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Executive MBA Student Information

EMBA Students

The Executive MBA (EMBA) program provides a comprehensive framework for the strategic management of business organizations. The EMBA is an integrated program designed to provide synergy across content, delivery, experiential and cognitive learning, and real-world application.


Trimester I


  • MBAA 651: Understanding Human Behavior, Leading People and Change in Organizations (6 units)
  • MBAA 641: Applied Strategic Research Project - Organizational Behavior (2 units)

Trimester II


  • MBAA 672: Quantitative Analysis for Business Operations (4 units)
  • MBAA 652: Financial Controls and Strategic Issues in Corporate Finance (4 units)
  • MBAA 642: Applied Strategic Research Project - Finance (2 units)

Trimester III


  • MBAA 653: Business Competitiveness and the Macro Environment (4 units)
  • MBAA 643: Applied Strategic Research Project - Economics (2 units)
  • MBAA 678: Managing Information Systems for Business Innovation (3 units)

Trimester IV


  • MBAA 690: Contemporary Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Issues in Business (1 unit)
  • MBAA 694: Business and Management Practices in Global Settings* (3 units)
  • MBAA 654: Competing in Local and Global Markets (4 units)
  • MBAA 644: Applied Strategic Research Project - Marketing (2 units)

*Please note that this course can be scheduled in an alternate trimester.

Trimester V


  • MBAA 655: Strategically Managing Organizations (6 units)
  • MBAA 645: Applied Strategic Research Project - Strategy (2 units)

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required throughout the duration of the EMBA program. Falling below the minimum GPA requirement will subject a student to academic probation.

As a member institution of Beta Gamma Sigma International, Pepperdine selects the top 20% of graduate-level students to join the prestigious honor society. The GPA review takes place during the final trimester of enrollment, encompassing grades that have officially posted on a student's record to date. Courses that are "in progress" at the time of the GPA review will not be considered for the purposes of determining the list of invitees to the Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony. The opportunity to join the honor society will be extended to any additional graduates who may become eligible for membership after all grades have posted. Please click here for more information regarding the Beta Gamma Honor Society.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of all 45 units of Executive MBA coursework