Executive MBA Admissions

Start Your Journey

Your Executive MBA experience begins with your first interaction with our Admissions Team. We know that you have options when it comes to your education and our goal is to ensure you have all the right resources to decide if William & Mary's program is the right fit for you.

Our highly attentive recruitment team is available to answer questions, coordinate a visit to campus, and can connect you with alumni, faculty or Executive Partners to learn more about the program.

Completed applications are reviewed by the Executive MBA Program Admissions Committee and candidates are typically notified of their admissions decision within two weeks.

William & Mary is pleased to waive the application fee for anyone who has served honorably in the armed forces of the United States or anyone who has completed a full term of service in the Peace Corps, Teach for America or AmeriCorps.

Typical Executive MBA Class Profile

  • 38

    Average Age

  • 21 %

    Graduate Degrees

  • $ 123 thousand

    Average Incoming Salary

  • 16 years

    Average Work Experience

  • 15 years

    Average Managerial Experience

PTMBA Application Deadlines and Requirements

Our priority is to set up our Executive MBA students for success - throughout the application process, inside the classroom and well beyond graduation as you embark on the next phase of your career

The Admissions Committee will evaluate the following elements of your application which indicate your potential success in the program:

  • Future managerial and leadership potential communicated through personal statements, professional experience, and letters of recommendation.
  • Your ability to thrive in a rigorous academic environment as evidenced by your past academic transcripts.
  • Communication skills demonstrated through written application materials and Admissions interview.
  • Community engagement/leadership
Application Deadlines

application deadlines
Round 1

August 1

  • $100 application fee waiver
  • Eligible to apply for the Executive MBA Charter Scholarship
  • An accelerated admission decision
Round 2

October 1

  • $100 application fee waiver
Round 3

December 1

  • Applications accepted if space is available for the cohort
Application Process
  1. Complete Executive MBA application online. Application components include:
    • 2 essays
    • Contact information for two professional recommendations
    • Current resume
    • Official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate work that you have completed. Electronic transcripts are faster and should be sent to ExecMBAAdmissions@mason.wm.edu. Hard copy official transcripts can be sent directly from your academic institution or forwarded in a sealed envelope from you to the following address:
      William & Mary
      EMBA Admissions - Toni Sturdivant
      Raymond A. Mason School of Business
      P.O.Box 8795
      Williamsburg, VA 23187
  2. Complete an admissions interview. Admissions interviews are by invitation only. You will be contacted by the Executive MBA Admissions Office to schedule an interview if you are selected by the Admissions Committee.
Eligibility & Requirements
  • All students admitted to graduate programs at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business must have a conferred bachelor's degree from an accredited institution prior to matriculation.
  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience preferred, with increasing levels of responsibility across your career.
  • Official transcripts from all higher educational institutions attended.
  • Online applications
  • Personal interview

Contact Jana Allen Bishop at [[m|jana.allen-bishop]] or 757-221-2356 (office) | 757-585-0173 (cell) for more information.

Why we don't require GMAT or GRE

GMAT or GRE scores are always accepted and will be considered by the admissions committee in the decision-making process if received. However, in William & Mary's Executive MBA program, we believe that standardized test scores are not the only predictors of success - and certainly not for our executive level students who have multi-dimensional applications that point to many success indicators. Therefore, we do not require a GMAT or GRE score in order to apply.

Giovanni Donatelli

Giovanni Donatelli '15

"William & Mary's EMBA program is quite possibly one of the best decisions of my life. It has given me the knowledge to better run my company and has opened a valuable network of professionals that I would never be able to connect with if it weren't for this program."

Part-Time MBA FAQs

Executive MBA FAQs
Executive MBA frequently asked questions
Is the Executive MBA program accredited?

Yes, the Executive MBA program at William & Mary is accredited by AACSB International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

How many months is the Executive MBA program?

The EMBA program is an 18-month program starting each January.

When/where, are classes held?

Classes are alternating Fridays and Saturdays from 8:30am-5:00pm at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business on the main campus in Williamsburg.

Is my MBA diploma a William & Mary Executive MBA?

Upon completion of the Executive MBA program, your degree will be conferred with an MBA from William & Mary. The Executive MBA can be listed on your resume as the program you attended but not the degree you received.

Is work experience considered to apply if I do not have a conferred undergraduate degree?

To apply for the Executive MBA program you must have a conferred Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The admissions committee looks at each applicant very holistically from academic credentials to professional experience.

What is the requirement for work experience?

We require a minimum of seven years of professional work experience with some management experience preferred.

Is the GMAT or GRE required for admission?

No. We do not require GMAT or GRE test results for admission into the Executive MBA Program.

Are the Global Immersions required? Is the airfare included with tuition?

Yes, both of the Global Immersions are part of the 18-month program and are required. The airfare is not included in the tuition; however, lodging, meals and class activities are included during the Global Immersions.

Is the Graduate Career Management Center available to Executive MBA students?

The Graduate Career Management Center is available to all Executive MBA students upon admission to the program and as alumni upon graduation. There is a dedicated staff person to work with our Executive MBA students.

Whom do I contact with further questions?

For questions related to the Executive MBA Program, please contact Jana Allen-Bishop at [[m|jana.allen-bishop]] or 757-221-2356 (office) | 757-585-0173 (cell)

Notices for Admissions

non-discrimination notice and notice of availability of annual security report

Unless otherwise constrained by law, William & Mary is committed to providing an environment for its students that is free from discrimination based on any personal factor unrelated to qualifications or performance such as race or color, citizenship, national origin or ethnicity, ancestry, religion or creed, political affiliation or belief, age, sex or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, marital status, pregnancy status, parental status, height, weight, military service, veteran status, caretaker status, or family medical or genetic information. (Full non-discrimination notice available online at  https://www.wm.edu/compliance/discrimination.)


Information about campus safety and security may help you in your decision to apply. The most recent Campus Security and Fire Safety Report for the College of William & Mary, including the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, is available on William & Mary’s website for review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics. Three years’ worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus building or property owned or controlled by the university or on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. This report is available online at:  https://www.wm.edu/clery/report or you may request a paper copy in person or to be mailed to you at no expense from the Office of Compliance & Equity, James Blair Hall, Suite 101, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, 757.221.3146