What will I learn?

Our Full-Time MBA is designed for aspiring leaders who want to harness their energy and entrepreneurial spirit to impact the world of business. From our iconic campus in sunny Malibu, you’ll have the option to earn your MBA in 12, 15, or 20-months, enhance your education with a certificate in Social, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy, and explore the global business community with our robust study abroad options.

Students also have the option to earn an MBA tailored to a specific concentration in a hands-on, collaborative environment emphasizing the application of industry-specific leadership strategies to overcome complex business challenges. For our students, success is more than just scoring the corner office; it’s about cultivating a worldview that makes for better business, better communities, and better leaders.

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Committed to the growth and achievement of our graduates, the Career and Professional Development department provides hands-on guidance, career-building tools, and access to an extensive network of students, alumni, and employers around the globe.

Emphasizing the four pillars of success Passion, Preparation, Performance, and Purpose we facilitate paths to greater self-efficacy, personal achievement, and long-term career fulfillment. With a comprehensive approach to professional development, our students strive to make a difference, positively impacting the greater good.

MBA Specializations

At Graziadio Business school, we encourage our MBA students to select a concentrated focus for their studies and take 12 units of electives in this area plus additional electives outside the specialization to develop breadth.

Students may also opt to take electives from a variety of fields, depending on professional and personal interests.

Full-Time MBA Areas of Concentration

  1. Applied Analytics
  2. Digital Innovation and Information Systems
  3. Dispute Resolution
  4. Entertainment, Media, and Sports Management
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Finance
  7. Leadership and Managing Organizational Change
  8. Marketing

Online MBA

  • Duration: 2 years or more (flexible)
  • Online learning with one on-campus weekend residency
  • Minimum 2 year’s experience required; 3 or more years recommended; GMAT preferred; GRE accepted

Which department am I in?

Pepperdine University, Graziadio Business School

Study options

Full Time (12 - 20 months)

Tuition fees
Approximately USD $26,360 per term

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

29 August 2022


Pepperdine University, Graziadio Business School

24255 Pacific Coast Highway,



90263, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Undergraduate Degree.

For international students

Students must have Undergraduate Degree.

International first-year applicants must submit proof of English proficiency, which may be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • Old SAT I Critical Reading of 450
  • New SAT I Evidence-Based Reading and Writing of 500
  • ACT Reading score of 24
  • Internet Based TOEFL score of 90
  • Paper Based TOEFL score of 550
  • An attested or watermarked copy of an IELTS exam of a score of 6.5 or higher
  • A "C" or better in a transferable English Composition course (not ESL) at an accredited US college or university
  • A "C" or better on the UK system AS or A-Level English Exams (not ESL), or Hong Kong system HKALE English Exam
  • The ELS Language Centers' Master level 112 class with a grade of "B" or higher
  • IB 1 English grade result of 5 or better (not ESL).

Final Deadline: Expected May 2022

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Pepperdine University

The Graziadio Business School aims to develop innovative business professionals who create positive change in their communities.

  • Part of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Los Angeles
  • An accredited business school recognized by Forbes
  • Accommodation with stunning ocean views
  • Develops leaders who are ‘Best for the World’