2020 Top EMBA Programs in the US West Revealed in Annual Study

UC Berkeley, Thunderbird and UCLA ranked in top US West spots

​​​​​Ivy Exec’s fourth annual EMBA rankings reveal top-ranked programs in the US West, with notable program strengths in areas like Career Advancement, Global Experience and more. This year’s rankings once again include Arizona State University and Loyola Marymount University, as well Pepperdine University, recognized in the 2020 Best Executive MBA Programs –  US West rankings; 169 global EMBAs were selected in this study of over 1 million executive members of the Ivy Exec Community. 

The Top Executive MBA Programs in the US West are:

The Wharton MBA for Executives San Francisco

The Berkeley MBA for Executives Program

The UCLA Anderson Executive MBA

BYU Executive MBA Program

The USC Marshall Executive MBA Program

Executive Master of Global Management – Arizona Cohort

The Pepperdine University Executive MBA

The UC Irvine Executive MBA Program

Executive MBA at Loyola Marymount University

Claremont Graduate University EMBA

The rankings are the result of a robust study reflecting accomplished professionals as follows: an impressive 55% held 20+ years of work experience. In the remaining three segments, 22% had 15-20 years’ experience, 15% had 11-15, and lastly, 8% had 7-10 years’ professional experience. The study intentionally excluded participants with less than seven years of work experience and entry-level titles. The Executive MBA programs were evaluated based on five key factors identified by the responded pool of accomplished professionals to determine the best EMBA programs in the US West region. 

Other notable programs in the region are Santa Clara Executive MBA and Saint Mary’s Executive MBA. View the full list of the 25 ranked programs in the US West, plus comprehensive profiles on each program here.

Ivy Exec’s goal in releasing its annual EMBA program rankings is to support its members and the broader, global professional community in making better-informed decisions when selecting the best-fit EMBA program for themselves. Pursuing an EMBA is a significant investment of time, not to mention money, so these rankings may help a professional consider potential ROI ahead of time. 

To view the complete list of top programs in the US West and an overview of the ranking methodology, click here.

For more information on the rankings, please contact Lauren.Lorenzo@ivyexec.com.

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