Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business

MBA vs Executive MBA

Compare the Differences

EMBA students gain a surfeit of information through a small peer group versus the traditional academic format. The condensed course format and class meeting times are ideal for a busy executive’s schedule. Quick facts about the EMBA:

  • The first EMBA program was introduced in 1943
  • By the 1960’s companies looked to the EMBA as a way to boost leadership skills among current executives
  • Today EMBA programs are offered at more than 180 schools across the world
  • 75% of the EMBA schools reside in the US
  • Approximately 200,000 EMBA graduates are represented in diverse fields including law, business, government and medicine

Here are some student demographics to help you compare the MBA vs Executive MBA:

  • 69% of EMBA candidates are men, 31% are women
  • The average age of an EMBA candidate is 37
  • EMBA candidates typically have an average of 14 years work experience in their present field
  • Classmates enter the EMBA program from a variety of professional backgrounds

MBA vs Executive MBA Qualifications

Graduate students should separately evaluate Loyola’s highly ranked MBA and Executive MBA programs. Students advancing directly from undergraduate programs or those with limited business experience are not eligible for the EMBA program. Career professionals, typically those with 10 years of experience or more should seriously explore the benefits a Loyola EMBA can deliver.

Either way, Loyola Quinlan School of Business students join an impressive network of successful alumni in Chicago and around the world.

Apply now or visit our downtown Chicago campus for an Open House. Request more information about the MBA or Executive MBA.