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Master of Science in Applied Analytics

Pepperdine Graziadio Full-Time Masters Programs

Businesses everywhere rely on data-based decisions to solve complex problems and achieve a competitive advantage. At the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School, develop analytical skills through our MS in applied analytics curriculum so you're prepared for a career in Big Data.

Quick Facts


Month Program


Month OPT

Aug. 27

Classes Begin






Student-Faculty Ratio*

*This ratio is the Graziadio average and may vary by program.

November 1, 2017 February 1, 2018 April 1, 2018 May 15, 2018
Fall 2018 Deadlines (Classes Start August 27, 2018)
Round 1, Priority Round  2, Regular Round 3, Int'l* Round 4, Final

*Final Deadline for International Students Only

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Institutes and Research at a Glance

Employers Need Data Professionals

Today’s Big Data talent gap means that graduates with strong technical and quantitative skills face ample job opportunities and earning potential. With a master's in analytics, achieve a competitive advantage while you build expertise in topics as diverse as predictive analytics, risk management, financial modeling, or information technology.

"We're in the early stages of a data-science revolution."

Marc Benioff

CEO, Salesforce

MS Applied Analytics

MS Applied Analytics

Study at the Peak of Inspiration

One of the most diverse cities in the United States, Los Angeles is a hub of commerce, culture, and creativity. From the Hollywood entertainment scene to the start-up energy at “Silicon Beach,” Los Angeles pulsates with fresh ideas. Our nearby Malibu campus features sustainable acres of serene, natural beauty nestled in the coastal canyon foothills.

Customize Your Learning

Our MS in Applied Analytics core curriculum equips you with a solid foundation of knowledge in statistical methods, data analysis, and modeling techniques. Through electives, you can tailor your education towards functional specializations such as economics, finance, or marketing.

Business Analytics Subjects

Make the Connection

As our founder and benefactor, George L. Graziadio said, "Success is never done alone." At Graziadio, you'll become part of a close-knit, high calibre community that supports your advancement and helps you realize your aspirations.

Make the Connection

Learn From Distinguished Faculty

Unlike other schools, at Pepperdine, the focus is on you. Our professors prioritize their role as teachers and knowledge-sharers, meaning that students benefit from personalized attention. Our faculty of world-renowned academics, business leaders, and entrepreneurs bring up-to-the-minute, relevant experience directly from the field to your classroom.

Erik Krogh MSAA

Erik Krogh, PhD, Director of MSAA

"MSAA students will develop a career advantage by growing their Big Data skill set and gaining hands-on experience in information systems, decision sciences, and business analytics."

Charla Griffy-Brown

Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD, Professor

"Our complicated world needs data savvy graduates to make intelligent and informed decisions. MSAA students will get their feet wet and hands dirty in leading data-driven change."

Benefit From Live Case Studies

At Pepperdine Graziadio, experiential learning is part of our daily routine. We structure classes for group problem-solving around a curriculum that puts theory into action. We empower our students to learn in the now, and we augment this approach by connecting students with real-world executives in order to devise real-time business solutions.

Join A Vibrant Alumni Network

Connect and collaborate with a global community 40,000 members strong. Enjoy the positive impact of a nationally-ranked Pepperdine degree on your career and join a global network of business leaders who are united through a values-centered approach to success.

Graziadio Alumni Network