Sonoma Executive MBA


A leadership-focused program for positive professional and community impact.

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Spanning 17 months, the cohort-style Executive MBA offers a transformative experience that incorporates integrated leadership development and strategic thinking, equipping students with the skills necessary to analyze business situations, and chart and execute strategic initiatives to lead their organization forward. The program’s foci in strategic decision-making, business intelligence, and communication skills offer students the skillset and confidence to converse and lead on an executive level with all functional areas of a business. Students have the opportunity to embark on a two-week international business consulting trip to improve understanding of how to conduct business successfully in a different culture and economy. They also participate in a weekend sailing leadership training in San Diego Bay with America’s Cup veterans.


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International Consulting Tours

Students have the opportunity to embark on a two-week international consulting tour to improve understanding of how to conduct business successfully in a different culture and economy. The experience provides access to executives and local leaders through site visits and hands-on practice in consulting engagements. Consulting tours have engaged business and community leaders on the ground in Argentina, Botswana, Chile, China, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Leadership Sailing Training

Students embark on a small crew sailing expedition in the San Diego Bay designed to build teamwork and communication skills, self-assessment, and self-reflection--all important competencies for successful leaders in life and business. The experience begins with an orientation of sailing basics and builds toward synchronized sailing and racing under the guidance of expert sailors and America's Cup veterans.

Sonoma Executive MBA program at a glance. Launches every October.



Program Learning Objectives


  • Plan and execute business decisions and strategies
  • Develop leadership skills in self and others
  • Understand ethical issues and problems from a leader’s perspective
  • Manage in an ever-changing global environment