Application Guide

The Executive MBA admissions process is straightforward and includes the following steps:

Complete a Pre-Assessment

During this optional step, our admissions team will provide you with preliminary feedback on your candidacy. This step is particularly helpful to those candidates who are unsure about their fit with an Executive MBA program.

Start your Application

Once you start an application, you can complete it at your convenience. While working on your application, you will be required to outline your career and academic history, complete four essays, and select your recommenders.

Submit your Application

When you have completed the application to your satisfaction, it is time to submit. At this stage, you will be required to pay the application fee.

Schedule an Interview

Upon completion of your application, you will be contacted by our admissions office to schedule a personal interview. Interviews are scheduled after we receive your supplemental materials, including your official transcripts and letters of recommendation. Interviews are conducted online, by phone, or in-person, depending upon availability.

Receive your Decision

Final admissions decisions are released approximately two weeks after the interview. Decisions will be communicated through the online application system and, in some instances, by phone.


"Cornell has given me the tools to step out of my comfort zone. It offers a rigorous academic curriculum and support through professional coaching and an expansive network.”

Loan Le, Metro NY ‘15, VP, Sales & Service Strategy Manager, North America, Citi

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