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Executive MBA (EMBA) Program

Program Overview

School: Graziadio Business School
Cost: $27,000 per term*
Units: 45 units
Terms: 19 months
Location(s): Malibu, West LA, Irvine, Silicon Valley
Accreditation: AACSB, WSUSC
  • Summer 2019 Deadlines
  • Round 1: February 1, 2019
  • Round 2: March 1, 2019
  • Round 3: April 5, 2019
  • Term Begins: April 26, 2019
*Cost of tuition is in effect for the 2018-2019 academic year and is subject to change at the University's discretion.

Graziadio Business School MBA Programs

As pioneers of education for business executives, we provide a personalized educational journey to help you create meaningful change in your life, organization, and community. By collaborating with industry-experienced faculty and small cohorts of your peers, you will develop transformational strategies for tackling the evolving challenges and business needs of executive-level leaders.

Calibrated for the seasoned professional, the Pepperdine Executive MBA ranks among CEO Magazine’s top executive-level MBA’s. In this 19-month program, working professionals with a requisite level of executive or high-level management experience meet approximately every three weeks to engage and expand leadership style and spur fresh strategies for their business practice. Our Executive MBA provides an unparalleled, personalized learning experience for aspiring executives through the use of an applied strategic research project on a company of your selection.

We offer two cohorts: one in Silicon Valley and the other in Southern California. Both cohorts offer an executive-friendly schedule, with classes meeting every three weeks. By engaging with a carefully composed peer cohort, you clarify your vision and sharpen your intuition as a leader. 

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Quick Facts

  • 4Campus Locations
  • GMATor GRE Not Required
  • 2 DaySessions; Every 3 Weeks
  • 3Starts: Fall, Spring, Summer


Lauren Gibbs, Olympic Silver Medalist and Executive MBA Alumna

When I first applied, I was uncertain that I would be able to manage the coursework as well as my full-time job. Pepperdine showed me that I can accomplish anything as long as I am surrounded by the right people and have access to the right resources."


What is the program schedule like?

The EMBA program is designed to accommodate the busy executive's schedule and is offered over a 19-month, five-trimester period. Classes meet approximately once every three weeks on Fridays and Saturdays.

How much work experience is required to be considered for admission?

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

What support will I have during my studies?

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.

Is there an international component?

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.

Contact Us

Executive MBA Programs

Pearl Quintana
EMBA Southern California

Andrew Thomas
EMBA Northern California
818.702.1341 (office)
818.307.3509 (mobile)