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I went through the Emory (Goizueta) Modular Executive MBA program from 04-06, 12 years after finishing my undergrad. The Modular program includes 3-4 residencies a year where the entire class comes into town for a week for 7 days classroom lectures. IMO, it's the best option as you get the flexibility of on-line group projects combined with the networking and lecture format of a traditional program, along with a 2 week international trip at the end of the program. Emory has a huge endowment and has been using that $$ to upgrade facilities and bring in top notch faculty from the likes of Wharton, Harvard, etc.

I would suggest that you go out and work for a few years before the MBA for a couple of reasons. You will be much better prepared for the discussions with experience. You will be able to apply lessons learned to your career immediately. The networking possibilities in an exec. program of Emory's caliber are outstanding; I have classmates/friends with senior director level positions in Dupont, Siemens, Coca Cola, Home Depot, Fedex, UPS, McKinsey etc. and that wouldn't happen if you were in a typical MBA program. Finally, the MBA in general has become too common and doesn't do for you what it did 20 years ago, so the connections you make in the program are more important than ever.

(I think I had ~7 engineers in my program by the way)

As with all education, you'll get out of it what you put into it. Good Luck.









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wiltznucs
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Finally, the MBA in general has become too common and doesn't do for you what it did 20 years ago, so the connections you make in the program are more important than ever.

As with all education, you'll get out of it what you put into it. Good Luck.


This...

Personally I think the MBA is great and I'm glad I did mine. That said, there are the elite Top 10-15 B-Schools which really distinguish themselves from the pack and then there are the rest of the Top 100 programs in which the degrees of separation are quite small. If you arent going to the Top 10-15 then you should choose the program that is most convenient and the best value. Particularly if you are paying out of your own pocket.

The basis of most MBA program snobbery is people trying to justify in their own minds why they spent more for the same credential and job opportunities that someone else got for less.

GA State has a fantastic program and is one of relatively few Universities worldwide offering a Executve Doctorate level Biz Admin degree..



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lynxcat
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This...

Personally I think the MBA is great and I'm glad I did mine. That said, there are the elite Top 10-15 B-Schools which really distinguish themselves from the pack and then there are the rest of the Top 100 programs in which the degrees of separation are quite small. If you arent going to the Top 10-15 then you should choose the program that is most convenient and the best value. Particularly if you are paying out of your own pocket.

The basis of most MBA program snobbery is people trying to justify in their own minds why they spent more for the same credential and job opportunities that someone else got for less.


I would agree except I think there are three tiers...Top 15, Top 25, and then everyone else.

Emory and UT-Austin are not Top 15 but they offer exclusive opportunities compared to say a school ranked 40th. Emory and UT-A fit in that 20-25 bracket for FT programs (not sure how it translates into EMBA or PT programs).






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wpsnickers
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I agree with this. You won't find the type of networking opportunities at GA State that you could find at Emory.





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LSUTOM07
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not sure how it translates into EMBA or PT programs).


I do know that on the diploma it does not specify which program it was so the only way an employer would know would be by looking at the overlap in experience and MBA years in school






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