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Ottawa University EMBA programs with day 1 cpt stem designation and hybrid format

Admission Requirements

To Apply

To begin the application process, simply click the application link found in your initial communication from HMS. You will fill out the application form, upload supporting documents, and submit it for final review. There is no application fee.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 2 weeks before the program start date if you are already in the US with a valid visa. Otherwise, the application deadline is 2 months before the program start date. The university reserves the right to stop accepting applications at any time should classes reach capacity.


Upload the following documents with your application form


Application Form

  • Complete the application form by clicking the personalized application link in your initial communication. 


Statement of Purpose

  • Not required if you have studied or worked in the USA

Degree Certificates and Transcripts

  • Include all university transcripts.  The degree conferral date must appear on all USA transcripts where a degree was earned.

Two Current Letters of Recommendation

  • Letters accepted from academic and professional sources. Letters must be written by the recommenders themselves in their own words and signed.​

Professional Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Proof of English Proficiency

  • IELTS (6.5) or TOEFL (79) or DuoLingo (105). Not required if you have studied or worked in the USA.


  • Individuals already in the USA must also include copies of their visa, most recent I-20, and I-94.

Bank Statement

  • Bank statements of $29,530 in financial support. Pay stubs cannot be used as proof of financial support. You can use bank statements, loans, lines of credit, or sponsor bank statements with a signed/dated sponsorship letter to show the required funds. An additional $6000 in financial support must be shown for each dependent.

**Professional Experience Requirement

  • Students applying to the EMBA program must have a Master's degree plus 3-5 years of professional experience or a bachelor's degree plus 5-7 years of professional work experience. 

Our EMBA Degree Programs with CPT

EMBA - Business Data Analytics

Designed for business professionals who must extract data to explain trends, predict future performance, determine best approaches, and explain solutions to stakeholders.

EMBA - Health Care Management

Be prepared for senior management in the growing healthcare field.

EMBA - Information Technology

The foundational skills of an MBA with a focus on Information Technology are an important combination in the modern technology-based world.

EMBA - Operational Effectiveness

Get the leading edge in the management of employees and the design of organizations with the integration of operations and innovation.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies - Cybersecurity

Earn your certificate in cybersecurity and protect against data attacks and breaches.

Additional Resources for International Students


  • Ottawa University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and has been continuously accredited for more than 100 years. The EMBA program is approved by the Department of Education and USCIS and is in compliance with all regulations. You can learn more about the university's accreditation here and here.

Refer a friend! Receive $500 for each referred international student who enrolls and attends classes at an HMS partner institution.

HMS is an exclusive partner of Ottawa University, managing all graduate applications and assisting prospective students through the application process. Please direct all program and application questions to

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