EMBA 3-step Application Process

Executive MBA Application Deadlines


Class Start

Early Deadline

Final Deadline


March 1

June 1


October 1

November 1

Application Process

Our online application is encrypted and all personal information is protected in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  In order to be considered for admission, applicants must have an undergraduate degree and at least six years of full-time work experience upon submission of the Pre-Application. 

Step 1

Fill out the Pre-Application, a brief snapshot of your professional experience that should take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. You will also need to submit an up-to-date résumé (please upload before submitting your pre-application). There is no fee for the pre-application (Part I of the online application).

Step 2

Once the Admissions Committee has received your pre-application, a representative will contact you to schedule an interview. The interview is evaluative and required for all applicants. It is designed to provide you with more information about Stern’s Executive MBA program and to determine whether our program is a good fit for you.

Step 3

Submit the Formal Application. You will receive an email with a link to the Formal Application once the Pre-Application has been submitted. Please note that you are not required to attend an interview prior to submitting the formal application, although it is recommended that you do so.

Start Online Application Now

Due to the selective and competitive nature of the admissions process, candidates are encouraged to come in for an interview and submit their formal applications as soon as possible. Candidates should ensure that the Admissions Committee has received all parts of their application by the earliest possible deadline.

Contact the Admissions Committee with any questions regarding your application.

Members of the U.S. military and U.S. military veterans who have served on active duty are eligible for an application fee waiver. Email your request for a fee waiver to executive@stern.nyu.edu and include documentation of service.  Waivers must be requested before online submission of the formal application.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once they are complete. Candidates should ensure that the Admissions Committee has received all parts of their application by the earliest possible deadline.

Visit Our Campus

Attend an Executive MBA information session where you will meet prospective students and recent graduates who could become part of your future network and experience the excellence that distinguishes Stern’s Executive MBA program from all the rest.

Applicants who have completed both the pre-application and the admissions interview are eligible for a class visit, where you will observe the dynamic energy at the core of the NYU Stern Executive MBA program.