Application process

Take the next step. A W. P. Carey Executive MBA will transform your career and your life. Find out what you’ll need and how to apply today.

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The ASU online application is easy to complete once you collect the admissions materials. Most students can complete the application in about 30 minutes.

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Take the lead

To ensure you have a valuable learning experience, your EMBA classmates are experienced professionals, from diverse backgrounds and industries, who share our values of excellence and integrity and are motivated to rethink the nature of business.

Each Executive MBA student is carefully selected on the basis of their intellectual abilities and the experiential contribution they bring to the program. While we do not have specific requirements, we recommend that applicants have:

  • 10+ years of work experience
  • 5+ years in management
  • A college degree or equivalent

Completing your application

To complete the ASU online application, you will need to provide the following information:

  1. Personal info — contact details, birth date, citizenship, Social Security number
  2. Current resume and essay question responses
  3. Recommender(s) contact information: name, affliation, and work email address of an individual who can answer questions about your personal qualities, profession success, career aspirations, and ability to perform in a graduate program
  4. Application fee — $70 domestic students; $90 international students

An additional $50 fee will be required for applications received after July 1. Applications will not be processed until the fee is received and fees are non-refundable.

Essay questions

Help the admissions committee learn more about you, your background, and your goals. These short essay questions help us evaluate students beyond the black and white of test scores and GPA requirements.

The following materials must be submitted to ASU Graduate College after completing the online application.

Official transcripts

If you attended ASU, you do not need to submit ASU transcripts. Otherwise, you must have one set of official transcripts from every college and university from which you earned a bachelor’s degree or higher sent to ASU Graduate College. ASU accepts official transcripts that are original academic credentials issued by the registrar of the institution attended, bearing the original raised or colored seal of the institution and the signature of your institution's registrar, academic official, or recognized international organization.

You may either have the original institution send your transcripts, or you may wish to collect all of them and send them together. In either case, use the following mailing information:

U.S. Mail
Arizona State University
Graduate Admission Services
PO Box 870112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

FedEx, DHL or UPS
Graduate Admission Services
Arizona State University
1151 S. Forest Avenue, #SSV112
Tempe, AZ 85287-0112

International students

The application process for international students is the same as for domestic students, with the exception of submitting proof of English proficiency (for students whose native language is not English). After admission, you will also be also required to obtain a U.S. visa, which includes submitting a graduate financial guarantee.

All international transcripts must be submitted in their original language accompanied by an official English translation. Translations must be literal, complete versions of the originals and must be translated by a university, government official or official translation service. You may not complete your own translation. Photocopies and notarized transcripts are not acceptable.

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