You consider executive business education to be the next logical step in your professional development but you are still weighing the pros and cons of an EMBA in Europe versus America?

If this is the case, Barbara Stöttinger, Dean of the WU Executive Academy, and Jennifer Grubac, WU EMBA alumna and an internationally experienced management consultant, are here to help you make a decision.

The speakers elaborated on the differences between the EMBA in US and Europe and shared details about the criteria to look out for before deciding which program meets your needs. They also gave an overview of the admission specifics, tips and requirements at WU, which is ranked among the top 50 EMBA programs worldwide.

What to look for in an EMBA

Barbara offered a couple of ideas about the main elements applicants who choose between executive business education in the US and Europe should consider:

  • Diversity and internationality of the program
  • Professional work experience of the participants
  • Cost and duration

She offered valuable insights based on these aspects, clearly visualized in her presentation. She also pointed out that WU’s program combines the best of both worlds, featuring an attractive price-value relationship.

An American studying for an EMBA in Europe

Then Jennifer took over. An American living and working in Belgrade for 17 years, she started contemplating the EMBA about five years ago. She initially thought about enrolling in a program in the US, but subsequently shifted her focus to Europe. Then she came across the WU EMBA program and decided that this was the best option for her. 

Jennifer described the advantages of the WU EMBA, especially for professionals who want to build a career in Europe. She also outlined how the EMBA helped her career and shared many valuable general impressions from her experience as an EMBA participant.

Applying to the EMBA

Barbara outlined details about the EMBA admission process and shared some tips. For instance, she encouraged applicants to talk to WU alumni, adding that the school would be more than happy to put them in touch with WU graduates. Aspirants can also join a class to ‘test-drive’ the program before deciding if it fits their preferences and needs.

The webinar concluded with a Q&A session which also offered valuable insights into the admission process, the EMBA experience, and the program’s career impact. If you are considering applying to an EMBA program, the recording of this webinar will answer many of your questions and give you information about what it takes to join such a program.