According to a CNNMoney analysis, women hold 14.2% of the top five leadership positions in S&P 500 companies. And looking lower down the pipeline to women in profit-loss roles — a group commonly gleaned for future CEOs — women also lag behind.
In a time when men dominate executive positions, it’s crucial for women to prepare for C-suite leadership. Yet even in the Executive MBA classroom, the industry average of women is 27.6% (2015 Executive MBA Council Membership Program Survey).
This year, Kellogg’s Executive MBA Global Network broke records with their admittance of women. Kellogg-Schulich Executive MBA Program admitted 40% women to their January 2016 entering class, and Kellogg’s Evanston campus admitted 39%. Continue Reading
If you’re considering the Executive MBA Program, it’s not only crucial that you and your family are on board: your organization needs to understand the value and time commitment.
All applicants must obtain a sponsorship letter from their employer that approves of the program’s time commitment and confirms permission to attend class on designated dates. This does not include financial sponsorship, which is optional and varies depending on your organization. Depending on your program of choice — a monthly schedule in Miami or a twice monthly schedule in Evanston — and your location, you may need to miss several days of work a month.
If you are planning on approaching your supervisor for sponsorship, consider these tips. Continue Reading
If you’re considering getting your MBA, you might be asking yourself this question: Is an executive MBA program the same as an MBA program?
The simple answer is yes. Whether you decide on a full-time, part-time or executive MBA program, you’ll end up with the same master of business administration degree. However, an executive MBA program differs from traditional MBA programs in a few key ways. Continue Reading
Going back to school is no easy decision. Even with the flexibility of an executive MBA program, it’s undeniable that your professional and personal life will be affected.
But that aside, an executive MBA program hands you the tools and techniques to become a more adaptive, resilient and bold leader who can inspire growth in a complex world. Whether you’re looking to reach new heights in your organization, refine leadership skills or launch a new venture, an executive MBA will help you achieve your goals.
So, are you ready to get your MBA? Answer these questions to determine if the time is right. Continue Reading