MBA or EMBA


Ronny T
Hello,

I am based in Germany. I have 12 years of experience in software development and cloud computing field. I started a career with a software engineer and currently working as a cloud architect(purely technical).
I want to move into an executive management role like VP, CIO, Head of Tech, or maybe starting my own consultancy etc.

When I sent my CV for review to EMBA program, some colleges accepted and some colleges said you don't have managerial experience. Some suggested doing a part-time MBA.
Due to a full-time job, I can not do a full-time MBA.

So is EMBA is not suitable for my experience? I am already earning well at this position,
what part-time MBA from ranked college will offer me more in terms of growth, new job and salary?
Shall I stop exploring EMBA option and look for MBA?

[Edited by Ronny T on Jun 13, 2019]

Hello,

I am based in Germany. I have 12 years of experience in software development and cloud computing field. I started a career with a software engineer and currently working as a cloud architect(purely technical).
I want to move into an executive management role like VP, CIO, Head of Tech, or maybe starting my own consultancy etc.

When I sent my CV for review to EMBA program, some colleges accepted and some colleges said you don't have managerial experience. Some suggested doing a part-time MBA.
Due to a full-time job, I can not do a full-time MBA.

So is EMBA is not suitable for my experience? I am already earning well at this position,
what part-time MBA from ranked college will offer me more in terms of growth, new job and salary?
Shall I stop exploring EMBA option and look for MBA?
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Duncan
Most schools don't have both an EMBA and a part time MBA. WHU does. Most schools will consider you for their EMBA. Your.lack of management experience does rule you out from some of the best. That's not a problem. Just focus on finding the best school for your goals. Certainly consider the WHU part time MBA if that is close to you. The Köln-Rotterdam degree might be fairly open too.

Remembers it's still largely a regional labour market so do consider schools near your part of the country.

[Edited by Duncan on Jun 14, 2019]

Most schools don't have both an EMBA and a part time MBA. WHU does. Most schools will consider you for their EMBA. Your.lack of management experience does rule you out from some of the best. That's not a problem. Just focus on finding the best school for your goals. Certainly consider the WHU part time MBA if that is close to you. The Köln-Rotterdam degree might be fairly open too.

Remembers it's still largely a regional labour market so do consider schools near your part of the country.
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Ronny T
@Duncan Thanks for your reply.

Does that mean as per my goals, it will not matter if do parttime MBA or EMBA? After part-time MBA does they provide career services for the next role or I have to depend on my current employer?

BTW I am staying in Berlin, which gives me access to ESCP and ESMT easily but they don't have any part-time MBAs. ESCP has 30 months EMBA which includes GMP for 1 year and electives and seminars in next 18 months.
@Duncan Thanks for your reply.

Does that mean as per my goals, it will not matter if do parttime MBA or EMBA? After part-time MBA does they provide career services for the next role or I have to depend on my current employer?

BTW I am staying in Berlin, which gives me access to ESCP and ESMT easily but they don't have any part-time MBAs. ESCP has 30 months EMBA which includes GMP for 1 year and electives and seminars in next 18 months.
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Duncan
These are both great programs if they select you.
These are both great programs if they select you.
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Ronny T
Do mean the EMBA is still ok?
Do mean the EMBA is still ok?
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Duncan
Of course, there's nothing wrong with an EMBA if you take it from an excellent school. Because EMBA courses are aimed at more senior people, they can be more prestigious. Personally, I think the ESCP EMBA has a better design than the new ESMT EMBA design. I find it really odd that the ESMT students go to the AoM meeting. I'm a member of the AoM, and am even speaking at the annual meeting om Boston this year, but it's a really academic conference and I am not sure what executive can gain from it.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with an EMBA if you take it from an excellent school. Because EMBA courses are aimed at more senior people, they can be more prestigious. Personally, I think the ESCP EMBA has a better design than the new ESMT EMBA design. I find it really odd that the ESMT students go to the AoM meeting. I'm a member of the AoM, and am even speaking at the annual meeting om Boston this year, but it's a really academic conference and I am not sure what executive can gain from it.
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