Tips to Help You Choose the Best Executive MBA Program

Tips to Help You Choose the Best Executive MBA Program
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    The Executive MBA (EMBA) is a part-time integrated course designed to meet the needs of professionals who wish to pursue an MBA degree without interrupting their careers.

    The coursework is rigorous and demanding; ...

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… the result is a learning experience that ranks among the finest available today. With the increasing number of executive MBA programs, it is very difficult to choose the one which suits you.  To help you out, here are certain things that you should look into before choosing an executive MBA program.

Program Schedule

There are many executive MBA programs which takes a very short duration to complete. However, the program will be very condensed and you will have a hectic time in finishing everything on schedule. It will be very important to have at least some space in between modules for homework and catching up on assignments at work. This will also be an important factor for your employer who would not appreciate long periods of absence due to your study commitments.

So it is very important to choose an MBA program specifically designed with the schedule of busy managers in mind, so you can maximize learning and personal development while minimizing time away from work and home.

Content of the program

It is very crucial to find out about the faculty and their credentials they hold before choosing an EMBA program. The quality of the faculty and its connection to the real professional world is extremely important when choosing an Executive MBA Program. Then, look at what kind of core and elective courses are offered. If you wish to specialize in a certain field, you should check to see whether the program can be adapted to suit your preferences. It is also recommended that you find a program which is constantly adapting the curriculum to stay on top of current trends in the business world to ensure that your degree is relevant.

Costs and ROI

Financial ROI (Return on Investment) is of course important but you need to look far beyond that when choosing an EMBA program. Look at the program fees and assess what costs are covered by tuition, how much value they represent, and evaluate how many extra costs you would have to bear.It is advisable to assess the value proposition of the program too, i.e. the credentials of the professors who will be guiding and assisting you. Furthermore, you should check out the partners associated with your chosen EMBA program since this could lead to international networking opportunities.

Internationality of the program

Even if you’d rather not travel internationally so much during your EMBA program, the internationality and diversity of an EMBA program are very important factors to consider too. Internationality tells you a lot about the professional reach and the connecting potential of a program. If you are considering a country manager position, starting your own business, or if you wish to apply to positions in other countries these international connections are important.

The Institution

Another important factor to look at is how well-connected is the business school, the EMBA program, its alumni, and the current students within the EMBA program, etc. because this will determine the effectiveness of networking within the business school and those associated with the school itself. It is recommended that you do your research and find out the ranking of the school according to various expert panels.

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