Pepperdine University Online MBA


  • AACSB Accredited.
  • Choose the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and will do more than read case studies about top brands, such as Disney, Starbucks, and Warner Bros.
  • Pursuing an advanced degree is a significant and possibly life-altering decision. Students want to choose one with a reputation of academic excellence and a commitment to their personal growth.
  • Join one of the largest MBA alumni network on the West Coast and connect with more than 38,000 professionals around the world.
  • Experience values-centered education that can strengthen students for a life of purpose, service, and leadership.
  • Work directly with top executives on live consulting projects.
  • Visit the coastal Malibu campus during the two residencies.
  • Fund your education with the online MBA merit scholarship program, which grants up to $39,000 to qualified students.
  • Avg. GMAT score: 626
  • Avg. Undergrad GPA: 3.22


  • The online MBA program curriculum at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School explores business fundamentals through the lens of 21st-century insights and strategies.
  • As a student in the program, student will learn about topics including leadership development, business tech, organizational behavior, profitability, financial management, and strategic management.
  • It consists of 52 Units, 15 Courses and 1 immersions.
  • It gives students the flexibility to earn their degree at a pace that aligns with their personal and professional commitments.
  • The program can be completed in as few as 20 months or up to 48 months part time.

The Curriculum helps students to

  • Develop critical thinking skills and practical managerial expertise.
  • Explore current business and management theories and practices.
  • Expand your business intelligence as you examine business from a global perspective.
  • Increase your communication and leadership abilities on a flexible online platform.

U.S. World News and Report Ranking

  • Top 25 “Best Online MBA Programs” by U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • Ranked in the Top 25 Online MBA Programs by The Princeton Review (2018)
  • Named among the top 50 “Best Part-Time MBAs” by U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • Ranked among the top “National Universities” by U.S. News & World Report (2018)
  • Ranked Number 47 in Best Online MBA Programs.
  • Overall Score 78/100

Concentrations in

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Leadership and Managing Organizational Change
  • General Management
  • Digital Innovation and Information Systems

Admission Requirements

  • Qualified candidates are eligible to be considered for a GMAT waiver.
  • Official transcripts from the applicant’s bachelor’s degree (must be received from the undergraduate university). Transcripts must be submitted from all institutions attended.
  • Bachelor’s degree with an acceptable grade point average from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent from an international college or university.
  • Minimum of two years of professional work experience.
  • Completed Pepperdine University application form, including a resume, and payment of the nonrefundable $150 application fee.
  • Personal statement, which should outline your academic, personal, and professional achievements in a one-page essay.

Acceptance Rate

  • 89%

Application Deadlines

Classes StartEarly Priority DeadlinePriority DeadlineFinal Deadline
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021ClosedClosedFriday, Nov. 6, 2020
Monday, May 3, 2021Friday, Jan. 15, 2021Friday, Feb. 5, 2021Friday, Mar. 5, 2021


  • $89,180