An executive MBA, or EMBA, is a graduate level degree with a focus on business. An executive program is similar to a regular MBA program. Both programs typically have a rigorous business curriculum and result in a degrees that are of equal value in the marketplace. Admissions can also be competitive for both types of programs, especially at selective business schools where there are a lot of people competing for a limited number of seats.
The main difference between an executive MBA program and a full-time MBA program is the design and delivery. An executive MBA program is primarily designed to educate experienced working executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and other business leaders who want to hold a full-time job while they earn their degree. A full-time MBA, on the other hand, has a more demanding class schedule and is designed for people who have work experience but plan to devote most of their time to their studies instead of working a full-time job while they earn their degree.