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Online MBA Curriculum

Fully Employed MBA Program

At Pepperdine Graziadio, MBA learning from one trimester is thoughtfully integrated into the next to deepen your grasp of complex business and management theory. We enhance the interactive nature of the online format through collaborative team projects, elective concentrations, and two weekend-long, on-campus workshops that energize your learning community and strengthen your support system.

Online MBA Requirements

Core MBA Courses 40 units
Elective MBA Courses 12 units
Total Online MBA Course Requirement 52 units

Two-Year Completion Schedule

At Pepperdine, we accommodate for flexibility in scheduling your 52 units of required Online MBA courses. For those who wish to complete the program in two years, the following is a recommended sequence:

Trimester I - The Heartbeat of Business
BSCI 650 Personal and Leadership Development Workshop
(On-Campus Workshop)
1 unit
BSCI 651 Behavior in Organizations 4 units
ACCT 652 Accounting Information and Control Systems 4 units
Trimester II - Tomorrow's Growth Essentials
DESC 656 Quantitative Analysis for Business Operations 4 units
ECNM 657 Prices, Profit, and the Market Economy 4 units
Trimester III - Management On the Pulse
FINC 655 Financial Management of the Firm 4 units
MKTG 658 Marketing Management 4 units
Trimester IV - Advanced Perspectives
LEGL 653 Political, Regulatory, Ethical, and Legal Issues of Business 4 units
ISTM 654 Information and Process Systems 4 units
Trimester V - Integration and Specialization
GSBM 670x
Integration in Business Operations
(On-Campus Workshop)
2 units
* Elective Concentration Course(s) 8 units
Trimester VI - Strategy In Action
* Elective Concentration Course(s) 4 units
STGY 659 Strategic Management 4 units
STGY 670C Integration in Business Operations: Strategic Management 1 unit

Pepperdine Online MBA concentratons

Elective Concentrations

Explore areas of concentration available to Online MBA students.

Pepperdine Business School Course Catalog

Full Course Catalog

See our Online MBA Course Catalog for class descriptions and prerequisites.


Online MBA On Campus Workshops in Malibu

On-Campus Workshops

Students complete the Personal and Leadership Development Workshop (BSCI 650) and Integration in Business Operations (GSBM 670x) on our stunning Malibu campus. These weekend-long residency experiences are crafted to strengthen student bonds and intensify the development of personal leadership style through challenges appropriate to these two distinct junctures within our Online MBA curriculum.

Personal and Leadership Development Workshop

Integration in Business Operations