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Tuition and Financial Aid

EMBA tuition and financial aid

Executive MBA (EMBA)

An MBA is one of the greatest investments you will ever make – it's an investment in yourself. The Graziadio School is dedicated to aligning your education with your budget, guiding you through the available funding and financial aid options to best finance your degree.

Tuition and Costs


Tuition rates are based on a flat rate pricing structure, varying your specific program and preferred schedule. All tuition rates are subject to an annual increase around 3-6%. Pricing adjustments are announced during the spring, taking effect during the following fall term.

Your Executive MBA


Units Required to Graduate

45 units

2018-2019 Tuition

$3,000 per unit

Estimated Tuition


Program pricing for the our Executive MBA fluctuate on an annual basis. For the most current information regarding tuition and other related costs, please contact us. We are happy to answer any questions your may have.

Financing Your MBA

Financial Aid

There are three main types of financial aid:

  1. Federal Direct Stafford loans
  2. The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan
  3. Alternative educational loans

To begin the financial aid application process, submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the appropriate academic year.

Get Started With FAFSA Now


Merit-based Scholarships

The Graziadio School offers merit-based scholarships to qualified candidates. We award merit scholarships based on your cumulative GPA, your professional work experience, and your leadership skills. Awards are given at the time of admittance to the program. To see if you qualify, contact us at execpgms@pepperdine.edu.

Endowed scholarships

The Graziadio School offers a number of special scholarships for students meeting specific scholarship criteria. Awards are made annually according to established requirements and amounts may vary based on the availability of funds.

See a list of Endowed Scholarships

Payment Plans

The Graziadio School offers payment plans for your convenience. There are three per-semester options to consider:

  • simple payment
  • two payment
  • three payment

Veterans' Benefits

Pepperdine University participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program and assists students who have VA benefits. For more information regarding the GI Bill, post 9/11 benefits, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and other VA benefits, see our Veterans' Benefits page.


If you have any questions about our top-ranked executive education programs, please contact us