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

3 Tips for Preparing for the Executive Assessment Test

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Oct 18, 2019 7:00:00 AM

One of the most significant advantages of the Executive Assessment is that it requires only modest preparation. That means that if you’re a busy professional, you can still find time during the week to study for the test in order to strengthen your business school application.

While you’ll likely find that preparing for the Executive Assessment is not a strenuous effort, there are some things you can do to make the experience even easier for yourself. These three preparation tips will help you study more effectively so that you feel fully prepared on test day.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, Executive MBA

Do You Know the Truth Behind These 3 Myths About the Executive Assessment?

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Oct 11, 2019 7:00:00 AM

If you have been thinking about applying to business school, you may have encountered a number of assessments that schools use during their admissions processes. One of the newest is the Executive Assessment, which is widely used by Executive MBA (EMBA) and other graduate management programs.

Since the Executive Assessment is still relatively young, you may not be as familiar with it as you are with other assessments. If you want to learn a little more, here’s the truth behind 3 common misconceptions about the Executive Assessment.

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Topics: Executive Assessment, Executive MBA

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