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BSM Admission Requirements

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Bachelor of Science in Management

Congratulations on your decision to complete your undergraduate degree. To maintain the highest level of academic integrity, our admissions team assesses each applicant holistically. This means no single criterion controls our admission decision.

As you explore our BSM application requirements, please contact us with your questions. We're here to help you apply your best to this exceptional and innovative program.

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Application Deadlines

Round One

May 19, 2017

Round Two

June 30, 2017

Round Three

August 3, 2017

Term Start Dates


Admission Requirements

Complete Online Application for Admission

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Pay the non-refundable $45 application fee.

Submit essay

The essay responding to two out of four available topics is required with the submission of your online Application for Admission. Essay topics are available on the application.

Submit resume

Provide a current resume required with the submission of your online Application for Admission.

Two years of full-time work experience is desired for the Pepperdine Graziadio Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) program.

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

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

Transfer units

An equivalent of two years of lower-division coursework is required:

60 lower level semester units, including a minimum of 30 general education units or an Associates of Arts (AA)/Science (AS) degree, which must include English Composition and Math (College Algebra or higher). A minimum of 2.5 cumulative grade point average from a regionally accredited college or university is required.

General Education Unit Requirement

For details about our general education requirements, please see Lower Division Requirements.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP)

A maximum of thirty-two (32) units of CLEP credit will be accepted toward admission and graduation. Sixteen (16) units of CLEP credit taken in specific subject examinations will be accepted for general education and elective requirements.

Provide official transcript(s)

Provide official transcript(s) with all course work taken. All transcript(s) 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 and provided in a sealed envelope prior to enrollment.

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.

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum of 120 semester units is required to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Pepperdine. Our BSM program provides the 60 units of upper-division coursework. The 60 lower-division semester units must be completed at a regionally accredited college or university.

Required Upper Division Business Courses (BSM Program)

60 units

Lower Division Requirements

60 units

Total Required for Graduation

120 units

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