How the Online Application Works

When an account is created, applicants are able to work on their application components as time permits.  Simply add to your application as items are completed, the system will retain all information which can be edited as needed before the final submission. Whether you take just a few days, weeks or longer, you are able to work on your application until all areas are completed.  When you are ready, simply submit your application for review - in three to four weeks you will hear from the admissions team!

Submitting Your Application  

The application is your opportunity to present yourself to the admissions committee and to tell your story. Please take your time, follow all instructions carefully, and make sure your application is complete before you finalize your submission. All applications must be submitted using the Leeds School of Business online application portal.

A Complete Application Includes the Following Items:


Upload an unofficial transcript from each collegiate institution you have attended (except for any University of Colorado campus) into the online application form. This includes community colleges, study abroad, summer sessions, and extension programs regardless of the length of attendance, whether or not courses were completed and whether or not you believe the record will affect your admission. These unofficial transcripts must include all courses and grades, must be issued in the original language and be accompanied by certified English translations when applicable. If you are offered admission, one official transcript for each university attended will be required prior to your enrollment in the first term.

If you plan to submit Official transcripts for your application, have your institution send them directly to and we will match them to your application. Transcripts uploaded by you will not be considered official.

Test Scores

Submitting a GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment Score is optional for the 2020/2021 academic year.

The Leeds School of Business requires all MBA applicants to take the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the GRE General Test or the Executive Assessment Test.  Test scores are valid for up to five (5) years. If you have taken the GMAT or GRE test more than one time, your highest test score will be used in the admissions evaluation.

GMAT code: 11S-Z2-29
GRE code: 4841
Executive Assessment: Choose Leeds School of Business

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The Leeds EMBA program is looking for candidates who have a minimum of 8 years of professional work experience. Your application should include two letters of recommendation from professional associates. One of your recommendations should be from an individual, such as a supervisor or work peer, who is able to elaborate how you are perceived by your peers, directs reports, and supervisors as well as your ability to lead and manage others. The other may be from a person with whom you have a professional relationship (i.e. co-worker, colleague, client, vendor, etc.) and can elaborate on your personal qualities, interpersonal skills, and professional accomplishments. Recommendations can be submitted online as part of the application.


Applicants are required to submit the following essays:

Essay #1: Describe your motivation for seeking an Executive MBA degree. What are your career aspirations and professional development goals and how will this degree help you meet those goals? (Please target 250 words.)

Essay #2: An important component of the Leeds Executive MBA program is engaging with, and learning from, your cohort classmates. Explain how your leadership skills and experiences will enhance your fellow Executive MBA students during your study. (Please target 250 words.)


Applicants are required to submit a copy of their current resume or Vita. Word, RTF or PDF files only.

Application Fee

A non-refundable application fee of $70 is required, but may be waived for active duty military personnel, veterans, or CU Boulder alumni. Application fees may be paid by credit card, and applications will not be reviewed without payment of the fee. Do not send cash. Application fees are not refundable and will not be waived, except for active duty military personnel.

Supplemental Items

All applications must be submitted online. Supplemental items (transcripts, recommendations, etc.) sent by mail should be marked with your full name and date of birth for identification purposes. Send supplemental items to the following address:

Contact the Graduate Programs Office

Leeds School of Business
University of Colorado Boulder
995 Regent Drive UCB 419
Boulder, CO 80309-0419