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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.

Quick Facts


Month Program


Campus Locations*

2 starts

Fall and Summer

3 day

Sessions; 1x per Month


No GMAT/GRE Requirement

10 years

Work Experience


*Classes are rotated between these three campus locations.

Fall 2017 Application Deadlines

Round 1 (early)

June 30, 2017

Round 2 (regular)

July 28, 2017

Round 3 (wait list)

Still accepting applications.

Classes Begin

September 27-30, 2017

Student Profile

The PKE MBA is designed for c-level, senior, and business owner executives.

Work Experience

Minimum ten years, at least one year in a senior-level position


Students meet monthly for three-day sessions.


Each cohort is assigned an executive coach.


15 months to program completion

Classes are rotated between these three campus locations.

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Institutes and Research at a Glance

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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