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Part-Time Hybrid MBA Program

Elevate Your Career with Flexible, Real-World Learning

Designed for working professionals, our AACSB-accredited part-time MBA program offers unmatched flexibility of course formats and schedules. Experience transformational learning, develop people-first leadership skills, and apply practical knowledge immediately to your current role, enhancing your career growth as a business leader.

  • Complete flexibility: Balance work, life, and study commitments at your own pace with online and in-person classes in the evenings and select weekends in West LA, Calabasas, or Irvine.
  • Highly-ranked: A top-20 ranked and top choice for Part-Time and Online MBA programs.
  • Distinguished faculty with industry expertise provide valuable mentorship that enhances growth and leadership.
  • An extensive network of over 100,000 Pepperdine alums and 300+ corporate partners provide a wealth of professional connections.

 Quick Facts

  Format: Hybrid (In Person and Online)
  Start Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  Locations:  West LA, Calabasas, Irvine
  Length: 15 Months-7 Years
  Students Receiving Scholarship: 72%

A Flexible MBA Customized for You

Experience unparalleled convenience and flexible learning options with your choice of
campus locations and learning pace. Make your MBA journey as unique as you are.

Hybrid Classes

In Person & Online Instruction 

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Online Classes

Live Weekly Synchronous Sessions 

 

 

Dynamic Format

Transition seamlessly between hybrid and online courses in the evenings and select Saturday sessions. Choose course load based your schedule and commitments.

 

Campus Choices

West LA, Calabasas, Irvine, and online options. Freedom to study anywhere, adjust to changes, reduce travel, and benefit from convenient campus locations.

 

Your Own Timeline

Complete as quickly as 15 months or up to 7 years. Progress through studies on your timeline, adjusting to your changing responsibilities.

 

Simplified Application

Save time with optional components like letters of recommendation, essays, resumes, and GMAT/GRE scores. Receive an admission decision quickly and easily.

 

Custom Curriculum

Prepare for a successful career through skill development, practical experience, and personalized concentrations and specializations.

 

Generous Financial Aid

With over $6 million in scholarships awarded annually, 100% of admitted students are considered for significant scholarships and financial aid.

 

See How Far You Can Go

 

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The lifetime ROI for a master's degree is 433.5%.1

 

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You can expect a nearly 50% increase in your salary after completing an MBA.2

 
Experience the transformative Return on Investment (ROI) through an MBA where success isn’t just a goal but a tangible outcome.

Pepperdine MBA students are prepared to thrive in today’s competitive landscape, ensuring a remarkable return on investment extending far beyond graduation.

Students consistently report significant salary increases and securing positions in top-tier companies and industries, demonstrating the marketability of their skills and the enduring value of a Pepperdine MBA. 

 

 

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Part-Time MBA Admission

Program Deadlines

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Fall 2024: Final Deadline

Sep
3

Spring 2025: Priority Deadline (Priority Scholarship Consideration)

oct
1

Spring 2025: Standard Deadline 

dec
2

Spring 2025: Final Deadline

 

The Part-Time MBA (PTMBA) curriculum comprises 52-trimester units, focusing on rigorous, 
experience-driven learning for immediate real-world application. Students have the flexibility to tailor their journey to their professional objectives through various concentrations and specializations including: 

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Innovation and Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership and Managing Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Management

Additionally, the Pepperdine E2BTM (Education to Business) program provides invaluable opportunities to apply classroom learning in the workplace through immersive experiences, mentorship, and practical learning modules, creating a dynamic environment where theory meets practice.

 

 


Candidates are asked to submit the following materials for admission consideration to the Part-Time MBA program.

  • Official transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Online application
  • Personal Statement/Essay (Optional*)
  • Resume (Optional*)
  • Recommendation letter (Optional*)
  • Resume

*Note: Items marked as optional are only optional for the Fall 2024 Fast Pass admission initiative. For the Spring 2025 admission term, these materials are required.

For more admission information, please visit our main admission webpage.

 


Pepperdine Graziadio is dedicated to providing our students with funding solutions and options to help them reach their educational goals. Through our Office of Financial Aid, we offer an array of financing options including merit awards and both federal and private student loans. Our dedicated advisors are available to provide personalized guidance to best meet the various needs and circumstances of our students.

For more information about financing your degree, schedule a consultation today.

 

  Curriculum

The Part-Time MBA (PTMBA) curriculum comprises 52-trimester units, focusing on rigorous, 
experience-driven learning for immediate real-world application. Students have the flexibility to tailor their journey to their professional objectives through various concentrations and specializations including: 

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Innovation and Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership and Managing Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Management

Additionally, the Pepperdine E2BTM (Education to Business) program provides invaluable opportunities to apply classroom learning in the workplace through immersive experiences, mentorship, and practical learning modules, creating a dynamic environment where theory meets practice.

 

 

  Application Requirements


Candidates are asked to submit the following materials for admission consideration to the Part-Time MBA program.

