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Online BSM Curriculum & Schedule

Online BSM Curriculum

Two-Year Undergraduate Degree Completion

The Pepperdine Online BSM is designed for completion in two years in a cohort model. Built for the working professional, the 60-unit program consists entirely of upper-division coursework and incorporates subjects and projects directly related to your work experience and career goals.

To maximize the benefits of this innovative program, we encourage you to apply newly acquired knowledge at your workplace, and 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 Online 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.

Completion Schedule

Year One

Trimester 1
BSCI 468 Organizational Behavior 4 units
DESC 471 Statistical Methods for Business 4 units
GSBM 480 Critical Thinking and Managerial Problem Solving 2 units
Trimester 2
ECNM 469 Managerial Economics 4 units
ACCT 462 Accounting 4 units
GSBM 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
GSBM 484 / GSBM 485* Contemporary Business Issues / Global Business Intensive 2 units
Trimester 6
ECNM 478 International Business 4 units
STGY 479 Business Strategy 4 units
GSBM 484 / GSBM 485* Contemporary Business Issues / Global Business Intensive 2 units

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

Year Two Total: 30 units

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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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