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Career Outcomes and ROI of an MBA

A Part-Time MBA at Pepperdine University offers significant Return on Investment (ROI) by allowing you to advance your career without leaving your job. With flexible scheduling and a curriculum that enhances your skills in real-time, you can see immediate improvements in job performance and promotion prospects. Benefit from Pepperdine's strong reputation and vast network, leading to higher salaries and better job opportunities, all while maintaining your current income. Invest in your future without sacrificing your present.


Salary Boost and Lifetime ROI

You can expect a nearly 50% increase in your salary after completing an MBA.1
The lifetime ROI for a master's degree is 433.5%.2
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Women who earn graduate degrees make $1.1 million more than high school graduates.3





"The Pepperdine Graziadio experience rounded out my education and provided the foundation and the tools that I needed in order to be successful in my career."

Angela Copeland | Part-Time MBA

Top Companies Hiring Our Graduates

By joining our community, you gain access to top companies that actively hire our students, offering unparalleled opportunities for networking, internships, and job placements. This direct connection to leading organizations accelerates your career growth, giving you a competitive edge and a strong professional foundation from the start. Being part of the Pepperdine community significantly increases your chances of securing prestigious positions, gaining valuable experience, and rapidly advancing in your chosen field.

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"Pepperdine Graziadio is a school where its mission is to educate, inspire and instill an ethical foundation. I will forever honor the mission, live up to the ideal, and encourage others to do the same."

Quincy Newell | Part-Time MBA '12

Leading Industries for Part-Time MBA Graduates

The Pepperdine Part-Time MBA equips students with essential skills and leadership capabilities to excel in many types of roles. Our customizable curriculum fosters critical thinking, strategic problem-solving, and innovation, enhanced by hands-on projects and real-world case studies. With a focus on practical experience and industry insights, graduates are prepared to advance their careers and make a meaningful impact in fields such as: finance, technology, healthcare, marketing, and many others. 

  • Technology
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Energy
  • Consulting
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Real Estate 


Drive Your Career Forward

Career Growth

Significantly enhance your career trajectory within your current company. 

Industry Pivot

Significantly enhance your career trajectory within your current company. 


Significantly enhance your career trajectory within your current company. 


Network within the Pepperdine Community

Joining the Graziadio Community connects you with an extensive network of alumni who drive success at leading organizations. This powerful network opens doors to invaluable connections and opportunities in the business world.



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Corporate partners provide a wealth of professional connections


Education-to-Business (E2B) Program

The Pepperdine E2BTM (Education to Business) program offers invaluable opportunities for students to take their classroom learnings into the workplace and gain hands-on experience in a safe, but real, setting. 

Through immersive experiences, mentorship, and practical learning modules, students gain skills and insights that they can directly apply to their current jobs and the development of their careers offering you an immediate ROI on your business degree.




What Our Alumni Are Saying


Alexandra Devolites
"The E2B projects provide an excellent opportunity to take theoretical ideas from the classroom and apply them to real-world scenarios. This project really created a trust that the concepts we learn about have significant value in application."

Alexandra Devolites | MBA '22 
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Stetson Palmer
"Through the E2B program, I learned I enjoy consulting work on company product launch strategy and client-facing interactions."

Stetson Palmer | MBA ‘23 
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Career and Professional Development

The Career and Professional Development team is ready to help you achieve your professional goals. A dedicated team fosters graduate growth and achievement through hands-on guidance, career tools, and a global network of students, alumni, and employers.

Career Development Workshops

Enhance your skills and grow professionally through interactive events that focus on career exploration, planning, and preparation.

On-Campus Interview

Connect with employers from different industries to secure career and internship opportunities.

Site Visits

Explore business outside of the classroom and hear about career paths while you expand your personal network and learn from local companies.

Case Competitions

Enhance your problem-solving skills and apply your knowledge by tackling complex business challenges in team-based presentations. 



Bill Allen
"My experience propelled my entertainment industry career forward and continues to equip me today as a civic entrepreneur with valuable tools to lead others to achieve personal and organizational success."

Bill Allen | Part-Time MBA '83