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How to Apply
  1. Completely fill out the APPLICATION FORM and pay a $60 application fee. During this process you will also be asked to submit a current resume, a 250-word personal statement, GMAT/GRE scores (if applicable), and a letter of recommendation.
  2. Have the following items sent to the Graduate School, JMU, MSC 6702, Harrisonburg VA 22807:
    1. Official transcripts sent directly from all colleges/universities you have attended.
    2. An official report sent directly from ETS of your GMAT score.

If you would like an information packet sent to you, please send your name and mailing address to mba@jmu.edu.


Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah

If you have questions about the program, please contact MBA Program Director Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah (mccoynta@jmu.edu).

Executive Leadership MBA Admissions

Admission is based on a combination of the following:

  • Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) score
  • Overall undergraduate grade point average. Please note: a baccalaureate degree in business is not required to apply to the JMU MBA Program.*
  • Resume citing work experience
  • One letter of nomination from an employer outlining past leadership experience, and career path leading toward a C-Suite or comparable high level management position.
  • Minimum of five years full-time work experience

Ideal applicants will have 5-10 years of progressive career experience. Undergraduate coursework and GMAT scores may be considered for applicants with fewer years of work experience.

*The university encourages applicants with degrees in all major fields of study from accredited institutions. No specific undergraduate courses are required; however, students with non-business baccalaureates are required to complete the following three prerequisite courses:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Statistics
  • Economics (Microeconomics is preferred; Macroeconomics is acceptable)

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. All applications submitted by April 15 will be considered. Applications received after April 15 will be considered until the cohort is full. 

The final application deadline is July 1. 


Tuition is $1,000 per credit hour. The cost per course is $3,000. The total cost for the degree is $42,000.

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