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MSML Admission Requirements

MS in Management and Leadership Program


The Graziadio Business School seeks applicants with professional work experience who want to develop or enhance their leadership skills. The admission committee evaluates each candidate's overall credentials, including work experience, test scores, and academic preparation.

Apply for Admission

Complete Online Application for Admission

Start your application online today.

Pay the non-refundable $150 application fee.

Submit essay

Provide required essay prior to the established application deadline. Essay topic(s) are available on the application.

Submit resume

Provide a current resume prior to the established application deadline.

Three years minimum work experience is required for the Fully Employed MSML program. Five years of work experience is preferred.

Official GMAT or GRE Test score not required

Note: If an unofficial test score is provided, the official test score will be required upon acceptance.

Only Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last five years will be accepted.

Use the following codes for score reporting:

GMAT: Pending MSML code request
GRE: 5996

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

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: www.toefl.org or call (617) 671-2075.
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE). Contact: usreco@pearson.com or call (323) 255-2771.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Contact: www.ielts.org or call (609) 921-9000.

Use the following codes for score reporting:

TOEFL: 7485
PTE: Not required
IELTS: Not required

Provide official transcripts

You must provide an official transcript with your posted bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. All transcripts 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(s) and provided in a sealed envelope prior to enrollment. If you have not completed your bachelor's degree at the time of application, submit a current transcript.

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 www.wes.org.

Mailing Address:

Graziadio School Admission Office
Pepperdine University
6100 Center Drive, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Complete an interview

Applicants are contacted by a pre-admission representative to schedule an interview required for admission committee review.

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 @163.com and @126.com addresses often have difficulty receiving emails from Pepperdine.

Contact Us

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School West Los Angeles Campus

Office of Admission

Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
6100 Center Drive, Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045

(310) 568-5535