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GMAT Exam Waiver Information

By holistically assessing every individual’s potential contributions, our students boast a unique combination of substantial, real-world experience and accomplishments. GMAT waivers may be granted to candidates who meet specific criteria who demonstrate quantitative competency and readiness for our rigorous MBA curriculum. GMAT waivers are not automatic, and admission is not guaranteed based upon their disbursement.

If you are not granted a waiver, we encourage you to look into other business programs that do not require the GMAT. You can also explore registering in a GMAT workshop to prepare for the exam.

You’re More Than a GMAT Score

To be eligible for a part-time MBA GMAT waiver, candidates must:

  • Have a minimum of three years full-time professional work experience.

  • Have ONE of the following:

    - Quantitative bachelor of science degree in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), finance, or accounting
    - Degree in economics that is quantitative in nature
    - Undergraduate degree with a grade of B or better in a statistics or calculus course completed at the college level
    - Bachelor of Science in Management from the Graziadio School
    - Bachelor of Science in Business from Seaver College at Pepperdine University

Please note that the GMAT waiver is not automatic, and that an approved waiver does not guarantee admission to the Pepperdine Part-Time MBA program.

If you are not eligible for a GMAT waiver, we encourage you to look into our GMAT Workshops offered in partnership with Manhattan GMAT, Veritas Prep, or Princeton Review. These workshops are designed to help you prepare to take the GMAT or improve your GMAT score through preparatory courses offered at a discounted rate.

GMAT waivers are only applicable to those applying to the accelerated 12-Month MBA program. Waivers will not be awarded for any other Full-Time MBA programs, regardless of work and educational background. To be eligible for a 12-Month Full-Time GMAT waiver candidates must:

  • Have a minimum of three years full-time professional work experience in a management-level position. To meet this condition, the work experience must substantiate a high level of quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Have an undergraduate degree in business from an accredited university and a 3.0 GPA.