International MBA Curriculum
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 in two locations abroad thoroughly prepare you for the international business arena. Students earn a special concentration in international business in conjunction with this MBA degree.
|International MBA Core Curriculum|
|Core MBA Courses:||47 units|
|Business, Culture, and Language:||0 units|
|Career Seminar:||0 units|
|Study Abroad (MBA electives):||16 units|
|Business Internship:||0 units|
|Total Units:||63 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 and 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|
Host Language Conversation Course
Global Business Intensive Course (1 week abroad)
|Summer||Internship||Double Degree Option||One year of study and internship in the host country|