Overview

Applicants
345
Acceptance Rate
40%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.32
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
600 - 700
GPA
3.08 - 3.63

Deadlines


Rolling Admission Deadline
May 1

Round 1
November 1

Round 2
April 1

Round 3
May 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

GMAT Score
Undergraduate GPA
Essay / Personal Statement
Non-Academic

Work Experience

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Private

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
Yes

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
14:1
Total Faculty
126

70
Full-time
36
Female
30
Part-time
16
Minority


Students Say

The Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management in Los Angeles has a "good reputation" and is "more cost effective" than "[many] other top-tier schools." Students here also appreciate that it's a "values-centered program" with a firm focus on "ethical business practice[s]." Another strength of Pepperdine is that it offers students a "flexible schedule" along with "multiple class locations." In turn, this makes it "very easy" for individuals to put together their course-load. Classes themselves are "challenging" and provide students with "multiple opportunities to take leadership positions [within] group projects." There's also an emphasis on "real-world application." For example, as one MBA candidate shares, "We did numerous projects with outside firms big and small…help[ing] them solve their current issues." Of course, the coursework is also enhanced by "amazing" professors who "genuinely care about the student experience." Many maintain "an open door policy" and if a "question or concern [arises] there is no hesitation for a phone call or even a meeting in person." What's more, they seem to have a "passion for sharing their expertise." Finally, as this student succinctly states, "I've never had a moment where I felt like I wasn't getting my money's worth."


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Recommended

Description
http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/mba-programs/full-time-mba/seer/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/programs/full-time-mba/seer/

School's environmental commitment 1:
Social, Environmental and Ethical Responsible (SEER) program

School's environmental commitment 2:
Student engagement in the University’s Center for Sustainability

School's environmental commitment 3:
Student driven Net Impact chapter

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$75,233
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
82%

Finding Jobs & Internships


Source Of Internship Acceptances
49%
Graduate Facilitiated
29%
School Facilitiated
22%
Unknown Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

32%
Marketing
30%
Finance/Accounting
18%
Other
7%
Human Resources
5%
General Management
5%
Information Technology
2%
Operations/Logistics
2%
Consulting

Graduates Employed by Region

67%
West
10%
South
6%
International
6%
Mid-Atlantic
6%
Midwest
4%
Southwest

Students Say

The Pepperdine MBA program provides its students with an "unimaginable" alumni network, and students can easily turn to their professors for "internships and job opportunities" as well. And, of course, Graziadio's Career Management Center is "very active" and sends out job postings "weekly." Students also rush to mention that their career advisors are more than "willing to meet every trimester" and gladly "help change or rewrite your resume." And there are numerous services and events of which students can take advantage. These include career webinars on topics such as salary negotiations, conducting effective job searches and how to influence company culture. The Career Center also hosts numerous job fairs as well as "meet and greets" with exciting companies like Patagonia. Graduates from Graziadio are frequently recruited by a number of major corporations including AT&T, Deloitte, Sony Pictures Television, Bank of America, The Coca-Cola Company, Ernst & Young and Mattel.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 32% $70,000 $69,583 $30,000 $120,000
Finance / Accounting 30% $64,500 $74,917 $50,000 $115,000
Other 18% $77,500 $76,250 $45,000 $115,000
Human Resources 7% $70,000 $66,000 $40,000 $88,000
Information Technology 5%
General Management 5% $93,000 $93,000 $66,000 $120,000
Consulting 2%
Operations / Logistics 2%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Financial Services 29% $86,000 $82,167 $50,000 $120,000
Media / Entertainment 18% $66,000 $70,143 $30,000 $120,000
Technology 13% $92,000 $86,400 $45,000 $115,000
Consulting 9% $57,500 $50,500 $27,000 $60,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 9% $65,000 $62,000 $30,000 $88,000
Other 9% $82,500 $80,750 $48,000 $110,000
Consumer Products 7% $65,000 $72,667 $55,000 $98,000
Non-profit 4%
Real Estate 2%

Prominent Alumni

Lt. General Robert Neller
Commandant, Marine Corps

Oscar Munoz
CEO, United Airlines

Robin Washington
EVP/CEO, Gilead Sciences

Irv Rothman
Chief Executive Officer & President, HPE Financial Services

Blake Irving
CEO & Board of Directors, GoDaddy

Dates

Application Deadlines
Jun 30

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$35,082

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$13,351

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
81%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
51%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
81%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
50%

New Students Receiving Loans
49%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$47,800
Tuition (Out-State)
$47,800
Fees (In-State)
$80
Fees (Out-State)
$80

Tuition Part-Time (per credit hour)

Tuition (In-State)
$1,670
Tuition (Out-State)
$1,670
Fees (In-State)
$0
Fees (Out-State)
$0

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$13,800
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$13,800
Academic Expenses
$1,000

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,304
Part Time
25%

In State
88.0%
Out of State
12.0%
Foreign Countries Represented
26

Demographics

10.71%
Minorities
38.33%
International

32% female
68% male

Campus Life

Students Say

Pepperdine MBA students will likely find their lives to be "jam packed." After all, there are daily "opportunities… to be involved with clubs, career center activities, networking, and more." Students also enjoy kicking back at "well put together mixers" as well as participating in "challenging case competitions." Of course, there's also "a ton of group work for most classes" so many people spend their time "meeting with classmates to complete assignments." Thankfully, when these MBA candidates need a break, they can take in the "beautiful" scenery surrounding Pepperdine. The MBA experience here is also enhanced by the "driven" and "friendly" students who are all "seeking a purpose and a way to succeed." Moreover, they tend to be "very collaborative" and "always interested in helping one another." As one impressed individual boasts, "I believe that Pepperdine is unique in that students are not trying to one up one another, but want everyone to succeed to the best of their ability." Students also love that their peers are incredibly "diverse." Indeed you'll find "classmates ranging from very liberal to somewhat conservative" as well as individuals from varying "professions" and "ethnic backgrounds." Thankfully, "everyone understands each other no matter what stage of life you are no matter what position or age." As one student sums up, "I couldn't have asked for better environment."

More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Margo Bell
Assistant Director

Address
6100 Center Drive, Ste. 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045
United States

Phone
(310) 568-5500

Fax
310-568-5727

Email
90045


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