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FORTUNE Features MBA Student Alexis Frank and Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management Arman Davtyan in Article on Increasing Enrollment Trends

May 3, 2021  | 1 min read

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School was featured in a FORTUNE magazine article highlighting overall increased demand for MBA degrees and an upswing in enrollment in top MBA programs. Current MBA student Alexis Renee Frank described why she decided it was the right time to take the next step and get an MBA. “I saw getting an MBA as a great way to advance my entrepreneurial skills and get a different perspective and business background that I was sort of missing,” says Frank, who enrolled in the part-time program at Graziadio for her second master’s degree.

One example of this high demand is demonstrated by the 55% increase in applications across all MBA programs at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School during the 2020–21 admissions cycle compared with the previous year, says Arman Davtyan, assistant dean of enrollment management at Graziadio. As a result, the full-time MBA program—which is smaller and cohort-based—became more selective, Davtyan says. But selectivity for the online and part-time MBA programs at Graziadio essentially remained stable.

The full article is available at FORTUNE.