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Olin Business School – Washington University in St. Louis - Executive MBA

Washington Olin Executive MBA Program Structure

The Olin Business School offers three variations of its Executive MBA program: the Executive MBA U.S.; the Executive MBA Shanghai; and the Executive MBA Mumbai. The latter two EMBA options take 18 months to complete, while the U.S. option takes 20 months.

The Executive MBA Shanghai program takes is held in partnership with Fudan University. Classes meet once per month, Friday through Monday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Classes for the Executive MBA Mumbai, in partnership with the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, are held once per month, Thursday through Sunday. The Executive MBA U.S. meets Thursday through Saturday once per month.

Sixty credit hours are required to complete the course.


All three versions of the Olin EMBA open with a weeklong residency, with U.S. and Mumbai program students taking the GO! Program. The first year of the EMBA features a majority of core courses, with leadership courses and residencies driving the second year. All three programs conclude with a Capstone Residency in St. Louis.

Washington Olin’s EMBA programs are graded on a less-than-traditional tier system. A GPA is still part of the educational system, but students are graded on a four-tier system of: high pass, pass, low pass, and no pass.

Executive MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 26 (tie)
Financial Times: 6

Class Profile

The school’s EMBA US class features 44 students that are, on average, 40-years old. They join the program typically with 15 years of total work experience and eight years of management experience. Women make up about 40 percent of the class.

The EMBA Shanghai usually features 50-55 students that are, on average, 38-years old. The number of EMBA Mumbai students is similar, and students have about 15 years of work experience prior to enrollment.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The total cost of the Washington Olin Executive MBA program in the U.S. is $132,000. This includes tuition, fees, materials, meals, parking, career coaching, and workshops. Airfare for residencies is not included in the tuition. After offered admission by the school, a $2,500 nonrefundable deposit is required to be submitted within five days to hold a spot in the program.

Cost for the most Executive MBA Shanghai cohort was $97,000 USD, and the cost for the most recent Executive MBA Mumbai was Rs. 36,00,000 for those that signed up and made a non-refundable deposit early, and Rs. 39,00,000 for those that did not sign up and submit a deposit by a pre-set deadline.


Admissions standards vary per EMBA version.

• To see the requirements for the Washington Olin Executive MBA U.S., click here.
• To see the requirements for the Washington Olin Executive MBA Shanghai, click here.
• To see the requirements for the Washington Olin Executive MBA Mumbai, click here.


Application deadlines Due by Notification on or before
Round 1 November 16, 2021 December 8, 2021
Round 2 January 12, 2022 February 2, 2022
Round 3 March 16, 2022 April 6, 2022
Round 4 May 18, 2022 June 1, 2022
Round 5 June 15, 2022 July 6, 2022
Round 6 July 14, 2022 August 3, 2022
Round 7 August 18, 2022 August 25, 2022

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