Executive MBA: Eligibility vs Benefits

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An Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is just like a degree programme similar to a Master of Business Administration (MBA), but in a shorter form. The curriculum almost replicates the full-time program but in a truncated form. Corporate executives and junior & mid-level working executives and those looking for opportunities to grow in the organizations will be looking to the EMBA programs. Executive MBA students are typically Junior & Mid-level professionals, who have extensive work and those who cannot afford to do the full-time program enroll for this program. Usually, an Executive MBA candidate continues to work full-time while pursuing their degree.

The eligibility for an Executive MBA program, one must possess substantial professional experience and a strong grasp of business concepts. Pursuing an EMBA involves participating in evening classes, online tutorials, and weekend workshops. Executives are primarily driven to join this program due to its focused modular courses designed to enhance their skills and bridge knowledge deficiencies. These courses cover essential subjects such as finance, accounting, operations management, strategic management, marketing, and human resources, in addition to offering elective courses in various other fields.

Why choose an Executive MBA?

Only a small portion of people in India who have graduated from school aspire to be able to focus on learning full-time.

Due to a lack of funds or the inability to provide for their families through employment, many high school graduates are unable to enrol in full-time university programmes.

These days, newer options like work-integrated programmes are becoming more and more popular. These courses might result in graduate-level or post-graduate credentials, and they might also inspire working professionals to use their weekends to specialise in their own fields.

  • To increase managerial, organizational, planning, leading, and inspiring capacities to improve knowledge and skills.
  • It helps build mutual trust, cooperation, and understanding and assists your team in functioning better together.
  • To enhance customer happiness, employee and vendor relations, and corporate productivity decision-making ability.
  • To help increase productivity and revenue by encouraging a positive work environment and strong morale.
  • It aids in promotions, and they are more likely to develop their professions by taking on higher managerial positions or starting their businesses.
  • The majority of executive MBA programmes are structured in a cohort format, which encourages the growth of professional networks, continuing professional development, and thought leadership. Students can expand their networks beyond their existing sectors and networks to advance their careers.
  • The executive MBA permits students to finish their curriculum while continuing to work. A few programmes are in a residential structure, with students attending classes over two to four days on weekends.
  • It contributes to increasing a candidate’s remuneration. According to The Economist, graduates of executive MBA programmes may expect a pay boost of 51%.

Types Of Executive MBA

Executive MBA

The standard EMBA is a part-time programme designed to accommodate management professionals’ busy schedules. Courses are available in the evenings, on weekends, or during intensive study periods of one or two weeks and frequently combine online learning through digital face-to-face interaction.

EMBA students collaborate closely with their peers, aiming to improve their management and communication abilities and extend their network while learning from more senior executives. In comparison to standard full-time MBAs, cohorts are typically smaller.

Online Executive MBA

Online Executive MBA programs offer even more flexibility to students. You cover the same curriculum but can attend classes from anywhere in the world from your computer. Online EMBA programs may include a residential component, with portions of the program taught in person.

Specialist Executive MBA

This type of Executive MBA is a specially designed sector-specific & domain-specific management course. Sector-specific can vary from healthcare to luxury, and domain-specific deals with traditional branches of management such as Human resources, Finance, Marketing etc.

Executive MBA Eligibility and Admission Requirements

The eligibility for an executive MBA are:
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized board or university is required.
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 50 per cent (45 per cent for SC, ST, and PWD/DA categories) or equivalent (CGPA).
  • 1-10 years of industry experience with reputable firms.
  • Participants under the age of 45 will be given preference.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Selection Process

The eligibility for an executive MBA is through an entrance exam or based on merit. Some programs just need a minimum years of work experience and does not stress on any entrance exams.

The selection process takes place in three stages:
  1. Registration and Counselling: Filling out the online form to get a brochure. Candidates can also book a phone call from a counsellor.
  2. Personal Interview: The Program Director or the head of Virtual Executive Learning will conduct a personal interview round with the short-listed candidates. Virtual/video conferencing will be the interview mode.

If accepted into the programme, the participants receive an offer letter from the institution with instructions of the courses and payment details.

  1. Selection: After paying the first instalment, participants are provided access to LMS (learning management Solutions) and other study materials, such as primer information for foundation courses. Participants can get a sneak glance at all course modules that aid in their preparation for the programme.

Post Graduate Certificate Program in Management (PGCPM) offered by TAPMI CEL

The curriculum represents current management issues, opportunities, and practices and provides participants with integrated learning. TAPMI PGCPM will provide applicable multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral management education. It’s ideal for junior & middle management executives with a minimum experience of 1-10 years of service.

PGCPM programme has a continuous evaluation scheme consisting of quizzes, submissions, projects and end-term examinations.

In terms of coverage of numerous subjects, the programme is comprehensive. As the participants advance in their leadership roles, this will offer them essential perspectives. Participants in the PGCPM programme can accelerate their managerial careers and advance to leadership roles.


What are the benefits of doing an executive MBA?

Leadership and management, strategy and innovation, global business acumen, and corporate digital strategies are the four pillars of TAPMICEL’s Certificate Program in Business Management. Working on a group project, participants apply what they’ve learned in class to real-world business problems.

How is an Executive MBA different from a regular MBA?

The Executive Program in Business Management is a certificate programme for more experienced candidates who desire to assume leadership responsibilities and for those who would like to work while they study.

Is Cat/ GMAT GRE or GMAT necessary for Executive MBA?

No, not at TAPMI; our selection process is different. But some other Executive MBA programmes can ask for it and depends on the criteria fixed by the institute.

What is the minimum eligibility for an Executive MBA?

The eligibility for an executive MBA requires a cumulative grade point average of 50% (45% for SC, ST, and PWD/DA categories) or equivalent (CGPA).

How many years of work experience do I need to qualify?

At least one year, usually Executive MBA is for those who wish to work and study both.

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