Top EMBA from Europe with Global Reach


topemba

Hello,

I am 33, working in Switzerland at a director position and looking for an EMBA in Europe (reasonable commute from Zurich) with strong reputation and global recognition/network. Objective is to strengthen my profile to reach C-level in the next few years.

In terms of schedule, I cannot go for more than 50-60 working days out of the office and preferably not in monthly modules.

From my research, 3 options were narrowed down (I order them according to my preference at the moment) and I would like to hear the pros and cons for each one so that I have different inputs when hopefully deciding to pick one of them:

1. LBS - London Program, Fri/Sat bi-monthly. Do not consider the EMBA Global in partnership with Columbia due to the intensive module schedule

2. Kellogg-WHU - Modular however they are every 6 weeks and with a weekend included in the module, reducing # of days out of the office

3. Cambridge Judge - Fri/Sat monthly - ideal in terms of schedule but not sure about the reputation of its EMBA program.


If anyone can shed some light on these schools and especially on the Executive MBA Program I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!

[Edited by topemba on Feb 03, 2017]

Hello,

I am 33, working in Switzerland at a director position and looking for an EMBA in Europe (reasonable commute from Zurich) with strong reputation and global recognition/network. Objective is to strengthen my profile to reach C-level in the next few years.

In terms of schedule, I cannot go for more than 50-60 working days out of the office and preferably not in monthly modules.

From my research, 3 options were narrowed down (I order them according to my preference at the moment) and I would like to hear the pros and cons for each one so that I have different inputs when hopefully deciding to pick one of them:

1. LBS - London Program, Fri/Sat bi-monthly. Do not consider the EMBA Global in partnership with Columbia due to the intensive module schedule

2. Kellogg-WHU - Modular however they are every 6 weeks and with a weekend included in the module, reducing # of days out of the office

3. Cambridge Judge - Fri/Sat monthly - ideal in terms of schedule but not sure about the reputation of its EMBA program.


If anyone can shed some light on these schools and especially on the Executive MBA Program I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!
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Duncan

You will have seen that the curricula are different. LBS has a big focus on core courses and group work. WHU probably is the most superficial but great value for the Kellogg MBA.

You will have seen that the curricula are different. LBS has a big focus on core courses and group work. WHU probably is the most superficial but great value for the Kellogg MBA.
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topemba

Thanks for your reply, Duncan.

What do you mean when you say Kellogg-WHU curriculum is superficial?
When comparing LBS vs Kellogg-WHU, would you highlight anything else besides curriculum, especially considering the objectives I have mentioned?

Many thanks!

Thanks for your reply, Duncan.

What do you mean when you say Kellogg-WHU curriculum is superficial?
When comparing LBS vs Kellogg-WHU, would you highlight anything else besides curriculum, especially considering the objectives I have mentioned?

Many thanks!
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Duncan

I had a very hard choice between WHU and LBS. My situation then (German partner, US employer) made the WHU cost advantage very compelling. However, having started a different dual EMBA program elsewhere I was very cautious to find a program where I would really learn. For me, that meant a place with a very serious and tough approach to grading, and a lot of assignments. LBS has a very extensive EMBA: it's basically as close to a full-time MBA as you find. It allowed me to take a full range of electives, to do the internatonal exchange semester full time and to work very intensively with groups. That, coupled with the much more mulitnational nature of the LBS cohort, swung it for me. In contrast, WHU seemed much more shallow (less time but more courses), as well as less selective and to have less rigourous assessment.

I had a very hard choice between WHU and LBS. My situation then (German partner, US employer) made the WHU cost advantage very compelling. However, having started a different dual EMBA program elsewhere I was very cautious to find a program where I would really learn. For me, that meant a place with a very serious and tough approach to grading, and a lot of assignments. LBS has a very extensive EMBA: it's basically as close to a full-time MBA as you find. It allowed me to take a full range of electives, to do the internatonal exchange semester full time and to work very intensively with groups. That, coupled with the much more mulitnational nature of the LBS cohort, swung it for me. In contrast, WHU seemed much more shallow (less time but more courses), as well as less selective and to have less rigourous assessment.
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topemba

Thanks, Duncan. Very clear points.

I also noticed the fact that LBS EMBA curriculum is the closest to a full-time MBA from all the ones I researched. On the other hand, Kellogg-WHU seems to have more senior classmates and a wider executive network when you think about the global weeks when all programs (Canada, Israel, Germany, US and China) meet in Evaston.

It would be a hard choice for sure... Hope I have this good problem to solve ;)

Cheers,

RC

Thanks, Duncan. Very clear points.

