What will I learn?

The Master of Public Policy and Master of Business Administration (MPP/MBA) degree program is a joint program between the School of Public Policy and the Graziadio Business School full-time program.

Pepperdine's philosophy of leadership is one that embraces the highest academic standards guided by sound ethical principles. The joint MPP/MBA degree program provides an enriched leadership experience by focusing on management capabilities, leadership qualities, and a commitment to utilizing the tools of analysis and policy design to effect successful implementation and institutional change.

The Graziadio Business School full-time MBA program is well regarded for preparing students for leadership roles in an expanding global marketplace. The School of Public Policy program draws deeply on this nation's ethical and historic roots. Both programs aspire to train students who are willing to strive for academic excellence and moral decisiveness, who are inspired to delve deeply into societal, community, and global issues of management and leadership. Both schools nurture ethical and managerial skills of organization development and strategy.

The Graziadio Business School provides eight areas of elective concentration: Business Analytics; Digital Innovation and Information Systems; Dispute Resolution; Entertainment, Media, and Sports Management; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Leadership and Managing Organization Change; and Marketing. In addition, a Certificate for Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Practice is available.

Which department am I in?

School of Public Policy

Study options

Full Time (6 terms (3 years); 85 units)

Tuition fees
US$40,190.00 per year
USD $40,190 for MPP; Full Time MBA (12-month): USD $76,410; Full Time MBA (15-month): USD $76,410; Full Time MBA (20-months): USD $49,750
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Public Policy

24255 Pacific Coast Highway,



90263, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a minimum score of 600 on paper based TOEFL and a computer-based score of 250.

For international students

Before matriculating as a student at the Pepperdine School of Public Policy, all students must have a conferred bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited four-year college or university in any area of study.

Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
(Minimum required score of a 95 IBT)

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) scores
(Band score of 7.0 required).

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