GMAT Question of the Day: Daily via email | Daily via Instagram New to GMAT Club? Watch this Video

It is currently 05 Apr 2020, 02:06

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Should you apply for an EMBA?

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
B
Status: Harvard Alum
Affiliations: Harvard University
Joined: 30 Nov 2013
Posts: 259
Location: United States (NY)
WE: Consulting (Education)
Should you apply for an EMBA?  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Nov 2019, 09:37
This post initially appeared on the award-winning MBA admissions blog: www.MBAIvy.com

The Executive MBA (or, as it’s more commonly know, EMBA) is for those professionals applying to business school who already have more than a few years experience under your belt. You’ve graduated from good college, you have a strong job, and you’ve been working in your career now, on average 8-10+ years.

You’ve also probably reached a level in your specific industry where you know you want more out of your career. Or, perhaps you simply want to go in a completely new direction, and you know you need to first reinforce your skill-set, knowledge base, contacts and networking in order to get you to the next credentialed level.

This is exactly what the EMBA was designed for: people like you who have already achieved a level of professional success: whether that’s on the corporate side, in entrepreneurship, the finance industry, energy industry, or whatever your cup of tea is. You simply know you now want to take your career someplace even more interesting.

There are a few thing you need to know first though, about applying to this type of executive business school program, in order to make sure you first have all your ducks in a row:

EMBA programs usually work on rolling admissions. That means research your schools early, and know their deadlines. Then, map out a game plan that gets your applications in earlier rather than later, as spots in EMBA programs (versus the regular MBA) start to fill up (and thereby get more competitive) as the deadline nears.

You may not need a GMAT or GRE score! This is great news to some, and at times the #1 reason for applying for the EMBA over the regular, full-time MBA. Each school is different though, and some programs (like Wharton) still require it, so as with the above point, do your research on your schools and check early.

EMBA programs are usually almost always part-time. This is usually a plus for busy, successful professionals who fully intend to keep working full-time while they attend school — and for most people who are at the EMBA level, that’s a work week that’s already pretty darn full, so this is good news.

The EMBA program is slightly easier to get into than the full-time MBA. Not really true. You have to be qualified, and of course, it will depend on the school. Wharton’s EMBA program, in my opinion, (and I have been working as a top MBA & EMBA admissions consultant now for a very long time), is that it is just as difficult to get into as their regular, full-time MBA program, and is one of the most competitive EMBA programs around. Not to discourage anyone, but if you are going to apply, just make sure you don’t skimp on anything: your resume, the essays, your interview. You simply always want to put forth your absolutely best.

They’re not going to care about your undergraduate grades. Probably true! Of course everything always matters and counts when admissions is evaluating your overall profile, and you want to make sure you’re as competitive as possible, in every given area, to give yourself the best chance, but that “C” you got 10 years ago now in Chemistry or Advanced Calculus while you were an undergrad…not going to make much of a difference!

The EMBA is all about now: what are you doing in your career now? Today? What does your resume look like? How many people do you manage? Do you have any direct reports? What level of responsibility do you have within your department, or perhaps this is your own company! How do your application essays, your interview, your profile, and your resume add up? And what about your rec letters? Do people speak highly of you, and do you present yourself as a natural innovator and leader? These are the things that will get you in!
The Executive EMBA is all about helping today’s business leaders and visionaries move higher by giving them the tools and relationships they need, and some of the best schools out there for today’s top EMBA include: Wharton, Columbia, MIT Sloan, NYU Stern, Chicago Booth, and Kellogg on top of many more.

Thinking about applying for your EMBA and want more information? Feel free to contact me before for an initial consultation. Current EMBA deadlines for 2020 matriculation are coming up, depending on your school, but there is still ample time to apply! Happy to take your calls:
_________________
I'm a former Harvard admissions interviewer and Harvard grad, and currently run the award-winning MBA & EMBA admission firm: http://www.MBAIvy.com. Check out my blog, and contact me for a free consultation today!
GMAT Club Bot
Should you apply for an EMBA?   [#permalink] 16 Nov 2019, 09:37
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Should you apply for an EMBA?

  new topic post reply Update application status  





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne