Best Executive MBA Programs

If you’re considering an MBA but are not interested (or able) to enroll in a traditional, full-time program, an executive MBA program might be the perfect fit for you. Use our time-saving guides to conduct research into the best EMBA programs in the US.

Wharton EMBA

The Wharton Executive MBA program is aimed at those who have more than 10 years of professional work experience, and the average work experience at the time of enrollment in the program is 12 years. 

    MIT Sloan EMBA

    MIT Sloan’s Global Executive MBA Program is tailored towards mid-career professionals. It’s a 20-month program marked by flexibility in its class format, as well as four immersive modules and an international students’ trip!

      Columbia EMBA

      With its New York City location, attending Columbia Business School can do wonders for your career. If you have more than 8 years of professional work experience, Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Program may be a better fit than the traditional, full-time program.

        Berkeley Haas EMBA

        UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business is often on the list of top b-schools and offers both a full-time and part-time MBA program as well as an MBA program for Executives.

          NYU Stern EMBA

          NYU’s Stern School of Business is appealing for anyone wanting to pursue a degree in the heart of a major metropolis. Stern’s MBA program for Executives can be completed in either in New York City or Washington, D.C.

            UCLA FEMBA

            UCLA’s Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) walks the line between a traditional executive MBA program and a part-time MBA. With an average work experience of 7 years, this program’s structure, experience, and class profile certainly make it stand out.

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                What is an EMBA?

                The Executive MBA is a tailored program for working professionals who are already in executive positions in their given field. The professional development of EMBA students, therefore, focuses on managerial skills for established business leaders.

                The Executive MBA offers flexible scheduling with evening and weekend classes, allowing EMBA students to take their business skills to the next level while maintaining their regular work hours. 

                In short, the student body will be older and more established, compared with the MBA students who generally find themselves in their late twenties to early thirties and have five years of working experience.

                Why an EMBA? Why not?

                An EMBA is a good choice if you don’t plan to leave your career while studying and you’re looking for a business degree that you can incorporate into your current, executive position. It lasts two years and practically offers the same academic rigor as a full time MBA, with many top business schools offering an executive track.  

                The main consideration is whether you mind giving up the immersive experience of a full time, in person, MBA program. Although networking is a cornerstone of an Executive MBA as well, you will see your fellow candidates less frequently than you would in a traditional graduate school. 

                Apart from that, the top executive MBA programs are a great option to strengthen your leadership skills.

                Still Uncertain?

                Have you decided to apply to business school but you’re not sure of which program will be most suitable for you? Does the prospect of an MBA sound exciting, but you’re not sure that you can commit to two full years at business school? Have you got more work experience than is typical of an MBA applicant and are considering a top Executive MBA?

                In that case, take a look at our range of resources for traditional MBA programs, as well as alternative MBA tracks.

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