What will I learn?

Explore different cultures, earn academic credit, and learn the nuances of the global economy in our intensive, fast-moving Master of Science in Global Business. This 15-month international program begins with an assessment of your global mindset, which is then used to complete a personalized development plan that is actively reviewed and updated during each trimester of study.

A trimester abroad provides direct engagement with the international marketplace and yields insight into the nuances of business practice overseas. A supportive and largely international MSGB community creates an expansive experience for everyone in this program.

Immerse yourself in international learning opportunities such as the study abroad program at our top-tier global partner universities and internships at businesses around the world. You will emerge prepared for a globally-minded and ethically conscious business career.

The MS in Global Business curriculum offers you the fundamentals of business and management with a focus on international business, in only 15 months. The program may be completed in four trimesters with a minimum of 47 units. The program offers a diverse range of global learning experiences designed to enhance the global mindset level of MSGB graduates and prepare for and add value to their specific global business careers.

All students complete their first two trimesters of course study in Malibu. The remaining two trimesters include a globally focused internship trimester, and a fourth trimester of courses abroad or in Malibu. The study abroad experience is a highly important element of the global business education in the MSGB program. Domestic students in the MSGB program are required to study abroad for one semester or complete a full-time internship trimester outside the United States. International students are eligible to complete a globally focused internship trimester in the United States or abroad (including their home country). International students may complete their fourth trimester of course study in Malibu or abroad.

One Global Business Intensive course outside the United States is included in the MSGB Program curriculum for all students. Semester study abroad courses are offered through Pepperdine's worldwide network of partner universities of more than fifty partner schools. In your final trimester, you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a trimester abroad through Pepperdine's worldwide network of partner universities.

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.

Which department am I in?

Pepperdine University, Graziadio Business School

Study options

Full Time (15 months)

Tuition fees
Approximately USD $29,100 per term

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

Application deadline

Expected October 2022

Start date

Expected January 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).

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


About Pepperdine University

The Graziadio Business School is dedicated to developing best for the world leaders that drive change in global organizations and the world.

  • 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’

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