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Admissions and Fees

In the Executive Development Program, you can build knowledge and develop leadership skills without needing to fulfill graduate degree requirements. The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is not required. A college degree is also not required – work performance, scope of responsibility and leadership potential are more important considerations in the application process.

Is the Executive Development Program right for you?
Due to the rigor of the MBA-level curriculum, the Executive Development Program is ideal for mid to senior level professionals with an average of 10-15 years of professional experience. Those who benefit most from the general management courses usually have experience with large-scale projects and enterprise-wide scope. The application process considers several factors that can enhance an individual’s candidacy, including recommendations, global experience and career plans. The admissions committee may select finalists based on the following criteria:

  • If from a large corporation, does the candidate manage two or more key activities? Has he or she been nominated or received strong recommendations by upper management?
  • If from small to medium companies, is the candidate the owner, general manager, or director? Does he or she report directly to top management?
  • If from non-profit or government agencies, does the candidate’s position involve general management and does he or she directly influence services provided?

The Executive Development Program utilizes a self-managed application process. You are responsible for assembling and submitting all elements of the application package. Receipt of your completed application will be acknowledged by e-mail. Applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early to secure company/organizational sponsorship. Please have the following documents in Microsoft Word or pdf format ready to upload to submit the application.

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • A description of your current position
  • Organizational chart

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If you are have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact Lisa Loucks at 206-543-8560 or via email at

Applications are accepted throughout the year and fully qualified applicants are admitted year-round on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • The early-application deadline is July 1, 2018.
  • The final deadline to apply for the 2018-2019 program is August 15, 2018. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.
  • Late applications are considered on a space-available basis.
  • The applicant will be notified by the Admissions Committee within 30 days.

A $100 non-refundable application fee is due when the application is submitted. This fee is waived for applications received on or before July 1. For more information about early admissions, please contact Lisa Loucks at 206-543-8560 or

Please review the following required key program dates for the 2018-19 academic year:

  • September 10, 2018 – Orientation and Welcome Dinner
  • September 12-15, 2018 – Three Day Residential at Alderbrook Resort
  • September 24, 2018 – First Monday evening class
  • April 28-30, 2019 – Three Day Residential at Semiahmoo Resort
  • May 13, 2019 – Graduation

The tuition for the Executive Development Program for the 2018-2019 academic year is $25,500.

Discounts may apply. To learn more click here.

Tuition includes instruction, textbooks and materials, meals and rooms at off-site sessions, dinners on campus, parking, food and beverages at hosted social functions, traditional courtesies, and the Executive Development Program certificate.

A $100 non-refundable application fee is due when the application is submitted. This fee is waived for applications received on or before July 1.

A $1,500 non-refundable deposit towards tuition will be required upon the candidate’s acceptance of admission to the Executive Development Program. All fees must be paid in full by September 1. Refunds will not be made after the start of the program.

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