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Take the next step. The W. P. Carey Executive MBA will transform your career and your life. Find out what you’ll need and how to apply today. GMAT or GRE test scores are not required for this program.

Recommended experience

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

Application process

Steps to complete your application

Step one:  ASU’s online 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. Resume: Current resume must include positions held and clearly indicate dates of employment in Month/Year format.
  3. Admission essay: The admission committee would like to learn more about you, your background, and your goals. These short essay questions help us evaluate applicants beyond the black and white of test scores and GPA requirements. Personal statements will not be accepted and will delay the review of the application. Your essay prompts are available in the graduate application.
  4. Recommender(s) contact information: name, affiliation, and work email address of an individual who can answer questions about your personal qualities, professional success, career aspirations, and ability to perform in a graduate program
  5. Application fee: $70 domestic students; $115 international students

Applications will not be processed until the fee is received and fees are non-refundable.

Step two:  additional information

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


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. We accept unofficial transcripts at the time of application. If admitted, official transcripts will be required.

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
Admission Services Applicant Processing
Arizona State University
PO Box 871004
Tempe, AZ 85287-1004

FedEx, DHL or UPS
Arizona State University
Admission Services Applicant Processing
1150 East University Drive Building C, Room 226
Tempe, AZ 85281

Applying as an international student

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). W. P. Carey graduate minimum score requirements may be higher than ASU requirements. Please note ASU does not accept TOEFL iBT® Home Edition, TOEFL iBT® Paper Edition, or TOEFL Essentials Exams as proof of this requirement. After admission, you will also be 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.

Additional resources

Military and Citizen Service Application Fee Waiver

As a token of our appreciation, W. P. Carey will waive the application fee for all U.S. Military, Teach for America, Peace Corps or AmeriCorps members. Please email wpcareymasters@asu.edu prior to submitting your application to request a waiver.

Fall 2024 application deadlines

Round I

Dec. 1, 2023

Round II (Int'l. priority)

Feb. 1, 2024

Round III (Int'l. final)

April. 1, 2024

Round IV (Final)

July 1, 2024

All required application documents must be on file by the date of each deadline, or your application may be moved to the next round. Applications for Fall 2023 admission will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 15, 2023. Decision notifications will be made within three weeks of a completed application, and an enrollment deposit will be due following program admission.

Executive MBA class profile

Incoming class of Fall 2022

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Work experience

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