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University of Chicago's Booth EMBA Program was ranked #1 in 2011

With the economy in stasis, an increasing number of professionals looking to return to school to get advanced business degrees are unwilling to give up their current positions when finding a new job after their graduation is no longer assured.

Executive MBA programs, offer an excellent alternative to traditional full time MBA educations- where they would be expected to leave their current roles, and then hope that they will be able to find better positions after completing their post graduate education.

Part time programs take about 1-2  additional years to complete versus full-time two year MBA’s. Many believe that the job security they are afforded and ability continue earning an income during the degree, is well worth it.

The diversity of programs offered for EMBA students is growing as well, since an increasing number of applicants for EMBA programs are no longer having their education paid for by their employers. Now they are free to make the decision of where to attend themselves. This means finding new and innovative ways to attract students, like increased offerings of electives in growth areas like entrepreneurship and leadership workshops.

Business Week ranked the best EMBA programs of 2011
Name Ranking
Chicago (Booth) 1
Columbia 2
Northwestern (Kellogg) 3
IE Business School 4
UCLA (Anderson) 5
Michigan (Ross) 6
SMU (Cox) 7
USC (Marshall) 8
Pennsylvania (Wharton) 9
Duke (Fuqua) 10
UNC (Kenan-Flagler) 11
IESE 12
NYU (Stern) 13
Ohio State (Fisher) 14
Emory (Goizueta) 15

EMBA programs will no doubt continue to gain in popularity as more and more working professionals will be expected to have advanced post graduate degrees to remain competitive in their chosen career fields.

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