One-Year MBA Electives

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Full-Time MBA

In our accelerated MBA program, you can earn your MBA degree faster without compromising a wide breadth of study options for a well-rounded and expanded business education. Our 15-month MBA requires 16 units of elective MBA coursework, while our 12-month MBA requires 14 units of electives.

You can also focus your elective coursework on an area of specialization. Options available depend upon program length (15- or 12-month completion).

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

Specialized Areas of Study

Focus your MBA elective coursework on market-relevant, career-driven areas of expertise. These include our Full-Time MBA Areas of Concentration, as well as our one-of-a-kind SEER certificate, available only through the Pepperdine Graziadio School Full-Time MBA program.

Specializations for 12-Month MBA

Finance

Prepare for an expanded career in portfolio management, corporate finance, investment banking, financial institutions management, or financial risk management.

Marketing

Our marketing concentration provides the basic concepts, techniques, and tools for developing marketing strategy and marketing programs.

SEER Certificate

Led by former Patagonia CEO Michael Crooke, our one-of-a-kind Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy program develops responsible corporate citizens.

Specializations for 15-Month MBA

Digital Innovation Systems

Position yourself for career success with a comprehensive understanding of business, IT, and innovation. CIOs affirm the growing need for managers who possess the skills to envision, manage, and lead initiatives that span the realms of business, IT, and innovation. 

Dispute Resolution

Expand your problem-solving skills with this area of concentration, offered in conjunction with Pepperdine School of Law's Straus Institute, which is the no. 1 resolution program in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report.

Entrepreneurship

Tap into your creativity and implement your vision as a business that not only produces wealth, but also allows you to express your personal values. 

Finance

Prepare for an expanded career in portfolio management, corporate finance, investment banking, financial institutions management, or financial risk management.

Marketing

Our marketing concentration provides the basic concepts, techniques, and tools for developing marketing strategy and marketing programs.

SEER Certificate

Led by former Patagonia CEO Michael Crooke, our one-of-a-kind Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy program develops responsible corporate citizens.

Rob Bikel - SEER Certificate Program

SEER Certificate

Earn a certificate in conjunction with a full-time MBA through our one-of-a-kind Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) program, led by sustainability strategist Rob Bikel.

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