Part-Time MBA (FEMBA) Programs
- Spring 2020 Deadlines
- Round 1: September 1, 2019
- Round 2: October 15, 2019
- Round 3: November 15, 2019
- Term Begins: January 6, 2020
Graziadio Business School MBA Programs
Not sure if you can put your life on hold to pursue an MBA? At the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, you don't have to. Our Part-Time (Fully Employed) Master of Business Administration is built for busy working professionals, so you can earn a top-rated MBA on a timetable that's right for you. By focusing on transformational learning and people-first leadership, the Pepperdine MBA empowers you to redefine what's possible for your life and career. Through a rigorous study program complemented by one-of-a-kind hands-on learning options, a Pepperdine MBA equips you to upgrade your skills and know-how while you broaden your career prospects and community.
The Pepperdine Graziadio FEMBA features a comprehensive 52-unit curriculum delivered in small, collaborative classrooms. We provide a core foundation in all business disciplines, with an added option to specialize in an MBA concentration tailored for specific careers and interests.
Our experience shows us the surest way to learn is by doing. Our professors share this mindset and bring decades of real-world experience to each classroom, facilitating opportunities to test your insights in real time. Our experiential E2B program takes you beyond traditional case studies. In select classes, students work in competing teams to tackle multifaceted business challenges presented by pre-selected companies. You'll work directly with these organizations, which range from global powerhouses and regional brands to entrepreneurial startups.
Where you study is also up to you. Depending upon your MBA completion track, you can choose from four Pepperdine campuses, and even combine in-person and online learning within our hybrid format. No matter the MBA schedule or location you select, you'll access our signature high-quality curriculum and personalized instruction, so you can reap the benefits of your network and education as soon as you graduate.
- 4Campus Locations
- 3Starts: Fall, Spring, Summer
- Formats: Online and On‑campus
Small classes are wonderful. Professors know students by name and lectures can be tailored to students' interests. Most lectures are held as discussions and questions/comments are welcome throughout the lecture. Through class discussions, students are able to learn from each other's perspectives and experiences, which is invaluable."
How long is the Part-Time MBA program?
The Pepperdine Part-Time MBA program can be completed in 24 months of continuous study, taking a minimum of 8 units of coursework per trimester plus additional workshops over four weekends.
However, students have the flexibility of completing the Part-Time MBA program over a longer period (up to a maximum of seven years) by taking fewer units per trimester, according to their work and personal commitments.
Do you require prerequisite courses for the MBA program?
Pepperdine does not require prerequisite courses to qualify for the program. However, you do need to meet the admissions requirements to be considered for admission.
Does Pepperdine require a minimum GMAT/GRE score?
A minimum score is not required as all criteria are considered when evaluating an applicant. GMAT/GRE waivers may be granted to candidates who meet the qualifying undergraduate criteria. Contact us for details.
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Are Pepperdine University and the Graziadio School of Business ranked?
Yes, please view our rankings and awards for more information.
Does the Pepperdine Part-Time MBA program offer concentrations?
Yes, we offer 10 different areas of concentration for our Part-Time MBA students. 12 units of study can be allocated to your selected concentration. You can also opt to have a general MBA without a specific area of interest.
Do I need to take classes at the Malibu Campus?
All program courses are offered at the four graduate locations; however, some elective courses in our Dispute Resolution concentration are taken at our Strauss Institute on our Malibu Campus. Our law school Dispute Resolution program has been ranked #1 in the country.
Where are the other Part-Time MBA campuses located?
The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School holds Part-Time MBA courses on our campuses in West L.A., Calabasas, Irvine, and Encino.
Does Pepperdine offer online courses?
Yes, we offer a fully Online MBA program and students may encounter a limited number of courses offered in a hybrid format, which combines online and on-campus learning.
How many years of full-time work experience do I need to qualify for the program?
A minimum of two years of professional full-time work experience is required. However, pre-experienced students from Westmont and University of California – Santa Barbara are given admission consideration.
Do I have to start the program in the Fall?
No, you can commence our Part-Time MBA at the start of any of our three trimesters – Spring, Summer, or Fall.
Are there any scholarships available for the Part-Time MBA?
Yes, we offer merit-based and need-based scholarships to qualified applicants. Please contact us to see if you might be eligible. In addition, we offer a "refer a student" scholarship to new students who are referred by a Graziadio alumnus or current student, or friend of the school.
Will my diploma say “evening program” or “extension campus”?
No, our degrees are full-fledged Master of Business Administration and Master of Science degrees in Business Management from Pepperdine University.