Admission Requirements

The Executive MBA (EMBA) admission committee selects students on the basis of leadership experience and potential, relevant work experience, and academic achievements.  The committee also considers factors including professional accomplishments, community service, and extra-curricular activities.

Application Deadlines

  • June 1 (Priority Deadline)
  • August 15 (Final Deadline)

At the discretion of the department, applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed after the application deadline on a space-available basis.

The EMBA program is not available for students seeking an F-1 student visa.  International applicants with alternative visa statuses may be eligible.


The EMBA program is for seasoned managers and experienced leaders. Successful applicants will have demonstrated a proven track record of relevant leadership and work experience; typically at least 6 years of increasing management experience. Since Loyola follows a holistic admission process in selecting students for its EMBA program, the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is not required of candidates, provided they meet one or more of the following important criteria used to measure an individual's potential for success in the rigorous relevant MBA learning environment:

  • Evidence of exposure and success in areas of quantitative study during one's undergraduate and, if applicable, graduate coursework or in one's professional career;
  • Evidence of business and/or financial acumen through one's prior career positions, current work, leadership roles and responsibilities, and industry experience;
  • Evidence of appropriate written and verbal communication skills following a review of one's admission materials, written personal statement, and one's interview with admissions committee members.

Application Materials

  • Online application form; Non-refundable fee of $60
  • Essay/personal statement outlining your interest and goals in pursuing a graduate program
  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary colleges or universities attended sent directly to Loyola from institution(s). This includes transcripts from part-time study, study abroad, coursework taken in high school, and from institutions that have awarded the applicant a bachelor's master's, or doctoral degree or an advanced certificate. Applicants who hold degrees or have earned credits from non-U.S. institutions (not study abroad programs) must have a course-by course evaluation and translation done by a Loyola recognized evaluation services agency.  Loyola recommends World Education Services (
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • One professional letter of recommendation (typically one from an immediate supervisor)  
  • Personal Interview
  • TOEFL Score Report required if English is not your native language or if you have not completed a degree program taught in English (cannot be more than two years old). Official scores must be mailed directly from the Educational Testing Service. Loyola's institution code is 5370.

Supplemental application materials should be sent via mail or email to:

Loyola University Maryland
Graduate Admission Processing Center
P.O. Box 1447
Beltsville, MD 20704

Questions about the application or admission process may be directed to the Office of Graduate Business Programs at (410) 617-5067 or via email at

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that a completed application and all supplemental materials are received by the application deadline. Supplemental materials, once received, become the property of Loyola University Maryland and cannot be returned.

This program helped me leap into a CEO role for a business in a turn-around situation, and turn around it did!

-Eric Neal '09

After my MBA, I started my own IT consulting business which is now close to $1M in less than two years.

-Nitin Agarwal '09

My experience thus far has been unbelievably enlightening. I have B.S. in Electronics Engineering and this program in one year has nearly provided as much use as my four years earning my engineering degree.

-Nick Holbrook '17

Loyola helped me become a confident, qualified business leader well prepared for future growth, new challenges, and an ethical business victory.

-Dan Phillips '12

Not only have I gained a lot of educational knowledge but I feel I have gained lifetime friends and built a camaraderie with the entire cohort. The opportunities arising from networking and the connections formed are a benefit that is hard to put on paper.

-Nick Holbrook '17

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