Interested in the Carlson Executive MBA program but not sure you belong? Don’t believe some of the myths you may have heard about the Executive MBA.
Myth: You have to manage people to enroll in the Executive MBA program.
Truth: Our students typically have an average of eight years’ management experience—but that’s not restricted to managing people. Do you manage projects? A budget? Are you an independent contributor? Influencer? If so, you’ll fit right in.
Myth: Executive MBA programs are only for people who work at large corporations.
Truth: The students in Carlson’s Executive MBA work in a variety of industries ranging from nonprofit, healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and many others. Some are giant multinationals and others are small, family-run businesses.
Myth: It’s better to have an undergraduate degree in business if you want to get an Executive MBA.
Truth: About one-third of our students have an undergraduate degree in business. Other degrees include everything from engineering, math, or science to social sciences or humanities.
Myth: Executive MBA students are required to have corporate sponsorships.
Truth: While some of our students do receive sponsorships from their employers, the vast majority partially or fully fund their own education utilizing financial aid and or private funds.
Myth: Since an Executive MBA is still an MBA, you need to take the GMAT or GRE to get in.
Truth: Admission requirements for the Carlson Executive MBA program do not call for GMAT or GRE test scores.