• The deadlines to submit your application for the EMBA and GEMBA Classes of 2020, to begin studies in August 2018, 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 First Deposit Deadline Second Deposit Deadline
    10 Oct. 2017 12–20 Oct. 2017 31 Oct. 2017 TBD 20 Nov. 2017 1 April 2018
    27 Nov. 2017 28 Nov. – 06 Dec. 2017 20 Dec. 2017 TBD 20 Jan. 2018 1 April 2018
    10 Jan. 2018 12–20 Jan. 2018 31 Jan. 2018 18–21 Jan. or 8–11 Feb. 2018 20 Feb. 2018 1 April 2018
    10 Feb. 2018 10–20 Feb. 2018 28 Feb. 2018 08–11 Feb. or 9–11 Mar. 2018 20 Mar. 2018 1 June 2018
    10 Mar. 2018 10–20 Mar. 2018 30 Mar. 2018 09–11 Mar. or 6–8 Apr. 2018 20 Apr. 2018 1 June 2018
    10 Apr. 2018 12–20 Apr. 2018 30 Apr. 2018 6–8 Apr. or 3–6 May 2018 20 May 2018 N/A
    10 May 2018 14–22 May 2018 31 May 2018 3–6 May or 1–3 Jun. 2018 10 Jun. 2018 N/A
    10 Jun. 2018 11–15 Jun. 2018 22 Jun. 2018 1–3 Jun. or 29–30 Jun. 2018 02 Jul. 2018 N/A
    25 Jun. 2018* 26–29 Jun. 2018 09 Jul. 2018 29–30 Jun. 2018 16 Jul. 2018 N/A


    *25 June round will be available if there is still space in the class.

    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.

    Deposit Deadlines

    Admitted applicants will be asked to pay a $3,000 deposit in order to reserve their place in the class. For earlier rounds, the deposit is spread across two deposit deadlines, while in later rounds, admitted applicants will be asked to pay the full deposit in one payment.

    October – January Rounds

    • First Deposit Deadline: Listed above — $1,000 due
    • Second Deposit Deadline: 1 April 2018 — $2,000 due

    February – March Rounds

    • First Deposit Deadline: Listed above — $1,000 due
    • Second Deposit Deadline: 1 June 2018 — $2,000 due

    April – July Rounds

    • Full Deposit Deadline: Listed above — $3,000 due
    • There is only one deposit deadline for the April – July rounds

    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.