Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    541
  • Program Enrollment
    907
  • Yield
    66%
  • Selectivity
    89%
Contact Information
6100 Center
Los Angeles, California California, United States
Website
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Graziadio School of Business & Management

About Graziadio School of Business & Management

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.

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Pepperdine's MBA program is spread out over a number of campuses that are a large distance apart, however, where this could cause division in the program in actually brings more people together through the events and sense of community in the program.

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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.

About Pepperdine University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 94
  • Median 72
  • Middle 80% 12 to 192
Admissions Selectivity
89% Graziadio School of Business & Management 72% Average Across All Schools

541 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
64% 515
68% 541
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 162
89% 89
66% 66.0
Female
35% 35
International
11% 11
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
  • Interviews Considered
Pre-MBA Careers
Operations
27% 27
General Management
20% 20
Finance / Accounting
17% 17
Marketing / Sales
15% 15
Consulting
10% 10
Other
5% 5
Human Resources
5% 5
Management
1% 1
Financial Services
17% 17
Consumer Products
15% 15
Technology
13% 13
Pharma / Health Care
13% 13
Non-Profit
10% 10
Consulting
8% 8
Media / Entertainment
7% 7
Petroleum / Energy
6% 6
Government
5% 5
Manufacturing
3% 3
Other
2% 2
Real Estate
1% 1
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
0% 0
0% 0
740 to 769
0% 0
0% 0
710 to 739
1% 1
1% 1
680 to 709
2% 2
2% 2
650 to 679
4% 4
3% 3
620 to 649
5% 5
7% 7
590 to 619
12% 12
15% 15
560 to 589
12% 12
16% 16
530 to 559
15% 15
19% 19
500 to 529
11% 11
14% 14
Under 500
38% 38
23% 23
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: Yes
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Long Term Pay by PayScale

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Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,533
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Annual Program Cost
  • Price/Credit $1,533
73% of Students Receive Aid
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Academics: What will I learn?

Faculty
  • All Teachers
  • Tenured
Total Number of Teachers
31% 93
0%
Students in Core Classes
17 Graziadio School of Business & Management 33 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
28% 28
Team project
25% 25
Experiential learning
20% 20
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • International Business
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • A business simulation is required
Program Logistics
  • Credits required for graduation 52
  • Average # of months to complete program 34
  • Six-Year completion rate 88%
  • Max time allowed to complete 84
  • Separate Full-Time MBA Yes
  • Distance learning Yes
Time Classes Offered
  • Evenings, Every weekend
Semester Classes Offered
  • Fall, Spring, Summer
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?

Yes Part-time students have a campus area
Ethnicity of Students
White
47% 47
Not Reported
26% 26
Hispanic
14% 14
Activities
Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Business Ethics
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility/NetImpact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • High Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • VC/ Private Equity
Networking Clubs
  • Black MBA Association
  • Hispanic Student Organization
  • Volunteer
  • Women in MBA

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.