How to Decide If a Part-Time MBA Program Is Right for You

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Mar 12, 2020 7:30:00 AM

In our most recent alumni survey, we recorded and analyzed responses from graduates of several different programs, including full-time MBA programs, executive MBAs, and part-time MBAs. When asked whether a graduate management education helped advance their careers, alumni not only said yes, but they also said that their advancement happened at a faster rate than it did for peers without a graduate business degree.

The question is no longer whether or not to consider business school, but to consider which type of program is the best fit and investment for you. Across many program types, 4 out of 5 business school alumni rated the value of their education to be outstanding or excellent.

If you are considering a part-time graduate business education, consider the following as you make your decision.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, Part-time MBA, part-time MBA program

The Soft Skills That MBA Programs Help Build

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Mar 4, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Soft skills matter to employers. How much? According to our own research, problem-solving and the ability to work well in a team are now the most important skills employers want to see in hires. Fortunately, according to that same research, “employers give business schools high marks for how well they prepare their graduates in these skills” and “overwhelmingly agree that business school graduates are prepared to be successful at their companies.” In fact, 7 in 10 recent full-time MBA graduates observed that they would not have gotten their current job if it wasn’t for their b-school education. 

Keep reading to understand how MBA programs foster the development of essential soft skills.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, graduate business school candidate, EMBA readiness test, graduate business school test, MBA Program

How to Create a Study Plan for the Executive Assessment

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Mar 3, 2020 7:30:00 AM

Whether you want to transition to a new industry or increase your earning potential, it is necessary to submit a competitive application when preparing to attend business school. Your prior education, current title, industry, and experience—along with your score on the Executive Assessment (EA)—will be factors that admissions teams take into account.

Business schools are not looking for a perfect score on the EA; they are gaining a more holistic understanding of how you will fit into a program and will recognize your potential for growth. However, it is still important to set aside time to properly prepare for the Executive Assessment. Some executives are ready for the EA after 15 to 20 hours of studying, while many commit up to 30 hours.

Here are a few guidelines to consider as you prepare.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, graduate business school test, executive assessment preparation

Why the Executive Assessment Is a Great Option for Experienced Professionals Looking to Go Back to School

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Feb 25, 2020 7:00:00 AM

In 2019, statista reported that 76 percent of surveyed companies intended to hire MBA graduates within the next year. Our own research also demonstrates that most b-school graduates felt that their education advanced their careers faster than peers without a graduate education.  It’s no surprise then that in our 2018 alumni survey, 93 percent of respondents said that if given the chance to go back, they would still pursue a graduate business school education. Personal and financial growth outlooks are in favor of b-school graduates, but the prospect of investing in additional qualifications and taking an assessment exam required for applications may give many excellent and qualified candidates pause.

Whether you are interested in pursuing a graduate business education in a full-time or part-time capacity, learn more about how the Executive Assessment meets the needs of busy professionals.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, graduate business school, mba experience test

Member School Spotlight: In Conversation with Brett Hunter of London Business School

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Dec 20, 2019 7:00:00 AM

What does it take to become a successful Executive MBA candidate for one of the world’s best business schools? Here’s what London Business School looks for.

Any discussion of the world’s best Executive MBA programs will inevitably lead to London Business School. Ranked 3rd globally and 1st outside of the United States in the 2019 QS Global EMBA Rankings, LBS’ EMBA is indisputably one of the most respected programs of its kind. With campuses in London and Dubai, partnerships with Columbia University and the University of Hong Kong Business School, and an international student body of approximately 90%, LBS has an impressively global outlook.

As befits its status as one of the world’s most prestigious business schools, LBS’ mission is ambitious: to impact how business is done and affect how business impacts the broader world. LBS’ Leadership Programs—which include the EMBA, EMBA-Global, and Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy—are central to this mission. Designed for professionals who already have years of experience and have all the ingredients to make a major impact on business, the programs help create influential leaders.

So how does LBS choose the best candidates for its programs? We talked with Brett Hunter, the Director of Admissions for Leadership Programs, to learn more about how the school attracts top talent and how the Executive Assessment has helped it do so.


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Topics: GMAC Assessments, Executive Assessment

Student Spotlight: Ruairi Williamson of UCD Smurfit’s EMBA

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Nov 21, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Enrolling in an Executive MBA at an elite school like UCD Smurfit in Dublin is a goal for many professionals who want to take their careers to the next level. An EMBA holds exceptional value for mid-career candidates and can lead to promotions, salary increases, and greater leadership responsibilities. Our own research, for instance, shows that 89% of EMBA graduates find their business school experience to be professionally rewarding.

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Topics: Your next career move, Executive Assessment, Executive MBA, EMBA, executive assessment exam, executive business masters requirements

3 Things to Know About Registering for the Executive Assessment Exam

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Nov 19, 2019 7:00:00 AM

An Executive MBA (EMBA) can open the way to more rapid career progression. In fact, our own research shows that 89% of EMBA alumni say that the skills they developed in business school advanced their careers.

The Executive Assessment is an important step in applying to many EMBA and other graduate business school programs. However, if you’re considering taking the Executive Assessment, you may be concerned about the registration process. You may even wonder how long registering takes and how hard it is to find a test center.

Fortunately, registering for the Executive Assessment is quick and convenient. Even if you have a hectic schedule, you can find time to schedule your appointment. Here are three things you should know about registering.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, executive assessment exam, executive business program requirements, executive business program candidate

Is There an Entrance Exam for the Executive MBA?

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Nov 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Deciding to pursue your graduate degree in business is an important decision, and the entrance exam you take should match your experience and your priorities.

The Executive Assessment (EA) is the preferred entrance exam for professional b-school programs, including the executive MBA (EMBA), executive master’s, and professional MBA (part-time, online, flexible). Designed with the experienced professional in mind, the exam is easy to schedule, short in duration, and requires minimal preparation, which leaves time for the other essential parts of your life too.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, Executive MBA, EMBA

Are You a Good Candidate for an Executive MBA?

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Oct 30, 2019 11:30:00 AM

If you’re looking for a way to gain the benefits of b-school on a schedule that will work with your busy life, an executive MBA (EMBA) may be your answer.

EMBA programs are designed for seasoned professionals who are looking to boost their career, gain leadership skills, and expand their network—all while remaining employed. Plus, an EMBA isn’t your only option; there are other professional b-school programs, such as executive master’s and online and flexible MBAs, that cater to candidates looking for more flexibility in their advanced degree. Understanding the characteristics of a typical EMBA candidate can help you decide whether this degree is the best fit for you.

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Topics: Your next career move, Executive Assessment, Executive MBA, EMBA

Should You Pursue a Part-Time MBA or an Executive MBA? 3 Things to Consider as You Make Your Business School Decision

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Oct 22, 2019 7:00:00 AM

If you’re working and considering pursuing an MBA, you may be trying to choose between a Part-Time MBA (PTMBA) and an Executive MBA (EMBA). On the surface, these two graduate business degrees look very similar. They are both offered part-time, they both appeal to those who work full-time, and they both lead to an MBA.

However, there are also important differences between them. To  find out which may suit you best, here is a look at three things to consider when choosing between them.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, Executive MBA, Part-time MBA, PTMBA, EMBA

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