Loyola Marymount University, Executive MBA Program
The Executive MBA at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is one of Southern California's premier, most respected programs. Saturday-only classes, small class sizes, a collaborative learning environment, personalized attention, an active alumni network, a focus on ethics and leadership, and an international study component set LMU apart from other EMBA programs. Many graduates of the LMU EMBA Program advance to C-level positions within their companies. The LMU EMBA is designed for mid-career executives with a bachelor’s degree and at least six years of professional, managerial or entrepreneurial experience. The program’s objective is to produce principled leaders who have confidence in their ability to shape the direction of and achieve results within their organizations. Over the course of the 20-month program, the focus shifts from analysis and evaluation to strategic application and execution. Saturday-only classes allow students to minimize time away from work. EMBA students enhance their ability to make complex decisions, communicate effectively, and manage relationships as they participate in a cohort learning environment that emphasizes the importance of teamwork and encourages growth – in self-awareness, character, integrity and belief in their own talents. The program includes an initial Leadership Retreat, a one-week domestic trip to Silicon Valley to study innovation and entrepreneurship, and a two-week journey overseas to one or more major business centers to meet with business executives and gather findings for their final research projects. LMU’s 142-acre bluff-top campus has expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses. LMU is also located within several miles of Silicon Beach – a thriving community of tech innovation and startup activity.