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EMBA OPENS UP NEW CAREER OPTIONS

BRENT HANNON

“ ‘It’s a big decision to go back to school for a master’s degree, when the student is already a manager or executive in an enterprise,” says Michael Desiderio, executive director of the Executive MBA Council based in Orange, California, an association that represents 330 EMBA programs in about 40 countries. “And these are very rigorous programs, so it’s no small sacrifice.’ ”

LURING WORKING EXECUTIVES TO M.B.A. PROGRAMS

ROBERT STRAUSS

“ ‘The average E. –M.B.A. student is 37 years old with 14 years of work experience and still working,’ said Michael Desiderio, executive director of the Executive M.B.A. Council, a trade group. ‘They look a lot different than someone pursuing a day M.B.A., who is not employed, lives on campus and doesn’t work full time.’ “

EXECUTIVE MBA GRADUATES RECEIVE PAY RISE OF 16.8%: MBA NEWS

TIM DHOUL

“Graduates of executive MBA programs in 2014 saw an average rise of 16.8% on the salary they were earning prior to their studies, according to a survey carried out by the Executive MBA Council (EMBAC).”

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EMBAC releases key aggregate results from the Student Exit Survey to the media. In 2014, the release attracted 3,400 views within its first five days of release.