EMBA Experience

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Develop Your Leadership Intelligence

Designed for mid-career executives, the LMU Executive MBA addresses management and leadership within a broad spectrum of organizations, teaching you how to understand core business principles, develop your leadership intelligence, apply your knowledge and learn to execute. You will develop a personal and professional growth plan with the assistance of an executive coach who will also serve as your mentor. Our curriculum uses actual business settings and case studies as a way to cement classroom concepts into practical, real-world applications. Graduates receive an MBA degree from LMU's AACSB-accredited College of Business Administration.

Our Executive MBA program prepares you to:

  • Think strategically in today's global business environment.
  • Make results driven decisions.
  • Build and lead high-performing organizations.
  • Be an effective, principled leader.
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Nationally Ranked
  • Ranked 27th nationally in U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Executive MBA Programs
  • Ranked Tier 1 by CEO Magazine in 2020

Program Delivery and Schedule

The LMU EMBA program is structured as a cohort and offers a modular curriculum in an executive setting. Members of your class begin the program at the same time in August and move through the curriculum together, completing the degree requirements for graduation as a group in May of year 2 — 22 months total.

Class is held on Saturdays from 8 a.m.–5:15 p.m. There are 4 modules (fall, spring, fall, spring) and a summer session between year 1 and 2. The program includes a pre-program orientation residential, a year 1 domestic trip and a year 2 international trip.

View our EMBA Class of 2022 Program Calendar for more information.

A Dynamic Classroom Environment

The average LMU EMBA cohort is 20–25 students per incoming class; this is an optimal size for providing a robust learning experience. The cohort is large enough to include students from a broad range of industries and professional experiences, but not so large as to limit a high level of collaboration among students and faculty.

At the beginning of year 1 and year 2, you will be assigned to a study team. Each team is comprised of 4–5 students and assignments seek to provide each team with a mix of complementary business skills (e.g. marketing, finance) and leadership styles.

Teamwork is a central theme of the LMU EMBA program. The majority of courses and assignments are based on students' ability to work together as a unified team, set common goals and resolve conflicts. Teams are a part of real-world organizational structures; it's essential that students fully understand the complex dynamics of a team.

Our Campus: The Heart of Silicon Beach

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LMU is an ideal study location for EMBA students. Located in the heart of Silicon Beach, our beautiful Westchester campus is surrounded by more than 500 technology start-ups — some of the nation's most innovative and creative companies. This dynamic region is the 3rd largest start-up ecosystem in the U.S. and a thriving hub for synergistic learning. With easy access to freeways and LAX, the campus is conveniently located for working professionals throughout Southern California and beyond.

Jesuit MBA Transfer Network

If you need to transfer or relocate to another U.S. city before finishing our program, your degree may be completed at one of over 30 partner schools through the Jesuit MBA Transfer Network. This partnership with some of the most revered business schools in the country makes it possible for students to accept promotions or relocate while staying on track with their studies. Certain requirements must be met to qualify.