Application Requirements

Application Deadline
The application will open August 15. July 1 is the deadline to be guaranteed consideration.
Program Begins

MBA Innovation - Fall

MBA Information Security - Fall

MBA Executive Leadership - Fall

International Applicants

International Graduate Information

International applicants will upload a credential evaluation of their non-U.S. college or university transcripts from one of the services listed at this link: Credential_Evaluation

Test Requirements

GRE/GMAT or if a master's level degree from an accredited institution or CPA has been earned, the GMAT requirement is waived.

Information Security or Executive Leadership Note: If you are an applicant who has at least seven years of professional work experience (beyond the undergraduate degree) and a strong quantitative background, you may be eligible for a GMAT waiver. Please contact Ms. Tisha McCoy-Ntiamoah ( for more information.

Required Electronically
  • Application
  • Application fee
  • Official GRE or GMAT

Transcripts of all previous academic work at the undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) level. 
Applicants must upload unofficial copies of their transcripts and if admitted, all transcripts will be verified by the Graduate School. Applicants who previously attended James Madison University still need to upload an unofficial transcript, but do not need to provide official transcripts for verification.

Required by Program

Innovation and Information Security

  • Current resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Minimum two years full-time work experience
  • Residency requirement : 
    • Innovation - periodic on-site meetings in Harrisonburg, VA
    • Information Security - periodic on-site meetings in McLean, VA 

Executive Leadership

  • Current resume
  • 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.
  • Residency requirement is to have periodic on-site meetings in McLean, VA.

All of the above listed requirements can/should be uploaded within the online application, and test scores, if required, should be sent electronically to the Graduate School from the Educational Testing Service.

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