How to apply
The EMBA-Global application process is focused on understanding your unique strengths and potential. The process requires you to demonstrate your individual contribution to the EMBA-Global learning experience, and how you will benefit from the programme.
Applications for the EMBA-Global programme are completed online. Full instructions are included within the online application system itself. Once you have submitted your application, you will be able to check your application status through the same system.
There is no time restriction in which you must complete the application, so register now to familiarise yourself with the system. If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the admissions team in your region.
Application deadlines for the May 2014 intake will be published in the summer of 2013. Sign up here to receive notification when admission to the May 2014 intake is open.
Get ahead and begin your appliaction now:
Download the EMBA-Global Admissions Information Pack for a complete guide to the admissions process.
Begin the online application now to submit as soon as admission to the May 2014 intake is open.
Many of our students also receive financial support from their employers. To secure this, you will usually have to draw up a detailed business case outlining your reasons for wanting to take part on EMBA-Global and the benefits it will bring you and your company.
To help you draft your case, see our sample business case
To be considered for an interview for the EMBA-Global programme, we require you to provide all of the following:
- a completed online application, including application form, essays and personal statement
- a one-page CV or resume
- official academic transcripts or certificates
- GMAT score
- TOEFL/IELT/PTE if applicable
- two references
- signed statement of employer support
- a non-refundable application fee.
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) provides us with useful information about your quantitative and verbal reasoning abilities, and is a useful indicator of your likely success on the programme. It also acts as a benchmark against which we can evaluate applicants across degree subject, academic institution and nationality. However, it is important to remember that your GMAT score is only one part of your application. When reviewing your application we look at your essays, references, professional experience and educational background to build up an overall picture of you as an applicant.
We recommend that you sit the GMAT before applying and submit your score with your application. When you register for the GMAT, you should ask for your score to be sent to the school processing your application, as we cannot confirm an offer of a place until we receive the original score.
GMAT institution codes:
London Business School Z11-J7-17
Columbia Business School QF8-N6-06
To find out more and register to take the test, please visit: www.mba.com/mba/TaketheGMAT
English language certificate
If your native language is not English and you have not obtained a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction, you are required to submit official evidence of your English language proficiency.
There are three standardised tests you may take:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
- IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- PTE (Pearson Test of English)
Official academic transcripts
You are required to submit academic transcripts from your undergraduate or graduate educational institutions, with certified translated copies if they are not in English.
Signed statement of employer support
Employer support for the time you will be out of the office is required to apply to the programme. You must provide a signed letter from an authorised person within your company stating that they agree to allow you the required time away from the office to complete the programme. The authorised person may be your department head, president, CEO or head of HR.
Many EMBA-Global students are also financially sponsored by their employers - either fully or partially. If you are financially sponsored to any extent, you must submit complete information on the terms of this financial support, signed by the authorised person within your company.
If you are self-employed, you must submit a letter stating that you understand the time commitment needed away from work to successfully complete the programme. You may also be required to provide evidence of your current engagements/contracts.
There is an application processing fee of US$250.
Once you have submitted your complete online application and provided supporting documentation, it will be processed by the appropriate school:
- Applications from candidates residing in North, South or Central America or the Caribbean are managed by Columbia Business School
- Applications from candidates residing in Europe, the Middle East or Africa are managed by London Business School
An Admissions Committee representing both schools will evaluate each application.
We will inform you as to whether you have been selected for interview within four working weeks of the stage deadline, provided you submitted a complete application by the deadline for that stage. See the Admissions page for details of deadlines.
The Admissions Committee interviews all short-listed candidates. After your interview, you will normally be given a final decision on your application within four working weeks. We reserve the right to defer decisions in order to ensure the highest calibre and best mix of participants in the programme.
If you have questions or require further information to help you complete your application, please contact us.
The fees for the May 2013 intake of the EMBA-Global Americas and Europe programme are $153,627.
If you have questions or require further information about the EMBA-Global admissions process, please contact us.