Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
Harvard | Mr. Army Intelligence Officer
GRE 334, GPA 3.97
Harvard | Ms. Data Analyst In Logistics
GRE 325, GPA 4
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Comeback Story
GRE 313, GPA 2.9

How Bain Recruits MBA Talent

What You Need To Know About An Online EMBA

Many professionals don’t want to give up working for two years – or give up every weekend for class. For them, the online executive MBA was created.

Jordan Friedman, an editor at US News, recently covered some facts about online EMBAs that prospective applicants should know before applying.

EMBAs are Best for Working Professionals

An EMBA can be especially useful for seasoned professionals on the fast track at their firms.

“Partially or fully online EMBAs typically cater to working adults who don’t want to quit their full-time jobs to further their education,” Freidman writes. “This may be especially true for prospective EMBA students who already hold higher-level roles at their company.”

Dave Bellomy is a 2015 graduate of the blended EMBA program at the University of Arkansas. In his program, EMBAs visit campus once a month and continuously complete coursework online. In an interview with US News, Bellomy says the EMBA was an option that fit his career.

“With an established career, and I had three kids at the time and am married, the full-time program wasn’t an option for me, so I decided to go this route,” Bellomy tells US News. “It allowed me to work and to continue to advance in my career at the same time as getting my degree.”

Acceptance Rates are Higher for EMBAs

At some of the toughest MBA programs, such as Wharton, Chicago Booth, Northwestern Kellogg, and Columbia Business School, the acceptance rates for EMBAs is much higher than normal full-time MBAs.

According to Poets & Quants, Wharton accepts more than twice as many EMBA applicants as it does candidates for its full-time MBA program—and Wharton is the toughest EMBA program to get into.

However, that’s not to say that it’s necessarily easy to get into an EMBA program. Some schools have different requirements. At University of Virginia Darden School of Business, for example, applicants are required to submit GMAT, GRE, or Executive Assessment test scores. Darden also prefers applicants who have seven years of professional experience. At Howard University School of Business, applicants aren’t required to submit test scores, but they are required to have eight to 10 years of professional experience, according to US News.

EMBA Students Have Diverse Backgrounds

Experts say that the EMBA student demographic allows for a unique classroom learning environment. Since a majority of EMBAs are working professionals, students tend to come from a wide array of industry backgrounds.

“That diversity of experience, both in years and industry and geography, leads to a different component of the classroom learning,” Mike Waldie, director of the graduate school at the University of Arkansas’s Walton College of Business, tells US News.

Sources: US News, Poets & Quants

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