In a nutshell, I am looking for an executive MBA (EMBA) program that
- offers full-time attendance not just weekends or sessions contact hours, i.e. as many contact hours as a full-time program usually offers,
- offers a rigor or dedicated learning environment that is usually attributed to a full-time program in order to commit myself to my studies and classmates,
- offers more electives in comparison to other EMBA programs, namely up to 50% of total courses. Full-time MBA programs normally offer electives as percentage of the total courses 45-95%, while executive MBA programs 0-50%,
- sure, brand matters
the EMBA rankings are a bit of a mess: various magazines approach them from substantially different perspectives, but anyway, among programs that fit my needs I will select the top-ranked school.
I have already made a short list.
1) Sloan master's program. The program is offered by London School of Business, Stanford, and MIT,
2) Wharton executive MBA program. The program's learning environment is said to be similar to its full-time MBA analog, however, the classes meet alternate weekends on Friday/Saturday with several extended sessions.
On the other hand I would consider full-time MBA programs that want more experienced students (about 10 years experience).
Could you please share your opinion?