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Master of Science in Business Analytics Program

Drive Real Business Results with a STEM-Designated Analytics Degree

The Full-Time Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program prepares you to tackle some of today’s most pressing business challenges driving tomorrow’s societal impacts. With a focus on predictive analytics, risk management, optimization modeling, and information technology, supplement your analytical career with a STEM-designated degree and increase your proficiency in big data, lead actionable strategies for evidence-based organizations and build a transformative future.

Through this one year program, you will establish a foundation for analytics through core requirements prioritizing decision sciences, information systems, and technology management and participate in a six-unit applied analytics internship through the Pepperdine Education to Business™ initiative.

Program Highlights



Beautiful Malibu Campus


One Year Program


Small Class Sizes




Global Alumni Network of 47,000+


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STEM-Designated Degree: Our curriculum designation allows for international students on a F-1 visa the opportunity to apply for a 24-month extension of their optional practical training (OPT).

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Data Analytics Tools: Learn how to navigate and leverage technical industry tools such as SQL, Tableau, Hadoop, and more.

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12-Month OPT: All F-1 MSBA students are eligible to apply for 12-months of optional practical training (OPT).

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Accelerated MBA Pathway: Upon completion of your MSBA, you have the option to accelerate to an MBA by applying 20 units towards your core MBA courses.

Quick Facts


$31,925 per term*




12 Months




*Cost of tuition is in effect for the 2023-2024 academic year and is subject to change at the University's discretion. Use the Cost of Attendance Calculator to estimate the cost of your program of interest. This tool incorporates additional per term expenses such as living expenses (food and housing),  transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, books, course materials, supplies, equipment, and fees.


Seaver Graduates: Double Up on your Pepperdine Future

Receive a 20% tuition discount or merit scholarship when you apply and enroll into the Full-Time MBA program.


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MS in Business Analytics Admission

Program Deadlines


Fall 2024 Final Deadline
Spring 2025 Priority Deadline

Malibu Campus

See Your Future Differently From Malibu

Classes are held at the Malibu campus in sunny California. The expansive Malibu campus sits on 830 acres and overlooks the Pacific Ocean with nearly every spot on campus featuring stunning views of the beaches. Pepperdine is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places to study. Graziadio students also have access to graduate student housing and amenities like the library, gym, and swimming pool at our scenic Malibu campus.

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International Student Experiences

  • As a visa-eligible program, we offer exceptional support to international students.
  • A dedicated enrollment services officer will make your admissions process easy and comfortable.
  • We integrate international students across our campuses. The Office of International Student Services (OISS) provides additional support for international students.
  • Enjoy access to housing and amenities at our scenic Malibu campus.
  • Participate in University social, sporting, cultural, and spiritual events.
  • Build upon leadership skills, peer support, and lifelong relationships with colleagues. The community extends beyond the program to the larger Graziadio and Pepperdine family.
  • Partnerships with professional networks and conferences and a robust alumni network further students' growth opportunities.



The Company You'll Keep

When you join the Graziadio community, you'll join a global network of over 48,000 alumni actively shaping the world of business at top organizations, including:

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Fall 2023 Student Profile

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Top Industries: Bar graph shows the percentage breakdown of current industries our students were employed upon time of application submission. 5.45% Entertainment/Media, 5.45% Financial Services/Insurance, 3.64% Consulting/Business Services, 3.64% Healthcare and 3.64% Retail/Food Services. This information reflects the data collected from MSBA applications for the fall 2023 cohort.



Average Age

1 Year

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What Our Students Are Saying

"The MSBA helped me master much more than just quantitative skills. Through my experience, I have learned how to better communicate in a professional setting, how to translate business needs into technical questions, and most importantly how to be a 'better for the world' leader." - Ryan Hartman, MS '21

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Student Experience

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Values-Based, Personalized Learning

The Master of Science in Business Analytics at Pepperdine Graziadio comes with small, collaborative classes led by our renowned faculty who are personally committed to your academic and professional success. With ethical, sustainable business woven into the core of our teachings and an emphasis on experiential learning, you'll experience a truly unique, transformational graduate degree within a global community of Purpose-Driven Leaders.

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Your Future Analytics Career

Our Career and Professional Development department provides resources to connect MS in Business Analytics students with other like-minded professionals and navigate potential career opportunities. Our dedicated advisors provide personalized guidance, career-building tools, and access to an extensive network of students, alumni, and employers around the globe.

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Your Success is Our Priority

The academic success of our students is at the heart of everything we do. Through our wide variety of Student Success resources and workshops, our students have the opportunity to develop their writing, presentation, test preparation, and time management abilities as well as enhance their reading comprehension and access our comprehensive library services.

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Student Clubs and Organizations

Life at Graziadio extends beyond the classroom with our student-initiated and student-run groups. Develop and enhance your leadership skills in one of the many clubs and organizations that are open to all current students. With over a dozen clubs and organizations such as Graziadio Women's Business Society, Finance Club, Christian Business Society, and so much more to choose from, you'll be able to find a group that fits you.

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Learn in a Global Destination

Grow as a leader through international experiences that enhance cross-cultural communication and broaden career opportunities. MS in Business Analytics students have the opportunity to apply and participate in a one-week Global Business Intensive trip or a full trimester program at one of our 40 university partners in over 25 countries.

Enroll in a Top Ranked Business School

We strive to facilitate an enriching student experience. The Princeton Review has reported on our high-quality programs and faith-based education.



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