You graduate with a bachelor’s degree from college; and then comes the unavoidable question; what next? Most eager learners pursue an MBA… this pathway is more ancient than Word War I and the roaring ‘20s. While they were the talk of the town a while ago; it’s just old news now! MBAs are more accessible than ever… and with accessibility comes ennui; and dare I say it… being Average. With the ever-growing pool of bright young minds and the slimming of opportunity windows; employers are certainly not looking for Average. Behold, the 2.0 version of MBAs; the Executive MBA.
Now, a very unfortunate misconception wreaks havoc and confusion among fresh graduates. MBAs and EMBAs are definitely NOT the same notion! MBAs delve deep into hard skills like economics, finance, strategic management and marketing plans. They envelope students with theoretical approaches that deepen their understanding of a chosen emphasis; from Accounting and Finance, to Marketing and Human Resources. While theory and history have proven vital to embark on career journeys; they are simply not sufficient anymore in the real world.