MBA/Master of Public Policy (MBA/MPP)

MBA/MPP at Pepperdine University

Full-Time MBA/MPP Joint Degree Program

Our MBA/MPP is a dual degree for students interested in how policy affects business and prepares students in management, leadership, and institutional change.

This three-year, full-time program is offered jointly through Pepperdine's School of Public Policy and the Graziadio School of Business and Management. Separate admission to both the Graziadio Business School and School of Public Policy is required.


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Program Overview

Important Dates

Application Deadlines

Fall 2015
Round 1: Dec. 1, 2014
Round 2: Feb. 1, 2015
Round 3: Apr. 1, 2015 (International Deadline)
Round 4: May 1, 2015

Fall 2016
Round 1: Nov. 1, 2015
Round 2: Feb. 1, 2016
Round 3: Apr. 1, 2016 (International Deadline)
Round 4: May 1, 2016

Classes Begin

Fall: August 24, 2015





Three years


Full-time (weekdays)

Work Experience

One year full-time professional work experience required.

Program Highlights

Pepperdine's three-year, 50-unit MBA/MPP program provides tools of analysis and encourages moral decisiveness among students ready to delve into societal, community, and global issues in policy design.

Graziadio School of Business and Management courses impart a comprehensive understanding of global management while the School of Public Policy develops analytic skills of political economics. Gain international experience through study abroad for a trimester or one week.

Sample MBA/MPP Program Schedule

Year 1 School of Public Policy
Year 2 Graziadio Business School
Year 3 Fall: Graziadio Business School / Spring: School of Public Policy

See our MBA/MPP curriculum and electives 

Business School Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

Thanks to our low student-faculty ratio, you can build close relationships with your mentors. Our faculty includes executives and entrepreneurs, who bring up-to-the-minute, field-tested knowledge to the classroom.

Michael Crooke - SEER Certificate Program

SEER Certificate

Earn a certificate in conjunction with a full-time MBA through our one-of-a-kind Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy program, led by former Patagonia CEO Michael Crooke.

Malibu Campus

Malibu Campus

The Graziadio School's full-time programs are offered at Pepperdine's Malibu, California campus – consistently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the nation by The Princeton Review.

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Pepperdine School of Public Policy

Pepperdine School of Public Policy

At Pepperdine's School of Public Policy, graduate students prepare to affect change in the public and private sector through coursework built on time-tested concepts and values.


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