Executive MBA programs, the world over have given opportunities for working professionals to get a MBA degree without losing their career and also to update their existing knowledge about the business world. In this article we will list ten of the top names in EMBA program around the world.
The Kellogg – Hong Kong UST Business School offers the best of both the America and the Asia to working professionals through its Kellogg-HKUST EMBA degree program. The program is suitable only for senior level executives and is targeted for the Asian region. Once the program is completed the graduates get the degree jointly issued by the Northwestern University and the Hong Kong UST Business School and also become alumni of both these business schools. The EMBA program fee including all major expenses at Kellogg-Hong Kong UST Business School is approximately $143,300 or HK$1,115,000. To apply for this program non English speaking candidates or candidates from non English speaking countries should clear the GMAT. For more details visit http://www.bm.ust.hk/emba/
The EMBA degree program offered jointly by the London Business School and the Columbia Business School is known as the Executive MBA –Global Americas and Europe program. This twenty months EMBA program is conducted alternatively at London and the New York City. At the end of the program the successful candidates are awarded two MBA degrees each from the London Business School and the Columbia Business School respectively. The EMBA program usually starts in the month of May and has full day lecture programs, assignments, group work etc. To enroll in this EMBA program a candidate must have a valid GMAT score as well as IELTS or TOEFL in case they are from non English speaking countries. To get more details visit http://www.emba-global.com/americasandeurope/
Another top ranked EMBA program is the Trium Global Executive MBA program which is conducted by three Universities – the New York University’s Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the HEC School of Management at Paris. At the end of this sixteen months program, the successful candidate is awarded the MBA degree jointly by the three Universities. Of the sixteen month program duration, candidates are expected to spend atleast ten weeks out of their office and spend – two weeks each at LSE and HEC, four weeks at NYU and two weeks in an Emerging market. For the Trium EMBA program nearly sixty five seats are open and candidates with nearly 10-15 years of work experience usually selected. The average age of the candidates for this program is usually 40 years. In case the candidates have more than fifteen years of work experience then GMAT or GRE is not needed. For more details visit http://www.triumemba.org/
The INSEAD’s GEMBA program is another top rated EMBA program and stands for Global Executive MBA program. This EMBA program is usually administered at the following three locations – France, Singapore and Abu Dhabi in the Middle East. The GEMBA program usually starts around the months of October and November every year and is of fourteen to fifteen months duration. The Average age of the candidates for this EMBA program is around 38 years of age with close to ten and above years of work experience. In order to apply for the INSEAD GEMBA program a candidate has to clear GMAT and TOEFL (for non English speaking countries), submit six essays, two reference letters and attend the interview process. The tuition fee for the GEMBA program for the Europe and Asian region is Euros 90000 and for the Middle East region it is close to $90000. For more details visit http://global.emba.insead.edu/at_a_glance/
The University of Chicago (Booth) also offers a world renowned EMBA program of twenty one month duration. There are seventeen courses on offer for this EMBA program and fifteen of which will be taken together by the class and the remaining two as electives. The EMBA program can be taken at the following three campuses – Chicago, London and Singapore.
For the Chicago Booth EMBA program there are nearly ninety seats each at the three different campus locations for experienced professionals which usually begins during the month of June every year. For the Chicago Booth EMBA program GMAT is not mandatory but is encouraged for those candidates who have considerably lesser years of work experience. For more details visit http://www.chicagobooth.edu/execmba/
Then we also have the Executive MBA degree program offered by the London Business School which is offered at London as well as in Dubai. This EMBA program is of twenty months duration consisting of weeklong international assignments and the chance to visit cities like New York and Hong Kong too. The EMBA program usually starts by the months of January and September every year. The tuition fee for the EMBA program at the London campus is nearly £57,775 and at the Dubai campus it is close to $89,950. For more details about the EMBA program from the London Business School visit http://www.london.edu/programmes/executivemba.html
The Executive MBA programs of the IE Business School in Spain are also very popular and top rated. The IE Business School offers its Executive education programs in Spanish as well as in English. The notable Executive MBA programs in English include the following – International Executive MBA (bi-weekly and part time) degree program, the International Executive MBA online degree program and finally the IE Brown Executive MBA part time degree program. A minimum of 4 years of work experience is mandatory for these EMBA programs. The tuition fee for the International Executive MBA program is nearly €55,200. For more details visit http://execed.ie.edu/
Then we have the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School offering an MBA program for Executives known as the Wharton MBA for Executives. This two year EMBA program is offered at Philadelphia and San Francisco campuses. The program usually begins during the month of May every year. The cost of this EMBA program is $172,200. For more details visit http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/mbaexecutive/
The Fuqua School of Business under the Duke University also offers an EMBA program known as the Global Executive MBA degree program. The tuition fee for this EMBA program is nearly $152,500. For more information visit http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/programs/duke_mba/global_executive/
Finally to round the top ten EMBA programs, we have the EMBA program offered by the Chinese University of Hong Kong. For more information visit http://www.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/mba/