By Patrick Lee
If you’ve been wandering without a compass for the last five or six years, there’s hope yet. And it comes packaged as a four letter word—‘EMBA’, otherwise known as the Executive MBA. No doubt there are many schools of thought on the merits of an MBA, let alone an EMBA. But let me say, that having personally benefited from the latter both as an employee and employer, it’s worth every bit its salt.
Lose the stereotypes (considering both sides of the equation)
Dissidents will beg to differ citing amongst other reasons, the irrelevancy of theorems taught by professors who lack real-world experience. To them, the value of the degree is overrated and that wrong values are taught where the ultimate goal is getting a fat pay check.
While contentious, such points are justified somewhat thanks to certain leaders from top MBA schools who demonstrated unrestrained greed, corrupted dreams, shattered global markets and helped unleash a global catastrophe—in the recent economic crisis.