Executive MBA (EMBA) Program
- Spring 2020 Deadlines
- Round 1: September 1, 2019
- Round 2: October 15, 2019
- Round 3: November 15, 2019
- Term Begins: January 8, 2020
Graziadio Business School MBA Programs
As pioneers of education for business executives for over 45 years, we have provided a personalized educational journey to help students create meaningful change in their lives, organizations, 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 #19 among CEO Magazine’s Global Executive MBA’s and #8 Best EMBA in the Western Region by Ivy Exec. 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.
Our robust Southern California Executive MBA program offers 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.
- GMATor GRE not required
- 125+Executive MBA cohorts
- 2 daysessions; every 3 weeks
- 4campus locations
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.
Is the Executive MBA program ranked?
Our degree programs are recognized by U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and many others. The Pepperdine Graziadio Executive MBA program is specifically ranked by the following publications:
- CEO Magazine: #19 Best MBA in the World, Tier One Executive MBA among North American Programs
- Ivy Exec: #8 Best Executive MBA in the US Western Region
To see a full list of our rankings, click here.