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Wharton EMBA worth it? Late career starter so limited white collar experience but interesting background/past life. Also have kids to support so can’t do a full time program. Want the MBA for career boost ($), as an entry to faang/MBB and to have more security for future opportunities. Worth it? Does the EMBA have the same faang/MBB recruitment access and weight as full time?

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I disagree - EMBA here and I can run circles around many full time MBA grads. It paid off for me in terms of career enhancement as I was already in the higher salary bracket, and helped me further develop my brand more than increase comp. I will add that an EMBA is not for everyone, as many graduates struggle to reap the benefits. I guess the same can be said of all programs, even full time students from top MBA programs.

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As you look into programs, ask if EMBA students can also recruit alongside full-time students when employers come to campus. This will help you understand the opportunities available to you if you do the degree. It may vary school by school.

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Nope. People see through that unfortunately, you’d be better off getting an executive degree instead!!

^seconded. I had a manager get an EMBA from Haas while working full time, seemed to work out well for him, but he wasn’t recruiting. Talk to the EMBA career center and graduates to get their perspective. Some schools value EMBAs differently than others.

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