Pepperdine University (Graziadio)

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24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

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#76 Best Business Schools


#61 in Part-time MBA

Business School Overview

The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University offers these departments and concentrations: entrepreneurship, finance, general management, international business, leadership, and marketing. Its tuition is full-time: $43,930 per year; part-time: $1,533 per credit; and executive: $69,870 per year. At graduation, 50.0 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

A Christian institution, Pepperdine University’s main campus is located in Malibu, among the Santa Monica Mountain foothills of California. For graduate students in its George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, however, class may take place in Malibu or at one of Pepperdine’s many other locations across the state, depending on the academic track they pursue.

There are several kinds of M.B.A. programs at the Graziadio School of Business and Management. Part-time students can attend class in the evenings and weekends, in West Los Angeles, Irvine, Encino, and Westlake Village. At the same locations, Graziadio offers a program in which students first complete a bachelor of science in management from Pepperdine, and then complete an M.B.A. in 30 units, versus the traditional 52.

All of the Graziadio School of Business and Management’s full-time M.B.A. programs are offered in Malibu. There’s a standard full-time M.B.A. program, as well as a the International M.B.A., which focuses on global business; a joint J.D./M.B.A. offered in partnership with Pepperdine’s School of Law; and a joint M.B.A./M.P.P.A. with its School of Public Policy. Graduate business students can also choose from a wide range of M.S. programs, including management and leadership, organization development, entrepreneurship, applied finance, and global business.

The Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine strongly values Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and teaches the concept in class, through community service opportunities, student organizations, and events, among other activities. Those earning a full-time M.B.A. can pursue a Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) certificate, and all students can check out the university’s Center for Sustainability. Graziadio students and alumni can take advantage of the school’s many career resources, such as career coaching, workshops, industry panels, networking events, webinars, and career fairs.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 1
Application deadline (international students) May 1
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entrepreneurship leadership
finance marketing
general management other
international business

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 198
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $43,930 per year
part-time: $1,533 per credit
executive: $69,870 per year

Required fees (full-time) $80 per year
Required fees (part-time) N/A
Required fees (executive degree program) $0 per year


Average base salary $74,558
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 50.0%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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