Report showcases how an EMBA can further careers

Whilst the traditional MBA is in decline, the Executive MBA is becoming more popular. A new study by the Executive MBA Council shows that nearly 40 per cent were promoted during their degree and over 50 per cent received new responsibilities at work.



The 2017 EMBAC Student Exit Survey painted a positive and promising picture for the future of the EMBA. The Executive MBA Council (EMBAC), the academic association of business schools which offer EMBA programmes throughout the world, showed that apart from promotions and increased responsibilities participants also received a 14.2 per cent increase in compensation - combined, both salary and bonuses - after they completed the programme.

"With new technologies coupled with an ever-expanding global focus and evolving business landscape, companies and employees are looking for ways to expand their abilities and stay ahead of the curve," said Michael Desiderio, executive director of EMBAC. "When you combine the new skills taught to EMBA graduates, with the idea of prospective salary increases and promotions, both students and companies are seeing values in these programmes to actively seek to adapt and lead in their respective industries."

The EMBAC Student Exit Survey also showed that graduates leave the programme with development and quantifiable skills such as policy, management behavior and leadership skills. "Those who complete the programme also gain better insight into economic factors that are impacting businesses today, as well as accounting and financial acumen," EMBAC wrote in a statement.

The survey included 2,345 graduates of primarily U.S. EMBA programmes.