Executive MBA Admissions
How to Apply
Applicants are expected to have a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience, strong academic credentials, and evidence of leadership in their professional lives.
Applicants should have three to five years of professional experience. Admission may be granted to candidates with less than three years of work experience who present superb academic credentials and truly outstanding evidence of leadership through professional and personal experiences.
Applicants are required to have obtained a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education. Students with undergraduate studies in business and related fields, as well as those with undergraduate studies in other fields, are encouraged to apply.
All candidates need to provide evidence of motivation and the potential for organizational leadership. Pursuing the Executive MBA is a demanding experience. We look for evidence that participants will be reflective, mature and realistic, as well as highly motivated. Because of the program’s particular emphasis on working in groups with colleagues from diverse professional backgrounds, we seek candidates who will be active participants in the team work and contribute to the collaborative learning spirit of the Executive MBA program.
Minimum requirements for proficiency in English apply to all applicants.
The AUBG EMBA Admissions Committee may waive the requirement for English language proficiency tests for native speakers of English language or non-native speakers of English language who have completed a full-time Bachelor’s degree program in an accredited university with instruction in English within 5 years of the date of application to the AUBG EMBA program.
English Proficiency Qualifications:
- iBT - Internet Based TOEFL | 80
- PBT - Paper-Based TOEFL | 550
- IELTS - International English Language Testing System | 6.5
- CPE - Certificate of Proficiency in English | C
- CAE - Certificate of Advanced English | B
- ECPE - Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English | Pass
- PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English | 59
- AP English Language & Composition or AP Literature & Composition | 4
- DET - Duolingo English Test | 115
Upon acceptance of the application package, the Admissions Committee of the EMBA Program will schedule a professional interview with the candidate. During this interview, the candidates will be asked about their work experience, their expectations for the EMBA Program to contribute to their careers and the qualities and skills they will bring to the EMBA cohort.
The AUBG EMBA program won me with its holistic approach to forming future leaders in a rapidly changing business environment. I perceive the program as a crucial next step to becoming an even better leader.
Petar Torneff (EMBA '20), Director ATC Accenture Bulgaria
Submit a complete Executive MBA application package by the respective deadline.
You will be notified by e-mail by the Executive MBA Admissions Office about the receipt of the application materials.
After all application materials are thoroughly reviewed by the Admissions Committee, pre-selected candidates will be invited for a required personal interview.
A personal interview with members of the Admissions Committee will be arranged for all selected applicants.
All applicants pre-selected after the professional interview will be required to take the TOEFL test no later than the beginning of September.
All applicants will be informed of the final decision for admission with an official letter sent by e-mail and mail.
Admitted applicants should confirm their participation in the program by signing a statement in the Letter of Acceptance within a week after they receive it.