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Online vs. On-Campus BSM

Online BSM Students at Pepperdine

Plug Into Learning Your Way On Your Schedule

At the Pepperdine Graziadio School, completing your undergraduate degree in the digital space shifts your education's delivery system, not its depth or quality. The same esteemed faculty guide our signature, comprehensive BSM curriculum in each high-touch, collaborative class. In this cohort model, you build close bonds with a community of high achievers and benefit from hands-on mentorship.


Study online, anywhere

Pepperdine faculty have extensive, results-based experience engaging students on digital learning platforms. The Pepperdine Online MBA is currently ranked No. 15 Best Online MBA in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and we leverage this success model to deliver an equally multifaceted program to our Online BSM community.

Learn in a cohort of peers

Same faculty, same education, same group of peers. Our Online BSM program is cohort-based so you build connections that will last a lifetime.


Study in L.A., Encino, or Irvine

At Pepperdine, you can access an exceptional education that enhances your life without upending it. With locations in West Los Angeles, Irvine, and Encino, Pepperdine puts the student at the epicenter of opportunity, inspiration, and advancement.

Evening and weekend classes

Our BSM is specifically designed for the working professional with flexible course options tailored to meet your busy schedule.

Compare the Essentials

  Online BSM  On-Ground BSM
Location and Schedule Online, anywhere Pepperdine campuses in Encino, West L.A., and Irvine
Duration 2 years (fixed) 2 to 7 years (flexible)
Skill Set Advantage Sharpen digital collaboration and virtual communications skills; develop remote presentation experience. Build and hone interpersonal skills and in-person communication savvy.
Credits to Graduate 60 (upper division) 60 (upper division)
Tuition and Financial Aid The Pepperdine BSM tuition is the same for both formats. Scholarships can cover 20% of the tuition for both online and on-ground students.
Learning Model Cohort Changing

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Pepperdine Online Programs

Online Cohort

Our Online BSM is structured for completion in a cohort model. Within a consistent peer group, you build a sense of familiarity and forge deep bonds faster.

Pepperdine Graziadio Campus

On-Campus Experience

For those studying on-ground, flexibility allows for completion at the pace and place that works for you, with a broad and continually changing peer group.

Virtual Campus

Our two-year Online BSM features the same curriculum and faculty as our on-ground program, with the convenience of studying anywhere in the world. For those with a self-starting mindset, the online format allows you to learn in a consistent cohort as you sharpen digital skills that resonate with today's job market.

Ideal for those who...

do not require face-to-face interaction

have exceptional time management skills

prefer writing as a mode of communication

require flexibility in time and location



Traditional Campus

Our traditional on-campus BSM is ideal for those who thrive on face-to-face interaction. Courses are held evenings and weekends at our campuses in Los Angeles, Encino, and Irvine, California. In this format, you will surround yourself with like-minded working professionals ready to collaborate and grow in an energized classroom environment.

Ideal for those who...

thrive on face-to-face interaction

need verbal reminders of due dates

prefer verbal communication

can attend class at one of our BSM campuses in southern California