Doing a part-time Executive MBA (EMBA) is a big investment in both time and money, typically over an 18-24-month timeframe. An EMBA’s investment benefits can be determined over many decades as it is intended to help people become a better generalist manager and then transition to become a more effective leader. But how does an EMBA help sharpen your leadership and decision-making skills? Dr Gary Stockport (Dean – EMBA, SP Jain) shares in an article for Education World.
In the article, Dr Stockport highlights how an EMBA equips you with a vision and a purpose, strategic thinking skills, business acumen, different perspectives, value creation, soft skills and a professional network.
How does an EMBA help develop these? “An EMBA uses an assortment of teaching approaches for building all the above. These include case studies, simulations, individual and group exercises as well as very interactive lectures. Another recent trend has been undertaking applied work-based assignments as part of an EMBA where real business problems are analysed and solutions are identified and even, sometimes, implemented. This approach enables students to understand business issues through the lenses of theory and consequently become a better decision-maker. Students learn from like-minded peers who each bring many years of business experience into the classroom. Doing an EMBA, therefore, provides a very rich learning experience for future leaders to blossom and grow. It is rather unique in this regard,” writes Dr Stockport. You can read the full article here.
In another article for education portal PaGaLGuY, Dr Stockport outlines how SP Jain’s EMBA helps you build your managerial and leadership skillset, develop the toolkit to identify and seize challenging opportunities, build a decision-making track record and position yourself as a transformational and effective leader.
“The EMBA has also been designed for both on-campus and online delivery to cater to your busy work and travel schedules. Studying does not require you to leave your job or take time off from work. You can integrate both together,” he shares. You can read the full article here.