bachelor’s degree. Kellogg’s average EMBA student has a 3.6 undergraduate GPA and 732 GMAT score. Students come to the EMBA program with an average of 14 years of work experience. TOEFL scores are not required for international applicants, but all prospective students must submit two letters of recommendation to be considered for admission. There are four application rounds each year—two per cohort start date. Cohorts begin in January and September. In 2021, 116 students graduated from Kellogg’s EMBA program.
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    The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University does not require a GMAT or Executive Assessment score for most applicants, but a GMAT score is required if you did not earn a bachelor’s degree. Kellogg’s average EMBA student has a 3.6 undergraduate GPA and 732 GMAT score. Students come to the EMBA program with an average of 14 years of work experience. TOEFL scores are not required for international applicants, but all prospective students must submit two letters of recommendation to be considered for admission. There are four application rounds each year—two per cohort start date. Cohorts begin in January and September. In 2021, 116 students graduated from Kellogg’s EMBA program.
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    Yale University

    New Haven, CT
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    Yale University’s School of Management requires EMBA applicants to submit a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment score to be considered for admission. Yale’s average EMBA student has a 3.69 undergraduate GPA and 730 GMAT score. Ahead of the program, Yale EMBA students have, on average, 14 years of work experience and an average starting salary of $133,250. There are three application rounds in November, January, and March. International students do not need to submit TOEFL scores to be considered for admission. In 2021, there were 72 students who graduated from Yale’s EMBA program.
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    Yale University’s School of Management requires EMBA applicants to submit a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment score to be considered for admission. Yale’s average EMBA student has a 3.69 undergraduate GPA and 730 GMAT score. Ahead of the program, Yale EMBA students have, on average, 14 years of work experience and an average starting salary of $133,250. There are three application rounds in November, January, and March. International students do not need to submit TOEFL scores to be considered for admission. In 2021, there were 72 students who graduated from Yale’s EMBA program.
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan)

    Cambridge, MA
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) does not have testing requirements for its EMBA application, but the school recommends taking the GMAT “if you feel your school transcripts do not adequately represent your academic abilities.” The average Sloan EMBA student has a 3.48 undergraduate GPA, 730 GMAT score, and 17 years of work experience. The program requires that applicants have at least 10 years of relevant, post-undergraduate work experience to apply. International students are not required to submit TOEFL scores with an application. Deadlines for the class of 2024 have not yet been announced.
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    Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) does not have testing requirements for its EMBA application, but the school recommends taking the GMAT “if you feel your school transcripts do not adequately represent your academic abilities.” The average Sloan EMBA student has a 3.48 undergraduate GPA, 730 GMAT score, and 17 years of work experience. The program requires that applicants have at least 10 years of relevant, post-undergraduate work experience to apply. International students are not required to submit TOEFL scores with an application. Deadlines for the class of 2024 have not yet been announced.
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    University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

    Philadelphia, PA
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    University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) requires EMBA applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score, but the program will also accept Executive Assessment scores from applicants with at least 8 years of full-time work experience. The average Wharton EMBA student has a 640 to 740 GMAT score and 12 years of work experience. Students enter the program with a median base salary of $221,000 prior to enrolling. There are two admissions rounds each year, with one in December and another in February. There are currently 236 students enrolled between Wharton’s two EMBA programs in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Two letters of recommendation are needed to apply.
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    University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) requires EMBA applicants to submit either a GMAT or GRE score, but the program will also accept Executive Assessment scores from applicants with at least 8 years of full-time work experience. The average Wharton EMBA student has a 640 to 740 GMAT score and 12 years of work experience. Students enter the program with a median base salary of $221,000 prior to enrolling. There are two admissions rounds each year, with one in December and another in February. There are currently 236 students enrolled between Wharton’s two EMBA programs in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Two letters of recommendation are needed to apply.
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    University of Chicago (Booth)

    Chicago, IL
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    University of Chicago (Booth) requires applicants to submit a score for one of three entrance exams: the Executive Assessment, the GMAT, or the GRE. The average incoming EMBA student has a 681 GMAT score and more than 13 years of work experience. Booth students typically have more than seven years of management experience. The school’s EMBA program has a current enrollment of 479 students. Prospective students can apply during one of five rounds each year and must submit two letters of recommendation to be considered for admission. Booth determines international students’ English proficiency from the application and in-person interview.
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    University of Chicago (Booth) requires applicants to submit a score for one of three entrance exams: the Executive Assessment, the GMAT, or the GRE. The average incoming EMBA student has a 681 GMAT score and more than 13 years of work experience. Booth students typically have more than seven years of management experience. The school’s EMBA program has a current enrollment of 479 students. Prospective students can apply during one of five rounds each year and must submit two letters of recommendation to be considered for admission. Booth determines international students’ English proficiency from the application and in-person interview.
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    Columbia University

