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Presidents and Key Executives MBA (PKE MBA)

Executive MBA Programs

A step beyond the traditional Executive MBA, the Presidents and Key Executives MBA is for C-level, senior and business owner executives charged with strategic decision-making and bottom line results.

The only MBA program in the world designed for top-level executives, the Pepperdine PKE MBA focuses not only on the operational and financial aspects of business, but on your personal development as a leader.



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PKE MBA Program Overview


Southern California


15 months


Approximately once a month for a three-day session (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Work Experience

Minimum 10 years experience, at least one year in senior executive position

Application Deadlines

Round One

Feb. 10, 2017 (early)

Round Two

Mar. 20, 2017 (regular)

Round Three

April 14, 2017 (waitlist)

Classes Start

May 3  6, 2017

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PKE MBA Program Highlights

An executive "boardroom" 

Classes are limited in size and are structured in an intimate boardroom setting where top-level peers exchange ideas and problem-solve as a group.

Executive-level faculty

Faculty members have extensive experience as business leaders and guide discussions through the perspective of a seasoned executive.

Global experience

Students experience global business first-hand through travel abroad and work directly with company executives in the host country.

Live casework

Executives study their own businesses as case studies and leave with an actionable strategic plan.

Executive network

PKE MBA students become part of an exclusive network of senior business executives who they can turn to throughout their careers.

Executive schedule

Classes meet once a month on the weekend to accommodate a busy professional schedule.


A focus on ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility is at the core of the Graziadio Business School mission and is incorporated into all facets of the PKE program.


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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