For a quick reference guide on the application process, download our checklist.
Applications for the Daniels School of Business must be completed using Purdue's Graduate School online application and will not be considered for review until all required materials have been received.
For more detailed information on how to submit your application, please review the steps to apply.
|Round 1||October 1|
|Round 2||November 17|
|Round 3||December 15|
|Round 4 / Final International Applicants||March 15|
|Round 5||May 1|
|Final Domestic and International Applicants currently living in the U.S.||June 15|
Office of Graduate Admissions
Young Hall, Room 170
155 S. Grant St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114
Uploading Transcripts (international applicants, see international section)
The Purdue Executive MBA Program does not require GMAT or Executive Assessment scores for most applicants. However, you must demonstrate sufficient academic/quantitative preparedness in your application, either through prior coursework, professional experienc, and/or certifications as reflected in your transcripts and/or resume. For all admitted students, we offer an Excel and math skills course to either brush up on previous skills or to fill in skills gaps in these areas.
Some applicants will be invited for an interview after their application has been received by the EMBA admissions committee.
The Kira self-recorded interview, as well as this interview, play a central role in our assessment of candidates given our holistic approach. All in-person interviews are held with two members of our admissions committee. Candidates will have an option of coming to Purdue's West Lafayette campus or joining us by Zoom. Purdue offers these choices to accommodate the busy lives of working professionals.
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit one language assessment test for admission to the Purdue University Graduate School. Students can choose from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
The Graduate School accepts all valid forms of TOEFL testing. Daniels School of Business requirements are:
For the Internet-based test, all five minimum scores must be satisfied. Only official TOEFL scores received directly from the Educational Testing Service are acceptable. For further information, visit www.toefl.org. TOEFL scores must be reported to Purdue University’s Graduate School. Please use institution code 1631.
The Graduate School accepts the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores. A copy of the official IELTS report must be scanned and uploaded into the online application. Daniels School of Business requirements are: An overall band score of 7.5 is required for admission, with 7.0 required per each section. For more information, visit www.ielts.org.
All scores must be documented by an official report from the Educational Testing Service. The TOEFL and IELTS must be no more than 24 months old at the time the application credentials are reviewed by the Graduate School.
We do accept Duolingo English test scores to meet English proficiency requirements. The Purdue Graduate School requires total score of 115 as well as 115 on each subsection for admission. The Daniels School of Business prefers a total score of 125 and prefers a score 125 on each subsection.
As an international student, you may be considered for an English language assessment test waiver only if you have obtained a baccalaureate degree, graduate or professional degree within the past 36 months from a college or university where English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the native language. In order to meet this requirement, receipt of a degree must fall within the 36 month period when your documents are under review by the Daniels School of Business and Purdue University Graduate School. Test scores expire on the first day of the month in which they were taken.
Any individual who is not a permanent resident or citizen of the United States is classified as an international applicant. In order to be considered for admission to the Daniels School of Business, international applicants must hold a bachelor degree or its equivalent from an accredited college in the U.S. or abroad. This requires 16 years of education in a university setting, which must be the equivalent of a four year U.S. Bachelor’s degree.
Correspondence courses do not meet this requirement. Transcripts must indicate “grades earned” for all courses taken. Please note that a summary of semester totals alone does not meet this requirement.
Documents stamped with ‘True Copy’ will not be accepted, which will potentially delay admission consideration.
If you were educated outside the United States, and the native language of the country where you were educated is not English, you must upload both a certified official transcript in the original language of instruction and a certified official English translation.
*You must also upload a certified official copy of your diploma/degree certificate in the original language of instruction and a certified official English translation. A provisional certificate does not meet this requirement.
The Daniels School waives the program application fee for:
For additional information about tuition and program costs, please contact the program specialist for details.
Note: If you pay the application fee before the fee has been waived, it is non-refundable.
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