The cost of graduate education continues to rise and more students are shouldering the expenses of business school. Determine if there are ways to receive corporate sponsorship, even partial sponsorship. At your disposal are also public and private sources available and within reach to further support your investment.
Even with a corporate policy supporting tuition reimbursement, rules can change, particularly during economic slowdowns. Tuition reimbursement is one of the first items to go and the last to return. Seeking financial sponsorship may be a problem or it may be warmly welcomed and enthusiastically supported.
Begin by determining if your employer offers sponsorship and to what level of support. How is the employer defining the term “support” as its meaning can vary, and does a policy specify the Executive MBA or just a full time or part time program? Your employer may even have a contradictory policy that can be used to your advantage.
A full review of these strategies and many more insider tips can be found in the Insider’s Guide and here are examples of a few items to consider.
EMBA is a full-time program. Here’s why:
- Graduate in two years much like a full-time program
- Earn the same number of credits
- Required to take many of the same core courses
- The diploma will read “Master of Business Administration”
EMBA is a part-time program. Here’s why:
- Classes are held over weekend or evenings
- Same classes as part-time program
- Same number of credits
- Course are completed early or as most, slightly later than a two-year traditional program