Executive MBA Programs
Executive MBA (EMBA) programs enhance the careers of professionals who are already specialists in a field or industry.
EMBA programs focus on honing general management skills in core classes, with little or no opportunity for specialization. Enrollment is often tied to a new or anticipated promotion, and most students are company-sponsored.
- EMBA students work full-time and attend classes on Fridays and Saturdays, usually on alternate weekends, over two academic years
- Programs offer a full immersion experience, with learning outside the classroom and extensive faculty and student/team interaction
- The shared professional experience and expertise of students become part of the curriculum
- EMBA programs feature a well-constructed curriculum of several courses in each of the major business disciplines
- Students earn their degree in two years or less, faster than their part-time counterparts
- Programs offer career-broadening management training for executives
- Because they usually do not require permanent relocation, they are ideal for those who can travel virtually anywhere on a regular basis
- EMBA programs require a high level of commitment from the students, their families, and their employers
- EMBA programs are intense – most students put in 80 to 100 hours a week between their job and school
- Employers must agree to give EMBA students time off from work to attend classes
- Absences are not tolerated
- Company-sponsored EMBA students generally do not take part in career services activities, to avoid a conflict of interest
- Internships are not available
To learn more about EMBA programs worldwide, visit the Executive MBA Council.