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The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School offers two separate Executive Master of Business Administration programs for mid- to senior-level professionals ready to take the next step in their careers.

Classes for our one-of-a-kind Presidents and Key Executives MBA (PKE) MBA and our Executive MBA (EMBA) meet at multiple campus locations to accommodate the busy schedules of working executives.

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Presidents and Key Executives (PKE) MBA

A step beyond a traditional Executive MBA, our PKE MBA is designed for C-level, senior executives, and business owners charged with strategic decision-making and driving bottom line results. This 15-month MBA program features global experience through travel abroad, live casework, and small classes structured in a roundtable setting.

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Executive MBA

Ranked #27 Best Executive MBA by U.S. News & World Report, our EMBA program delivers a full Master of Business Administration experience in 19 months with a format and curriculum that fits the strategic needs and busy schedules of executives.

Each cohort is assigned a class advisor who acts as a mentor and offers guidance to students throughout the program.


Executive MBA Program Hallmarks

Collaborative Learning

In Pepperdine University's executive programs, small-class cohorts and highly accessible faculty create a learning environment that fosters teamwork. Students work together to tackle real-world business issues.


In addition to faculty who bring relevant business experience and superior academic credentials to the classroom, the EMBA and PKE curricula help students assess their business challenges as a live case study from which they create actionable plans.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Forbes ranks Pepperdine University in the top ten of the most entrepreneurial universities in the nation. Executive MBA candidates benefit from this pioneering spirit, which is exemplified in the story of George L. Graziadio, Jr., our school benefactor and founder of Imperial bank.

Global Orientation

All EMBA and PKE candidates participate in hands-on international experiences at destinations including China, Thailand, and India. Through these enlightening opportunities, students engage with global business and better understand its complexities.


Preparing to lead change gives students a greater understanding of their own personal values. The Graziadio Business School encourages values-centered leadership that translates into both personal and professional capital.