Executive MBA (EMBA) Program
An Unparalleled, Personalized Learning Experience for Ambitious Executives
Curated for the seasoned professional, Pepperdine's Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) is a 19-month program designed to challenge executives and high-level managers as they engage with peers from diverse industries to expand their leadership competencies and develop innovative strategies for their current or future organizations.
By collaborating with industry-experienced faculty and small, carefully composed cohorts, you will build upon your foundation of business and leadership skills to make informed, data-based decisions as you tackle the evolving challenges faced by today's executive-level leaders.
Convenient Campus Locations
Flexible Course Schedules
Global Alumni Network of 47,000+
GMAT/GRE Not Required
Dedicated Executive Mentor
Executive-Friendly Schedules: Our Executive MBA program is designed for an executive schedule with cohorts meeting once approximately every three weeks.
Applied Strategic Research Project (ASRP): Integral to the EMBA program, our ASRP allows students to select a single business entity (including their own) for an intensive research project, accumulating into their final capstone project.
Industry-Leading Faculty: Graziadio faculty members are renowned executive thought leaders who hold a robust industry portfolio as well as significant academic accomplishments.
Global Perspective: Experience meaningful, executive leadership on a global scale with an eight-day international business intensive.
$29,300 per term*
Malibu, West LA, Irvine
*Cost of tuition is in effect for the 2021-2022 academic year and is subject to change at the University's discretion.
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Executive MBA Admission
Spring 2023 Term Deadlines
Summer 2023 Term Deadlines
Fall 2023 Term Deadlines
Prospective students for the Executive MBA program can expect to pay a tuition cost of $133,045* after merit awards. Without merit awards, the cost of tuition is $146,500.
|Full program cost||$146,500|
|Average merit award reduction||-$13,465|
|*Total tuition with merit award||$133,035|
*Pepperdine welcomes federal and state aid eligibility and veteran benefits which may further reduce tuition cost. Estimated tuition is based on the average merit award. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or above.
The Company You'll Keep
When you join the Graziadio community, you'll join a global network of over 47,000 alumni actively shaping the world of business at top organizations, including:
Fall 2021 Student Profile
Top Five Industries: Bar graph shows the percentage breakdown of current industries our students are employed in. 18% Entertainment/Media, 18% Financial Services/Insurance, 18% chose not to self-identify, 12% Manufacturing/Electronics and 6% Biotech/Pharmaceuticals.This information reflects the data collected from EMAB applications for the fall 2021 cohort.
Avg. Work Experience
What Our Students Are Saying
"I was attracted to the idea of learning in a small cohort and connecting every 2-3 weeks. I also liked the idea of learning alongside other working executives, hearing their perspectives and approaches to problem-solving, and collaborating in a way that would refine my personal and professional competencies."
- Austin Norton, EMBA '22
Executive Student Experience
Values-Based, Executive Learning
The Executive MBA at Pepperdine Graziadio comes with small, collaborative classes led by our renowned faculty who are personally committed to your academic and professional success. With ethical, sustainable business woven into the core of our teachings and an emphasis on experiential learning, you'll experience a truly unique, transformational graduate degree within a global community of Best for the World Leaders.
Navigating Your Future
Our Executive Career and Professional Development team deliver a premium portfolio of services exclusively to our executive-level students to prepare them for lifelong career resilience and success. Throughout the program your executive coach will provide you with personalized guidance, career-building tools, and access to an extensive network of students, alumni and employers around the world.
Support Along the Way
The Pepperdine EMBA program is the first and only Executive MBA program to feature a dedicated executive mentor. The executive mentor is an experienced, accomplished alum who is an integral member of your class cohort throughout the duration of the program, serving as mentors to both individuals and the entire group. They review students' papers, provide advice and counsel, mediate conflict, and maintain continuity throughout each Executive MBA cohort.
Enroll in a Top Ranked Business School
We strive to facilitate an enriching student experience. Bloomberg Businessweek, The Princeton Review, Forbes, Fortune, and U.S. News & World Report have reported on our high-quality programs and faith-based education.