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Pepperdine MSAF to MBA Pathway

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Leverage Your MS in Applied Finance Toward An MBA

Students in the Pepperdine Graziadio Master of Science in Applied Finance (MSAF) program can combine financial expertise with a foundational education in business and management theory through the MSAF to MBA Pathway. A strategic complement to the MSAF degree, the Pepperdine MBA offers a well-rounded experience in economics, leadership, and operations management which ensures that graduates leave Graziadio ready to succeed, on a personal and professional scale.

This powerful accelerated pathway reduces a 20-month MBA to a 3-trimester program with an extra trimester of internship. Pathway students earn an MBA in approximately one year and engage in a hands-on internship experience. 

Your MBA: Closer Than You Think

As an MSAF student, you will already have met twenty-five percent of your MBA core requirements. The MSAF to MBA Pathway provides the additional credits and internship experience required to earn a top-ranked MBA in the most efficient way. MSAF to MBA Pathway candidates must meet MBA admission requirements and a GPA minimum. The program requires at least one year of professional work experience.

Pathway Overview

  • 15 months
  • 3 trimester (plus internship)
  • Internship at no tuition cost
  • Start in the Fall, Spring, or Summer