We understand that our EMBA program demands a significant amount of your time and effort. In the program, you dedicate an average of 15-20 hours a week to your studies in addition to time in the classroom. One of the unique attributes of this program is our full program support. We assist you by taking care of the many details of academic life, in fact, the entire staff is on-site and available to help you when you are here on campus. We serve our students by:

  • Registering and enrolling you in all of your courses
  • Arranging all three residential courses including booking your accommodations
  • Coordinating all meals during scheduled classes
  • Securing parking permits
  • Providing on-going support and academic guidance
  • Conducting a new student orientation for each incoming class
  • Arranging professional development workshops and computing classes

Student Experiences

Brittany HurdBrittany Hurd, Class of 2018
Senior Marketing Manager, FinTech

“UCI’s EMBA program exceeded my expectations and gave me the tools I needed to accelerate my career. As a result, I was able to successfully negotiate a 40% salary increase within six months of graduation.”



Greg McCordGreg McCord, Class of 2020
Director, IT and Security Operations, CalAmp

“From service member to defense contractor abroad and back to the public sector, the UCI Executive MBA program gave me the tools I needed to make the smooth transition back to civilian life with a culture of diversity. I was referred by a friend who made a similar transition and we both are Information Security Executives who learned the business perspective from this program. With the skills I learned from the military IT Security and the business perspective from this program, I have received 2 promotions within a 4 month period.”


Omar MoralesOmar Morales, Class of 2018
Vice President of Construction, La Terra Development

“One of the biggest takeaways for me was the amazing opportunity to develop a Personal Board of Directors while I was in the program. I met great people that will forever be my advisors in every stage of my life. Business people got to know me and they will always look after my best interests.”



profile photo chrisChris Meyer, Class of 2008
Deputy Editor, Orange County Register Communications

“One of the things this professor taught us was not academic, but more of an attitude. He said, ‘You have to want to win and figure out a way to win. You can’t be going for place or show.’”




profile photo gretchenGretchen Bender, Class of 2008
Senior Vice President, US Sales, Global Payments Inc.

"I was able to apply classroom concepts immediately. I received a promotion, and one of my first goals in my new position was to reorganize the sales division. The Organizational Behavior class helped me literally from day one."



profile photo ryanRyan Kaneshiro, Class of 2007
Director of Business Analytics and FP&A, Oakley

"The Executive MBA experience is like drinking from a fire hydrant. There is a surge of knowledge coming at you, not just from the textbooks, but from your peers, the environment, and the faculty."




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Stephanie Klein, Class of 2008
Executive Therapeutic Specialist, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals

"Beyond my science background, this program gives me knowledge in a variety of business areas, and that makes me more well-rounded as a person. That is something I take with me whatever organization I am working in."




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Jon Dvorak, Class of 2009
Manager of Projects and Planning, International Operations, Blizzard Entertainment

"Not only is the school strong nationally in rankings, but also the structure of the program, with two days of classes every two weeks, appealed to me."




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Jane Terry, Class of 2009
President/CEO, Ajax Boiler, Inc.

"I firmly believe that in today's fast-paced, global environment, you cannot be one of the premiere competitors without the perspective and insight afforded by this program."