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#118 Full-time vs. Part-time vs. Online vs. Executive MBA – Which is the Right MBA for You?

“Full-time programs require you to leave your job, move to a different geography, and leave a lot of things behind – they open up a new environment and world. Part-time, online and EMBA programs allow you to continue working, allow you to stay in your geography and continue studying while you are engaged professionally. A part-time program is characterized by weekend or evening modules at the business school. An online or blended program will combine face-to-face sessions in different locations over a 1-2 week period. An EMBA is similar, the biggest difference is the profile of candidates who have 5+ years of work experience at a management level.

What is the difference between Full-time, Part-time, Online and Executive MBA (EMBA) degrees? Which one makes most sense for you?

A number of you coming to Touch MBA for school selection help are considering multiple MBA program formats so I thought it would be good to dedicate one short episode to covering key differences from an admissions, curriculum, career and reputation perspective.

Dirk is involved in all 4 MBA programs for IE Business School so I played the role of “applicant” and asked him common questions I get.

About Our Guest

Dirk Hopfl is Director, IE Center Singapore for IE Business School. Dirk got his MBA from IE in 1999 and done admissions and development for IE’s graduate and undergraduate programs for over 15 years.

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