How an Executive MBA Program Can Prepare You for a Tech Career

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

Technology is one of the most popular industries students in graduate management education aspire to work in. GMAC research shows that 23 percent of students in Executive MBAs intend to pursue a career in technology and 21 percent of EMBA graduates go on to work in technology, making it the most popular industry for employment.

This demand is hardly surprising. The breakneck pace of technological change—from artificial intelligence to nanotechnology—is exciting and something many are eager to be part of. An EMBA helps prepare students for a tech career, whether they are looking to get into it from a different industry or want to accelerate their current tech career. Here’s how.

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Topics: Your next career move, executive business program candidate, executive mba program

4 Tips for Choosing an EMBA Program if You’re an Executive Business Masters Candidate

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Dec 27, 2019 7:00:00 AM

If you have decided to pursue an Executive MBA, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the choices available. Especially if you are open to commuting long distances or even going overseas for your EMBA, you may quite literally have a world of options before you.

Not only are there many EMBA programs available, but you may wonder if there are substantial differences between them. While many EMBA programs look similar at first glance, there are often significant considerations that set them apart.

Here are four tips to help you decide which EMBA program is likely to be the best fit for you.

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Topics: Your next career move, Executive MBA, executive business program candidate, executive mba test, executive business masters candidate

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

What Are the Benefits of Joint EMBA Programs?

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Dec 13, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Joint Executive MBA programs have risen to prominence in recent years. In the latest Financial Times rankings of the world’s best EMBAs, half of the top 10 were joint programs. By pooling their resources together, business schools are able to offer students an EMBA that provides truly exceptional value.

With a joint EMBA you get a degree from not just one, but two (and sometimes even three or more) business schools. That alone is a powerful incentive to consider a joint EMBA program. Beyond that, there are many other benefits. Here’s a look at just a few of them.

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Topics: Your next career move, Executive MBA, executive business program candidate, EMBA programs

Looking into Executive MBA Admissions? How to Pitch an EMBA to Your Employer

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Dec 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM

For many people, employer sponsorship is an important part of the application process to an Executive MBA program. That sponsorship can take the form of a willingness by your employer to give you time off work to attend classes or financial support, such as covering all or some of the costs of tuition or travel.

Obtaining employer sponsorship is something you will likely need to think about early in the application process. In fact, many EMBA programs require you to obtain a guarantee from your employer that they will give you time off to attend classes.

Whatever form of sponsorship you are seeking from your employer, you’ll need to pitch the value of your EMBA program to them. Here are a few tips for doing just that.

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

What is an Executive Master’s Degree?

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Dec 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

Executive master’s are a growing group of graduate business degrees that offer a way to solidify your working knowledge into a tangible qualification.

They differ from traditional business master’s degrees in that they’re designed to accommodate the working professional and offer more flexible and convenient enrollment options. And while their delivery methods often mimic those of an executive MBA (EMBA), executive master’s are specialist programs that offer focused education in a specific subject area versus the EMBA which is a generalist program that covers a wide range of business topics.

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Topics: Your next career move, online program, executive master

What Are the Benefits of a Professional B-School Degree?

Posted by Graduate Management Admission Council on Nov 27, 2019 11:00:00 AM

Graduate business degrees have widespread and far-reaching rewards, but the specific benefits of a professional b-school program can make it an attractive option for experienced working professionals looking to advance their career.

Executive MBAs (EMBA), executive master’s, and online and hybrid programs stand out with their convenient and flexible entrance exam, accommodating course delivery methods, and unique alumni networks.

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Topics: Your next career move, Executive MBA, hybrid program, part-time program, online program

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

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

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