Overview

Applicants
127
Acceptance Rate
70%
Years of Work Experience
8.0
Average Age
32

GPA / Test Scores

Average Undergrad GPA
3.14
Undergraduate GPA (25th Percentile - 75th Percentile)
3.02 - 3.4
Accept GRE in Lieu of GMAT?
Yes
Percent of Applicants Submitting GRE
25%
Average Verbal GRE Score
Average Quantitative GRE Score
148
Average Writing GRE Score
GRE Verbal (25th and 75th percentiles)
150 - 151
GRE Quantitative (25th and 75th percentiles)
143 - 151

Deadlines

Early/Priority/Round 1 Application Deadline
May 31

Regular / Round 2 Application Deadline
July 1

Start Terms Other Than Fall
Yes
Deferred Enrollment Option
Yes
Max Length of Deferrment
two years
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Application Fees

In-State Application Fee
$75
Out-of-State Application Fee
$75
International (non-U.S.) Applicants:
$75

Admissions Factors

Required

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

GRE Scores
Extracurricular Activities
Letters Of Recommendation
Interview
State Residency

Minimum TOEFL Score (Paper-Based Test)
587
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
14:1
Total Faculty
27
% Faculty with Terminal Degree
70%
% Faculty Teaching at Least 1 Online Course This Year
22%

81%
Full-time
33%
Female
7%
Minority

Academic Overview

Minimum In-Person Days Student is Required to Attend During Duration of Program (Not Including Travel Days)
4

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

Leadership/Management
Yes

Marketing
Yes

Special Academic Programs

Peer Tutoring
Yes
Pre-MBA Bootcamp
No

Top 5 Most Prominent Faculty


Charla Griffy-Brown, PhD
Professor of Information Systems and Technology Management; Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Kevin Groves, PhD
Associate Professor of Organizational Theory and Management

Owen Hall, Jr., PhD
Professor of Decision Sciences

Bernice Ledbetter, EdD
Practitioner Faculty of Organizational Theory and Management; Director, Center for Women in Leadership

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
$104,800

Average # of Months to Graduate (Since Program Started)
28

Dedicated Career Services Center
Yes
Description
The Career Management Center provides multiple resources and services to Online MBA students including career webinars, online career portal with job postings and access to Vault Career Insider, Going Global, Interview Stream, and CareerLeader assessment. Students are also able to meet with career services staff for career coaching sessions as well as being able to connect with alumni via the Pepperdine Career Network. The Career Management Center also hosts employer and industry speaker events at various campuses throughout the year.

Graduates Employed by Region

64%
West
11%
South
9%
Southwest
7%
Mid-Atlantic
7%
Northeast
3%
Midwest

Top 5 Most Prominent Alumni


Kelly Bozarth
CEO. Strayer University

Robert Palm
V.P., Calvin Scott & Co.

Janelle Velasquez
Actress

Luis Silva
Tax Director, Deloitte Tax LLP

Michael Casey
Director | Market Executive, Merrill Lynch

Tuition & Expenses

  In-State Out-of-State
Tution Per Credit Hour (Part-Time) $1,670 $1,670
Total cost (tuition and fees) of Online MBA program in its entirety $86,840 $86,840

Financial Aid Statistics


Financial Aid Application Deadline
June 30

Financial Aid Notification Begins
7/1

Percent of Students Receiving Some Form of Aid
91%

Percent of Students Receiving Scholarships or Grants
58%

Percent of Students Receiving Loans
78%

Average Aid Package
$40,007

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Awarded
$8,374

Average Annual Loans to MBA Program Students
$41,954

Average Debt at Graduation
$46,270

Student Body Profile

Total Online MBA Enrollment (Full-Time and Part-Time)
272
Full-Time
74%
Part-Time
26%

In State
63.2%
Out of State
36.8%
Foreign Countries Represented
7

Demographics

15.8%
Underrepresented Minorities
2.2%
International
36.8%
Out of State

50% female
50% male

Admissions Office Contact

Contact
Nora Guerrero
Senior Admission Counselor

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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