MBA Executive - Application Materials

Application Materials

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


The W. P. Carey MBA online application should take about 30 minutes to complete once you collect the admissions materials, including your resume, personal references, and essay questions.

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

Test Requirements

GMAT scores are preferred, although the GRE is accepted. The GMAT institutional code for the W. P.  Carey Executive MBA is 0GZ-1R-75.

GMAT Exemption

EMBA applicants currently or previously holding senior level roles, typically with a minimum of 12 years full-time work experience, at least eight of which have involved managing teams, budgets and complex projects, may be exempted from the GMAT requirement. Applicants who believe they should be granted a GMAT exemption based on previous professional or academic experience are encouraged to submit the optional essay along with the completed EMBA application.


Mail all official university transcripts to the ASU Office of Graduate Education, or request that your original institution submit them directly. A Document Reference Number can be included on each transcript for authentication purposes.

Online Letters of Recommendation

Select two individuals who can speak to your personal qualities, career focus and potential for success in the W. P. Carey MBA program. The university will contact your recommenders directly to secure additional information.

Application Fee

  • Domestic Application Fee: $70
  • International Application Fee: $90

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.

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.