It's time for another Applicant Question of the Week at BusinessBecause!
Every week, we give you the opportunity to ask one of our chosen admissions experts anything you want to know about getting into business school. One question each week is chosen for our expert to answer.
This week, our question comes from an anonymous BusinessBecause reader who wants to know more about applying for an EMBA.
Their question is answered by Crochenka McCarthy, senior manager for open and executive master programs at ESCP Europe.
Applicant Question of the Week:
How do I choose the right EMBA program for me?
An Executive MBA program is the biggest investment in terms of finance and time, it is a real commitment.
At ESCP Europe, we understand that participants are faced with the "what's next?" question when thinking about an Executive MBA program.
Organizations worldwide are looking for leaders who can adapt, be flexible and ready to make agile decisions. Skills such as finance, marketing and so on are vital, yet no longer the focal point when dealing with the leadership of the future. Being able to understand and implement digital transformations are now a fundamental and critical part of a company’s concern. Companies, whilst protecting their value proposition will also need to withstand the inevitable changes for technological growth.
With this in mind, an Executive MBA program has to be a place were co-creation is part of the learning experience. This experience will be the gateway to closing the gap between the demand and supply of skilled leadership.
Don’t forget to think outside the box, some may argue that in fact, there is no such thing as a box when strategizing innovation. However, when thinking about an Executive MBA program and its curriculum, you can easily find similarities across a set of offerings in the market. This could feel overwhelming when making a decision that is this complex. Despite that, participants should rise above these roadblocks and look into a program's uniqueness, flexibility, customisations and its co-learning experience.
In summary, consider that technology, emotional intelligence, adaptability and being able to be forward thinking are skills for the future manager. A strategic and innovative way of dealing with change is not only relevant but critical in today's business world. Thus, when thinking about an Executive MBA program, think beyond what you want to change today, and consider how you can train today for the future of your career and network.
Ask an Admissions Expert a Question!
Next week, you'll have the opportunity to ask Joel Frisch your Applicant Question of the Week!
Joel is head of Americas at Prodigy Finance, a fintech platform that helps to enable financing for international postgraduate students attending business school.
He has a finance and user-experience background from working on Wall Street to co-founding a software start-up before joining Prodigy Finance.
This is a great opportunity to ask all your budding questions regarding student finance.