Apply to the EMBA Program

In times like these, it's more important than ever to position yourself and your company for growth and prosperity. Take a step toward tomorrow's success.

Requirements for Admission

The Helzberg Executive MBA is a 21-month program designed for experienced managers, leaders, professionals, and fast-trackers who want to take their careers to the next level. The program combines academic rigor with real-world relevance leading to an MBA degree. Ideal candidates will have:

  • Eight or more years progressive, professional work experience

  • At least two to five years of managerial work experience

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

How to Apply

To apply for admission to the Executive MBA, complete the online application with all required documents as listed below. Application opens on October 1, 2020.

  • Current resume or curriculum vitae

  • Official transcript(s) from any institution of higher learning where you earned a baccalaureate degree and/or completed any graduate courses
    Electronic documents can be sent to  Hard copies can be mailed to Rockhurst University, Executive MBA Office, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110.

  • Two professional letters of recommendation
    Recommendation letters are an important part of the admission decision. Please select two professional references who are able to comment on your character, business skills, expertise, and leadership ability.

  • Personal statement
    Prepare and submit a personal statement describing your career goals, what you hope to gain by completing the Helzberg Executive MBA and what experiences and skills you bring to the peer learning environment.

Once your application has been completed, an interview with two program faculty will be scheduled. You will be notified of your final admission status within 10 working days following your interview. Upon notice of admission into the cohort, you will submit a $1,500 deposit to enroll. 

Application Deadline

The early admission deadline is May 1, 2021. Applicants who meet all requirements and are admitted to the program gain the opportunity to get a head start on elective coursework and gain early access to Rockhurst Executive MBA community events occurring before the program officially begins in the fall. Applications submitted after the early admission deadline are welcome and will be processed on a rolling basis throughout the summer.