If you were dead set on earning a Harvard or Stanford MBA while working full time, you're out of luck. Neither school offers an executive MBA. But no need to worry, there are plenty of solid options. Here's Poets&Quants' list of the very best programs in the U.S.
The Wharton Executive MBA, which is offered in Philadelphia and San Francisco, is a two-year, residential program that brings students together on campus every other weekend, year round.
The first-year core curriculum combines fundamental management knowledge with courses in essential skills for senior-level management, such as leadership, ethics, and management communication. In the second year, students build on this foundation by choosing a subset of 25-30 elective courses from the school's offerings of nearly 200 electives.
Students also travel to cities worldwide to experience competitive strategies in global business. Recent destinations have included Madrid, Singapore, Beijing, Sao Paulo, Mumbai, and Moscow.
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