There is much more to the program than what I initially expected. It has been much more than an educational experience. It has been a phenomenal leadership training, personal growth and professional development experience as well. I think the entire program is very well designed and add tremendous value to my long-term career aspirations.
UConn's EMBA program has surpassed all of my expectations. I knew it was going to be challenging, but to be honest when I started the program I had an undergrad mentality that I would just be confirming what I already knew so I could get a piece of paper to hang on my wall. Instead, I've learned more than I ever could have imagined, and most importantly, have changed the way I approach my business and my career.
At every step, the professors have gone above and beyond to simultaneously challenge and support me, even taking time out of their busy schedules to help me solve problems at my company that don't directly tie to the course materials. Through this journey, I've discovered a whole new range of skills and interests in subjects that I never would have even attempted in a traditional MBA program, and have refocused my career in this new direction.
And the effort has already paid off. My employer has seen the change in my skill set and promoted me even though I haven't even graduated yet. In the end, the degree itself will matter far less than the learning and skills it represents. I've been caught completely by surprise by the value and rigor of this program, and couldn't be happier.
The Executive MBA program at UConn is the perfect solution for any busy professional looking to develop their business skills and accelerate their career. The EMBA program is carefully crafted to provide working professionals with an unparalleled academic, social, and professional growth experience. The program challenges students to reach the apex of their personal abilities by challenging them academically and professionally. The course content is interesting, meaningful, and has clear applicability to the everyday work of mid-level to executive-level managers.
As an executive-level manager, I found the EMBA program to be the complete package. The adjusted schedule allowed me to maintain a demanding work schedule alongside a rigorous course load. The caliber of the instructors and the alignment of the content are exceptional, and the components exclusive to the EMBA program, including the cohort structure, the executive project, and the international trip, are major advantages. The cohort program allowed me and my colleagues to engage in collaboration and rich discussions in a setting that is unlike what any part-time or full-time program could offer us. The cohort learning environment is intimate, rigorous, and fun. I measure the program’s value in not only my career growth, academic learning, and skills development, but also in the opportunities that UConn’s EMBA program gave me to build meaningful, lifelong relationships with a group of like-minded professionals.
As a manager in a non-profit environment, I am pleased with how the EMBA program incorporated multiple perspectives and issues that are applicable to a variety of business environments. My work in the EMBA program paid great dividends for my personal career as well as for my employer. During the course of my studies, I was able to develop and implement multiple large-scale projects that improved the day-to-day and financial operations of my organization. I am deeply appreciative that my experience in UConn’s EMBA program allowed me to provide valued insights to my supervisors while improving my management skills and my career prospects. I highly recommend the program, and am proud to be an alumna.