Applying to the Brandeis Executive MBA for Physicians program is straightforward and relatively simple by design to respect the schedules of busy physicians. We decided to take this opportunity to walk you through it. There are three steps:
1. Complete a short online form: This form gathers basic contact, employment, and demographic information and should be easy to complete in 10 to 15 minutes.
2. Upload a current CV: Your CV helps the Admissions Committee get to know you. It should list your previous education, your past and current employment, leadership positions, and any other professional association involvement you would like to highlight. More extensive CVs sometimes include medical licensing information and publications or research the individual has been involved in. We do not require your CV to be in any specific format. Just upload what you have and we will be in touch with any questions.
3. Upload or send us your medical school transcripts: Your transcript gives the Admissions Committee a fuller sense of your training and of your academic accomplishments. We do not have a specific GPA minimum requirement and we do not require a transcript from any of your other schooling. Depending on where you are or where you went to medical school, we realize obtaining an official copy of your transcript may take some time. While an official copy is ideal if possible, we will take an unofficial copy (sent by you instead of by the school) in the interim. Again, we will let you know if we have any questions.
In order to streamline the process as much as possible, standardized test scores, personal statements, and professional recommendations are not required to apply. We find that the three elements we require give us enough information to accurately predict your fit and success within the program. Our program staff also enjoys getting to know you through the application process. We encourage you to reach out to us as you are considering applying so that we can answer any questions you may have and give you the information you need to be sure that this is the right EMBA for you. If you have not reached out to us, we will often reach out to you when you begin an application.
Each year, we open the EMBA application in February and review applications on a rolling basis through the application deadline in late fall for admittance to the cohort starting in January of the following year. Once materials are uploaded and you have clicked submit, the EMBA Admissions Committee gets to work reading through it and usually makes a decision within two weeks. When a decision has been made, the applicant will receive an email instructing them to log into their application account to review their decision letter. Typically, admitted students have approximately one month to decide if they will be joining the EMBA cohort and to submit their non-refundable deposit of $1000 to hold their place.
Beginning in October, three months prior to the start of the program, the EMBA Program staff will send incoming students a series of emails outlining important details about the upcoming program start (including the course schedule, textbook list, and assignments to complete in preparation for the program launch in January). Incoming students are also asked to attend a live, virtual orientation session held in November which reviews the program’s learning outcomes, logistical information regarding the 10 day in-person “Residency” period in January, and guidance on the steps needed to complete the 360 degree leadership assessment prior to arrival.
Our application process has been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs and schedules of practicing physicians. Our EMBA Program staff are eager to help you navigate the process and we are here to talk through any question, big or small, as you decide on the next steps in your journey to becoming a physician leader. We look forward to hearing from you!
The application deadline to begin the EMBA program this January is November 1. Apply online here.