Top US Executive MBA Programs for Senior Executives

Senior Indian executives, who want to advance their careers, improve leadership and network with top leaders from around the world are choosing to learn through US executive MBA programs. Find out more about the top rated EMBA programs in the US.

While there are excellent executive MBA or EMBA programs in India, many Indians are keen on doing their EMBA or executive MS from the US. Most EMBA programs in the US are 2 to 3 years long, and in that time, overseas Indian professionals can amass US work experience along with highly valued US education. On their return home, these professionals see significant salary hikes and career advancements. Indian professionals would need an H1-B visa to pursue their EMBA in the US, and the visa allows students to register as a part-time student, and maintain full-time employment with their name on the sponsor's payrolls.

There are several excellent EMBA programs in the US that Indians can apply to enjoy world class education and leadership training. Here is a look at the best of these, based on The Economist rankings for EMBA in 2015.

US Executive MBA Programs

Kellogg Executive MBA

The Kellogg School of Management at the Northwestern University was ranked at number two in the world by the Economist and Financial Times in 2015. The school has seven campuses across the world, and the US campuses are located at Miami and Chicago. Executive students on the college rolls typically have work experiences of 14 years on average and average ages of 38. The program's commitment to diversity, growth and collaboration aims at creating "high impact, low ego" leaders.

UCLA-NUS Executive MBA

Senior executives from around the world have participated in the UCLA-NUS EMBA program that has been developed jointly by the excellent NUS Business School, Singapore and the University of California, Los Angeles. The curriculum includes 16 course modules and 2-part practicum that is conducted over six 2-week sessions over 15 months. Participants spend time in the Los Angeles campus as well as Singapore, Shanghai and Bangalore.

Exec MBA at the Thunderbird School of Global Management

Arizona State University's Thunderbird School of Global Management EMBA is highly rated by the Economist for its culture and quality of classmates, program quality and career progression. Students have also given high scores to the EMBA alumni for its networking helpfulness post the program. The program is conducted over a period of 19 months and requires work experience of at least 8 years.

University of Chicago Booth School of Business EMBA

The executive MBA at the University of Chicago-Booth is ranked number 6 in the US. The program is conducted across three locations – Chicago, Hong Kong or London. The program is 21 months long, and consists of 17 courses with 3 to 5 electives in areas such as capital markets, entrepreneurship, corporate finance, strategy, marketing, leadership and management.

Yale MBA for Executives

The Ivy League quality of executive MBA at Yale offers participants the chance to enhance leadership abilities and take on challenging roles through a period of 22 months. The program combines core curriculum with leadership development with scope for advanced study abroad in healthcare, asset management or sustainability.

Other top ranking executive MBA programs in the US include the Neeley Executive MBA at Texas Christian University, the Terry EMBA at the University of Georgia, the EMBA-New York from the Columbia Business School and the Cornell Executive MBA Metro New York from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

There are EMBA programs in the UK offered by universities that stand at par with the Ivy League universities.

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