You’ve been a manager for a while, but realize you need a more strategic perspective. “One of the most common reasons that I hear from people pursuing executive programs—whether degree or non-degree programs—is that they want to be more strategic decision-makers,” says Tom Hambury, director of executive programs at the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. “They want to know that they are considering all the possibilities when making decisions, they want a solid breadth of background, and more formal study in management tends to assure that breadth of vision.” You want a broader perspective than the one you’ve gained working in one industry or company only. “When you want the option to pursue other jobs or careers, you need both the knowledge and the credential that an EMBA program can provide,” Hambury says. “It is an efficient way of getting this knowledge; if you tried to acquire this experience through different jobs, it would take much longer.” Your company needs to solve some major issues but won’t or can’t employ consultants. “The benefit of executive education to both employers and participants is that it often provides a forum for them to solve problems, develop strategies, and implement goals,” points out Larry Abeln, director of executive education at the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. “Rather than employ consultants, a company may find through executive education programs that many employees within their own company have the answers.” You are having difficulty learning new skills within your work environment. “Employees can grow personally and professionally by acquiring an additional tool kit of skills (communication, finance, strategy, leadership), which are more easily acquired outside the work place,” says Abeln. Lack of inter-departmental communication has begun to hamper company-wide progress. “Executive education allows individuals and organizations to share best practices with others in a neutral setting, in a classroom environment with expertise from faculty,” Abeln notes. “This can provide a structure whereby strategy and goals can be openly discussed and explored in a way that may be difficult within organizations.” Executive MBA Programs. Executive MBA programs provide a compelling alternative to full-time MBA programs. Many Forté sponsor schools offer EMBA programs. Explore their opportunities and events, and discover if an EMBA may be the right fit for you. EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAMS. Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota Columbia Business School Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at Virginia The Fuqua School of Business at Duke F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business Goizueta Business School at Emory INSEAD The Johnson School of Management at Cornell Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern London Business School Executive MBA McCombs School of Business at Texas MIT Sloan School of Management Queen’s School of Business Ross School of Business at Michigan Stern School of Business at NYU TRIUM Global Executive MBA Program UC Berkeley Haas School of Business UCLA Anderson School of Management University of Chicago Booth School of Business College of Business, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School USC Marshall School of Business University of Rochester, Simon Graduate School of Business Wake Forest (Babcock) Washington University in St. Louis Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Yale School of Management NON-CREDIT EXECUTIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMS & EVENTS. THE MIT SLOAN FELLOWS PROGRAM IN INNOVATION AND GLOBAL LEADERSHIP. Come learn about MIT Sloan’s exciting full-time mid-career degree program for executives. Attend one of MIT Sloan's admissions events in a range of cities across the United States and the globe. Learn more about current students and alumnae of the Sloan Fellows Program. TEXAS EXECUTIVE MBA INFORMATION SESSIONS The University of Texas at Austin strongly encourages you to learn more about the Texas Executive MBA Program and connect with program staff by attending one of the information sessions, held in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Each session begins with a short presentation by the program director, Dr. John Burrows, followed by an open forum question and answer facilitated by program alums and current students. THE WHARTON SCHOOL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania offers one world-class MBA in two formats. Wharton delivers a traditional full-time MBA program in Philadelphia, and offers the same undiluted MBA to working professionals through executive MBA program in Philadelphia and San Francisco. Find out how you can earn the full Wharton MBA in one of the world's best executive MBA programs during admissions receptions. Meet and talk with alumni, students, faculty and members of the admissions committee.