How is an Executive MBA (EMBA) different to a regular MBA?

An Executive MBA is aimed at professional businesspeople who have years of experience in industry. It is a course that allows students to study alongside their regular job.

An Executive MBA gives experienced professionals the chance to get a master’s degree in Business Administration on a schedule that minimises disruption to work, whilst also providing an environment where they can meet other high-flyers and industry leaders to swap ideas.

What will I study on an Executive MBA course?

Executive MBA courses offer a planned curriculum in an executive setting. Members of each class begin at the same point, move through the curriculum together, and complete the degree requirements for graduation as a group. Executive MBA students are required to complete their degrees in two years or less.

Expect to take modules in:

  • business economics
  • finance and accounting
  • marketing
  • operations management
  • strategic managment

How can I fund an Executive MBA course?

Getting an Executive MBA is an investment –in money, in learning and ultimately in the student’s career and future. There is no doubt that MBAs are expensive, but the benefits that come from the qualification (financial, personal, and in career-wise) are huge.

In the majority of cases, students are sponsored fully, or in part, by their employers. Students who are not sponsored by their companies often qualify for loans, scholarships, and/or other financial aid.

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What could an Executive MBA do for my career?

An Executive MBA reflects a sophisticated level of knowledge and skills across all areas of management. It also implies a good understanding of strategic thinking and planning in a globally competitive world. Professionally, an Executive MBA provides the skills needed to gain increased management responsibility. For the entrepreneur, the knowledge gained can make the difference between success and failure in business.

What time commitment is involved?

Executive MBA students are often pleased to find themselves back in the classroom among their professional and intellectual peers, where they can share the challenge of learning new methods and means for business. Professional success demands a substantial and regular time commitment, and is therefore no different in an Executive MBA programme.

Over the course of the MBA, at least 15-20 hours each week should be allotted for some kind of degree work. Added to the already heavy demands of a business career, the time involved in pursuing an MBA is considerable and requires a high level of motivation and commitment.

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