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BSM Curriculum and Schedule

BSM Curriculum at Pepperdine Graziadio

Bachelor of Science in Management

Tailored for the Student-Professional

Graziadio's Bachelor of Science in Management is designed specifically for professionals with busy schedules in need of flexible course options. The BSM curriculum comprises 48-60 units of upper-division business coursework. We provide an experience-driven bachelor's in business for working professionals. Course readings, class discussions, and group projects are directly related to your work experience and career goals.

Our BSM program places students at the center of their learning experiences. We empower new knowledge and encourage you to share your insights in class.

  • To enhance communication skills to increase students' effectiveness in their professional lives.
  • To enhance skills both as participants in and leaders of teams.
  • To develop skills in creative problem solving and informed decision making.
  • To develop analytical skills for assembling, organizing, and utilizing information to meet situational demands.
  • To increase understanding of the global environment as it affects the workplace.
  • To incorporate values and ethical conduct into decision making.

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A total of 120 units is required for graduation from the Pepperdine Bachelor of Science in Business Management program. Our 48-to-60 unit completion program provides a solid foundation in:

  • the dynamics of the free market
  • the core concepts of business
  • the impacts of globalization, technology, and diversity on the future workplace
  • Upper Division Business Courses (Pepperdine BSM) 60 units*
    Lower Division Courses 60 units
    Total BSM Requirement for Degree Completion 120 units

*Students who have completed relevant lower-division coursework may be eligible to waive up to 12 units in the BSM curriculum. Contact us for details at 310.568.5761 or bsm@pepperdine.edu.

Two-Year Completion Schedule

Earn Your Degree Faster

We offer a comprehensive and well-rounded two-year completion schedule for BSM students at the Pepperdine Graziadio School. Classes are held weeknights and Saturdays, providing you to fulfill your professional commitments and apply learning directly to your workplace.

 Year One

Trimester 1
BSCI 468 Organizational Behavior 4 units
DESC 471 Statistical Methods for Business 4 units
PGBS 480 Critical Thinking and Managerial Problem Solving 2 units
Trimester 2
ECNM 469 Managerial Economics 4 units
ACCT 472 Accounting 4 units
PGBS 482 Business Ethics 2 units
Trimester 3
FINC 474 Managerial Finance 4 units
LEGL 470 Legal Environment of Business 4 units
OTMT 483 Managing Diversity in Organizations 2 units

Year One Total: 30 units

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 Year Two

Trimester 4
MKTG 473 Marketing Management 4 units
ECNM 477 National Economic Markets 4 units
OTMT 481 Managing Organizations 2 units
Trimester 5
ISTM 476 Information Systems for Business and Management 4 units
DESC 475 Production and Operations Management 4 units
PGBS 484 / PGBS 485* Contemporary Business Issues / Global Business Intensive 2 units
Trimester 6
ECNM 478 International Business 4 units
STGY 479 Business Strategy 4 units
PGBS 484 / PGBS 485* Contemporary Business Issues / Global Business Intensive 2 units

*Advanced Topics courses, when offered, may be substituted for GSBM 484 Contemporary Business Issues or PGBS 485 Global Business Intensive.

Year Two Total: 30 units

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Beyond Your BSM

Get a Head Start On a One-Year MBA or MS

Earn an accelerated and affordable graduate degree in just one additional year. Go directly from the Pepperdine BSM to a Pepperdine MBA, MSML, or MSHR.

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