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  • AVG. GMAT SCORE
    648
  • Program Cost
    $87,860
    $ $ $ $ $
Contact Information
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, California 90263-4392, United States
Website

Founded on the core values of integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management has been developing values-centered leaders who advance responsible business practice since 1969. Student-focused, experience-driven and globally oriented, the Graziadio School offers fully accredited MBA, Masters of Science, bachelor’s completion and non-degree executive business programs for business professionals, entrepreneurs, managers and senior executives at all stages of their professional and personal development.

Quick Stats

  • Yield
    57%
  • Selectivity
    76%
  • Average Salary
    $74,558.00
  • Top Industry
    Technology

Events Calendar

  • Oct 3
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Executive MBA Information Session

    San Jose, CA

    Information sessions are an excellent opportunity to learn more about our curriculum, schedule, faculty, and the admission process. Space is limited, so please RSVP early.

  • Oct 4
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Fully Employed MBA Information Session (West Los Angeles Campus)

    Los Angeles, CA

    These 90-minute sessions provide an overview of the school, program, financial aid and how to apply plus allow you to meet staff, faculty, current students or alumni. We look forward to meeting you!

  • Oct 4
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Executive MBA Information Session

    Santa Clara, CA

    Information sessions are an excellent opportunity to learn more about our curriculum, schedule, faculty, and the admission process. Space is limited, so please RSVP early.

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About Pepperdine University

Admissions: Can I get in?

3.153 GPA of All Applicants 3.23 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 42
  • Median 36
  • Middle 80% 12 to 84
Admissions Selectivity
76% Graziadio School of Business & Management 46% Average Across All Schools

648 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
75% 602
81% 648
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 239
76% 76.0
57% 57.0
Female
48% 48
International
48% 48
Re-Applicants
10% 10
1% 1
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Accepted
  • Accounting
  • Commerce
  • Economics
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of California System
  • California State University System
  • University of Southern California
  • Beijing International Studies
  • East China University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Application Essay Important
  • Interviews Important
  • Recommendations Considered
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Merrill Lynch
  • US Armed Forces
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
1% 1
2% 2
710 to 739
7% 7
10% 10
680 to 709
17% 17
22% 22
650 to 679
15% 15
21% 21
620 to 649
14% 14
15% 15
590 to 619
16% 16
17% 17
560 to 589
12% 12
13% 13
530 to 559
1% 1
0% 0
500 to 529
3% 3
0% 0
Under 500
14% 14
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Technology 27%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 25%
  • Other 17%
  • Consumer Products 10%
Bank of America 2
Top Employer
  • Hertz 2
  • Target 2
  • IBM 2
More Information
Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
0%
64% 63.699022556390986
50% 50
58% 57.85206896551723
50% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
0%
21% 21.110859375
18% 18
25% 24.93132867132867
18% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
5% 5.492558139534883
13% 13
7% 7.091818181818181
13% Accept Offers
58% Graduates seeking full-time employment
28% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Bank of America 2
  • Hertz 2
  • Target 2
  • IBM 2
  • Cornerstone OnDemand 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
4% 3.9
$67,500.00
55K 80K
Finance/Accounting
29% 29.4
$71,351.00
50K 100K
Human Resources
6% 5.9
$86,333.00
78K 94K
Marketing/Sales
24% 23.5
$69,818.00
45K 100K
Information Technology
6% 5.9
$102,833.00
94K 115K
Operations/Logistics
6% 5.9
$62,000.00
52K 72K
Other
25% 25
$74,833.00
40K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
4% 3.8
$96,750.00
94K 100K
Consumer Products
10% 9.6
$50,750.00
45K 60K
Financial Services
25% 25
$77,318.00
40K 100K
Manufacturing
4% 3.8
$67,500.00
60K 75K
Media/Entertainment
8% 7.7
$69,833.00
52K 80K
Petroleum/Energy
2% 1.9
Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 3.8
$67,500.00
60K 75K
Technology
27% 26.9
$75,917.00
45K 115K
Other
17% 17.3
$79,571.00
55K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
39% 38.9
$64,942.00
45K 100K
More than one year, up to three years
17% 16.7
$83,571.00
60K 115K
More than five years
19% 18.5
$83,625.00
45K 100K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
4% 3.9
$70,000.00
45K 95K
Middle East & North Africa
2% 2
Data not provided
North America
94% 94
$74,781.00
40K 115K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
6% 6.3
$80,000.00
52K 100K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
2% 2.1
$100,000.00 Data not provided
U.S. South
6% 6.3
$87,667.00
68K 100K
U.S. Southwest
10% 10.4
$85,000.00
75K 100K
U.S. Midwest
0%
$90,000.00
90K 900K
U.S. West
73% 73
$70,104.00
40K 115K
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Diamond Capital Advisors 2
  • Indomitable Entertainment 1
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation 1
  • MIT Center for Research 1
  • Mattel 1
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 8
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Disney Trek Burbank CA
  • Reaching Out Conference Boston MA
  • National Black MBA Conference Indianapolis IN
  • National Society of Hispanic MBAs Orlando FL

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $87,860
  • Budget $69,030
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $87,860
  • Budget $69,030
12 Full Tuition Scholarships
$18,666 Average Scholarship Amount 56% of Students Receive Aid
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
55% 55
56% 56
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$1,791,171
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year $20,500
  • Average post-graduation debt $88,045
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
27 Graziadio School of Business & Management 44 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Lectures
30% 30
Team project
20% 20
Top Areas of Study
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
More Information
Concentrations and Specializations
  • Dispute Resolution; Certificate in Socially Environmentally and Ethically Responsible Business Strategy; Digital Innovation and Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • International Management/Business
  • Management
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 20
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • The Graziadio School initiated many technology improvements in support of our students, alumni, faculty, staff, and our student recruitment processes. These include software for support of web-based instruction, meetings, and communications; enhanced instructional software; alumni networking software; faculty research online databases, a student recruitment CRM, an online application process; as well as web conferencing, and automated computer work-station back-up for all faculty and staff

Students: Who are my classmates?

9% Married Students 48% International Students
46% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
71% 71
Asian American
14% 14
Not Reported
11% 11
Student Citizenship
North America
54% 54
Asia
35% 35
Middle East and North Africa
5% 5
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Women in MBA
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

35,086 Living MBA Alumni 1 Countries where alumni clubs exist
7 Active alumni clubs
6% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.