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Full-Time MBA Programs

Program Overview

School: Graziadio Business School
Cost: $26,360 per term*
Units: 55 units
Terms: 12-20 Months
Location(s): Malibu
Accreditation: AACSB, WSCUC
  • Spring 2021 Deadlines
  • Priority: August 8, 2020
  • Standard: September 1, 2020
  • Final: October 5, 2020
  • Term Starts: January 4, 2021
*Cost of tuition is in effect for the 2020-2021 academic year and is subject to change at the University's discretion.

Applications are being accepted for open terms and the GMAT/GRE standardized test requirement is now optional for many programs. More information on important dates, deadlines, and course delivery

Cultivating a Worldview for Better Business, Communities, and Leaders

The full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed for aspiring leaders seeking to build their business acumen and entrepreneurial spirit to make a positive impact in the world. With classes at Pepperdine's iconic Malibu campus, you can earn your master's in business administration in as little as one year and enhance your education with a specific concentration, a certificate in Social, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy, and study abroad options.

Program Benefits:

  • Choose from 12-, 15- or 20-month program options
  • Eight academic concentration opportunities
  • High-impact experiential learning through the Education to Business (E2B) program
  • Small class sizes providing a supportive learning environment and meaningful student-faculty interactions
  • Three joint degree options: JD/MBA, MBA/MPP, and BS/MBA
  • Opportunities to explore the global business community through study abroad
  • Internship opportunities
  • GMAT waiver option

Full-Time MBA Tuition

Prospective students for the Full-Time MBA degree program can expect to pay a tuition cost of $64,880* after merit awards. Without merit awards, the cost of tuition is $101,880. For more information about financing your degree, please contact our Office of Financial Aid (email).

2019-20 academic year tuition $101,880
Average merit award reduction -$37,000
*Total tuition with merit award $64,880

*Estimated tuition is based on the average merit award. Student must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 or above.

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Sarah Weaver

When I talked to Pepperdine it was very much, we want to help you. We want to work with you and make you all that you can be and you're part of this family, you're part of this cohort, or this group and I really liked that.

Full-Time MBA Alumna


Do you offer a GMAT waiver to qualified applicants?

To be eligible for an exemption from our 12-Month Full-Time MBA GMAT requirement, candidates must have a minimum of three years full-time professional work experience post undergraduate degree in a management-level position. To meet this condition, the work experience must substantiate a high level of quantitative and analytical skills.

Required In addition to the work experience requirement, you must have an undergraduate degree in business from an accredited university and a 3.0 GPA. Please note that GMAT waivers are only applicable to those applying to the accelerated 12-Month MBA program. Those applying to other Full-Time MBA programs at the Graziadio School are not eligible for the waiver, regardless of work and educational background.

How many years of work experience is required for admission?

Two years of professional work experience is required for admission. However, three years of work experience is required for the 12 month accelerated MBA program. No work experience is required for the 5 Year BS/MBA program. Contact us to learn more about our admission requirements.

What types of scholarships does the Graziadio Business School offer?

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School offers merit and endowed scholarships for qualified individuals who have been admitted to our full-time MBA program.

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What study abroad opportunities are available to students?

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School partners with more than 40 top-ranked universities in 25 countries, across five continents, to provide unparalleled access to study abroad options and global business opportunities. Our multi-week or trimester-long study abroad experiences allow you to enhance your MBA at one of our prestigious partner universities. You will engage with dynamic global companies to explore the interconnections of 21-century commerce and the international marketplace.

The 20-month International MBA program combines classroom instruction in Malibu with experiential learning at one of our partner universities in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, or Latin America. Through rigorous MBA course work, international electives, two study abroad trips, and a globally focused internship, you’ll graduate uniquely prepared to succeed in today’s interconnected global economy.

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What types of fees are required?

Below is a list of estimated fees for full-time students:

  • Application for admission - $150
  • Enrollment fee - $1,000
  • Business Society activity fee (per trimester) - $40
  • Books and supplies - $1,000 (per trimester, approximate)
  • Annual student health insurance (optional) - $3,535.20 (2015-2016 Academic Year) and $3,779.61 (2016-2017 Academic Year)
  • On-campus graduate housing (optional) - $6,900 (per trimester, approximate)

Contact Us

Full-Time Programs
Pepperdine University
Graziadio Business School
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263