Application Process

Application Materials

Our preliminary Application, Recommendation Form, Transcript Request and Corporate Approval Form are all available to you as Adobe Acrobat files that may be filled out on-line (see below).

Your Application Should Include


You will be notified when all application materials have been received. At that time, a personal interview is usually scheduled for qualified applicants. Your file will then go to the advisory board for a final admission decision.

Click on the document you need below, fill it out using Adobe Acrobat, print it & fax it to us at 813-974-4518, or save it and email it to us as an attachment to emba@usf.edu. (Transcript Request forms should be mailed directly to your undergraduate institution.)

Sponsorship and Recommendation

The EMBA Program is a commitment, both for candidates and for their organizations. We require, therefore, that you secure a letter of approval from your organization. Many students are able to receive tuition support from their employer. We understand concerns you may have about the possibility of seeking company approval then being denied admission. Hence, the EMBA staff will work closely with you to determine the likelihood of your admission prior to seeking approval. Then, we will support your efforts to gain approval in whatever way will be most effective.

Graduate Admission Test

We may require that a Graduate Admission Test be taken. While the graduate test is only one of several measures of your potential management success in the program, performance on the quantitative section of the test is particularly important for those who may not regularly use quantitative skills and for those who struggled with quantitative courses during undergraduate education. For this reason, we strongly recommend preparation through any of the preparatory courses, study guides, or computer packages available. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is administered through Pearson Professional Centers. To schedule the test, go to www.mba.com. This website also contains FREE PowerPrep test preparation software.