A New Model for Global EMBAs

Five B-schools from around the world are linking up to offer executive MBAs a program they say has true international scope

What makes an executive MBA program global? Curriculum, an international network, and extensive overseas experience on the part of the participants, most business-school administrators say. To appear global -- and thus develop a cachet that enhances their reputation -- business schools often add international courses, recruit more students from abroad, and offer short trips to other countries, where students can meet local execs. Still, when every school uses the same approach, it takes a new model to stand out, says David Ravenscraft, associate dean for executive MBA programs at the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

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