Executive MBA (EMBA) programs developed to meet the educational needs of managers and executives, allowing students to earn an MBA (or another business-related graduate degree) in two years or less while working full-time.Participants come from every type and size of organization – profit, nonprofit, government – representing a variety of industries.Accreditation bodies specifically for MBA programs ensure consistency and quality of education.Business schools in many countries offer programs tailored to full-time, part-time, executive (abridged coursework typically occurring on nights or weekends) and distance learning students, many with specialized concentrations.MBA dual degree programs combine an MBA with others (such as an MS, MA, or a JD, etc.) to let students cut costs (dual programs usually cost less than pursuing 2 degrees separately), save time on education and to tailor the business education courses to their needs.
The three major accrediting bodies in the United States are: MBA programs with specializations for students pursuing careers in healthcare management also eligible for accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).
Full-time executive MBA programs are a new category of full-time 1 year MBA programs aimed at professionals with approx. They are primarily offered in countries like India where the 2-year MBA program is targeted at fresh graduates with no experience or minimal experience.
These full-time executive MBA programs are similar to 1 year MBA programs offered by schools like Insead and IMD.
They usually have less down time during the program and between semesters.
For example, there is no three to four-month summer break, and between semesters there might be seven to ten days off rather than three to five weeks vacation.Most second shift programs are offered at universities in India.