Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Global Business

The Graziadio Business School seeks students with excellent academic and career potential as well as highly motivated self-starters who thrive on challenge. We carefully select each new class to represent diverse academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds. The admission committee evaluates each candidate's overall credentials, leadership qualities, academic performance, and extracurricular activities.

Application for Admission

Complete online Application for Admission

Start your application online and pay the $100 application fee (non-refundable).

Submit essay and resume

Upload the required essay and resume and submit with your Application for Admission.

Provide official transcripts

You must provide an official transcript with your posted bachelor's degree. All transcripts reflecting in-progress and/or completed coursework toward your undergraduate degree(s) must be submitted to the Graziadio School Admissions Office. The official transcript(s) must be issued by the school registrar(s) and provided in a sealed envelope prior to enrollment. If you have not completed your bachelor's degree at the time of application, submit a current transcript.

Applicants who attended schools outside the United States are required to submit certified transcripts in English. Submitted transcripts must include a cumulative grade point average (GPA on a 4.0 scale, A = 4.0) that has been evaluated by a credentials service such as the World Education Services, Inc. at www.wes.org.

Mailing Address:
Graziadio School Admission Office
Pepperdine University
6100 Center Drive, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Provide official English Proficiency Test scores (TOEFL, IELTS, PTE)

Applicants who did not earn their undergraduate/graduate degree(s) with coursework delivered in English must submit the English Proficiency Test score from one of the agencies listed below:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Contact: www.toefl.org or call (617) 671-2075.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE). Contact: usreco@pearson.com or call (323) 255-2771.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Contact: www.ielts.org or call (609) 921-9000.

* The GMAT, GRE, and letters of recommendation are not required for the application.

* The International Student Data form and financial support documents are not required at the time of application.

* Use one e-mail throughout the application process and all correspondence in order to insure proper processing by Admissions. Be aware that @163.com and @126.com addresses often have difficulty receiving emails from Pepperdine.

Admission Contact Information

Mailing submissions

Office of Admission

Pepperdine University
Graziadio School of Business and Management
6100 Center Drive, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Phone: (310) 568-5535
E-mail: GSBM.Admission@pepperdine.edu

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