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MBA/MPP Electives

MBA/Master of Public Policy Program

Joint MPP-MBA students

For the MBA portion of the joint MBA/MPP curriculum, we offer a variety of elective business courses at the Pepperdine Graziadio School that develop business acumen, leadership skills, and well-rounded expertise. Fulfill your 10 units of elective MBA course requirements in any of the elective areas of study below.

Marketing Electives

  • Strategic Issues in Marketing
  • Sales and Sales Force Management
  • Business-to-Business Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Global Marketing
  • Services Marketing
  • Product Innovation and Management
  • Marketing Communications
  • Technology in Marketing
  • Pricing
  • Formulating and Defending Marketing Strategies
  • Brand Management
  • Consumer Behavior

Finance Electives

  • Strategic Issues in Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Management of Financial Institutions
  • Business Valuation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Modern Portfolio Theory
  • Equity and Bond Investment
  • International Finance
  • Foreign Exchange and Markets
  • Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures
  • Tax Implications of Financial Decisions
  • Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
  • Working Capital Management
  • The Management of Financial Risk
  • Real Estate Investing and Finance
  • Education Investment Fund
  • Financial Modeling
  • Valuation of Real Options
  • Debt Securities


Leadership and Managing Organizational Change Electives

  • Strategic Issues in Global Business
  • Cross Cultural Management
  • Leadership and Organizational Success
  • Family Business
  • Organizational Development and Change
  • Organizational Development and Human Resource Management
  • Change Management
  • Negotiation and Resolution of Business Disputes
  • Leadership and Ethics
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Issues in Business: Project Management
  • Creating and Leading Teams
  • Designing and Managing International Organizations

Additional Electives

  • Entrepreneurial Start-up Strategies
  • Environmental Law and Business
  • International Trade and Global Technology
  • Techno-entrepreneurship
  • Negotiation and Resolution of Business Disputes
  • Leadership and Organizational Success
  • Management Consulting
  • Business Plan Writing
  • Legal and Regulatory Issues in International Management
  • Accounting for Multinational Enterprises

Pepperdine School of Public Policy

Pepperdine School of Public Policy

At the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, graduate students prepare to affect change in the public and private sector through coursework built on time-tested concepts and values.