The Application Process
Baylor requires that all Executive MBA applicants complete an online application. It is not necessary to complete the application in one sitting. We recommend that you save frequently as you go along.
The application includes the following:
- Application Form
- Name and email address for three recommenders
- Three essays
- Transcripts (from any collegiate school attended)
- $100 Application Fee
Note: A GMAT score is not required to be admitted to the program.
Upload a current resume detailing:
- Work experience and career progression to date
- Range of job responsibilities including managerial, supervisory and budgetary experience
- Educational background
- Activities, honors, or awards you have received that would be of interest to the Admissions Committee
As part of the application, you must provide the name, title, and email address of three references. Each reference will be sent an email message with a link directing him/her on how to submit the recommendation either by uploading a file or entering text into a form. Alternatively, your reference may also email his/her letter of recommendation directly to our office at: emba_Info@baylor.edu.
Please be thoughtful when selecting your recommenders. One of the three recommenders should know you well in your current position such as a direct supervisor, manager or client. The letters of recommendation should provide an assessment of your business acumen and capabilities.
Please note as part of the email your recommenders receive they will be notified as to whether or not you have waived your rights to access their recommendation. You are encouraged to answer that question before sending the emails. The question can be found on page 7 of the application under "Statement of Waiver of Rights."
You must complete 3 essays as part of your application.
You should thoroughly answer each question using specific examples and experiences. Essays are an opportunity to provide insight into your motivations for applying and your career aspirations rather than rehashing your resume. They also serve as a writing sample to gauge your writing proficiency.
The online application will direct you on how to submit your essays either by direct entry into the application or uploading a WordDoc/PDF.
Optional 4th Essay: If you have additional information or feel there are extenuating circumstances which you would like to share with the Admissions Committee. Please complete your optional essay in 250 words or less.
Potential topics may include:
- Significant gaps in work experience
- Choice of recommenders
- Academic performance issues
- Areas of weakness in your application
An official transcript (in a sealed envelope) is needed from EVERY college or university the applicant has ever attended.
NOTE: Baylor is now accepting digital transcripts from 5 "approved companies". They are SCRIP-SAFE, DOCUFIDE (PARCHMENT), AVOW SYSTEMS, NATIONAL STUDENT CLEARINGHOUSE and CREDENTIALS, INC.
Transcripts should be mailed to the Baylor Executive MBA Office in Austin:
3107 Oak Creek Drive, Suite 240
Austin, TX 78727
A $100 non-refundable fee is required to process your application. It is payable by credit card upon submission of your online application.
We will contact you to schedule an interview upon receiving your completed application and transcripts. After the interview, your application will be sent to the Baylor Graduate School Admissions Committee for final review and approval.
Starting your Application
Upon logging into the online application, please select the following program and degree:
- Program: Executive MBA - Austin
- Degree: Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)