    New York, NY
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    Columbia University accepts scores from the Executive Assessment, the GMAT, or the GRE as part of its EMBA program application. EMBA students at Columbia on average have a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, 724 GMAT score, nine years of work experience, and a $130,500 median base salary prior to enrolling. Currently, Columbia has 525 students enrolled in its EMBA programs: the Friday/Saturday and just Saturday options. Applications require one letter of recommendation, and international students do not have to submit a TOEFL score to be considered for admission. Columbia EMBA students need to complete 60 credits to graduate.
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    Columbia University accepts scores from the Executive Assessment, the GMAT, or the GRE as part of its EMBA program application. EMBA students at Columbia on average have a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, 724 GMAT score, nine years of work experience, and a $130,500 median base salary prior to enrolling. Currently, Columbia has 525 students enrolled in its EMBA programs: the Friday/Saturday and just Saturday options. Applications require one letter of recommendation, and international students do not have to submit a TOEFL score to be considered for admission. Columbia EMBA students need to complete 60 credits to graduate.
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    New York University (Stern)

    New York, NY
    New York University (Stern) is test-optional for all EMBA applicants, and does not require international students to submit a TOEFL score. The average incoming Stern EMBA student has a 3.2 undergraduate GPA and 714 GMAT score. Stern EMBA candidates typically have 12 years of work experience, with seven years in management. The program currently enrolls 249 EMBA students. There are two application deadlines each year, and prospective students must submit two letters of recommendation to be considered for admission. Prior to enrolling, the average Stern students is earning a median base salary of $130,000. Students must complete 60 credits to graduate.
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    New York University (Stern) is test-optional for all EMBA applicants, and does not require international students to submit a TOEFL score. The average incoming Stern EMBA student has a 3.2 undergraduate GPA and 714 GMAT score. Stern EMBA candidates typically have 12 years of work experience, with seven years in management. The program currently enrolls 249 EMBA students. There are two application deadlines each year, and prospective students must submit two letters of recommendation to be considered for admission. Prior to enrolling, the average Stern students is earning a median base salary of $130,000. Students must complete 60 credits to graduate.
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    University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)

    Ann Arbor, MI
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    University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross) does not require applicants to submit a GMAT score. An average incoming EMBA student at Ross has a 3.3 undergraduate GPA and 653 GMAT score with 15 years of work experience. International students aren’t required to submit a TOEFL score, but they may be asked to demonstrate English fluency by taking the TOEFL or PTE exam. Ross has four application rounds for its EMBA program, which has a current enrollment of 124 students. Prospective students must submit one GMAC Common Recommendation Form to be considered for the program.
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    University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross) does not require applicants to submit a GMAT score. An average incoming EMBA student at Ross has a 3.3 undergraduate GPA and 653 GMAT score with 15 years of work experience. International students aren’t required to submit a TOEFL score, but they may be asked to demonstrate English fluency by taking the TOEFL or PTE exam. Ross has four application rounds for its EMBA program, which has a current enrollment of 124 students. Prospective students must submit one GMAC Common Recommendation Form to be considered for the program.
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    University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)

    Los Angeles, CA
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    University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson) gives EMBA applicants the option of whether or not to submit their GMAT or GRE scores. An average incoming student to Anderson’s EMBA program has a 3.4 undergraduate GPA and 680 GMAT score. Before the program, students have, on average, 14 years of work experience with nine years spent in management. Anderson offers admission during three application rounds each year. Applicants must provide contact information for two recommenders who can complete an online recommendation form. The program takes 22 months to complete.
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    University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson) gives EMBA applicants the option of whether or not to submit their GMAT or GRE scores. An average incoming student to Anderson’s EMBA program has a 3.4 undergraduate GPA and 680 GMAT score. Before the program, students have, on average, 14 years of work experience with nine years spent in management. Anderson offers admission during three application rounds each year. Applicants must provide contact information for two recommenders who can complete an online recommendation form. The program takes 22 months to complete.
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    University of California–Berkeley (Haas)

