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Management (Executive MBA)

We sincerely appreciate your interest in our executive MBA programs—EMBA and IMM. To ensure that you are familiar with the minimum requirements for admission to graduate degree study, please read the following carefully:

Executive MBA Degree Program Qualifications/Requirements
  • A four-year undergraduate degree;
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience (internships are not included as experience);
  • Current employment in a position of increasing responsibility;
  • Two recommendations, one of which should be from your immediate supervisor, if possible, and
  • An interview (in-person or virtually) is required to ensure that our program is a good fit for you.

Supporting Documents: Additional documents are required to support the application. Supporting documents should be uploaded to the online application or mailed directly to the graduate program to which you are applying, as directed below. Click the links below for details. Supporting documents include the following, unless specific instructions are noted in the requirements sections of this page:

  • A completed online application - Included within the application are required essays and recommendations.
  • Transcripts
  • GMAT- Substantial work experience and/or prior graduate education may allow the GMAT to be waived. Please check with the admissions office to which you are applying if you have questions regarding your eligibility for a waiver.
  • English Proficiency for Non-Native Speakers of English-This can be achieved through the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE or through an English skills assessment discussion in person or virtually with Aldas Kriauciunas, Executive Director.
Contact Information Mailing Address
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Executive MBA:
Nancy Smigiel
Associate Director of Admissions
Phone: 765-494-4580.
E-mail: or

Krannert Executive MBA Programs
c/o Nancy Smigiel
Associate Director of Admissions
Purdue University
Krannert Center, Suite 206
425 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056 USA

Effective for those seeking Spring 2019 admission and beyond:

TOEFL for Non-Native English Speakers:

Minimum Internet-Based Test (IBT) Overall Score Required: 80 
With the following minimum section requirements: 
Reading: 19 
Listening: 14 
Speaking: 18 
Writing: 18

Minimum Paper-Delivered Test - no overall score reported
With the following minimum section requirements:
Reading: 19
Listening: 14
Writing: 18

IELTS (Academic Module):
Minimum overall score required: 6.5
With the following minimum section requirements:
Reading: 6.5
Listening: 6.0
Speaking: 6.0
Writing: 5.5

Pearson Test of English (PTE):
No longer accepted

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