Mendoza School of Business

Global EMBA Application

Insights into our Working Professional Admission Process

Learn more from the Mendoza Graduate Admissions team about the admissions process and timeline from application to decision release.

  • At least eight years of significant work experience
  • Active employment
  • Demonstrated employer support
  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, or GMAT* or Executive Assessment (EA) score and professional experience acceptable to the Admissions Committee.
  • English as a native language or passing score on the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

*The University of Notre Dame Global Executive MBA Program does not require GMAT scores for most applicants. However, we may ask some applicants to take the GMAT or Executive Assessment to help assess their academic readiness. The Executive Assessment (EA) is specifically designed to evaluate the business school readiness of seasoned professionals. The assessment focuses on skills that are critical both at work and in programs for experienced professionals: higher order reasoning, critical thinking, analysis, and problem-solving. Because it was designed specifically for experienced professionals, it requires modest preparation, takes only 90 minutes to complete, and includes flexible rescheduling options. The test is administered by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), creators of the GMAT® exam. To learn more about the Executive Assessment and testing arrangements, visit

  • Résumé
  • Academic transcripts from all previous undergraduate education, including transfer credits
  • At least two recommendations, including one from a current supervisor. If one recommendation is not from a current supervisor, a separate statement of support from your employer is required
  • Personal essays


A $100 non-refundable application fee is the final requirement in the application process. Your application will not be considered complete until this fee is paid. After submitting your application, you will be directed to the application status page where you can submit a payment by credit card through the online application system.

Application fee waivers are available for individuals who satisfy the following eligibility requirements:

  • United States Active Duty Military or Veterans
  • Current or former Peace Corps volunteers
  • Current or former Teach for America volunteers
  • If you fulfill any of these criteria, please reach out to the admissions team for further details at


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