Perform at your peak potential

Program Highlights

Business school alumni career trajectories show consistency in reaching higher levels of their organization regardless of graduation year.

Recent study by the Graduate Management Admissions Council

The Executive MBA program begins each October and is delivered over 18 months to a cohort consisting of working professionals with a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant professional experience.

The program features 16 courses, 3 credits each, delivered in a hybrid model  (8 on-campus courses, 7 online courses, 1 travel). The on-campus courses will be offered in a compressed weekend format.

Key Benefits

This program prepares students for top leadership positions in either public or private organizations or 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, as you learn it.

  • 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. 

Build a community 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.
  • Gain a global perspective through the travel course and international professors.

Receive personal attention, every step of the way.

  • With a strong emphasis on teamwork, participation, and communication, the program features a world-class faculty, small class sizes, professional skills workshops, personalized assessments and coaching sessions throughout.


Gerhard Apfelthaler

Beyond the functional skills that you might expect from any business school program, our students also learn how to execute.  By learning how to create and stimulate ideas, how to communicate them, how to function as individuals and in groups, they learn how to get things done.  And adding to that solid knowledge, we equip them with a proper set of ethics, values, and global outlook.

Gerhard Apfelthaler
Dean, School of Management