Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply to a program?

Each ESI Institute of Management executive education program has its own set of admissions criteria. A general overview of the admission requirements is available. In order to apply to a program, you’ll need to submit an online application. To access a specific program’s application, visit the Apply/Log-In page and select the program and session that interests you. Individual program applications are also accessible by clicking Apply within the program’s pages.

Please note that if you have not applied to a program previously, you’ll need to create an account. Alternatively, you can download an application form and submit the completed form via email

Is there an application fee?

There is no fee for applying to an ESI Institute of Management Executive Education program.

What are your admissions requirements?

To ensure a rich learning experience for all participants, admission to Executive Education programs is selective and based on professional achievement and organizational responsibility. For most programs, proficiency in written English is required, and participants must be fluent in the English language to take an active part in fast-moving discussions. However, please note that some programs are offered in both English and Vietnamese.

For each program, we carefully select a cross-section of high-potential leaders from around the globe who have different backgrounds and experiences. This diversity enables participants to enhance their management effectiveness by leveraging the experience of their peers and acquiring a new level of cultural sensitivity. In addition, some programs require a letter of reference.

Which programs require a letter of reference?

The letter of reference must be completed by a senior executive within your organization, a board member of your company, or an ESI Institute of Management graduate familiar with your role and responsibilities who can provide a detailed firsthand account. This letter of reference provides the Admissions Committee with a better understanding of your background and your potential as a leader. The Admissions Committee will begin its review upon receipt of both the application and the letter of reference.

The following programs require a letter of reference as part of the application process:

How long does it take to process my application?

The Admissions Committee meets monthly and admits qualified candidates on a rolling, space-available basis. Early application is strongly encouraged.

How do I check the status of my application?

To check the status of a current application, please log in to your ESI Institute of Management Executive Education account. You can also contact us by email or by phone at +84 3372 91922.

When will I receive the program schedule?

Approximately three weeks prior to the start of the program, you will receive a packet of preliminary information, including a detailed schedule, case readings, and assignments for the first few days of the program.

If I am not accepted into a program, can I apply again for a future session?

Yes. Admission to ESI Institute of Management Executive Education programs is highly competitive, as class size is tightly controlled. In addition, we work to ensure that the class roster includes participants from a variety of industries, countries, and backgrounds. For those reasons, we encourage you to reapply in the future or to consider other ESI Executive Education programs that may be of interest.