3. Kellogg - Northwestern Univ.
Kellogg - Northwestern Univ.
Tuition and fees: $159,000
Work experience: 168 months
GMAT: Not required
Program length: 22 months

Designed for senior and mid-career executives, the Kellogg executive MBA program emphasizes teamwork and cross-cultural collaboration, leadership, and adaptability. To accommodate the varied schedules of its students, Kellogg offers four executive MBA program schedules each year from two locations, Evanston and Miami.

In both the Evanston program and the Miami program, core and advanced courses help students develop the tools of general management. At the same time, the curriculum allows students to pursue special areas of interest by choosing elective courses at one of the Kellogg School's Global Partner Institutions. Kellogg offers EMBA candidates the chance to take twice as many electives as those at Chicago -- four courses instead of just two.

Like all the top EMBA programs, this is a tough sled. Students spend an average of 25 to 30 hours of work outside of class weekends studying.

By Poets&Quants @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 17 2012: 9:45 AM ET
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The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School's pricey Executive MBA program maintained its gold standard status in a new 2012 ranking by PoetsandQuantsforExecs.com.

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