Executive MBA (EMBA)

Executive MBA

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

Classes meet approximately every three weeks at our southern California graduate campuses or our Bay Area campus.

Ranked no. 23
Best Executive MBA Program
Bloomberg Businessweek

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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

*Pending WSUSC approval.

   Important Dates

   Admission Deadlines

   SoCal, Spring 2016
   Round 1 Early Admission:
   October 23, 2015
   Round 2 Regular Admission:
   November 30, 2015
   Round 3 Waitlist:
   December 18, 2015

   NorCal, Summer 2016
   Round 1 Early Admission:
   December 28, 2015
   Round 2 Regular Admission:
   February 5, 2016
   Round 3 Waitlist:
   March 11, 2016

   Dallas Fort Worth, Spring 2016
   November 15, 2015

   Classes Begin

   January 13 - 16, 2016 (SoCal)
   March 30 – April 2, 2016 (NorCal

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Program Highlights

Get executive mentoring

Unique to Pepperdine's Executive MBA program, each cohort is assigned a class advisor. 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

Pepperdine's business 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, 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% receive a promotion during the program.

The Art of Leadership

An EMBA 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

Campus Locations

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

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