The Best Los Angeles Metro Executive MBA Programs

The Basics At A Glance

School Cost Start Date Months Format GMAT
Chapman University (Argyros) $83,790 August 21 Classes meet Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings, with 3 off-campus residencies No
Claremont Graduate University (Drucker) $87,168 Six start dates 18 to 84 Clases meet weekday evenings and Saturdays weekly for three hours No
Loyola Marymount University $85,000 August 21 Classes meet every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with three residential retreats No
Pepperdine University (Graziadio) $108,040 January, April, Sept. 20 Classes meet Fridays and Saturdays once every three weeks No
San Diego State University $48,960 August 22 Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with an international study trip No
UC-Irvine (Merage) $99,624 September 21 Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with three residencies including a global trip No
UC-Los Angeles (Anderson) $113,661 August 22 Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with five residential sessions Yes (664 average)
UC-Riverside (A. Gary Anderson) $100,000 September 21 Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with three week-long residencies, including a global trip Yes (585 average)
UC-San Diego (Rady) $94,300 September 24 Alternating weekends Yes
USC (Marshall) $114,000 September 21 Alternating Friday-Saturdays, with an international trip No
University of Michigan (Ross) $136,000 August 20 Classes meet one weekend per month, with two residencies No

Source: School websites    * Data for University of Michigan’s EMBA program is for its Ann Arbor cohort. The program’s first Los Angeles cohort does not enroll until August of 2012.

The Basics At A Glance

School Age Salary Work Exp.(months) Adv.Degree Intl Female
Chapman University (Argyros) 37 NA NA NA NA NA
Claremont Graduate University (Drucker) 42 NA 180 NA NA 45%
Loyola Marymount University 39 NA 192 NA NA 38%
Pepperdine University (Graziadio) 38 $97,465 173 7% 1% 35%
San Diego State University 39 $104,000 110 40% 0% 37%
UC-Irvine (Merage) 40 $152,045 186 31% 17% 29%
UC-Los Angeles (Anderson) 36 $123,000 156 32% 8% 26%
UC-Riverside (A. Gary Anderson) NA NA NA NA NA NA
UC-San Diego (Rady) 40 $135,126 151 48% 24% 14%
USC (Marshall) 39 $172,000 182 24% 14% 16%
University of Michigan (Ross) * 39 $160,381 179 35% 15% 20%

Source: School websites    * Data for University of Michigan’s EMBA program is for its Ann Arbor cohort. The program’s first Los Angeles cohort does not enroll until August of 2012.

 

 

 

  • InterestedParty

    Just a quick FYI to anyone reading this Metro EMBA post for the Los Angeles area, that in addition to the EMBA programs discussed above, that Johnson @ Cornell University offers one of its two EMBA programs (Cornell-Queen’s) in the Los Angeles area…another great offering in the City…

  • InterestedParty

    Forgot to add from prior post…Cornell-Queen’s EMBA is also offered in San Diego in addition to its location in Los Angeles…
    Also offered in the Bay Area of SF

  • MBA’s are terrible

    The EMBA program at University of the West is about $17,000. The degree is WASC accredited. You’re not somehow getting more information by paying $100,000 for an EMBA.

    • Bbear

      Actually you get a lot for the extra money: a qualified faculty, an accredited business program (that would be AACSB not WASC), a reputable university, and a serious presence in the MBA recruiting market.

  • InterestedParty

    It depends on your industry, but I am very happy with the Rady MBA program at UCSD. I am an Biotech entrepreneur and am quite pleased with my cohort.

  • Kay

    John, can you provide an update on how successful the Ross EMBA program in LA has been since inception a few ago?

    • JohnAByrne

      Sure. I’ll look into it.

  • RossinLA

    Any data on the success of Ross in LA? Are they growing their alumni base in the west?

  • Kevin Richard

    John, Boston EMBA update: Suffolk’s EMBA is now on a 16-month, Saturday-only format, and is unique in that it sponsors F1 visas for internationals. Enrollment is up by 70% this year. A new EMBA program in Boston is Brandeis’ Heller EMBA for Physicians, which starts Jan 2016 (MD, DO, or DMD required).

    • JohnAByrne

      Thanks Kevin. We’ll be doing a major update on these metro guides and vastly expanding them in the near future.