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 Reasons Employers Value EMBAs

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

Whether you are planning on growing within your current company or you want to switch to a new one, an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) can help you along the way. For companies themselves, employees who have an EMBA can provide a lot of value to the business.

That’s why many employers are supportive of their employees taking on an EMBA, whether that support is financial or granting a flexible schedule to accommodate classes. Alternatively, an EMBA can help you land a leadership position at a new company after graduation. Let’s look at three reasons why employers highly value EMBAs.

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Topics: Your next career move, Executive MBA, graduate business school candidate, executive mba 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

How Much Does a Professional B-School Program Cost?

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

When it comes to graduate business degrees, there are several programs designed to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals.

Candidates who ponder these alternative formats often evaluate several different types of professional degrees, including the executive MBA (EMBA) and executive master’s, as well as part-time, online, and flexible program options. Financial aspects are an important factor in determining your best-fit program. To help you decide, evaluate the different costs of these programs and uncover which best meet your financial objectives.

 

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Topics: Curriculum & Delivery, Financing, Executive MBA, Part-time MBA, PTMBA, EMBA, professional MBA

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

Too Busy for School? Find Out if an Executive Business Program Could Help

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Oct 2, 2019 2:00:00 PM

Whether you’re looking for a promotion or you want to take your career in a new direction, enrolling in business school can help. MBA programs have a lot to offer, but may be harder for busy professionals to complete. You may even be wondering if you have time to balance your current career with the demands of pursuing a graduate education.

For this reason, students who are looking for an alternative to a full-time MBA program might want to consider pursuing an Executive MBA (EMBA). With an EMBA, you’ll get an education that is tailored to candidates who are also working full-time. For some, this can be a helpful alternative. Learn more about why an EMBA program could be an ideal fit for your busy lifestyle.

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Topics: Your next career move, Executive MBA

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