By Jenn Wood, Temple University Singapore (http://www.temple.sg)
Needless to say, when selecting an Executive MBA program a person looks at a wide variety of criteria. First, which program format best ﬁts my lifestyle? If a program requires a week away every other month and your job/life can't accommodate that…then it's not the right program. If a program requires extensive travel and you need to be in the region for work or family reasons…then it's not the right program for you. The good news is there are lots of diﬀerent formats and your ﬁrst order of business is to decide which one best suits you. Answering this ﬁrst question is half the challenge in selecting an Executive MBA.
Knowing which format works for you, means you can quickly identify 10 schools. Next, you can narrow the 10 programs down to ﬁve using the Financial Times rankings. Now comes the biggest question…how much can you aﬀord to spend on an Executive MBA and still feed yourself? Crunch the numbers and ﬁnd the best three schools within your price range. Now comes the fun part…go see the classes in action, meet current students and meet the professors. See exactly what the programs have to oﬀer you. And then make a choice. You won't regret investing in yourself and your view of the world will be forever changed.