Making a Career Transition with the Help of an Executive Master of Business Administration Program

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

Switching careers is the new normal. Surveys have found that in the United Kingdom, more than half of respondents plan on switching careers within the next five years, while in the United States young people switch jobs on average four times within 10 years after graduating from college. Globally, 43 percent of Millennials plan to leave their current jobs within two years, and just 28 percent see themselves staying longer than five years.

In today’s fast-paced economy, professional success depends on being prepared for making drastic career changes. In fact, some companies have embraced this instability. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, for instance, describes 21st-century careers as “tours of duty” where employees hired to work on a company’s specific goal do so for a finite period and then seek a new role, either within the company or even outside of it. For some, the prospect of changing careers sounds daunting. However, it is also an exciting opportunity and an Executive MBA can help. Here's how.

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Topics: executive mba candidate, executive mba evaluation, executive master of business administration

Considering Overseas EMBA Programs? Tips for Long-Distance Commuting

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Jan 8, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Business schools are becoming increasingly international. Among US programs, for example, our research shows that 37 percent of applicants are international, while among European business schools the rate is even higher at 79 percent. Overall, 58 percent of applicants say they plan to apply to schools abroad. For students, commutes that cross borders—and sometimes oceans—to get to class are not uncommon.

There are many advantages to commuting long distances. A significant one is reputation. In fact, we have found that the quality and reputation of business schools is the most important factor for applicants when they decide where to apply. If a business school has a global reputation, then a long commute may be worthwhile. Executive MBA programs are structured for students who work full-time—often offering classes only on weekends or every second or third week of the month—and that makes them especially attractive to long-distance commuters.

But commuting long distance is not always easy. If you’re considering making the world your campus, here are a few ways to make the commute easy and productive.

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Are You a Graduate Business School Candidate? Learn How an EMBA Can Unlock Networking Opportunities

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Dec 16, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Building a professional network is the key to success in your career. Not only can your network unlock new professional opportunities, but it can also expose you to innovative ideas. One benefit of an Executive MBA (EMBA) program that you may not have considered is its exceptional networking opportunities.

In fact, the unique characteristics of the EMBA mean that students are exceptionally well positioned to grow their professional connections. Here’s a look at how an EMBA can help you expand your own network.

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Topics: Your next career move, Executive MBA, executive mba candidate, executive management candidate

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

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