    Berkeley, CA
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    University of California–Berkeley (Haas) requires applicants to submit an official GMAT, GRE or EA score to be considered for admission. An average Haas EMBA student has a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, a 700 GMAT score and 12 years of work experience. There are three application deadlines each year in December, February, and April, and about 70 students enroll each year. Haas EMBA students on average have a $169,000 starting salary. TOEFL scores aren’t required from international applicants, but they can be used as proof of English proficiency. The program takes 19 months to complete.
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    University of California–Berkeley (Haas) requires applicants to submit an official GMAT, GRE or EA score to be considered for admission. An average Haas EMBA student has a 3.5 undergraduate GPA, a 700 GMAT score and 12 years of work experience. There are three application deadlines each year in December, February, and April, and about 70 students enroll each year. Haas EMBA students on average have a $169,000 starting salary. TOEFL scores aren’t required from international applicants, but they can be used as proof of English proficiency. The program takes 19 months to complete.
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    Cornell University (Johnson)

    Ithaca, NY
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    Cornell University (Johnson) does not require EMBA applicants to submit a GMAT, GRE, or EA score, but the school will accept the results if you’ve taken any of the exams. Johnson offers three EMBA programs: Executive MBA Americas, Executive MBA Metro NY, and Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership, which take a range of 17 months to 22 months to complete. An average incoming Johnson EMBA student has a 3.36 undergraduate GPA and 700 GMAT score with 12 years of work experience and seven years in management. The program has four application rounds each year and currently has 170 students enrolled.
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    Cornell University (Johnson) does not require EMBA applicants to submit a GMAT, GRE, or EA score, but the school will accept the results if you’ve taken any of the exams. Johnson offers three EMBA programs: Executive MBA Americas, Executive MBA Metro NY, and Executive MBA/MS in Healthcare Leadership, which take a range of 17 months to 22 months to complete. An average incoming Johnson EMBA student has a 3.36 undergraduate GPA and 700 GMAT score with 12 years of work experience and seven years in management. The program has four application rounds each year and currently has 170 students enrolled.
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  12. RANK 12

    University of Virginia (Darden)

    Charlottesville, VA
    University of Virginia (Darden) requires applicants to its EMBA program to take the GMAT, GRE, the MCAT, LSAT or Executive Assessment. Test waivers are available. The average Darden EMBA student has a 3.5 undergraduate GPA and 718 GMAT score. Before enrolling in the program, an EMBA student, on average, has 12 years of work experience and a starting salary of $163,200. For the cohort starting in August 2022, there are application deadlines on the 10th of each month, beginning in August 2021 and ending in April 2022. The EMBA program has a 135-student capacity, and each enrolled class is divided into two sections of approximately 65 students to 70 students.
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    University of Virginia (Darden) requires applicants to its EMBA program to take the GMAT, GRE, the MCAT, LSAT or Executive Assessment. Test waivers are available. The average Darden EMBA student has a 3.5 undergraduate GPA and 718 GMAT score. Before enrolling in the program, an EMBA student, on average, has 12 years of work experience and a starting salary of $163,200. For the cohort starting in August 2022, there are application deadlines on the 10th of each month, beginning in August 2021 and ending in April 2022. The EMBA program has a 135-student capacity, and each enrolled class is divided into two sections of approximately 65 students to 70 students.
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    Duke University (Fuqua)

    Durham, NC
    Duke University (Fuqua) requires applicants to submit a GMAT, GRE, or EA score to apply to its EMBA program, although test waivers exist for some circumstances. The average incoming student has a 3.42 undergraduate GPA and 695 GMAT score with 11 years of work experience. Fuqua offers admissions during eight rounds each year and its class of 2023 includes 187 students. International applicants are not required to submit TOEFL scores. All prospective students must submit one letter of recommendation. EMBA students complete the program in 22 months. An average Fuqua student makes $122,000 before the program and $147,000 directly after the program.
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    Duke University (Fuqua) requires applicants to submit a GMAT, GRE, or EA score to apply to its EMBA program, although test waivers exist for some circumstances. The average incoming student has a 3.42 undergraduate GPA and 695 GMAT score with 11 years of work experience. Fuqua offers admissions during eight rounds each year and its class of 2023 includes 187 students. International applicants are not required to submit TOEFL scores. All prospective students must submit one letter of recommendation. EMBA students complete the program in 22 months. An average Fuqua student makes $122,000 before the program and $147,000 directly after the program.
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    University of Washington (Foster)

    Seattle, WA
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    University of Washington (Foster) does not require EMBA applicants to submit a GMAT score if they have earned an accredited undergraduate degree, but they may submit scores that are less than five years old. An average incoming EMBA student at Foster has a 3.4 undergraduate GPA and 693 GMAT score. Candidates come to Foster with an average of 16 years of work experience with 11 years of leadership experience. Admissions to the program are made during three application rounds in December, February, and April. Foster currently enrolls 77 EMBA students. EMBA candidates at Foster are required to submit three recommendation letters to be considered for admission.
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