Admission Requirements

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, including exam score, leadership qualities, academic performance, and extracurricular activities.

  1. Bachelor's Degree

    You must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. Preference is given to applicants with a 3.25 grade point average or higher.
  2. Use One Email

    Use one e-mail throughout the application process and ALL correspondence in order to insure proper processing by Admissions. Be aware that and addresses often have difficulty receiving emails from Pepperdine.
  3. Application for Admission

    You must complete and submit an application from Pepperdine, including required essay, resume, and nonrefundable $100 application fee.
  4. Official Transcripts

    You must provide an official transcript with your bachelor's degree posted from your undergraduate university. If you have not completed your bachelor's degree at the time of application, submit a current transcript. A complete transcript must be submitted before enrollment. Your To-Do List in WaveNet will show your transcript is incomplete until the final transcript with your degree posted is received. Please have the school's registrar mail your transcript directly to the Graziadio School Admission Office. If you submit the transcript, it MUST be in a sealed envelope from the university. If work toward your undergraduate degree was completed at more than one college or university, please request official transcripts from all institutions. Transcript request forms are included in the application for admission.

    Transcripts from non U.S. universities which do not calculate GPA on a 4.0 scale (A=4.0) MUST be certified, with GPA calculated, by a NACES member agency. For certification, we recommend WES.

Additional Requirements for International Students

  1. Official TOEFL or IELTS score (waived if you graduated from a U.S. or U.K. university)
  2. International Student Data (ISD) Form
  3. Interviews are optional.

Submission Information

All documents and exam scores should be sent to:

Office of Admission
Pepperdine University
Graziadio School of Business and Management
6100 Center Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Phone: (310) 568-5535

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