Executive MBA (EMBA)

Executive MBA

The Pepperdine University Executive MBA delivers a full MBA experience in 19 months with a format and executive education curriculum that fits the needs and schedules of busy executives.

EMBA classes meet approximately every three weeks at our southern California graduate campuses or our Bay Area and Dallas campuses.

Ranked no. 23
Best Executive MBA Program

Bloomberg Businessweek Best Executive MBA Program


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Executive MBA Program Overview


West L.A., Irvine, Malibu, Silicon Valley, Dallas


19 months


Once every three weeks, Friday afternoons/evenings, Saturday mornings/afternoons

Work Experience

Minimum seven years experience, two years at management level

 Executive MBA 19 month

Important Dates

Executive MBA North
Summer 2016
Executive MBA South
Spring 2016
Executive MBA Dallas
Spring 2016)

Round 1: December 28, 2015

Round 1: October 23, 2015

Round 1: November 1, 2015

Round 2: February 5, 2016

Round 2: November 30, 2015

Round 2: November 15, 2015

Round 3: March 11, 2016

Round 3: December 18, 2015

Round 3: November 30, 2015

Classes Begin: March 30 - April 2, 2016

Classes Begin: January 13 - 16, 2016

Classes Begin: January 6 - 9, 2016

EMBA Program Highlights

Get executive mentoring

Unique to the Pepperdine Executive MBA, each cohort is assigned a class executive coach. These entrepreneurs and business executives are graduates of our EMBA program and bring a wealth of valuable experience and connections to our students.

Learn from faculty experience

The Pepperdine executive programs faculty includes respected scholars, seasoned executives, consultants, and entrepreneurs. Our low student-to-faculty ratio ensures you have ample opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, and build relationships with leaders and peer executive cohorts.

Learn from your own experience

In the first trimester, Executive MBA students choose a company (often their own) as a "live case" study. Making your business part of the curriculum allows you to bring what you are learning directly into your firm to solve real challenges in real-time.

Develop a global perspective

An international research excursion gives keen insight into developing markets and a deeper understanding of global business. Students visit two countries and meet face-to-face with company executives to experience first-hand how global business is done.

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EMBA Testimonials

Why an Executive MBA?

Executive MBA Grads Rise to the Top

The Path Forward

38% receive a promotion during the program.

The Art of Leadership

An EMBA executive education provides integrated and complete business skills fundamental to running an organization.

Life with Purpose

An EMBA is the degree that gets you beyond C suite success as well as personal prosperity.

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Pepperdine Business School Campus Locations

Executive MBA Campus Locations

Courses for our Executive MBA programs are offered at locations in Southern California, Silicon Valley, and Dallas.

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