Executive MBA: An Insider's Guide for Working Professionals in Pursuit of Graduate Business Education

Executive MBA: An Insider's Guide for Working Professionals in Pursuit of Graduate Business Education

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by Jason A. Price

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By: Gary G.Wallrapp, MBA & Former Employment Manager with Reebok International, Ltd. Having managed the MBA recruiting and development programs in dynamic, global business environments, I could have benefited greatly from the practical advice and guidelines offered in The Executive MBA- An Insiders Guide. This book provides a great overview of both the employee and employer perspectives and offers valuable guidelines for organizations¿ to address a myriad of important issues: From linking the graduate business education initiatives to the organizations mission, to selecting program participants, formulating appraisal and financial sponsorship arrangements, to addressing post program issues- the author addresses it all. This book is a great resource for any organization seeking to develop and retain outstanding managers. Senior leadership can gain insight into setting up and managing EMBA programs and the talented professionals who are attracted to these programs. The author¿s logical, focused, and strategic approach to create a managed program that can maximize results by synergizing graduate education and organizational mission is clearly outlined. Managing and retaining the most talented managers in a dynamic, global business environment is quite a challenge. Out of necessity, my approach was to recruit and develop smart, assertive and adaptable self starting MBA¿s who had a bias for action and could blend into diverse global business environments. In this mode, with senior leadership geographically spread throughout the world, I encouraged local management to autonomously direct talented MBA professionals as they moved through various divisions or companies: this approach can be effective if an upwardly mobile professional can self-navigate. While this approach can generate a natural setting for talent to flourish, it can also generate a chaotic state where talent can be underutilized or even suppressed. The perspectives and guidelines offered in this book can help an organization alleviate or avoid the downside risks and related failures in human resources development that can occur in dynamic, global organizations. Small, emerging firms that are nimble should also consider adopting the sponsorship ideas offered by this book... My experience in managing and observing numerous approaches to managing graduate education programs has convinced me that most programs are ¿ home grown¿ and could improve their effectiveness as measured by employee satisfaction and organizational achievement. Senior executive and human resources leadership could benefit greatly from the perspectives offered by this book. As the US economy continues to compete on a global basis for management talent, I believe the competition will stiffen and the bar will be raised thus requiring winning organizations to create thoughtful and globally integrated approaches to developing and retaining their future leadership; and this future leadership can effectively be developed from within the ranks of the talented and aspiring cadre of MBA credentialed professionals.