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We highly recommend attending an information session to see if the LMU EMBA Program is the right fit for you. We also offer the opportunity for you to sit in on a class and join faculty, staff, alumni and students for lunch. An interview with EMBA Admissions is also required. Click here to schedule your EMBA interview.

EMBA Program Timeline

You will complete the LMU EMBA Program in 22 months and receive an AACSB-accredited MBA degree from LMU's College of Business Administration. The 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 the second year.


Class is held on Saturdays (excluding holiday weekends), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There are four modules (fall, spring, fall, spring) and two summer sessions between your first and second year. The program also includes an Executive Leadership Retreat, a first-year domestic trip and a second-year international trip. View the current program calendar.

EMBA Eligibility Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with an acceptable level of scholarship from an accredited institution of higher learning
  • A significant amount of professional, management or entrepreneurial experience

EMBA Admission Process

The admission decision is individualized and based on a candidate's potential to successfully pursue graduate study. Each candidate's admission is evaluated based on:

  • Work and management experience
  • Career accomplishments
  • Potential for advancement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Information provided in the application form
  • Undergraduate and graduate record (if any). We only accept transcripts provided by college or university(s) attended.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) if requested*

*The GMAT exam is not required for EMBA applicants who are able to demonstrate, through past academic performance and work experience, sufficient strength in the areas of quantitative and analytical reasoning. Candidates will be advised after the personal interview and application screening if the GMAT is required.

Application Deadlines

On-line applications for fall 2021 are available here. Applications are reviewed as they are received; there is no need to wait until a deadline to submit your application. Applicants should expect to receive an admission decision within one month of submitting a complete application. In order to maintain a highly-collaborative and personalized learning environment, enrollment is limited.We encourage all applicants to submit their application as early as possible.

Fall (August) 2021 application dates:

  • January 6, 2021: Early deadline.
  • March 6, 2021: Priority deadline.
  • July 6, 2021: Final deadline; candidates are strongly encouraged to apply well before the deadline.
  • We will continue to accept applications after July 6, 2021 until all spaces are full.

Military Applicants

At LMU, we encourage active duty military professionals and veterans to participate in our EMBA Program. The program's rigorous, integrated curriculum is well-suited for building on the leadership experience gained through your service in the armed forces. Learn more about resources available to military applicants at LMU.

International Applicants

International applicants who have completed their postsecondary education from a college or university outside of the U.S. must have their transcripts translated and evaluated by a U.S. transcript evaluation service.

  • World Education Services
    Tel: 212-966-6311 
    Fax: 212-739-6100  
    Bowling Green Station
    P.O. Box 5087
    New York, NY 10274-5087
    64 Beaver St, #146
    New York, NY 10004

    International Education Research Foundation (IERF)

    Tel: 310.258.9451
    Fax: 310.342.7086

    Post Office Box 3665
    Culver City, CA 90231

    Global Services Associates, Inc.

    Telephone & Fax: +1-310-828-5709

    2554 Lincoln Boulevard, # 445
    Marina del Rey, California, 90291-5082

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LMU ranked #27 in the nation by U.S. News &
World Report's 2021 Best Executive MBA programs.