Executive Master of Business Administration Admissions Process
KSU EMBA Ranked #1 in Georgia and Top Ten in the World
The Coles College of Business EMBA program was ranked 1st in Georgia, 3rd in the nation, and 9th in the world in CEO Magazine's 2022 Global Executive MBA Rankings. For the seventh year in a row, the EMBA was recognized as a Global Tier One program.
Executive MBA Admissions
We treat the admissions process as a two-way street; we want you to review us as much as we review you. We’ll take time to explore if you are a good fit for the program and we encourage you to do the same. You can start the process today by:
- Signing up for a personal interview
- Attending an information session
- Contacting us directly
Upcoming Important Dates
Courses Begin: Fall 2023
Priority Deadline: May 5, 2023
For more specific dates, please review our EMBA Program Tentative Calendar for course schedules and graduation dates.
We rigorously screen candidates to secure the highest caliber of participants. We feel strongly that the greater the diversity of the class, the richer the learning experience for you. We take a holistic viewpoint and are most interested in where you are in your life and professional career today. Check out our current EMBA student profiles for more information.
Executive MBA program Admission Process
- Submit a current resume showing at least 5 years of post-undergraduate professional work experience
- Interview with Program Directors
- Complete our online application
- Submit two professional recommendations
Submit official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate coursework to:
Office of Graduate Admissions
3391 Town Point Drive, Suite 1800
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144-5591
International applicants must meet additional requirements.
In most cases, the GMAT is not required.
Please call Erin McGerald at 470-578-6862 for more information.
EMBA Program Information Sessions
The Coles Executive MBA integrates executive-level business tools across broad management platforms enabling its graduates to make confident strategic decisions. Our program combines the business acumen you are looking for and the leadership and professional skills you need to get ahead. Attend an information session today to gain more insight into why Coles College of Business has one of the top 10 EMBA programs in the nation!
Get to know the Executive MBA Advantage before you choose KSU for your EMBA school experience!
Sign-up for an Executive MBA Information Session
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Microsoft Teams
Saturday, April 15, 2023
Schedule an Interview
It is never too soon to interview for the Coles Executive MBA. We treat the interview as a two-way street where you get to learn about us, and we get to learn more about you. Contact the Executive MBA Admissions Team to set up an interview. You must submit your current resume prior to the meeting, to serve as a baseline for discussion and exploration.
Set up Your Interview and Submit a Current Resume
Allan Bishop, MBA, FACHE
Director of Recruitment and Business Development
What is an EMBA Interview?
We want to make sure we are a fit for you and that you are a fit for your future peers. We believe who is in the classroom is just as important as providing next-level executive education in the classroom. This interview acts as an opportunity to express our excitement about your consideration and your opportunity to evaluate a proper fit.
At Coles, we believe you are our learning partner. You will learn from us, we will learn from you, and you and your classmates will learn from each other. The value of your degree is not just in the Coles brand, but in the people you interact with throughout the MBA Executive program. After graduation you will become a part of our extensive alumni association that you will network with for a lifetime.
What will be discussed during the interview?
We want to learn about your goals, professional experience, interests, and your desire to pursue our Executive MBA. If we discover the Coles EMBA is a match for you, we will discuss the next steps. If the program does not appear to be a match, we will help you explore other Coles graduate program options. This EMBA degree is a life-changing experience but only if you are ready. We need to be sure that you will be able to benefit from the same life-changing experience our alumni rave about year after year.
Executive MBA Tuition & Financial Aid
Coles College of Business strives to provide an education with an impressive return on investment. Tuition and fees vary by program and residence status and are competitive compared to other graduate programs in Georgia. Graduate research assistantships and scholarships are available in most programs.
EMBA Program Tuition for classes beginning Fall 2022*: $57,500
- Tuition includes the following:
- Books, case studies and simulations
- Personal assessments
- Program-long executive coaching
- Team coaches
- Meals on all class days
- Open residency room & board at a local resort
- Hotel accommodations, excursions, ground transportation, and meals with class during the global experience trip
- Dedicated faculty team available throughout the program and always available in between class sessions
- Dedicated events such as Lessons in Leadership and the Tetley Lecture Series
- One-on-one tutoring if necessary
- Pre-requisites built into program, no additional fees
- Dedicated, Executive MBA only support team to include financial aid, class materials purchase and delivery
- Executive MBA Suite Access to team rooms and classrooms
Learn more about our tuition and program options and explore your KSU financial aid options, including scholarships, grants and more!