As a top-ranked school of public affairs, NYU Wagner offers various opportunities for professionals to pursue their education and increase their impact in the field of public service. Providing a strong professional network, access to stellar faculty, and a tailored academic track, we offer three distinct Executive MPA programs (for public service leaders, global policy leaders, and nurse leaders); professional certificates in management, public policy, public finance, health finance, health policy, and international development; and the ability to take individual courses as a non-degree student .
An EMBA, or an Executive Master of Business Administration, is also a two-year program, but it's aimed at business executives with five years’ managerial experience. The average age of students ranges from 32 to 38 years old. However business rock stars—prodigies, fast-climbers, valuable executives that the company wants to hang onto, and maybe a real-life rock star or two—may not have to put in that much time. (For related reading, see: Executive MBA Programs: Managers Going Back To School and The GRE: The Cheaper Alternative for Business School .)
Goals : State your short & long term goals. Give an example or two of the type of company you’d like to work at post-MBA as well as the role you hope to interview for.
Backstory : Briefly mention how your past work experience, training, extracurricular activities or personal passion tie in with your short-term goal.
Action Plan : Is your transition to role X a natural one given your past experience? For most people the answer is: not completely. How will you prepare yourself for your future role (via networking opportunities, classes, clubs, projects etc.)?
Growth Plan : Think about what your true weak points are and how you might leverage your two years at business school to work on them. Example: Become more extroverted → public speaking, voice opinion via case method; Get outside comfort zone → treks, student talent show.
Cultural : What about Kellogg really resonates with you? What excites you? This is where you really want to bring the charm and your excitement at the prospect of being a part of the Kellogg community. Mention one thing you might gain and one thing you might contribute.