A common question asked is “When should I get an Executive MBA?”

The answer depends on the sum of your experience in addition to how you meet the minimum guidelines below. While we encourage our applicants to meet the minimum criteria, the inability to meet one area may be offset by strengths in other areas. We set these particular guidelines to ensure that the caliber of your cohort meets the standard expected of a dedicated, high-achieving peer group. We also require an interview with us to ensure that the program, your goals and experience, and the time commitment are a good fit.

The Executive MBA is intended to polish and enhance your current skillsets, develop and strengthen the ability to promote your ideas for greater organizational impact, and to grow your executive network within Colorado.

When you're ready to apply to the College of Business Executive MBA, we're here to help. We want your application process to be smooth and successful, so please reach out to us.

Eligibility and Requirements

We no longer require the GMAT to apply for our Executive MBA, but we will consider it if you have it. We appreciate the growth that happens through your learned experience and take a holistic approach when evaluating applications. We look at who you are and what you bring to our program, campus, and community. Generally, Executive MBA applicants must meet or exceed the following criteria:

No GMAT is required to apply to the Executive MBA program. Curious why?

Application Deadline

  • Fall AdmissionApply by July 1

Please be aware that deadlines for financial aid may occur before the application for admission deadlines.

Application Process

The time it takes to complete the application process mostly depends on how long it takes you to gather your materials. Completing your portion quickly will allow us to give you a decision sooner. The information below should help you with the application process, but please contact us if you have any questions.

We accept applications for fall admission only. The application deadline is July 1. We strongly suggest that you not wait until the deadline, but submit your application well in advance. Admissions are competitive and made on a rolling basis.

  1. Submit CSU Graduate School Application online
    • Visit gradadmissions.colostate.edu/apply to start your application.
    • Under "Select an application type," choose the term that you are applying to.
    • Under "Program," choose Business Administration (M.B.A.) – Denver Executive
    • Request/upload application materials directly to your online application and then submit.
      As soon as you have completed the required information, please submit your application. You do not need to wait for recommendations, scores, or transcripts to move your application forward.
  1. Pay the application fee

    Use a credit card to pay your application fee ($60 for domestic applicants, $70 for international applicants).

  2. Submit the online applicant data sheet

    Use your CSU ID number to complete and submit the College of Business applicant data sheet. After you submit your application online, you will receive a CSU ID number in approximately two to three days, unless you already have one (alumni and current students).

  3. Check your status

    We know you are eager to hear about your application status, so you can check it any time to make sure your application is complete or to keep an eye on updates. You will receive a confirmation email once your application is complete.


Christine Chin
Director for Executive Programming
(303) 534-3191