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Full-Time MBA Programs

Invest in Your Future as a Strategic Business Leader

The Pepperdine Graziadio Full-Time Master of Business Administration (MBA) program is designed to develop aspiring leaders, change agents, and entrepreneurs. Through our comprehensive, values-based curriculum focused on applied, experiential learning, you’ll develop the critical skills to launch your business career at a leading organization or start an entrepreneurial venture.

With Pepperdine’s top-ranked MBA, you will be well-positioned to work across business sectors and make a lasting impact as a business leader.

  • Award-winning Malibu campus
  • Customizable curriculum with MBA concentrations
  • Expert faculty
  • Engagement in real companies on client-based projects
  • Exclusive mentorship opportunities
  • Vast alumni network in Southern California

Quick Facts

Format: In-person
Start (terms): Fall
Location:  Malibu
Length: 12-20 Months
Students Receiving Scholarship: 81%

 

Program Highlights

 

Top-Ranked

One of the Highest-Ranked MBA Programs in the US.

 

One-Year Completion Time

Take the next step in your career by earning your MBA in as little as one year.

 

Award-Winning Malibu Campus

Study while enjoying on-campus housing on our top-rated Malibu campus overlooking scenic beaches and the Pacific Ocean.

 

Customizable Curriculum

Prepare for a successful career through a combination of skill development, practical experience, and personalization through six concentrations.

 

International & Domestic Students

F1-Visa-eligible for international students with housing and amenities on campus.

 

Streamlined Admission Process

No GMAT and GRE test scores required. Bachelor’s degree is required

 

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.

 

 

 

See How Far You Can Go

 

$101K+ Is Median Starting Salary for Graduates. 100% Graduate Satisfaction: Relevance of Coursework to the Real World

*Based on 2023 Full-Time MBA Graduating Class

Experience the transformative ROI through an MBA where success isn’t just a goal but a tangible outcome.

Pepperdine MBA students are prepared to thrive in today’s competitive landscape, ensuring a remarkable return on investment extending far beyond graduation.

Students consistently report significant salary increases and securing positions in top-tier companies and industries, demonstrating the marketability of their skills and the enduring value of a Pepperdine MBA.  

 


 

 

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Full-Time MBA Admission

 

 


Candidates must submit the following materials to be considered for admission to the Part-Time MBA program: 

  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Recommendation letter
  • Online application

For further admission information, please visit our main admissions website.

 


Pepperdine Graziadio is dedicated to providing our students with funding solutions and options to help them reach their educational goals. Through our Office of Financial Aid, we offer an array of financing options including merit awards and both federal and private student loans. Our dedicated advisors are available to provide personalized guidance to best meet the various needs and circumstances of our students.

For more information about financing your degree, schedule a consultation today.

 

  Application Requirements


Candidates must submit the following materials to be considered for admission to the Part-Time MBA program: 

  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Recommendation letter
  • Online application

For further admission information, please visit our main admissions website.

 

  Financial Aid and Scholarships


Pepperdine Graziadio is dedicated to providing our students with funding solutions and options to help them reach their educational goals. Through our Office of Financial Aid, we offer an array of financing options including merit awards and both federal and private student loans. Our dedicated advisors are available to provide personalized guidance to best meet the various needs and circumstances of our students.

For more information about financing your degree, schedule a consultation today.

 

 

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.

PGBS International Students

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 Grazaidio 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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Amazon logo

Northrop Gruman logo

Disney logo

Bank of America logo

Oracle logo

ATT logo

Kaiser Permanente logo

Wells Fargo logo

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Fall 2023 Student Profile

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Top Five Industries: Bar graph shows the percentage breakdown of current industries our students were employed upon time of application submission. 11.63% Education/Nonprofit, 11.63% Financial Services/Insurance, 9.30% Real Estate/Development, 9.30% Retail/Food Services and 6.98% Entertainment/Media. This information reflects the data collected from Full-Time MBA applications for the fall 2023 cohort.

 

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Average Age

5 Years

Avg. Work Experience

51%

Female

49%

Male

What Our Students Are Saying

Connect directly with a current student to ask questions and learn more about their Graziadio experiences first-hand.

What Our Alumni Are Saying

 

Christa Zofcin Workman
"Pepperdine Graziadio is the intersection of a world-class education with a warm family dinner – exceptional and intimate."

Christa Zofcin Workman | MBA ‘00
Co-President and COO, River Road Entertainment

Xixi Reed
"I think it’s our responsibility to improve the world and leave it a better place than we found. I felt that attending Graziadio would be the best way to learn how to do so effectively."

Xixi Reed | MBA ‘23

Tai Brown
"Moving back to Los Angeles to be with my sisters, nephews, and niece needed to make financial sense and Pepperdine Graziadio Business School was the missing piece of the puzzle!"

Tai M. Brown | MBA ‘22
Director of Media Production and Business Development, Spades Media Group

Tiffany Stith
"When I think of what I learned at Graziadio and even why I chose Graziadio, was because of that value-centered aspect and the ethical aspect of, doing what's right. Make the right choices."

Sarah Weaver | MBA ‘12
Director Culture and Organization Development, Microsoft

 


 

Student Experience

 


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Values-Based, Personalized Learning

The Part-Time MBA 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.


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Your Future with a Part-Time MBA

Our Career and Professional Development department provides resources to connect Part-Time MBA 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 Part-Time MBA Support Team

The academic success of our students is at the heart of everything we do. Through our wide variety of Part-Time MBA 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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Beyond the Part-Time MBA Classroom

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 student clubs and organizations that are open to all current students. With over a dozen clubs and organizations such as Christian Business Society, Graziadio Women's Business Society, LatinX MBA Conexion, Business Students of Color Association and Allies, and so much more to choose from, you'll be able to find a group that fits you.


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Learn in Global Destination

Grow as a leader through international experiences that enhance cross-cultural communication and broaden career opportunities. Part-Time MBA students are able to apply and participate in our one-week Global Business Incentives trips at one of our 40 university partners in over 25 countries.


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Veteran and Military Support

Pepperdine has served veterans and their family members for over 75 years and is proud to support nearly 500 enrolled veterans, service members, and dependents.

As an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program, we proudly offer tuition support to Yellow Ribbon-eligible students. Pepperdine invests almost $3M annually to help cover 100% of tuition costs for eligible students.

Under the Yellow Ribbon program, Pepperdine in the VA matches all remaining tuition costs. Pepperdine also does not limit the number of eligible students who can utilize the Yellow Ribbon program.


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Women at Pepperdine

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is deeply committed to empowering women in business, who comprise over 50% of our student body. 

Through initiatives such as Pepperdine's Center for Women in Leadership, the Graziadio Women's Business Association, and customized mentorship programs, we strive to cultivate a nurturing environment for all our students. 

Recognized as #10 for Greatest Resources for Women by the Princeton Review, we persist in championing the progress and achievements of women within our programs and beyond.

Enroll in a Top Ranked Business School

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

 

 

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