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Executive DBA Admission Information

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Application Requirements 

Candidates must submit the following materials to be considered for admission to the DBA program: 

Phase I

  • Personal Statement/Essay 
  • Resume 
  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL, PTE, IELTS Score, if applicable 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Graduate degree from an accredited institution*
  • Research topic proposal 
  • Intellectual contributions**
  • Online application

Phase 2

  • Recommendation letters
  • Time management plan
  • Interview***

*A business-related masters degree or a doctoral degree is required for admission to the Executive DBA program.
**Intellectual contributions are optional but not required for admission to the Executive DBA program.
***Select candidates are invited for an interview. 

For further admission information, please visit our main admissions website.

DBA Financial Aid and Scholarships

Pepperdine Graziadio is dedicated to providing our students with funding solutions and options to help them reach their educational goals. Through our Office of Financial Aid, we offer an array of financing options including: 

  • Federal loans****
  • Private student loans
  • Endowed scholarships
  • Referral scholarship

Our dedicated advisors are available to provide personalized guidance to best meet the various needs and circumstances of our students. For more information about financing your degree, schedule a consultation today. 

****Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Yellow Ribbon Program

Graziadio Business School honors our Veterans by offering the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. Any Veteran interested in the DBA program should email our office of Veteran Affairs.