Overview

Applicants
206
Acceptance Rate
71%
Years of Work Experience
8.5
Average Age
34

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.19
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
2.91 - 3.52
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
6%
Average Verbal GRE Score
155
Average Quantitative GRE Score
152
Average Writing GRE Score
4
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
151 - 161
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
146 - 158
GRE Writing (25th and 75th percentiles)
4 - 4

Deadlines

Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
Two years
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$150
Out-of-State Application Fee
$150
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$150

Admissions Factors

Required

GMAT or GRE Scores
Essays/Personal Statement
Undergraduate GPA
Work Experience
Other
Optional

GMAT Scores
GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
Letters Of Recommendation
Interview
State Residency

Other Factors That Influence Admission
Resume

Special Programs Offered To Recruit Underrepresented Minority Students Or Students With Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Leadership, managerial experience, and evidence of career advancement; Undergraduate institution; type of bachelors/additional graduate degree received; quantitative courses takes or quantitative nature of work experience

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
550
Minimum TOEFL Score (Web-Based Test)
95

Faculty Information

Students Say

At Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management, students in the Online MBA program can complete their degree in as little as two years and choose one of four elective concentrations: finance, leadership and managing organizational change, marketing, and general management. Students say that Pepperdine "is highly regarded in the business community" and appreciate the "focus on leadership development, flexibility of online courses, and excellent reputation" the program provides. Students are quick to praise Pepperdine's "rewarding" immersion courses as well as the E2B (education to business) program, which connects student groups with businesses and "offers real work practical application of course concepts with clients to simulate the consulting experience." "[The E2B program] gives you the opportunity to apply what you're learning to . . . real business operations [and interact] with top management." At the helm of their courses, "Pepperdine professors live up to their high reputation." "Each professor allows time each week to be available for individual discussion and encourages such meetings." Likewise, "the instructors are fantastic at making sure we engage with fellow students despite the geographical separation." As a group the Online MBA students are "driven . . . out-of-the-box thinkers" who "come from all walks of life in many different types of industries." As for the business school's eLearning Portal or GLEAN (Graziadio's Learning Environment and Network), students find that "it is very easy to participate and contribute during live discussions or record presentation for playback." The "very reliable and efficient" technology is "integral to the program," and the administration "actively promotes the use [of GLEAN] for team projects and weekly meetings." Overall, students find that Pepperdine's Online MBA "provides the flexibility" they need to "have a balance" and keep their workload "manageable." One student comments, "It is very important as a consultant with an often unpredictable schedule to have some flexibility in when I work on schoolwork." On the whole, students feel that "the program cares about you as a student and person."

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
27
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
78%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
28%

93%
Full-time
33%
Female
11%
Underrepresented Minorities

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
5

Chat rooms
Yes

Interactive transcripts
Yes

Live audio
Yes

Live video
Yes

Smartphone applications
Yes

Recorded audio
Yes

Recorded video
Yes

Streaming audio
Yes

Streaming video
Yes

Tablet applications
Yes

Concentrations

Finance
Yes

Information Systems/Information Technology
Yes

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Center for Research

Entrepreneurship
Yes

Real Estate
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
No
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
No

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD
Professor of Information Systems and Tehnology

Kevin Groves, PhD
Associate Professor of Organizational Theory

Owen Hall, Jr., PhD
Professor of Decision Sciences

Nelson Granados
Instructor of Strategy

Andreas Simon, PhD, CPA
Assistant Professor of Accounting

Career Services Overview

Students Say

Students hold Pepperdine University's Online MBA program in high regard: "It has already paid dividends for me in my career." They point to leadership/management, organizational behavior, teamwork, and presentation skills as Pepperdine's particular curricular strengths. In particular, the E2B program allows them to apply their course knowledge to actually businesses in terms of integrated marketing and communications plans, market research, budgets and financial plans, and staffing. Students find professional support outside of the classroom as well. One student explains, "The career center helped me improve my public profile, resume, and plan for advancement. When I discussed certain positions and companies, they had contacts within those organizations and helped me find the best approach to get my foot in the door."

Mean Base Salary of Most Recent Graduating Class After Graduating from Program
$93,863

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
30

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
Career and Professional Development provides multiple resources and services to Online MBA students including career webinars, online career portal with job postings and access to Vault Career Insider, Interview Stream, and Career leader assessment. Students are able to meet with career staff for career coaching sessions in person and virtually as well as connect with alumni via PeppConnect. Career and Professional Development also hosts employer and industry speaker events at various campuses throughout the year. Some events are live streamed as well so that online students may attend virtually if unable to attend in person.

Graduates Employed by Region

11%
West
2%
Southwest
1%
South

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Dhamcho Tenzing
Sr. Financial Analyst/Toyota Financial Services

Barbara Valenzuela
Founder/CEO/T&K Innovators

Wajeeh Ahmed
Direct Sales Manager/Charter Communications

Rigoberto Fernandez
Financial Advisor/Bank of America

Mayra Urbina-Rodriguez
Personal Banker/Wells Fargo Bank

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Academic Year (Full-Time) $46,020 $46,020
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,770 $1,770
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $92,040 $92,040

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Application Deadline
June 30

Financial Aid Notification Begins
7/1

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
80%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
47%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
61%

Average Aid Package
$29,323

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$6,639

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$33,280

Average Debt at Graduation
$100,390

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
322
Full-Time
58%
Part-Time
42%

In State
73.3%
Out of State
26.7%
Foreign Countries Represented
9

Demographics

44.7%
Underrepresented Minorities
3.4%
International
26.7%
Out of State

49% female
51% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Margo Bell
Assistant Director, Admission

Address
Admission Office
6100 Center Drive, 4th Floor
Los Angeles , CA, 90045
United States

Phone
310-568-5526

Fax
310-568-5594

Email
admissions@mbaonline.pepperdine.edu


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