We evaluate each application portfolio and make decisions based on past academic performance, recommendations, work experience, and a personal statement. Because the cohort model of this program requires significant group work, we also look for evidence of effective participation in team environments. Requirements for admission are outlined below.
Four-year undergraduate or baccalaureate degree from a regionally-accredited institution or U.S. equivalent. Exceptions considered on an individual basis by the dean.
Official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions attended, including graduate programs. Transcripts from international institutions (including Canada) may require additional evaluation; see your recruiter for more information. Requirements and guidelines for international applicants can be found here.
At least ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience, seven of which should be managerial in nature but can include management of people, products, programs, or projects.
Two recommendations from current or former supervisors using online evaluation forms supplied to recommenders by the university. Applicants without supervisors (i.e. entrepreneurs, business owners, CEOs) should consult with the recruiter for recommendation options.
Two- to four-page, double-spaced essay addressing prompts supplied in the application which, in addition to an explanation of the applicant’s interest, also serves as a writing sample.
Leadership EMBA Program
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The top-ranked program in the Northwest 10 years running
The Leadership Executive MBA program does not require an entrance exam (i.e. GMAT, GRE, EA). Accepted students will complete a self-paced online course prior to the beginning of Fall quarter to prepare for the quantitative requirements of the program.
New for Fall 2020: Applicants in the Early Decision and Second application periods will be eligible for the Hagen Scholarship.
|Application Period||Deadline||Decision Date|
|*EARLY DECISION*||December 1||December 31|
|Second||March 1||March 31|
|Final||May 15||June 15|
Submissions after June 15 will be evaluated space permitting.
The LEMBA program provided me with the foundation and the tools to be more effective in operations. It gave me the underpinnings to evaluate and help further develop our strategy as well as the leadership piece to carry that through the organization.Steve Messler, LEMBA '17 Vice President, Olympic Foundry, Inc.