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Part-Time Hybrid MBA Option

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A Blended Online and In-Person Classroom Experience

The Pepperdine Graziadio Part-Time Hybrid MBA program is a flexible degree option for select Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) candidates that blends in-person class sessions at the West Los Angeles graduate campus with online, live learning sessions and self-paced activities.

Classes meet over the duration of a 15-week term, with seven weeknight or four Saturday on-campus sessions and eight online, virtual classes held on Thursday evenings. The hybrid format features a general management concentration that includes cross-disciplinary elective options.

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Learn more about how to achieve your career goals with the Pepperdine Graziadio Part-Time MBA program.

On-Campus and Hybrid Format Comparison

 
Weekly schedule
  • Variable, depending on course selection
  • Set schedule: virtual synchronous sessions occur on Thursdays; in-person class meetings occur on Thursdays and/or Saturdays
Curriculum
  • 38 units of core courses
  • 14 units of electives (12 must be completed within a chosen concentration)
  • 38 units of core courses
  • 14 units of electives (students complete General Management concentration through cross-disciplinary electives)
Experiential Learning
  • 2 required weekend immersions (BSCI 650 and PGBS 670J)
  •  2 required weekend immersions (BSCI 650 and PGBS 670J)
Typical course load per term
  •  2 classes
  •  2 classes
Length of each academic term
  •  15 weeks
  •  15 weeks
  Traditional On-Campus Hybrid
Key features
  • In-person class format
  • Courses offered at multiple regional campuses
  • Multiple academic concentrations available for degree specialization
  • Blended class format with a combination of in-person and online sessions 
  • In-person classes held at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus
  • Consistent program schedule
  • General management concentration with cross-disciplinary elective options
Delivery Method
  • Courses delivered through in-person instruction
  • Courses delivered using a combination of in-class instruction, virtual synchronous (real-time) sessions, and asynchronous (self-paced) activities
Class attendance requirement
  • Classes meet on campus on a weekly basis for the 15 week term
  • A typical class meets for an average of 4 hours per week
  • Classes meet on campus 7 weeknights or 4 Saturdays over the 15 week term
  • Classes meet online on Thursday evenings for a total of eight times over the course of the 15 week term

Hybrid MBA Benefits

  • World-class Fully Employed MBA with a flexible schedule
  • Evening and weekend MBA classes for working professionals
  • Opportunity to combine in-person and online learning with a hybrid format at our West LA campus
  • Rigorous, experience-driven learning that can be applied immediately in your career
  • Outstanding faculty with a unique combination of academic accomplishments provide real-world industry experience

Who Should Apply?

The Part-Time Hybrid MBA (FEMBA) option is designed for working professionals living in the greater Los Angeles area that would like the flexibility of having online classes, but also enjoy collaborating with classmates and peers in an in-person, classroom setting.  Professionals with strong business acumen, excellent academic credentials, and leadership potential will find the Graziadio Part-time MBA highly rewarding. To be eligible, candidates must have:

  • Completed an undergraduate business major from an AACSB-accredited university
  • Completed the required upper division undergraduate courses within the past seven years
  • A minimum GPA of 3.5 in coursework related to their business major
  • A minimum GMAT score of 600 or a minimum GRE score of 161 (verbal) and 150 (quant)
  • A minimum two years of professional work experience
  • Fulfilled the admission requirements for the Part-Time MBA program