How much work experience do EMBA students have? Our 2018 class profile

By Susan Petty

If you're looking at EMBA programs, you're likely seeking answers to questions like: How many women are in the program? What is the mix of industries represented? How much work experience do EMBA students have?

In short, you'd like to know who pursues an MBA through an executive program and what that might tell you about whether an EMBA is right for you.

A look at top EMBA programs will show that women make up anywhere from 20-33 percent of EMBA classes and that, in general, work experience of at least 8-10 years is recommended.

While EMBA students in top programs have typically been in the workforce 11-14 years, most programs evaluate your application holistically--interested in your career trajectory, demonstrated leadership and leadership potential, and in the industry perspective you bring to the mix.  

Review EMBA class profiles to get a feel for the kinds of students in programs that interest you—and to learn more about our program, take a look at the Berkeley  MBA for Executives Program class of 2018:

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Posted on July 12, 2017
Themes: Executive MBA  |   Applying  |   Community
Susan Petty
Susan is Director of Admissions for the Berkeley MBA for Executives Program. She has nearly twenty years of experience in marketing and advertising, having worked in several different industries including technology, travel, healthcare -- and many others from her media planning days at J. Walter Thompson where her clients included Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, Nestle, and Ford. She enjoys advising prospective students and guiding them through their personal MBA experience.