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EMBA program highlighted in Crain's Chicago Business Roundtable Discussion

EMBA program highlighted in Crain

Crain's turned to four Midwestern universities for advice on how to evaluate EMBA programs and how to choose the best program.

A quality Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) program provides "an educational experience that's fueled by emerging business trends, rigorous real-world academics, and collaborative learning," says Pamela McCoy, associate dean, in a Crain's Chicago Business roundtable discussion of EMBA programs.

Through the roundtable, McCoy and representatives from three other Midwest universities discussed the value of EMBA programs and how business professionals can select the program best suited to their career goals.

How to pick an EMBA program

"We recommend evaluating programs on six points: reputation, fit with personal goals, fit with professional life, connections, affordability, and return on investment," says McCoy. She also encourages prospective students to consider nuances including structure, culture, curriculum, and student-faculty interaction.

What is different about a Quinlan EMBA?

McCoy stressed what makes a Quinlan EMBA different: a real-world focus with a unique educational framework derived from a 500-year Jesuit tradition of teaching excellence.

She also highlighted the convenience of the program structure for working professionals. Quinlan's EMBA is the only program in Chicago delivered in a hybrid format that integrates in-person and online instruction. Quinlan also offers a Health Care Management program that is the only industry-specific EMBA in Illinois tailored for working healthcare professionals.

Quinlan graduates are "innovative problem solvers who understand good business practices and have the personal intellect, skill, and courage to deliver them," McCoy adds.

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