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Joint BSM and MBA (MBAJ) Program

Earn Your Joint BSM/MBA Degree at Graziadio Business School

Graduates of our Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree completion program can expand their knowledge base in business, build critical thinking skills, and enhance their effectiveness as values-centered leaders through our expedited Master of Business Administration (MBA) MBAJ Program. Designed for working professionals, the MBAJ program builds upon the foundation of our BSM program by providing students with the opportunity to explore key business topics in greater depth. Our MBAJ program also requires participation in one of our global intensive programs, facilitating exploration of international locations, cultures, and businesses.

The Joint BSM/MBA program allows students to choose among ten elective concentrations: Business Analytics, Digital Innovation and Information Systems, Dispute Resolution, Entertainment, Media, and Sports Management, Entrepreneurship Finance, General Management, Global Business, Leadership and Managing Organizational Change, Marketing. Upon completion of the BSM program requirements, students may earn an MBA with as few as 30 units, rather than the standard 52 required units.

Program Highlights

 

 

GMAT/GRE Not Required

 

3-4 Year Program

 

Small Class Sizes

 

Four Campus Locations

 

Global Alumni Network of 47,000+

 

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Values Centered: As a University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, our programs incorporate our SEER (Social, Environmental, and Ethically Responsible) principles to empower students to lead the next generation of organizations and operate with a higher purpose to make a positive impact on the business industry.

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Experience-Driven: Our approach to business education focuses on taking traditional, textbook learning and transforming it into a hands-on and results-oriented format. Through our live-case studies and applicable learning approach, you'll be able to directly implement course material to immediate real-world situations within your own career or for our partner organizations.

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Accessible Faculty: Our faculty combines a wealth of business industry expertise and distinguished academic credentials to facilitate a top-tier classroom experience. With our average class size being 26:1, you'll have direct access to your faculty who are readily available to provide personal mentoring and customized feedback.

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Small Class Sizes: At Pepperdine Graziadio, our community is one of our greatest assets. In our BSM/MBA program, you'll experience small, collaborative classes that allow for greater sharing of diverse ideas and perspectives while creating close connections with your peers and faculty mentors.

Quick Facts

 

Cost

$1,315 (BSM per unit)
$1,995 (FEMBA per unit)*

Units

30

Duration

2 years (BSM)
1 year (MBA)

Location(s)

West LA, Calabasas, Irvine, Online

 

*Cost of tuition is in effect for the 2021-2022 academic year and is subject to change at the University's discretion.

 

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Joint BSM and MBA (MBAJ) Admissions

 

Priority

February 1

Standard

N/A

Final

March 1

Term Starts

April 30

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

  • Graduate from the BS in Management program
  • Online application
  • Transcripts, essay, and resume
  • TOEFL, PTE, IELTS Score, if applicable
  • 2 years full-time work experience
  • Interview

More admission information


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 merit award and both federal and private student loans. 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.

  Program Deadlines

 

Priority

February 1

Standard

N/A

Final

March 1

Term Starts

April 30

  Application Requirements

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

  • Graduate from the BS in Management program
  • Online application
  • Transcripts, essay, and resume
  • TOEFL, PTE, IELTS Score, if applicable
  • 2 years full-time work experience
  • Interview

More admission information

  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 merit award and both federal and private student loans. 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.

The Company You'll Keep

When you join the Graziadio community, you'll join a global network of over 47,000 alumni actively shaping the world of business at top organizations, including:

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Student Experience


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Global Connections, Personalized Guidance

Our Career and Professional Development department provides resources to connect you with other like-minded professionals and navigate potential career opportunities. Our dedicated advisors provide personalized guidance, career-building tools, and access to an extensive network of students, alumni, and employers around the globe.


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We've Got You Covered

The academic success of our students is at the heart of everything we do. Through our wide variety of Student Success resources and workshops, our students have the opportunity to develop their writing, presentation, test preparation, and time management abilities as well as enhance their reading comprehension and access our comprehensive library services.


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Beyond the Classroom

Life at Graziadio extends beyond the classroom with our student-initiated and student-run groups. Develop and enhance your leadership skills in one of the many student clubs and organizations that are open to all current students. With over a dozen clubs and organizations such as Christian Business Society, Graziadio Women's Business Society, Net Impact, Graziadio Student Advisory Council, and so much more to choose from, you'll be able to find a group that fits you.

Enroll in a Top Ranked Business School

Pepperdine Graziadio is a nationally renowned business school that is highly ranked for its academic excellence and student success. We put emphasis on rigorous business education, combined with a collaborative, values-centered environment. We strive to facilitate an enriching student experience that provides a lifetime of value.

Bloomberg Businessweek, The Princeton Review, Forbes, and U.S. News & World Report have reported on our high-quality programs and faith-based education. Take a look at what others are saying about Pepperdine Graziadio.

 

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Malibu, CA 90263

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Frequently Asked Questions

  How many units are required?

Graduates of the Graziadio Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) Program who meet other eligibility criteria have the unique opportunity to complete the MBA degree on an accelerated basis through the MBAJ Program. As compared to the standard 52-unit requirement for the MBA, the MBAJ Program may be completed in as few as 30 units. The exact unit requirement for each student will vary, according to the number of qualifying courses/units fulfilled in completing the BSM. In meeting the minimum 30-unit requirement for the MBAJ, students must complete the following:

  • 4 to 8 units of MBA core courses corresponding to the selected concentration
  • PGBS 670J
  • STGY 659
  • 12 units of MBA electives in a concentration area
  • 5 to 13 units of additional MBA electives
  Are all BSM students eligible for the program?

Content mastery is demonstrated by having earned grades of "B" or better in each BSM course to be applied toward waiving the corresponding content at the MBA level. Students not having achieved the minimum "B" grade in the applicable BSM coursework will be required to complete the equivalent MBA-level course in addition to the standard MBAJ course/unit requirements.

  How many units do I take per term?

As the MBAJ Program is designed for working professionals, students are typically limited to 10 units of coursework per trimester. This limit pertains to students in good standing; additional unit restrictions may apply to students on academic probation.

  Is there a global requirement?

All MBAJ students must complete at least 2 units of global business course work by satisfying one of the following options:

  1. A one-week, 2-unit Global Business Intensive course hosted by partner schools abroad, led by a Graziadio School faculty member.
  2. One trimester Study Abroad at a global partner business school.
  3. Summer school opportunities at a global partner business school.
  4. A one-week, 2-unit residential Global Business Intensive course hosted at Pepperdine University taught by a visiting professor from a global partner business school.
  5. A 2-unit Going Global with Graziadio (G3) project.
  6. An appropriately scoped Global Business Directed Instruction project.