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
As I reflect upon the past two years at Kellogg, I can’t forget the moment when this journey began. It was July 11, 2012, when my life changed. It was my birthday, and I was spending a long weekend back in Manhattan. I had just finished a run in Central Park. The afternoon sun had shifted far enough over the west side skyline to bring a beautiful set of shadows onto the south end of the great lawn. It was a perfect New York moment.
As it had so many times before, Central Park had pulled me into a place of deep thought, providing a slice of serenity within the epicenter of the world – a place that, depending on the day, can make you feel like the smallest of fish or fill you with the greatest confidence and passionate optimism.
As I sat there asking, “What’s next?” for me, the gentle buzz from my phone grabbed my attention. I glanced at the notification and saw the email titled “News on EMBA Admissions” from Kellogg… I think my heart sank and spiked at the same time. I opened it. I was in. On this day in Central Park, I felt unstoppable.
Cross Section of Kellogg EMP-87 Women
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. — Marianne Williamson
When I applied to the EMBA program at Kellogg, I had been out of school for 12 years, the first few of which I spent working in corporate finance at General Electric and Microsoft and in private banking. Then, I began working with my real passion – international development as Founder and CEO of a non-profit organization. I was also a mother to three daughters, ages 6 and 2-year old twins. Life was interestingly busy.