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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 campus.

Ranked Tier One EMBA
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Malibu Campus

                Los Angeles  |  Malibu  |  Irvine  |  Silicon Valley

EMBA Classes

Classes are held once every three weeks on Friday afternoons/evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons.

EMBA Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of work experience is required, plus two years at the management level.

Northern California: Summer 2017Southern California: Summer 2017

Round 1: January 20, 2017 (early)

Deadline: May 1, 2017

Round 2: February 27, 2017 (regular) 

Classes Begin: May 10-13, 2017

Round 3: March 29, 2017 (final deadline)


Classes Begin: April 19-22, 2017


EMBA Malibu

Graduate with your Executive MBA in 19 months.

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.

Hear Directly From Our Students 

EMBA Testimonials

Why an Executive MBA?

Executive MBA Grads Rise to the Top

The Path Forward

38% of students receive promotions while still in 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 and Silicon Valley.

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