Applying to our program

The CU Executive MBA program is designed for business leaders with a record of superior job performance, strong career progression, and growth potential. If you meet our admission criteria and are ready to take your career to the next level we encourage you to apply online or by mail.

Application Materials

All of the following items must be submitted as part of a complete application packet.

Application Form

The application form must be completed and signed.


The applicant needs to submit a current résumé.

Official Transcripts

Two official transcripts from each collegiate institution previously attended should be sent directly to CU by the institution.

Organization Sponsorship Statement

An individual authorized by the organization to grant sponsorship to the applicant must complete the Organization Sponsorship Statement form. Individuals who are self-employed or own their own business should submit a third letter of recommendation rather than the sponsorship statement. (University of Colorado employees who are applying to the Executive MBA need to contact the Executive MBA office to obtain a CU specific Organization Sponsorship Statement.)

A nominating letter may be substituted in place of the sponsorship statement. The nominating letter should be written by the person to whom the applicant reports. The nominating letter should indicate in detail what support the organization will provide to the candidate and should include information on the candidate's current position, responsibilities, and tenure on the job.

 Organization Sponsorship Statement pdf

Two Recommendation Letters

The applicant needs to arrange for the submission of a minimum of two letters of recommendation. Recommendation letters should be completed by individuals who have professional knowledge of the applicant and can attest to one or more of the following about the applicant:

  • Qualifications and business experience.
  • Capacity for rigorous graduate-level study.
  • History of commitment and completion of major projects undertaken.
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and manage multiple tasks.
  • History of working well in a team setting.
  • High levels of motivation and self-discipline.


The personal self-evaluation should include plans for career growth, a description of significant contributions to the organization, and a discussion of the applicant's strengths and other attributes. The self-evaluation should also include a discussion of what the applicant hopes to attain with the Executive MBA degree.

Personal Interview

A required interview with the Program Director; allows for a visit to the Executive Education Center and a detailed discussion of the program. Program staff contacts finalists to arrange the interview after the application file is complete.

Application Deadline

The University of Colorado's Executive MBA Program staff evaluates applications throughout the year. Candidates are encouraged to apply early, as space is limited.

  • Applications are considered in the order in which they are received.
  • A limited number of applicants may be placed on a wait list to fill any late openings.

Apply online:


Executive MBA Program
University of Colorado
1550 Larimer Street
Denver, CO 80202

For additional information, contact us or call: 303-623-1888 or 1-800-228-5778