  • Official transcripts
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Online application
  • Personal Statement/Essay (Optional*)
  • Resume (Optional*)
  • Recommendation letter (Optional*)
  • Resume

*Note: Items marked as optional are only optional for the Fall 2024 Fast Pass admission initiative. For the Spring 2025 admission term, these materials are required.

For more admission information, please visit our main admission webpage.

 

  Financial Aid and Scholarships


Pepperdine Graziadio is dedicated to providing our students with funding solutions and options to help them reach their educational goals. Through our Office of Financial Aid, we offer an array of financing options including merit awards and both federal and private student loans. Our dedicated advisors are available to provide personalized guidance to best meet the various needs and circumstances of our students.

For more information about financing your degree, schedule a consultation today.

 

 

The Company You'll Keep

When you join the Graziadio Community, you’ll join a network of over 48,000 alumni shaping the world of business at top organizations including:

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Amazon logo

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Fall 2023 Student Profile

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Top Five Industries: Bar graph shows the percentage breakdown of current industries our students are employed in. Our top five industries include 12.9% chose not to self-identify, 8.24% Financial Services, 7.06% Healthcare, and 5.88% Education/Non-profit. This information reflects the data collected PTMBA applications for the fall 2023 cohort.

 

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Average Age

9 Years

Avg. Work Experience

54%

Female

46%

Male

 

What Our Students Are Saying

Connect directly with a current student to ask questions and learn more about their Graziadio experiences first-hand.

What Our Alumni Are Saying

 

Angela Copeland
"The PTMBA provided the tools I needed to be successful in my career."

Angela Copeland | PTMBA ’05
SVP of Marketing, Recruiter.com

Tom Sumner
"I used what I learned to immediately improve profitability, accountability, and brand value within the first semester."

Tom Sumner | PTMBA ‘03
President Yamaha Corporation of America

Quincy Newall
"I will forever honor the PTMBA mission to educate, inspire, and instill an ethical foundation."

Quincy Newall | PTMBA ’12
Founder and President TwentyOne14

Tiffany Stith
"The values-centered leadership skills I gained in the PTMBA guide me daily."

Tiffany Stith | PTMBA ’09
President and Chief Operating Officer Lawry’s Restaurant

 


 

Student Experience

 


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Values-Based, Personalized Learning

The Part-Time MBA at Pepperdine Graziadio comes with small, collaborative classes led by our renowned faculty who are personally committed to your academic and professional success. With ethical, sustainable business woven into the core of our teachings and an emphasis on experiential learning, you'll experience a truly unique, transformational graduate degree within a global community.


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Your Future with a Part-Time MBA

Our Career and Professional Development department provides resources to connect Part-Time MBA students with other like-minded professionals and navigate potential career opportunities. Our dedicated advisors provide personalized guidance, career-building tools, and access to an extensive network of students, alumni, and employers around the globe.


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Your Part-Time MBA Support Team

The academic success of our students is at the heart of everything we do. Through our wide variety of Part-Time MBA Student Success resources and workshops, our students have the opportunity to develop their writing, presentation, test preparation, and time management abilities as well as enhance their reading comprehension and access our comprehensive library services.


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Beyond the Part-Time MBA Classroom

Life at Graziadio extends beyond the classroom with our student-initiated and student-run groups. Develop and enhance your leadership skills in one of the many student clubs and organizations that are open to all current students. With over a dozen clubs and organizations such as Christian Business Society, Graziadio Women's Business Society, LatinX MBA Conexion, Business Students of Color Association and Allies, and so much more to choose from, you'll be able to find a group that fits you.


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Learn in Global Destination

Grow as a leader through international experiences that enhance cross-cultural communication and broaden career opportunities. Part-Time MBA students are able to apply and participate in our one-week Global Business Incentives trips at one of our 40 university partners in over 25 countries.


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Veteran and Military Support

Pepperdine has served veterans and their family members for over 75 years and is proud to support nearly 500 enrolled veterans, service members, and dependents.

As an active participant in the Yellow Ribbon G.I. Education Enhancement Program, we proudly offer tuition support to Yellow Ribbon-eligible students. Pepperdine invests almost $3M annually to help cover 100% of tuition costs for eligible students.

Under the Yellow Ribbon program, Pepperdine in the VA matches all remaining tuition costs. Pepperdine also does not limit the number of eligible students who can utilize the Yellow Ribbon program.


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Women at Pepperdine

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is deeply committed to empowering women in business, who comprise over 50% of our student body. 

Through initiatives such as Pepperdine's Center for Women in Leadership, the Graziadio Women's Business Association, and customized mentorship programs, we strive to cultivate a nurturing environment for all our students. 

Recognized as #10 for Greatest Resources for Women by the Princeton Review, we persist in championing the progress and achievements of women within our programs and beyond.

Enroll in a Top Ranked Business School

We strive to facilitate an enriching student experience. The Princeton Review, CEO Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report have recognized us for our high-quality programs and faith-based education.

 

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Fortune Ranking #14 Best Part Time MBA

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