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Typical Participant

EMBA students are working professionals with an undergraduate degree and support from their employer. On average, participants have 10 years of management experience and currently work as business managers or owners, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, CFO’s, presidents, vice presidents, directors, or in other equivalent leadership positions. Average age of participants is 40 years.

Admission Information

Our next cohort begins in January 2020. Online applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Applicants should submit all of their application materials at least 60 days prior to the start of the program. Applicants wishing to apply for need-based scholarships should apply before December 1, 2019, for priority consideration.

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria: managerial experience, undergraduate/graduate performance, letters of recommendation, essay response, and a personal interview for entrance into the program. For additional details related to the application requirements, please visit the Graduate School Catalog.

Admissions Interview

After an initial evaluation of your application, you will be invited to a one-hour interview with the Academic Director of the EMBA program and/or a 3-4 person panel. As your personal approach to learning is important, so is the contribution you’ll make to the learning of others in your cohort. In the interview, candidates will be asked questions related to the following key attributes.

Openness to feedback:

As the Theresa S. Falcon program is an EMBA that focuses on leadership, you will routinely receive feedback on your communication skills, teamwork, and personal presence in addition to your business acumen. Leaders often receive less feedback as they advance in an organization, and successful EMBA students are aware that they have developmental needs, even though they may not have gotten a great deal of direct feedback in their workplace.


The platform of all learning in the EMBA environment is your 4-5 person team. Group assignments, class discussions, and collaborative discovery are techniques that make the EMBA unique. The best leaders know how to form strong team relationships and to follow the lead of a team member when the situation requires it.


Structured to capitalize on leadership development and peer learning, the Executive MBA is accredited by the American Association of Collegiate Schools of Business. This means students are expected to meet high standards of performance, mastering business concepts and demonstrating expertise through assignments, projects, and exams. A successful student brings a high degree of integrity to everything he or she does.


Students who are eager to learn, energetically take on challenges put before them and willingly take the first step in problem solving are great candidates for the program.


While faculty members set the tone in their individual modules, you and your cohort are responsible for establishing the learning environment. Individuals who actively participate, respect others, and otherwise contribute are more likely to create a culture that contributes to everyone’s learning and growth.