Admission Requirements | Part-Time MBA Programs | Graziadio Business School | Pepperdine University

Admission Requirements

Part-Time MBA

The Graziadio School seeks applicants with professional work experience who want to develop or enhance their management skills. The admission committee evaluates each candidate's overall credentials, including work experience, test scores, and academic preparation.

Application Checklist

Complete Online Application for Admission

Start your application online today.

Pay the non-refundable $75 application fee.

Submit essay

Provide required essay prior to the established application deadline. Essay topic(s) are available on the application.

Submit resume

Provide a current resume prior to the established application deadline.

Two years minimum work experience is required for the Fully Employed MBA program.

Official GMAT or GRE Test score not required

Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years is required for admission.

Use the following codes for score reporting:

GMAT: 37B-BJ-91
GRE: 5996

GMAT/GRE test waivers may be granted to candidates who meet the qualifying undergraduate criteria. Contact us for details.

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

Applicants who earned their undergraduate/graduate degree(s) in a language other than English must submit the English Proficiency Test score taken within the last two years from one of the following agencies listed below:

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

Use the following codes for score reporting:

TOEFL: 7485
PTE: Not required
IELTS: Not required

Provide official transcripts

You must provide an official transcript with your posted bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. All transcripts reflecting in-progress and/or completed coursework must be submitted to the Graziadio School Admission 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

Mailing Address:

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

Program Admission Information

  • Letters of recommendation are not required for the program.

  • The International Student Data (ISD) 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 Admission. Be aware that and addresses often have difficulty receiving emails from Pepperdine.

Contact Us


Office of Admission

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

Phone: (310) 568-5535