EMBA to MBA without undergraduate degree?


Bashar
Hi there,

I would appreciate your valuable advice and help concerning the above subject. I have gained an Executive MBA from an accredited institution here and wonder whether I can go for further studies in MBA or other master degrees in business administration or not.
I have few years of experience working in managerial positions.

What do you think? Is it possible for me to find a business school which will welcome me accepting my 450 credit hours?
Hi there,

I would appreciate your valuable advice and help concerning the above subject. I have gained an Executive MBA from an accredited institution here and wonder whether I can go for further studies in MBA or other master degrees in business administration or not.
I have few years of experience working in managerial positions.

What do you think? Is it possible for me to find a business school which will welcome me accepting my 450 credit hours?
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ralph
Are you serious? Why on earth would you want to get an MBA when you already have an EMBA?

Also, how did you get an EMBA with only a few years of experience?
Are you serious? Why on earth would you want to get an MBA when you already have an EMBA?

Also, how did you get an EMBA with only a few years of experience?
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Bashar
Are you serious? Why on earth would you want to get an MBA when you already have an EMBA?

Also, how did you get an EMBA with only a few years of experience?


Ralph,
Thank you for your prompt reply.

I've got an EMBA from a private institute here in Iran and as I said earlier, I want to continue my education to go far byond an EMBA. Any hopes exist?

For the "a few years of experience", aren't 5 years of mid-level (managerial) work experience enough to consider me a qualified applicant?
<blockquote>Are you serious? Why on earth would you want to get an MBA when you already have an EMBA?

Also, how did you get an EMBA with only a few years of experience?</blockquote>

Ralph,
Thank you for your prompt reply.

I've got an EMBA from a private institute here in Iran and as I said earlier, I want to continue my education to go far byond an EMBA. Any hopes exist?

For the "a few years of experience", aren't 5 years of mid-level (managerial) work experience enough to consider me a qualified applicant?
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ralph
An EMBA degree is generally considered at least as valuable, or even more valuable, than an MBA. From wikipedia:

Executive MBA (EMBA) programs developed to meet the educational needs of managers and executives, allowing students to earn an MBA or another business-related graduate degree in two years or less while working full time... EMBA students typically have a higher level of work experience, often 10 years or more, compared to other MBA students.

The "10 years or more" makes me wonder, are you sure you have an EMBA and not something different?
An EMBA degree is generally considered at least as valuable, or even more valuable, than an MBA. From wikipedia:

Executive MBA (EMBA) programs developed to meet the educational needs of managers and executives, allowing students to earn an MBA or another business-related graduate degree in two years or less while working full time... EMBA students typically have a higher level of work experience, often 10 years or more, compared to other MBA students.

The "10 years or more" makes me wonder, are you sure you have an EMBA and not something different?
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Bashar
Ralph,

I might have chosen the wrong name for this certificate. I'll be more clear about this.
It is called One Year MBA where we took the following courses in three semesters:
1st Semester
COURSES:
- Organization Theory and Design
- Strategic Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Economic and Accounting
WORKSHOPS:
- Management and Organizations Fundamentals
- Decision Making Models
- Legal Environments

2nd Semester
COURSES:
- Marketing
- Budgeting and Financial Management
- Human Resource Management
- Negotiation Techniques
WORKSHOPS:
- Business Plans
- LCs
- Out Sourcing
- Marketing Strategy

3rd Semester
COURSES:
- CRM
- Consumer Behavior
- Advertisement Engineering
- Services Management
WORKSHOPS
- Marketing Research
- Pricing
- E-Commerce
- The Planning & Management of Distribution Channels

By the way, My work experience years are around 8 years.

What would you advise me to do Ralph (thanks to you beforehand, of course!)?
Ralph,

I might have chosen the wrong name for this certificate. I'll be more clear about this.
It is called One Year MBA where we took the following courses in three semesters:
1st Semester
COURSES:
- Organization Theory and Design
- Strategic Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Economic and Accounting
WORKSHOPS:
- Management and Organizations Fundamentals
- Decision Making Models
- Legal Environments

2nd Semester
COURSES:
- Marketing
- Budgeting and Financial Management
- Human Resource Management
- Negotiation Techniques
WORKSHOPS:
- Business Plans
- LCs
- Out Sourcing
- Marketing Strategy

3rd Semester
COURSES:
- CRM
- Consumer Behavior
- Advertisement Engineering
- Services Management
WORKSHOPS
- Marketing Research
- Pricing
- E-Commerce
- The Planning & Management of Distribution Channels

By the way, My work experience years are around 8 years.

What would you advise me to do Ralph (thanks to you beforehand, of course!)?
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ralph
I see, that sounds more like a regular MBA than an EMBA.

In that case, with your 8 years experience, my advice would be to pursue an actual EMBA degree. EMBA programs are typically more forgiving in terms of having an undergraduate degree, instead valuing long-term work experience as a priority.
I see, that sounds more like a regular MBA than an EMBA.

In that case, with your 8 years experience, my advice would be to pursue an actual EMBA degree. EMBA programs are typically more forgiving in terms of having an undergraduate degree, instead valuing long-term work experience as a priority.
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Bashar
Ralph,

Why to go through an EMBA (which is relatively a sister to the MBA) degree while I have this degree?
Actually, I aim to pursue an academic degree (may be some research oriented education) in Masters level and some DBA or PhD.
Do you think that this degree, the One Year MBA together with my 8 years of work experience would qualify me to apply for a Masters degree in Marketing?

Thanks!
Ralph,

Why to go through an EMBA (which is relatively a sister to the MBA) degree while I have this degree?
Actually, I aim to pursue an academic degree (may be some research oriented education) in Masters level and some DBA or PhD.
Do you think that this degree, the One Year MBA together with my 8 years of work experience would qualify me to apply for a Masters degree in Marketing?

Thanks!
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Alan
This is a very strange thread.

Bashar - Maybe do a little bit more research of your own about the requirements for "academic" programs you want. Suffice it to say that you don't need to 2 MBA degrees to qualify for a Masters in Marketing. ;)
This is a very strange thread.

Bashar - Maybe do a little bit more research of your own about the requirements for "academic" programs you want. Suffice it to say that you don't need to 2 MBA degrees to qualify for a Masters in Marketing. ;)
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