What is the difference between studying for an EMBA and taking a couple of executive courses? The latter is a much cheaper option but is an EMBA more worthwhile?
It is important to decide how much value you and the industry you’re in place on an accredited degree from a reputable institution. If you wish to receive an academic degree, a full EMBA is of course your best option. When it comes to a next step in your career, you are more often than not competing with candidates who have very similar profiles to you – an EMBA can then be a differentiating factor. The EMBA also means that you get to spend a year or two with a group of people that become a very strong network. With executive courses you will of course build up your network, but the interaction tend to be shorter and less engaging/exhaustive. You would also need to see what your academic requirements are – an EMBA takes you in depth into all the business disciplines and takes you on a journey of self-discovery whilst being taught management and leadership. Executive courses are more specifically related to a certain field. It boils down to your specific reasons for wishing to pursuing further education and checking which options (EMBA vs courses) would suit these best.
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