The Best Los Angeles Metro Executive MBA Programs

The Basics At A Glance

SchoolCostStart DateMonthsFormatGMAT
Chapman University (Argyros)$83,790August21Classes meet Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings, with 3 off-campus residenciesNo
Claremont Graduate University (Drucker)$87,168Six start dates18 to 84Clases meet weekday evenings and Saturdays weekly for three hoursNo
Loyola Marymount University$85,000August21Classes meet every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with three residential retreatsNo
Pepperdine University (Graziadio)$108,040January, April, Sept.20Classes meet Fridays and Saturdays once every three weeksNo
San Diego State University$48,960August22Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with an international study tripNo
UC-Irvine (Merage)$99,624September21Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with three residencies including a global tripNo
UC-Los Angeles (Anderson)$113,661August22Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with five residential sessionsYes (664 average)
UC-Riverside (A. Gary Anderson)$100,000September21Alternating Friday-Saturday classes, with three week-long residencies, including a global tripYes (585 average)
UC-San Diego (Rady)$94,300September24Alternating weekendsYes
USC (Marshall)$114,000September21Alternating Friday-Saturdays, with an international tripNo
University of Michigan (Ross)$136,000August20Classes meet one weekend per month, with two residenciesNo

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

SchoolAgeSalaryWork Exp.(months)Adv.DegreeIntlFemale
Chapman University (Argyros)37NANANANANA
Claremont Graduate University (Drucker)42NA180NANA45%
Loyola Marymount University39NA192NANA38%
Pepperdine University (Graziadio)38$97,4651737%1%35%
San Diego State University39$104,00011040%0%37%
UC-Irvine (Merage)40$152,04518631%17%29%
UC-Los Angeles (Anderson)36$123,00015632%8%26%
UC-Riverside (A. Gary Anderson)NANANANANANA
UC-San Diego (Rady)40$135,12615148%24%14%
USC (Marshall)39$172,00018224%14%16%
University of Michigan (Ross) *39$160,38117935%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.

 

 

 

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John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.