Executive Master (EM) or Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) is an advanced level of master’s degree designed especially for mid-career executive professionals. Common titles of the degree are executive master of arts, executive master of science or area specific titles like executive master of business administration, executive master of communication or Executive Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM), etc.
Executive master’s programs are typically designed for full-time working professionals and therefore have schedules that cater to this demographic. Most executive master’s programs consist of several full days (not more than a week) per month for a period of two or three years. However, some programs offer similarly adapted schedules with classes held only on nights or weekends. The most condensed of such programs can be completed in as little as a year. According to the Bologna system, program participants are required to earn 60 ECTS to complete the degree. In other systems, the duration of the program is dependent on the total number of academic credits and the number of course credits that can be completed in a given semester.
Executive Master of Science in Communication
Executive Master of Science in Communication (EMScom, MScom) programs are designed for communication professionals who have significant experience in the field and want to advance their careers. The programs are structured similarly to EMBA programs, with short learning sessions scheduled around the needs of working professionals. The curriculum typically covers general management topics as well as communication-specific themes such as crisis communication, stakeholder management, media relations, and digital communication.
Executive Master in Marketing & Sales
SDA Bocconi School of Management – The Executive Master in Marketing & Sales (EMMS) program is a joint offering by Bocconi University in Milan, Italy and ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. The program is designed specifically for marketing and sales professionals who have significant work experience and want to enhance their skills and knowledge. The program is at the same level as an EMBA and consists of seven modules, with each module spanning seven days. The entire program is completed within a period of 14 months.
Executive Master of Science in Health Systems
Binghamton University offers two different tracks for their Executive Master of Science in Health Systems program, one with a concentration in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) and the other in Systems Science (SS). The ISE track requires an engineering background or completion of relevant prerequisites, while the SS track is open to students from all academic majors. This program seems to be designed for professionals in the health systems field who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in this area.