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5 Great Ways an EMBA Can Benefit Your Employer

5 Great Ways an EMBA Can Benefit Your Employer main image

Sponsored by Warwick Business School

If you’ve made the decision to pursue an executive MBA, broaching the topic with your employer is the next step. You’re going to need to demonstrate why an executive MBA isn’t just a great idea for you, but for them as well – especially if they’re going to help fund it.

It’s exclusively designed to ensure minimal disruption to work

Professionals who pursue an executive MBA do so for a myriad of reasons, but one reason which appeals to both the employee and employer is it tends to have a limited impact on work.

Without needing to put their career on hold, the executive MBA offers flexibility to fit it around job commitments. The executive MBA format at Warwick Business School means students can easily balance their studies with their work as they attend four days of block lectures from Wednesday to Saturday.

While those who study the executive MBA at Warwick Business School’s London base in The Shard will be able to do so two evenings a week, or in a daytime format which requires attendance on alternative Fridays and Saturdays.

Apply new knowledge directly to the workplace

Executive MBA students can apply what they’ve learnt in the classroom straight into their job role and organization, bringing increased value to the business.

“Taking the course while you’re working means you’re able to implement what you learn immediately and it provides you with opportunities to ‘try out’ what works best for your organization,” said Maja Marszałek, a current Executive MBA student at Warwick Business School.

Whether it’s helping to generate higher revenue or improving the effectiveness of current projects, the enhanced perspective an executive MBA can offer when it comes to working more effectively is huge.

“The ability to integrate working and studying allows students to bring real life and current challenges into the classroom and means you can apply what you learn in the classroom right away, instantly adding value to your company,” said Tim Magee, Executive MBA graduate from Warwick Business School.

Consultancy projects can offer solutions for genuine issues within the company 

As part of the executive MBA curriculum, students are required to conduct their very own consultancy project – many of which choose to apply it to their own line of work. Coming up with solutions for genuine challenges and issues within your own organization can help drive the business forward.

Sarah Yule is also an Executive MBA graduate from Warwick Business School. She told us: “No matter your sector, everyone can gain relevant knowledge to challenge, support and expand their practices within the work environment.”

It’s an investment in leadership, management and strategic thinking skills

The executive MBA curriculum at Warwick Business School ensures employers reap an almost immediate return on investment when it comes to the talent development of EMBA candidates.

It’s not just the application of special case studies where you’ll come up with innovative solutions and strategies for the company. You’ll also be at the forefront of understanding new and exciting business trends, including up and coming digital innovations.

Employers are constantly on the look-out for confident leaders who have a great working knowledge of all areas of business. This is where the executive MBA helps you see the ‘bigger picture’, especially when it comes to being better prepared for the complex realities of business.

“I’ve found already that I look at things in a more strategic manner and am thinking about the longer term effects of decisions,” said Shaun Elliot, another Executive MBA graduate from Warwick Business School.

While Mathew Sewell, a current Executive MBA student told us how the program has provided “analytical insight and thoughtful direction into the business side of the UK’s NHS (National Health Service) practice – skills that I can take forward and implement in a leadership capacity.”

It’s evident that having up-to-date business knowledge and skills is of great long-term value which leads to greater motivation and confidence within your role and responsibilities. Forward thinking employers would do well to bear this in mind, as the executive MBA nurtures their employees talents in a shorter amount of time, thus leading to the retention of potential high-performing leaders and managers in the future.

Opportunities to expand the business’ network

It’s not just your network of professional contacts that will flourish – but also your company’s. It’s good business sense to take advantage of and leverage opportunities where you can open up the business to the rest of the world.

Written by Stephanie Lukins

As the Head of Sponsored Content for TopMBA.com and TopUniversities.com, Stephanie creates and publishes a wide range of articles for universities and business schools across the world. She attended the University of Portsmouth where she earned a BA in English Language and an MA in Communication and Applied Linguistics.

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