• The deadlines to submit your application for the EMBA and GEMBA Classes of 2019, to begin studies in August 2017, are detailed below.

    The application will become available in late August, and 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 By Target Class Visit Dates Deposit Deadline
    10 Oct. 2016 12–19 Oct. 2016 31 Oct. 2016 4–5 Nov. 2016 20 Nov. 2016
    28 Nov. 2016 28 Nov. – 05 Dec. 2016 20 Dec. 2016 2–3 Dec. 2016 20 Jan. 2016
    10 Jan. 2017 12–20 Jan. 2017 31 Jan. 2017 12–14 Jan. or 9–11 Feb. 2017 20 Feb. 2017
    10 Feb. 2017 13–20 Feb. 2017 28 Feb. 2017 09–11 Feb. or 10–11 Mar. 2017 20 Mar. 2017
    10 Mar. 2017 13–20 Mar. 2017 31 Mar. 2017 10–11 Mar. or 7–8 Apr. 2017 20 Apr. 2017
    10 Apr. 2017 10–17 Apr. 2017 28 Apr. 2017 11–13 May 2017 20 May 2017
    10 May 2017 15–22 May 2017 31 May 2017 11–13 May or 1–3 Jun. 2017 16 Jun. 2017
    10 Jun. 2017 12–16 Jun. 2017 23 Jun. 2017 1–3 Jun. 2017 01 Jul. 2017
    26 Jun. 2017 28–30 Jun. 2017 10 Jul. 2017 30 Jun. – 1 Jul. 2017 17 Jul. 2017


    All applicants who apply prior to May (October through April rounds) will receive a decision within 1–2 weeks of their interview date and no later than the posted decision release date. Candidates who apply in the May or June rounds, will receive a decision by the posted decision release date for the round.

    Admitted applicants from the October – March rounds will be asked to pay a $1,000 deposit by the deposit deadline listed above, and a $2,000 deposit by 1 June 2017. 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.

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    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.