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Executive MBA Admissions

Our Executive MBA faculty are exceptional, and so are our students

In the EMBA classroom, you will collaborate with a diverse group of highly motivated, results-driven professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds. Courses are taught by renowned researchers and practitioners who recognize the broad experience executive students bring to the classroom and encourage vigorous debate and discussion. In this small-class setting, the EMBA experience provides a robust network of trusted colleagues and professionals. Find the admissions requirements and important deadline and application information for our EMBA program below.

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Important Dates

Application deadline: November 1, 2021
Program begins: January 2022

Applicant Qualifications

The Executive MBA Admissions Committee evaluates each candidate for the Tulane Executive MBA program based on these admission criteria.

Professional Experience and Leadership Potential
Applicants should have a minimum of seven years of full-time postgraduate work experience, with five of those years in a position of significant management responsibility. The Committee will consider exceptions based on career progression, depth and breadth of experience, and level of management responsibility.

Demonstrated Ability
In assessing a candidate's academic ability, the committee considers the candidate's professional history and academic performance as evidenced by a resume and transcripts.

Application Requirements

Degree Requirements and Transcripts
A bachelor's degree is required; however, neither a business degree nor specific business courses are required for admission. Official transcripts from the registrar of all colleges and universities attended must be requested by the candidate and sent directly to the Executive MBA Office. Email and postal mail addresses are listed at the bottom of this page.

A limited number of non-degreed candidates may be admitted to the program as an exception to admission policies. The admission process for non-degreed applicants is competitive, highly selective, and only outstanding candidates will be considered for admission. The GMAT is required for all non-degreed candidates.

A resume detailing your employment history and academic background. List professional distinctions, affiliations, and activities.

We offer GMAT waivers - please send your resume to emba@tulane.edu for a pre-assessment. After receiving your résumé, we will contact you with feedback on your qualifications or questions for further discussion.

Short Answer Essays
Two essays are required and should be no longer than 350 words each. The essays are the best way to introduce yourself to the Admissions Committee. 

Personal Interview
The interview aids the Committee in assessing the candidate's strengths, motivations, personal commitment, and ability to meet the demands of the program. The interview also offers the candidate an opportunity to ask questions and to discuss individual considerations. Contact us at emba@tulane.edu to schedule an interview. Early interviews are encouraged.

Two recommendations, attesting to the applicant's academic and professional abilities, are required. One recommendation should be from a high-ranking officer from the candidate's organization. A second should be from an immediate supervisor (or for self-employed applicants, a business associate) who has personal knowledge of the candidate's work.

Application Fee
A non-refundable $125 application fee is required with submission of the application form. This fee can be paid online by credit card. Checks or money orders can be mailed to the addresses below. This fee is waived for applicants who attend an information session within the past year.

Tuition and Cost of Attendance

Tuition for the New Orleans Executive MBA class that starts in January 2022 is $98,900.

Tuition Includes: 

  • Registration and course fees. 
  • Preparatory classes.
  • All required textbooks and course materials.*
  • Study labs.
  • Breakfast and lunch on class days.
  • Airfare, hotel, and group meals for the international seminar abroad.

*The cost of a notebook computer, a requirement for the program, is not included.

Payment Options
A confirmation deposit of $1,000 is required upon acceptance into the program.

We offer two program payment options: 

Pay by Term
Payments are due at the start of each of the four terms.  Below is the payment schedule for the class starting in January 2021.

2022-2023 Payment Schedule*
   Upon Acceptance $ 1,000
   January 2022 $ 23,725
   May 2022 $ 24,725
   September 2022 $ 24,725
   March 2023 $ 24,725
   Total Program Tuition   $98,900


Pay by Module
Payments of $8,241 are due at the end of each of the 12 modules (approximately every 7 to 8 weeks).  After the $1,000 deposit is paid, only the balance of $7,241 is due for the first module.  This modular payment schedule allows tuition to be deferred until courses are completed to better coordinate with employer reimbursements. 

Financial Aid

Graduate students typically use a combination of federal loans, private loans, and personal funds to cover tuition, fees, and other expenses while attending Tulane University. Federal funds include Direct Federal Unsubsidized Stafford and Direct Federal Graduate Plus loans.  All students loans are administered through the Tulane University Office of Financial Aid. Visit https://financialaid.tulane.edu/graduate/business for more information.

To apply for federal aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Visit http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ to begin your FAFSA application. You may complete your FAFSA application at any time during the application process.

In order to process your FAFSA application, you must (1) be accepted into this program, (2) confirm your acceptance by submitting your acceptance agreement and confirmation deposit, and (3) log into the student portal at Gibson.Tulane.edu to enter your social security number into the student information system. Your social security number must be in the Tulane system in order for your FAFSA application to the processed by Tulane. You can then visit Gibson.Tulane.edu to track the status of your FAFSA application at Tulane University.

Questions and correspondence regarding financial aid for this program should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid
(504) 865-5723, (800) 335-3210, or finaid@tulane.edu.


Application Deadline: November 15
(application must be fully completed and submitted by this date)

The Freeman School will offer a limited number of scholarships for the New Orleans Executive MBA program starting in January 2022.

Scholarship awards are made on the basis of academic achievement, personal strengths, leadership abilities and financial need. To qualify, applicants must complete the following by November 15:

  • Submit all program and scholarship application requirements
  • Complete a FAFSA form (www.fafsa.ed.gov)

Applications received after the November 15 deadline may be disqualified. Award recipients will be announced no later than December 1.

CLICK HERE to see Scholarship Guidelines for January 2022 EMBA Admissions. 


 rev Feb 2021