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Executive MBA Program (EMBA)

Graziadio School Executive MBA Programs

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. By engaging with a carefully composed peer cohort, you clarify your vision and sharpen your intuition as a leader.

Quick Facts


Month Program


Campus Locations

3 starts

Fall, Spring, Summer*

2 day

Sessions; Every 3 Weeks**


No GMAT/GRE Requirement

7 years

Work Experience


*EMBA North offers Summer and Fall starts only.
**EMBA sessions take place approximately every three weeks.

Application Deadlines

Northern California: Summer 2018

Southern California: Summer 2018

Round 1 (priority): January 17, 2018

Round 1 (priority): February 2, 2018

 Round 2 (regular): February 23, 2018

Round 2 (regular): March 2, 2018

 Round 3 (final): March 23, 2018

Round 3 (final): April 9, 2018 (applications submitted after this date will be considered on a case by case basis and are subject to space availability)

 Term Begins: April 18, 2018

Term Begins: May 9, 2018

Student Profile

The Executive MBA is designed for mid- to senior-level business leaders.

Work Experience

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


Classes are held once every three weeks on Friday afternoons/evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons.


Each cohort is assigned an executive coach.


19 months to program completion

Malibu Drescher Graduate Campus EMBA


West Los Angeles Graduate Campus EMBA

West L.A.

Irvine Graduate Campus EMBA


Silicon Valley EMBA

Silicon Valley

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Why a Pepperdine Executive MBA?

Get Executive Mentoring

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.

Executive mentoring

Learn from Scholars

The Pepperdine executive programs faculty includes respected scholars, seasoned executives, consultants, and entrepreneurs. Our low student-to-faculty ratio ensures you have ample opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, and build relationships with leaders and peer executive cohorts.

Faculty experience

Learn from Your Company

In the first trimester, Executive MBA students choose a company (often their own) as a "live case" study. Making your business part of the curriculum allows you to bring what you are learning directly into your firm to solve real challenges in real-time.

Live cases EMBA

Develop a Global Perspective

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.

Global perspective EMBA


Admissions Information Luncheons

LocationEvent TypeDate/RSVP
Silicon Valley/No. Cal CenterInformation Session Feb 24, 2018, 10:30 am
Malibu CampusInformation Session Mar 31, 2018, 10:30 am