Presidents and Key Executives MBA
- Fall 2019 Deadlines
- Round 1: May 17, 2019
- Round 2: June 17, 2019
- Round 3: August 2, 2019
- Term Begins: September 11, 2019
Graziadio Business School 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. During the program, established executives and entrepreneurs are invited to think deeply about their legacy and work alongside peers from diverse industry backgrounds and accomplished faculty mentors to lead their organization to the next level.
Throughout the 15-month experience, students meet monthly for boardroom-style discussions with peers and travel abroad to engage with global industry leaders and government officials. Using their own business as case studies, students cultivate the knowledge needed to purposefully create corporate culture and business strategy that address fundamental issues of learning, productivity, and quality. In this unique program, participants challenge and support each other, building relationships that will last a lifetime.
- 3Campus Locations
- GMATor GRE Not Required
- 3Day Sessions; 1 Time Per Month
- 2Starts Per Year
This Pepperdine PKE program is a very unique program. I am 58 years old and was at a tipping point for the next stage of my life. This degree has provided exactly what I was looking for. I'm learning what it means to lead authentically and how to form new organizations, and also finding myself and building lifetime relationships for the future."
What does the Live Case Study entail?
Executives study their own businesses as case studies and leave with an actionable strategic plan. One of the key requirements for graduation from the PKE MBA program is completion of a series of written projects culminating in a strategy formulation and implementation document written for the participant's organization.
The integrated series of projects is expected to demonstrate the participant's mastery of program content and reflects a capacity to craft and implement the strategy. A project team of one faculty member and a class advisor will be assigned to each student during the first trimester to ensure the quality of these projects as a learning experience.
What is the global business experience?
Students experience global business first-hand through travel abroad and work directly with company executives in the host country. This session will involve eight days of travel to a foreign country and onsite company visits. It includes faculty-directed discussions and interactions with business, government, and community leaders. Following identification of the region to be visited, students will be assigned preparatory work.
The students will apply integrated concepts and tools from courses in completing a required, graded cross-cultural academic project embracing conditions, strategies, and practices for global business implementation.
How much work experience is required for admission?
At least 10 years of work experience is required.