Admission Process

Admission Process

Lubin's EMBA program is designed for experienced business managers and professionals who need advanced credentials to reach a higher-level management position, but may not have the available time to attend the regularly scheduled weekday evening classes of a traditional MBA program.

The program seeks applicants who:

  • Have at least five years of professional business experience and responsibility
  • Demonstrate career progression and accomplishments
  • Are self-motivated and self-disciplined to develop their managerial and leadership capabilities
  • Work well on high-performance teams
  • Are comfortable with an online learning environment
  • Have the potential to contribute effectively to the program



Final Application Deadline: August 15. Should seats remain, applications received after the final application deadline will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Submit your application online. In addition to the other application materials listed, please send the following documents to

Qualified applicants are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis until the class is filled. Because class size is limited, you should submit your application as early as possible. Once all of your materials have been received and evaluated, qualified applicants will be invited for an interview. A final decision will be made within 2 to 3 weeks.


You should request that all colleges and/or universities you have attended (undergraduate and graduate) forward official transcripts of your scholastic record to A four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent is required. .


All applicants must write an essay, or letter of motivation (not more than 500 words), explaining your interest in attending the program, and the professional background you bring to the cohort experience. This helps us get to know you a little better.


Each candidate for admission to the Executive MBA Program is required to forward two recommendations, one from a manager of your organization and the other from your immediate supervisor. Click to download the recommendation form (please print two copies). Letters from relatives, coworkers, friends, and staff you have supervised are not acceptable. Recommendations should be sent to

5. INTERVIEW (and Why We Do Not Require a GMAT)

Every qualified applicant to the EMBA program will be interviewed. The interview is structured around a series of open-ended questions asked of all applicants. It's designed to get to know you, to understand your reasons for getting an MBA, and to review your career achievements and goals.

We were one of the schools that pioneered dropping the GMAT and substituting the faculty interview in its place. In our studies, we have found little correlation between GMAT scores and academic performance in an EMBA program whose students are experienced managers and professionals. To us, career advancement and motivation are the drivers that ensure success in our program. As an added benefit, our interview process gives applicants a chance to ask questions about the program.

Interviews can take place in person, or via conference call or Skype should the individual live a considerable distance from New York.


Students who earned a bachelor's degree in a country where English is not the official language and for whom English is not their first language must submit scores from the TOEFL, or International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Pearson PTE exam that are no more than two years old.

The TOEFL code for Pace University is: 2635


Citizens from the following countries are waived from the English proficiency requirement: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, United Kingdom, Ireland, Antigua, Scotland, St. Lucia, Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad/Tobago, Dominica, Grenada, Grand Cayman, Guyana, Belize, Anguilla, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda.