Most Executive MBA programs offer the MBA degree upon successful completion of the course of study. Students and their organizations want that credential and view an Executive MBA degree as less desirable. A major challenge to the administration of the program is to avoid the perception that the Executive MBA program is a “watered down” MBA program. The standards and content for the Executive MBA program therefore must be the same as a traditional MBA program. The expectations for the students in the Executive MBA program should, in fact, be higher than expectations for students in the traditional program because of the work experience of the participants.