The Executive MBA is an MBA Degree designed for corporate executives or senior working managers. It’s generally a two year program aimed at business executives with five years’ managerial experience. Due to the seniority of participants, many of whom have additional professional qualifications, the EMBA is viewed as an accelerated programme. There are numerous EMBA programs in the U.S. and abroad. Established institutions such as Wharton, University of Chicago and Columbia run EMBA programs, as do other prestigious business schools like Berkeley and Northwestern. As with regular full-time programs, these universities have a competitive admissions process. The average years of work experience for an EMBA class is around 10-12 years, double that of a regular MBA class. In an EMBA they engage in core coursework in finance and accounting, operations management, strategic management, marketing, human resources and more, as well as taking specialized electives. An Executive MBA will equip students with an important skill set, a valuable business network and the prestige that comes with studying a higher degree. Graduates from an Executive MBA generally make a worldwide impact in all sectors. From leading management consultancies and start-ups, to charities and FTSE 100 companies.