How does the Executive MBA differ from the MBA degree program?
The Executive MBA program is built on the same revolutionary interactive teaching methodology as the free MBA program, with much overlap in the specific courses taught. It has added courses designed for mid-career managers and entrepreneurs including those in corporate governance, leadership, management and higher level strategy.
There are optional on-site weekends in Washington DC in the Executive MBA program. These are conducted both for networking and learning opportunities, encouraged but not required of all Executive MBA students. In addition, there are dedicated career advisory services in the Executive MBA program, not available to our free MBA students.
The classes are smaller than the free MBA program, with a focus on a global student body. Additionally, while academic credentials are an important part of our selection decisions, greater emphasis is placed on work experience and career accomplishments.
Finally, the pacing of the program is different as well: the duration of the Executive MBA is one year while the free MBA is a nine-month course of study.