Executive programs application checklist

To apply for one of our executive weekend programs, complete the VCU online graduate school application. First-time users will be asked to set up an account prior to the start of the application. Once started, an application can be saved at any point. However, once it has been submitted, no changes or additions can be made to the online application.

Application fee

A non-refundable $70 application fee is required with each graduate program application. You will be asked to submit your payment at the end of your online application.

The application fee may be waived for EMBA candidates submitting their application by the First Round, due by February 15, 2019. Please contact emba@vcu.edu to request an application fee waiver. The waiver is not automatic and must be requested in writing prior to submission of the application. After the application fee has been paid, it cannot be reimbursed. 

Personal statement

Applicants are required to submit a 1-2 page personal statement regarding their interest in the program. The statement should be submitted online in the supplemental section of the application and should include:

  • Your career goals and how the graduate program would help you meet those goals
  • Prior work and life experiences related to your interest and aptitude for the program
  • Your perception of your intellectual capability to successfully complete the graduate program

Resume

A current professional resume is required and should be submitted online in the supplemental section of the online application.

Transcripts

A transcript from each institution at which a degree was conferred (undergraduate or graduate) is required. Unofficial transcripts (including mark sheets and diplomas for students who have studied outside of the U.S.) can be uploaded to the application and used to make an admissions decision. If accepted to the program, official transcripts (unopened and sealed) are required and should be submitted to Graduate Admissions. 

Prospective students who have studied outside of the U.S. must provide an official course-by-course WES or ECE external credential evaluation. This report should be sent, sealed and unopened, directly to the Office of Admissions. If admitted, all official transcripts and relevant credentials (e.g., diplomas and mark sheets) will be required to be submitted to the VCU Office of International Admissions for review.

Recommendations

Three letters of reference are required and should be submitted online by your recommenders. The online application will request an email address for each of your recommenders. VCU will contact them on your behalf.

Test scores

Applicants are not required to submit an official GMAT or GRE score to be considered for admission. Please note, however, that your online application status may show as incomplete, as it is formatted for many university programs. 

The admissions committee reserves the right to ask an applicant to submit an official test score if the complete application package does not provide the information necessary to make an admissions decision.

Master of Decision Analytics Professional Track applicants must successfully complete the Harvard Online Statistics Course or otherwise meet the statistics course requirement. 

Please note

Required items not submitted with the online application can be sent via email or traditional mail to:

  • Domestic applicants
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Office of Graduate Admissions
    Box 843051
    Richmond, VA 23284-3051
    gradmail@vcu.edu
  • International applicants
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    International Admissions
    408 West Franklin Street
    Richmond, VA 23284-3012
    globalfiles@vcu.edu

Online Application Details

  • For Executive MBA, select:
    Start Term: FALL 2019
    School: School of Business
    Program level: Masters 
    Program: Business Administration - Executive Format
  • For Master of Decision Analytics Professional Track, select:
    Start Term: FALL 2019
    School: School of Business
    Program level: Masters 
    Program: Decision Analytics - Professional Track