• The deadlines to submit your application for the EMBA and GEMBA Classes of 2018, to begin studies in August 2016, are detailed below.

    You can submit your completed application at any time before the final deadline. You are encouraged to submit in earlier rounds, when the maximum number of class seats and scholarship awards are available.

    Application Deadline Target Interview Dates Decisions Released 1st Deposit Due 2nd Deposit Due
    2 Nov. 2015 12-13 Nov. 2015 30 Nov. 2015 18 Jan. 2016 1 Jun. 2016
    2 Jan. 2016 7-8 Jan. 2016 29 Jan. 2016 26 Feb. 2016 1 Jun. 2016
    2 Feb. 2016 4-5 Feb. 2016 29 Feb. 2016 28 Mar. 2016 1 Jun. 2016
    2 Mar. 2016 17-18 Mar. 2016 31 Mar. 2016 26 Apr. 2016 1 Jun. 2016
    2 Apr. 2016 7-8 Apr. 2016 29 Apr. 2016 30 May 2016 --
    2 May 2016 5-6 May 2016 20 May 2016 6 Jun. 2016 --
    2 Jun. 2016 3 Jun. 2016 17 Jun. 2016 1 Jul. 2016 --
    2 Jul. 2016* 7–9 Jul. 2016 11 Jul. 2016 15 Jul. 2016 --


    Admitted applicants from the November – March rounds will be asked to pay a $1,000 deposit by the 1st deposit deadline, and a $2,000 deposit by 1 June 2016. Admitted applicants from the April – July rounds will be asked to pay the full $3,000 deposit on the 1st deposit deadline. Deposits are non-refundable, but will be applied to your tuition account as credit when you enroll.

    *If there is still space in the class.

    Class Visits and Interviews

    We encourage all applicants to join us for an executive MBA class visit. Class visits provide a great opportunity to experience Darden’s case method and top-ranked faculty, and to speak with our current students.

    Qualified applicants will be invited to interview after their application has been reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Interviews play a critical role in our assessment of candidates and are required prior to admittance into the program. If you are invited for an interview, we will try to schedule it on a day when a class visit is available.

    Contact our Admissions Office

    We encourage you to contact us if you need to discuss the content or timing of your application. Please email us at ExecMBA@darden.virginia.edu, and we'll be glad to schedule a conversation.