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EMBA (Kellogg, Wharton, Booth) [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2012, 10:39
Hey guys,

I am relatively new to what the "emba" is all about. I am in the final year of undergrad so it is quite the way away and just want to learn more about it. I am a poli econ major and would like to venture into an analyst position or perhaps consulting after grad. If i can get into an associate position without an mba I may not necessarily leave work but rather consider the emba.

I am just wondering whether the emba awards the exact same mba as the full time class? Is there a distinction? And if so, does an employer see this as a major negative?

Does anyone have any experiences to share regarding this?

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Re: EMBA (Kellogg, Wharton, Booth) [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2012, 18:12
It's the exact same degree as you're taking the exact same classes (I can confirm this is the case at Wharton, have not looked into the other two schools you listed). A thing to note is the EMBA is typically for students with 10-15+ years in the workforce with a portion of those years in a leadership role. At your age, you still have plenty of time to consider a full-time MBA or a part-time MBA. Each program awards the same degree and there is no asterik or qualifier.

The only thing I recommend that you consider is if you want to get into PE or VC, you should consider a FT MBA from a top-10. If you're going for any other field such as IB or consulting, a part-time MBA from a top program will work just fine. I believe the average age for matriculating students at Wharton's EMBA program is around 34 and Berkeley's EWMBA (part-time) program is 31.
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Re: EMBA (Kellogg, Wharton, Booth) [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2012, 18:32
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It's the exact same degree as you're taking the exact same classes (I can confirm this is the case at Wharton, have not looked into the other two schools you listed). A thing to note is the EMBA is typically for students with 10-15+ years in the workforce with a portion of those years in a leadership role. At your age, you still have plenty of time to consider a full-time MBA or a part-time MBA. Each program awards the same degree and there is no asterik or qualifier.

The only thing I recommend that you consider is if you want to get into PE or VC, you should consider a FT MBA from a top-10. If you're going for any other field such as IB or consulting, a part-time MBA from a top program will work just fine. I believe the average age for matriculating students at Wharton's EMBA program is around 34 and Berkeley's EWMBA (part-time) program is 31.


Hey thanks so much for your response! I am aware that it typically requires 8 years of experience (or more). I am just looking through my options to judge when the write the gmat. I want to eventually get into finance. I am a political science major and have an econ minor. I originally started out in economics but found that the poli sci faculty at my university is so strong that it inspired me to switch. Looking back, I somewhat regret it because of the fact that I knew then and do now, that I want to go into finance.

Thus, I was considering a co-op mba because I fear that with a poli sci background I wont be able to land a job in finance. So, I have sort of devised a plan to somehow crack into IB and work my absolute ass off. Then perhaps if my career is at a standoff, I would consider a emba or part time mba. My circumstances are a little bit different so I don't think i can really afford to dish out 100k on top of losing the 2 years of salary. So really, my dilemma is getting an early career mba to break into IB or to simply not pursue one at all (unless I feel it would significantly help me).

But I am thankful that you cleared this up. I was just wondering whether the degree would say "Master of Business Administration for Executives" or something.
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