Senior Director, Business Development & Strategy

Nola Wanta

Office: Hilton 044
Phone: 310.338.2989


Nola helps strengthen CBA industry connections by establishing partnerships and relationships with employers to better align our graduate education initiatives to industry needs. Additionally, she plays an integral role in advancing online initiatives and student services as well as developing new executive education offerings. Nola most recently served as Director of Program Services for the MBA for Executives (EMBA) Program at UC Irvine (UCI). Prior to joining UCI, Nola held various leadership positions in graduate program management, recruitment and admissions at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University, UCLA Anderson and UCI The Paul Merage School of Business. Currently, she is completing her Ed.D at UCLA. Nola earned an M.A. in social science specializing in demographics and social analysis, and a B.A. in anthropology and social science from UC Irvine. 


  • M.A.: University of California, Irvine
  • B.A.: University of California, Irvine