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International MBA Curriculum

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Our International MBA (IMBA) is specially designed to prepare you for a career in global business with multinational companies. The Pepperdine Full-Time IMBA curriculum builds MBA-level expertise in business and provides multinational experience in a variety of settings. Hands-on international business and language study within the U.S., and two locations abroad prepare you for the global business arena.

International MBA Core Curriculum
Core MBA Courses: 34 units
Business, Culture, and Language: 0 units
Career Seminar: 0 units
Study Abroad (MBA electives): 21 units
Business Internship: 0 units
Total Units: 55 units required

International MBA Schedule

The International MBA program can be completed in five trimesters and consists of 55 units.

The fall and spring trimesters of the first year of study are completed at the Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu. The following summer trimester consists of a required full-time Business Internship with a global firm dealing with international issues. The Business Internship is taken between the first and second year of the IMBA program.

During the second year of study, IMBA students spend their fall trimester abroad at a Graziadio partner school. They then return to complete the final spring trimester with the full-time programs. In addition to a trimester abroad, students are required to complete a one-week, 2-unit IMBA Study Abroad session (PGBS 690).

Year 1 Year 2
Fall MBA Courses Fall Study Abroad at Partner University

MBA Courses

Host Language Conversation Course

Global Business Intensive Course (1 week abroad)

Spring MBA Courses
Summer Internship Double Degree Option One year of study and internship in the host country