I also noticed the fact that LBS EMBA curriculum is the closest to a full-time MBA from all the ones I researched. On the other hand, Kellogg-WHU seems to have more senior classmates and a wider executive network when you think about the global weeks when all programs (Canada, Israel, Germany, US and China) meet in Evaston.

It would be a hard choice for sure... Hope I have this good problem to solve ;)

Cheers,

RC
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Hi Duncan, Hi topemba,

I am also stuck in a similar situation. Have to decide between Kellogg WHU or Cambridge Judge for EMBA. Below is a short background about myself - 

I bring in more than 14 years of progressive IT experience working with top consulting companies. Have been fortunate to work across Europe and the US markets. 

I am not very sure if Kellogg WHU or Cambridge Judge would add more value to my profile. Currently, working with a German employer, hence Kellogg WHU makes more sense; however I am looking for global exposure, good learning and networking experience that will add value through out life. (even when I move out of Germany).

With regards to Judge, I think it offers a much better brand and it has a better reputation in Europe and worldwide. However, with WHU name on the resume - this will not be very attractive; although the Kellogg brand value is no doubt a great to have. I am a bit confused and looking for guidance.

Looking forward to hearing... 

Cheers,
SA

Hi Duncan, Hi topemba,<br><br>I am also stuck in a similar situation. Have to decide between Kellogg WHU or Cambridge Judge for EMBA. Below is a short background about myself -&nbsp;<br><br>I bring in more than 14 years of progressive IT experience working with top consulting companies. Have been fortunate to work across Europe and the US markets.&nbsp;<br><br>I am not very sure if Kellogg WHU or Cambridge Judge would add more value to my profile. Currently, working with a German employer, hence Kellogg WHU makes more sense; however I am looking for global exposure, good learning and networking experience that will add value through out life. (even when I move out of Germany).<br><br>With regards to Judge, I think it offers a much better brand and it has a better reputation in Europe and worldwide. However, with WHU name on the resume - this will not be very attractive; although the Kellogg brand value is no doubt a great to have. I am a bit confused and looking for guidance.<br><br>Looking forward to hearing...&nbsp;<br><br>Cheers,<br>SA
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Duncan

These programmes are very well discussed on the site. Focus on your goals. Which of these schools has the best network for your goals? 

These programmes are very well discussed on the site. Focus on your goals. Which of these schools has the best network for your goals?&nbsp;
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Bhimber


Hi , my background is healthcare tech. I have offers from both LBS and Cambridge Judge Business School for EMBA.LBS is literally 10 mins walk from my office and in my head LBS feels like another day in the office. Where as Judge has this university feel as well given the Cambridge uni.Moreover Judge has the silicon fen and many healthcare tech start ups with a comprehensive university network. On the other hand LBS network in the London city and globally is unparalleled.I will be signing a two year bond with my company as they are sponsoring most of it. Judge will only cost me £11,000 where LBS will cost me £34,000.After completing my bond, it is unlikely I will stay in corporate sector and most likely return to my home country Pakistan/Kashmir where noone knows LBS but Oxbridge is very well respected. I will be most likely doing social work - going to LBS and getting access to their alumni network I don't think will help me unless I stay in the west and work here for next 5/6 years for return on investment.However my head is saying LBS but heart is set on Cambridge.I am sure many people will not reject LBS, what do you think, not something I am going to regret later?Given its only EMBA - don't think it matters that much. If it was full time MBA and much early on in my career probably LBS would have made a difference.


<div><br></div><div>Hi , my background is healthcare tech. I have offers from both LBS and Cambridge Judge Business School for EMBA.LBS is literally 10 mins walk from my office and in my head LBS feels like another day in the office. Where as Judge has this university feel as well given the Cambridge uni.Moreover Judge has the silicon fen and many healthcare tech start ups with a comprehensive university network. On the other hand LBS network in the London city and globally is unparalleled.I will be signing a two year bond with my company as they are sponsoring most of it. Judge will only cost me £11,000 where LBS will cost me £34,000.After completing my bond, it is unlikely I will stay in corporate sector and most likely return to my home country Pakistan/Kashmir where noone knows LBS but Oxbridge is very well respected. I will be most likely doing social work - going to LBS and getting access to their alumni network I don't think will help me unless I stay in the west and work here for next 5/6 years for return on investment.However my head is saying LBS but heart is set on Cambridge.I am sure many people will not reject LBS, what do you think, not something I am going to regret later?Given its only EMBA - don't think it matters that much. If it was full time MBA and much early on in my career probably LBS would have made a difference.
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