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Tuesday 30 August 2011

The "New" Benefits of the Executive MBA

For TopMBA.com, the "true value of the Executive MBA is its relevance to the real world". With this in mind, the website claims that business schools have to respond with an increased focus on the so-called soft skills companies now look for from their workforce.

TopMBA once again asked our own Claudia Jonczyk her opinion, this time on the "new" benefits of the Executive MBA:

'Dr Claudia Jonczyk, associate professor of Organizational Behaviour at ESCP Europe, has also seen this growing demand for soft skills emerging. "We have seen an increased awareness from candidates and employers to develop, even more, the soft skills of EMBAs. This includes leadership and coaching elements as well as communication and cross-cultural skills.

"Companies and participants are more and more aware that the workplace, and also their clients, are becoming more diverse, so reflecting this diversity in terms of background, gender, age and nationality in your EMBA cohort is very much appreciated," Dr Jonczyk says.

ESCP Europe’s EMBA program has responded to these growing demands with two recent innovations: a forum for networking for female EMBAs and alumnae, and scholarships to participants from SMEs as well as coaching modules/sessions for all program participants.'

The rest of this article can be found at the TopMBA website.

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