Are you wondering why an executive MBA would be worth the time, effort and expense? In my line of work, I enjoy the opportunity to speak to quite a few recent eMBA grads, and here are the reasons they’ve chosen to invest in themselves and their career by earning this impressive graduate degree:
- Perspective. This degree offers a global perspective on business, at a level that undergraduate programs can’t give you. In today’s international marketplace, it’s important to hiring influencers to hire executives who have education and experience in multi-cultural markets and who understand the planning and logistics doing business around the world.
- Preparation. An executive MBA shows you are prepared to make that step up into the C-Suite, you have invested in growing your skills and education, dedicated to improving your performance. You planned and worked for your career progression, and since you combined work and school, you’ve had the chance to put many new ideas and skills into practice with your current employer.
- Connections. Your executive MBA program offers a chance to connect with other bright, ambitious executives. The alumni directory for your business school offers a wealth of network opportunities, and your experiences around the world both observing and participating have offered you the chance to create a global network. All of those connections come with you, when you are hired!
- Money. Let’s be honest: An executive MBA offers higher earning potential and advancement possibilities not just now, but across the life of your career. While MBAs are often earned straight out of undergraduate programs, executive MBAs are designed for older, successful executives who are looking to advance after 10 or more years in the business world. The increased salary and upward mobility are a strong reason to choose an executive MBA.