MBA Requirements

The MBAJ program is a exclusive opportunity for students and graduates of Pepperdine's Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) program to earn an MBA in 30 units, rather than the standard 52 units. Graduates from other schools are not eligible. The requirements are as follows:

  1. Students must have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average in the Graziadio School's BSM program in one of two situations:
    • Current students: Currently admitted to and have completed 40 or more units of the Graziadio School's BSM program and have no outstanding lower-division course work. Students must apply during their fourth term (or after 40 units). Applicants must sustain the 3.4 GPA between the time of admission to and their initial enrollment in the MBAJ program.
    • BSM alumni: Graduated with a BSM degree from the Graziadio School no more than five years prior to the term of attendance. Alumni who meet the minimum eligibility requirements listed below should contact the program office.
  2. A minimum of three years of acceptable work experience is required.
  3. A minimum grade of "B" is required in each BSM course for which the equivalent Fully Employed MBA core course is waived through the MBAJ program. Students who have not achieved this minimum "B" grade in the BSM course will be required to complete the equivalent MBA core course in addition to the standard course requirements of the MBAJ program.
  4. A completed Application for Admission form must be submitted to the Graziadio School Admission Office. To obtain an Application for Admission, please contact us.
  5. A completed Employment Information form with essay, as specified, must be submitted with the application.
  6. The GMAT is waived for applicants who meet all the above criteria.

If you are not eligible...

BSM graduates who do not qualify for the MBAJ program may still apply to the Fully Employed MBA program. Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.3 may qualify for the Pathways to FEMBA program, in which up to 16 units and the GMAT may be waived. All other regular admission requirements for the Fully Employed MBA program must be satisfied.