BYU Executive MBA Admission at a Glance

Fall 2016 Admission

The BYU Executive MBA program is specifically designed for the working professional who has at least five years of full-time professional, supervisory, or administrative employment and wants to complete a MBA degree by following an evening or weekend model. All applicants must have a competitive GMAT score, a GPA above 3.0, a degree from an accredited university or college, and five years full-time managerial experience. Students attend classes year-round for two years with breaks in December and July. Residency week occurs at the beginning of each year, during which students spend time in intensive course instruction and group work. At the end of the second year of the program, students participate in a two week Foreign Business Excursion (FBE) and travel to different locations around the world to visit international businesses.

Application Deadlines1 December 1, 2016 - Priority 1 application deadline
  • All application materials, including test scores, must be submitted to BYU by 5:00pm MST of the appropriate deadline to be considered for each respective round.
  • Applications are accepted beginning October 1, 2016.
  • Early application submission is strongly encouraged.
January 15, 2017 - Priority 2 application deadline
March 1, 2017 - Priority 3 application deadline
May 1, 2017 - Final late application deadline (applications received after May 1 will be reviewed based on room in the program.)
Tuition2 $45,000
Tuition covers class fees, books, and a two-week Foreign Business Excursion (FBE)
Admission  Statistics Class of 2014 Average GMAT score 611
Average work experience 11 years
Average GPA 3.3
Admission Prerequisites Full-time professional work experience Minimum 5 years
Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university GPA above 3.0
GMAT score GMAT waiver requests must be recorded by April 1, 2016
TOEFL or IELTS score (International applicants only) TOEFL minimum scores for Executive MBA program:

  • 94-IBT (internet-based test)
    Minimum score of 22 in speaking and minimum score of 21 in listening, reading, and writing
  • 240-CBT (computer-based test)
  • 590-PBT (paper-based test)
IELTS minimum scores for Executive MBA program:
7.0 overall band score
6.0 band score in each module
Program Requirements Commitment to keep BYU Honor Code
Pass proficiency exams in Accounting and Excel by July 1, 2017, for admitted applicants only.

Attend class in downtown Salt Lake every other weekend in a two-year program designed for working professionals. Classes are held on Friday from noon to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the BYU Salt Lake Center located at the Triad in downtown Salt Lake City (345 West North Temple).


1 Applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2015. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2015. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis--decisions are released as soon as they are made. Therefore, early submission is encouraged.
2 Tuition rates and class schedule are subject to change.