Should I choose MBA or EMBA?


emiyoo
Hello everyone.

I'm Chinese, 34 years old, 10 years working in marketing fields, it covers marketing analysis, marketing strategy, now I'm an APAC marketing communication mgr. in a US company.
Manager level: 5 years
GMAT/TOEFL: just begun to prepare
Study budget: 60000USD
Study purpose: apply in 2019, work in US or find a higher level work in China after graduation
School: affordable school, like BYU

My questions
1. is it easy or not for a 30+ woman to apply for MBA in US?
2. will 11years(till next year) and MBA help me find a job in US?
3. based on my background, what kind of salary package can i get after graduation if i work in US or China?
4. do i have any opportunity to apply EMBA? what's the special value for EMBA?

I will greatly appreciate if you can leave your kind reply here :)

[Edited by emiyoo on May 30, 2018]

Hello everyone.

I'm Chinese, 34 years old, 10 years working in marketing fields, it covers marketing analysis, marketing strategy, now I'm an APAC marketing communication mgr. in a US company.
Manager level: 5 years
GMAT/TOEFL: just begun to prepare
Study budget: 60000USD
Study purpose: apply in 2019, work in US or find a higher level work in China after graduation
School: affordable school, like BYU

My questions
1. is it easy or not for a 30+ woman to apply for MBA in US?
2. will 11years(till next year) and MBA help me find a job in US?
3. based on my background, what kind of salary package can i get after graduation if i work in US or China?
4. do i have any opportunity to apply EMBA? what's the special value for EMBA?

I will greatly appreciate if you can leave your kind reply here :)
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Duncan
1. Age matters less in the US than in most other places.
2. One more year makes no real difference
3. This will differ by school. Look at the placement reports for the schools you are targetting. Typically they will segment salaries by region. Women's salaries are, as you might have guessed, often lower.
4. Because it is a part time degree, you would not be able to get a visa with an EMBA.The EMBA cohort would be more senior and it would allow you to continue to work. However, a full-time MBA will be better if you want to change industry, country or role.

I suggest you do some research into how very hard it is to get a US visa. Other countries are much easier. Study in the country where you want to work.

[Edited by Duncan on Jun 01, 2018]

1. Age matters less in the US than in most other places.
2. One more year makes no real difference
3. This will differ by school. Look at the placement reports for the schools you are targetting. Typically they will segment salaries by region. Women's salaries are, as you might have guessed, often lower.
4. Because it is a part time degree, you would not be able to get a visa with an EMBA.The EMBA cohort would be more senior and it would allow you to continue to work. However, a full-time MBA will be better if you want to change industry, country or role.

I suggest you do some research into how very hard it is to get a US visa. Other countries are much easier. Study in the country where you want to work.
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emiyoo
It's very kind of you, Duncan !!
i like "Study in the country where you want to work. " thanks a lot.
It's very kind of you, Duncan !!
i like "Study in the country where you want to work. " thanks a lot.
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Duncan
PS I corrected a typing mistake in my point 2, from 'so' to no'.
PS I corrected a typing mistake in my point 2, from 'so' to no'.
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mcgr
Emiyoo, I'm currently in the OneMBA EMBA program which is a partnership with 5 schools around the world, including Xiamen in China. Your profile looks fairly similar to that of my Chinese classmates in terms of age and experience. In our cohort we're already seeing a fairly high amount of international mobility, with people moving to new areas and some even switched in the middle of the program to go to a different "local" school.

I'm sure Duncan is right that studying where you want to work is the best option for eventually moving, but in case that is not practical, an EMBA that has a partnership and requires close teamwork with people in different parts of the world might be a good alternative.
Emiyoo, I'm currently in the OneMBA EMBA program which is a partnership with 5 schools around the world, including Xiamen in China. Your profile looks fairly similar to that of my Chinese classmates in terms of age and experience. In our cohort we're already seeing a fairly high amount of international mobility, with people moving to new areas and some even switched in the middle of the program to go to a different "local" school.

I'm sure Duncan is right that studying where you want to work is the best option for eventually moving, but in case that is not practical, an EMBA that has a partnership and requires close teamwork with people in different parts of the world might be a good alternative.
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emiyoo
Hi mcgr, thank you for your reply.
I'm a little confused, are you in MBA and EMBA two programs? or one program but covers both?
it's pretty cool your program can cover 5 schools in the world, where do want to work after graduation?
why did you choose this program finally? could you please share your study experience in different regions? Thanks^^
Hi mcgr, thank you for your reply.
I'm a little confused, are you in MBA and EMBA two programs? or one program but covers both?
it's pretty cool your program can cover 5 schools in the world, where do want to work after graduation?
why did you choose this program finally? could you please share your study experience in different regions? Thanks^^
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Duncan
Put OneMBA into a search engine. It is a joint EMBA program.
Put OneMBA into a search engine. It is a joint EMBA program.
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emiyoo
@Duncan,
For BYU, just 17% women, the number is quite small, do you have some idea why? thanks~
@Duncan,
For BYU, just 17% women, the number is quite small, do you have some idea why? thanks~
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Duncan
I assume it's because the students are mostly Mormon, and MBA-age women in the LDS church will end to focus on their domestic role rather than a management career.
I assume it's because the students are mostly Mormon, and MBA-age women in the LDS church will end to focus on their domestic role rather than a management career.
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mcgr
Hi mcgr, thank you for your reply.
I'm a little confused, are you in MBA and EMBA two programs? or one program but covers both?
it's pretty cool your program can cover 5 schools in the world, where do want to work after graduation?
why did you choose this program finally? could you please share your study experience in different regions? Thanks^^


Hi Emiyoo, as Duncan said, the OneMBA program is a joint EMBA program that is marketed under the name "OneMBA." The way it works is that you take classes in person at your local school. I think Xiamen has classes on average every other weekend. Additionally there are a few "global residencies" where you get together with all of the classmates in a different part of the world and take some classes together. When you're not in class you are working as part of a global team with classmates from all the schools to complete various projects for class. It is very intense, but has been worth it so far.

I chose the program because I liked the combination of global residencies tied with substantial time in the classroom. Lots of programs offer one or the other, but I didn't come across very many that offered both. If you want to learn more I'd be happy to talk with you, just send a PM and I can send you my contact details.
[quote]Hi mcgr, thank you for your reply.
I'm a little confused, are you in MBA and EMBA two programs? or one program but covers both?
it's pretty cool your program can cover 5 schools in the world, where do want to work after graduation?
why did you choose this program finally? could you please share your study experience in different regions? Thanks^^[/quote]

Hi Emiyoo, as Duncan said, the OneMBA program is a joint EMBA program that is marketed under the name "OneMBA." The way it works is that you take classes in person at your local school. I think Xiamen has classes on average every other weekend. Additionally there are a few "global residencies" where you get together with all of the classmates in a different part of the world and take some classes together. When you're not in class you are working as part of a global team with classmates from all the schools to complete various projects for class. It is very intense, but has been worth it so far.

I chose the program because I liked the combination of global residencies tied with substantial time in the classroom. Lots of programs offer one or the other, but I didn't come across very many that offered both. If you want to learn more I'd be happy to talk with you, just send a PM and I can send you my contact details.

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emiyoo
I assume it's because the students are mostly Mormon, and MBA-age women in the LDS church will end to focus on their domestic role rather than a management career.


well noted! thanks a lot~
[quote]I assume it's because the students are mostly Mormon, and MBA-age women in the LDS church will end to focus on their domestic role rather than a management career. [/quote]

well noted! thanks a lot~
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