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Every Program Prepares You for Success – Here is One that Prepares You for Immediate Impact


Reach your peak potential

The Executive MBA from California Lutheran University’s School of Management is designed for mid-career professionals who want to achieve bigger goals in their careers. The program presents issues faced in today’s business environment, making the studies relevant and impactful to each student’s current role.
“The idea is to focus experienced professionals toward bringing their peak potential to their career path,” explained School of Management Dean, Gerhard Apfelthaler. “Beyond the functional skills you might expect from any business school program, our students also learn how to lead through change.”

Designed with busy lifestyles in mind, the Executive MBA begins each Fall and is completed in 18 months. The program features 16 courses, three units each, delivered in a hybrid model: seven online courses, eight on-campus courses in a compressed weekend format, and one international travel course.

Cohorts are made up of professionals from diverse backgrounds who have a minimum of five years of relevant business experience. With more than a decade of online teaching and the school’s new full accreditation from ACBSP, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, the School of Management is ready to elevate professionals in any capacity.

The interdisciplinary, experience-driven curriculum is organized around five key areas:
• Leading Operations
• Managing Process
• Leading Strategy
• Leading People
• Professional Advancement

Each area includes relevant course topics, including: Innovation and Organizational Entrepreneurship, Global Economics for
Executives, Strategic Decision Making for High Performance, Organizational Design,
and Global Operations.

Key Benefits
The Executive MBA program prepares professionals for top leadership positions in public or private organizations and new ventures by providing opportunities to:

Focus on what matters most.

• Develop an excellent portfolio of business knowledge and competencies.
• Focus on personal development, especially communication, teamwork, and interpersonal skills.
• Develop and apply analytical abilities to business issues.
• Gain strategic leadership expertise to influence the direction of organizations.

Put what you learn into practice immediately.

• Work on issues faced in your professional environment as part of your coursework, making your studies immediately relevant and impactful.
• Prepare for a lifetime of learning and continuous personal development.


Develop a network of professional peers.

• Learn exclusively within a cohort of experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds.
• Build a network of colleagues, including Cal Lutheran alumni, faculty members, and business leaders.

“Enrolling in Cal Lutheran’s Executive MBA Program was the best investment I could have made for my professional career,” said Kathy White (Class of ’19), associate VP of corporate communications, real estate and travel at Teledyne. “Especially during these unprecedented and difficult times in most industries, improving and developing my skill set has provided me with tools that have helped me become a more valuable asset to my employer. Joining the cohort program was an enriching experience all around and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is considering Cal Lutheran for an advanced degree.”

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