2015’s Best Schools for an EMBA
From The Staff of MBA Admit.com
2015’s Best Schools for an EMBA
With experience as perhaps the most desirable prerequisite for any MBA program, executive MBA (EMBA) programs across the U.S. have gained considerable popularity and a reputation for having the ability to push top managers into the next level of success. These three schools – Wharton, Booth, and Kellogg – have made their names even more reputable in 2014, known not only for their host campus EMBA programs, but for their international and joint programs as well.
The Wharton School
The Wharton School has held the title for U.S. News & World Report’s number one school in the United States for an EMBA for four years in a row --- a truly impressive feat. This may be partially due to its span across the U.S. The Wharton EMBA is offered on two campuses: the home Philadelphia campus and a satellite San Francisco campus. This unique factor allows executives and professionals to get the Wharton experience no matter which side of the country they are on. In fact, Wharton professors travel from Philadelphia to San Francisco to teach, which means that a Wharton EMBA student in San Francisco is getting the exact same, full-blown Wharton experience as the EMBA student in Philadelphia. Additionally, the class schedule is shaped around working professionals’ schedules, meeting every other Friday and Saturday over the course of two years. With this flexibility, Wharton EMBAs can immediately apply theory to practice in their workspace. The prestige of the Wharton name and the reputation of its rigorous curriculum make the Wharton EMBA a valuable insurance to push students’ career to the next level.
Booth School of Business
Booth is the first and only business school to offer an EMBA program on three separate continents: North America, Asia, and Europe. Not only is Booth the oldest EMBA program in the U.S.; Booth has also been a leader in molding international business leaders to create a melting pot of varied perspectives and lively debate. With campuses in Chicago, Singapore and London, Booth has consistently ranked high in the world’s best EMBA programs due to its international reach, student satisfaction, and faculty reputation. This also means that no matter where you are in the world, attending the Booth EMBA may not be too far out of reach.
Kellogg School of Management
Kellogg flaunts four of the ten top EMBA programs around the world, three of which are international, including strategic alliances with schools in Ontario, Canada, Germany and Hong Kong. Not to mention, Kellogg houses its home Northwestern campus and a sister campus in Miami. One of the requirements for international EMBA students is that all participants take a four-week overseas assignment, providing students with greater depth and scope of knowledge in their given industry. Kellogg’s unique position for international alliances coupled with a rigorous curriculum, high quality of faculty, and large percentage of students who receive a promotion upon graduation resulted in Kellogg being named number one by The Economist for the best EMBA program of 2013 (2014 rankings have not been released).