Highly Valuable Competitive Tool for the Global Economy
The Executive MBA is not for everyone and you will be put in a position having to decide whether a candidate is worthy of corporate support. You want to make the right decision because as a hiring manager one of the greatest challenges facing your company’s long-term competitiveness is the recruitment and retention of top employees. Your decision to accept or not could send the wrong message and you want to make sure your policy is consistent with the company’s employment objectives.
A salary based purely on pedigree is a thing of the past. More and more employers are looking for candidates with experience. A business school name is only one factor and is often eclipsed on the resume where proven work experience and previous accomplishments are highlighted. Experience, maturity, and the testimony of colleagues play a much greater role in salary and position in our lean and competitive global economy.
The Executive MBA presents an outstanding opportunity for recruitment, retention, as well as corporate recognition. The EMBA can serve as an integral tool to groom mangers for senior level positions and serve as a standard training program for the firm.
I feel the EMBA is an incredibly valuable degree. It means that the candidate is someone with tremendous practical experience, the kind of experience I evaluate to hire. I also feel that the EMBA offers the company, along with the individual, a richer more thorough perspective of the issues facing a competitive environment.
Synthia Molina, Claremont University, The Ducker School, CEO of Mission Accomplished/ Intelliworks