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TRIUM EMBA VS Chicago Booth Executive MBA

A multi-campus structure is a valuable networking and learning opportunity for executives seeking a degree in General Management. Unlike Chicago Booth Executive MBA program, TRIUM EMBA is jointly offered by London School of Economics, HEC Paris, and NYU Stern School of Business.

Let us compare the two programs on Class Profile, Curriculum, Locations and Schedules, Experiential Learning, Ranking, and Fees.

CLASS PROFILE

TRIUM Global Executive MBA program attracts older applicants with over 15 years of experience. Chicago Booth class size is four times larger with the students spread across three campuses. The nationalities represented in the class is also high (51) compared to 30 that TRIUM EMBA attracts.

The small class size in TRIUM Global Executive MBA builds a much stronger bond among the class compared to Booth where only 1/3rd of the schedule is allocated for the entire 240+ students to collaborate.

The average year of experience for the TRIUM EMBA class is 15 against 12 for Booth. Since a large part of the MBA experience depends on peer-to-peer learning, each year added to the average age of the class adds to the overall learning experience of the class.

Your ability and motivation determine the effectiveness of your networking. However, a 240+-class size is a definite advantage for Booth. The geographic spread and the vast alumni network associated with Chicago Booth provide executives the opportunity to attract the right talent for start-ups or within their own organization.

TRIUM leverages the alumni network of the three schools, increasing the reach of the Alumni, but brand loyalty is a factor that influences recruitment and opportunity sharing. Three-school collaboration in TRIUM would not attract the same loyalty as being part of a Chicago Booth Alma matter.

TRIUM vs Chicago Booth Executive MBA Class Profile
 
Effective Networking: Chicago Booth > TRIUM
Alumni Reach: TRIUM > Chicago Booth
Peer to Peer Learning: TRIUM > Chicago Booth

CURRICULUM

Chicago Booth Executive MBA program has structured the course into core courses and electives just as the school has done for their full-time MBA program with the core covering the foundation of management education – Finance, Marketing, Operations, Decision Making, People Management, Strategy, Macroeconomics, and Global Strategy & Economics.

Chicago Booth EMBA Curriculum

Technology Disruption & Entrepreneurship, impact of geopolitics on an economy, and the role of a changing Asia in the Global marketplace are three unique modules included in TRIUM Global Executive MBA.

Although not neatly organized as a core, TRIUM EMBA also covers the foundational skills in Marketing, Leadership, and Strategy with a specific focus on Strategy and Finance for Global Executives, and Leadership Development. 

TRIUM EMBA Curriculum

Both Executive MBAs are General Management programs, but Chicago Booth allows candidates to choose electives with six themes: Capital Markets, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy, and Leadership Management.

Customizable: Chicago Booth > TRIUM
Breadth of Knowledge: Chicago Booth > TRIUM
Unique Courses: TRIUM > Chicago Booth
Asia Focus: TRIUM > Chicago Booth

LOCATIONS AND SCHEDULES

TRIUM EMBA Location and Schedules
 
A large part of the TRIUM EMBA program is conducted in Paris, followed by London California, New York, and Shanghai. The five-location structure helps MBA candidate explore the unique strengths of each city. 

Chicago Booth EMBA Location Schedules
 
The Hong Kong campus for the Chicago Booth Executive MBA is scheduled to include 15 weeks on the base with students joining other campuses for 4 weeks during the entire duration.

The most evenly balanced campus distribution is for the Chicago class (3 weeks equally distributed between Hong Kong and London) while London Campus includes a couple of extra weeks in Hong Kong, and utilizes Chicago only for the kick-off session and the graduating ceremony.

Time Spent Away from the Job: Chicago Booth Executive MBA > TRIUM
Diversity of Location: TRIUM > Chicago Booth Executive MBA

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Experiential Learning at Chicago Booth is implemented through two courses covering Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

With Integrated Strategic Management, the candidates work on a simulation that requires them to make decisions on Finance, Pricing, Products, Channels, and Marketing.

The Entrepreneurship experience for the students comes through Global New Venture Challenge where they develop a Business plan and pitch it to peers and experts. Participants will learn to evaluate a Business idea, apply their knowledge acquired from the course, and customize their pitch according to the expert's feedback.
For TRIUM EMBA participants, the experiential learning is implemented through Capstone Projects with a focus on Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship that requires tuning their Consulting skills.

Like Chicago Booth, TRIUM EMBA students develop an idea from scratch, pitch it to experts, and finally have a fully fletched Business plan. 65% of the capstone projects have gone on to become Businesses.

Experiential Learning IMPACT:
TRIUM > Chicago Booth  
Experiential Learning Options: Chicago Booth > TRIUM

RANKING

Comparing Chicago Booth and TRIUM on rankings is a little tricky as there are not many publications regularly updating their executive MBA rankings. With the most recent data, Chicago Booth has a slight edge over TRIUM since the program has been ranked by at least two renowned publications.

Rankings Chicago Booth TRIUM
 
To make the process of evaluating ranking much more holistic, let us look at the Business School ranking/Full-time MBA ranking of the three schools (TRIUM) in popular publications, average them out, and compare it with Chicago Booth.

Full-time Rankings
 
Although post-MBA salary is a big factor for Full-time MBA rankings, the school’s reputation among peers, alumni, and employers also influence the overall standing. In that regard, Chicago Booth has a clear advantage over TRIUM.

Rankings: Chicago Booth > TRIUM

FEES
 

Chicago Booth EMBA Fees

The most cost effective option from the Chicago Booth Executive MBA program is the London campus with the cost running close to $150,000. This does not include the traveling costs to and from the campus but covers cost in meals, lodging and other expenses related to the course.

TRIUM EMBA Fees
 
The tuition fees only cover the 2nd and the 5th module in California and Shanghai. A $30,000 on top of the $175,500, takes the total cost to over $200,000.

Chicago Booth Executive MBA program is $20,000 to $50,000 cheaper than TRIUM EMBA, primarily contributed by the five locations that the later covers.

Cost: TRIUM EMBA > Chicago Booth Executive MBA

CONCLUSION

In terms of global exposure, geopolitical context on decision-making, Asia focus, and courses designed for seasoned mid-level/senior-level Managers, TRIUM EMBA has a clear advantage with the five-city structure.

On reputation, Chicago Booth is a much stronger brand - a factor that might influence employer’s perception of the candidate.

For younger Managers, Chicago Booth offers a customizable curriculum with electives while covering a broad range of functional topics. This also means candidates would have to stay away from the job more than what TRIUM is required.

For older Executives/Managers, looking to transition into C-suite roles, TRIUM EMBA is more relevant for their career, but the brand value might not be strong as Chicago Booth. However, since most EMBA candidates look at the program for acquiring knowledge more than switching Employers or Industry, the program is ideal for Senior Managers seeking to climb the ultimate level in the corporate ladder.

Reference

TRIUM EMBA
Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program

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"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

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