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    Pepperdine University
   
 
  Aug 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
  
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2017-2018 Graziadio Academic Catalog

Fully Employed Programs



The Graziadio School offers a variety of part-time degree programs designed for working professionals.

Admission Requirements for the Fully Employed Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

The Fully Employed Graduate Program application process is intended to ensure a good fit between the program’s objectives and the applicant’s experience, qualifications and potential.  Admission decisions consider previous grade point average, work experience, and test scores, among other factors.  Each applicant is assessed in a holistic way; no single criterion controls the admission decision.

To be considered eligible for admission to the program, an applicant must have an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college/university or foreign institution.  International academic institutions must be accredited by the ministry of education or accrediting bodies from their respective countries.

Master of Business Administration (MBA) Admission Requirements

Fully Employed MBA (Face-to-Face and Online)
  1. A completed online Application for Admission with a specified essay, resume and the nonrefundable application fee must be submitted electronically to the Graziadio School Admission Office.
  2. An official transcript with your posted baccalaureate degree must be provided. All transcripts reflecting in-progress and/or completed coursework toward your undergraduate degree(s) must be submitted to the Graziadio School Admission Office.  The official transcript(s) must be issued by the school Registrar(s) and provided in a sealed envelope.  If you have not completed your baccalaureate degree at the time of application, submit a current transcript.
  3. A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) taken within the last five years is required.  The Fully Employed Programs Admission committee may choose to waive the GMAT/GRE for applicants who have at least three years of full-time work experience and satisfy at least one of the following: (a) have a quantitative B.S. degree in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), finance, or accounting, (b) have a degree in economics that is quantitative in nature, (c) completed an undergraduate Statistics or Calculus course with a grade of “B” or better, (d) graduated from Graziadio’s BSM program, (e) graduated from Seaver College at Pepperdine University with a B.S. degree in Business.
  4. Applicants either must be currently employed or must have a minimum of two years of work experience or its equivalent
  5. Applicants who completed work outside of the United States or are not United States citizens/permanent residents must also meet the international student admission requirements listed in the Admission Information  section of the catalog.

Master of Science (MS) Programs Admission Requirements

Master of Science in Human Resources (MSHR)
  1. A completed online Application for Admission with a specified essay, resume and the nonrefundable application fee must be submitted electronically to the Graziadio School Admission Office.
  2. An official transcript with your posted baccalaureate degree must be provided. All transcripts reflecting in-progress and/or completed coursework toward your undergraduate degree(s) must be submitted to the Graziadio School Admission Office.  The official transcript(s) must be issued by the school Registrar(s) and provided in a sealed envelope.  If you have not completed your baccalaureate degree at the time of application, submit a current transcript.
  3. Applicants either must be currently employed or must have a minimum of two years of work experience or its equivalent.
  4. Applicants who completed work outside of the United States or are not United States citizens/permanent residents must also meet the international student admission requirements listed in the Admission Information  section of the catalog.
Master of Science in Management and Leadership (MSML)
  1. A completed online Application for Admission with a specified essay, resume and the nonrefundable application fee must be submitted electronically to the Graziadio School Admission Office.
  2. An official transcript with your posted baccalaureate degree must be provided. All transcripts reflecting in-progress and/or completed coursework toward your undergraduate degree(s) must be submitted to the Graziadio School Admission Office.  The official transcript(s) must be issued by the school Registrar(s) and provided in a sealed envelope.  If you have not completed your baccalaureate degree at the time of application, submit a current transcript.
  3. A minimum of five years of organizational experience is recommended
  4. A personal interview is required.  The interview will be conducted by an MSML program representative.  The Admission Committee may require a second interview to be conducted by an MSML faculty member.
  5. An essay written in the presence of a Graziadio School staff or faculty member is required for our international applicants.
  6. The Graziadio School reserves the right to require an applicant to attain an acceptable score on either the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  7. Applicants who completed work outside of the United States or are not United States citizens/permanent residents must also meet the international student admission requirements listed in the Admission Information  section of the catalog.

Notification of Admission

The Admission Office will inform the applicant of the status of the application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide all required admission documents by published deadlines.

Admission to Pepperdine University will not be considered final until the admission file is complete even when acceptance to the program may allow a 45 day enrollment as an unclassified student. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond the first term until all official documents have been received. Credits earned while on unclassified status do not guarantee student’s admission. Admission will be confirmed by a letter from the associate dean.

Joint Degree Program

Joint Degree Program Admission Requirements

Joint Bachelor of Science in Management and Master of Business Administration

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be deemed eligible for admission to the MBAJ Program: 

  1. Graduated from the Graziadio School BSM Program within five years of intended MBAJ start term

-OR-

Current BSM student with a minimum of 40 units completed in the program

  1. Attained a minimum Program grade point average of 3.4 upon completion of the BSM degree
  2. Minimum of three years of acceptable work experience

An Application for Admission packet may be obtained from the Program Office. The completed application with the specified essay must be submitted to the Graziadio School Admission Office.

Notification of Admission

The Admission Office will inform the applicant of the status of the application, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required documents are on file by published deadlines for admission. Admission will be confirmed by a letter from the Associate Dean of Fully Employed Programs.

Undergraduate Degree Program

Bachelor of Science Degree Program Admission Requirements

BS in Management

The BSM application process is intended to ensure a good fit between the program’s objectives and the applicant’s experience, qualifications and potential. Each applicant is assessed in a holistic way; no single criterion controls the admission decision.

To be considered eligible for admission to the BSM program applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester units or have completed an AA/AS degree with a grade point average from an accredited college/university or from approved agencies administering college tests. The transfer units must fulfill at least 30 units of general studies requirements including English Composition and college level mathematics. Applicants should be employed on a full-time basis or have significant prior work experience in order to relate to the other students and the material covered in the program.

The admission decision is based on past academic performance measured by grade point average, completed transferable course work, work experience and an essay.

The following are requirements for admission to the BSM Program:

  1. A completed online Application for Admission along with a specified essay, resume and a $45 payment for the nonrefundable application fee must be submitted.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended are required.  All transcripts reflecting in-progress and/or completed coursework toward you undergraduate degree(s) must be submitted to the Graziadio School Admission Office. The official transcript(s) must be issued by the school Registrar(s) and provided in a sealed envelope.
  3. Applicants who completed coursework outside of the United States or are not United States citizens/permanent residents must also meet the international student admission requirements listed in the Admission Information  section of the catalog.

Notification of Admission

The Admission Office will inform the applicant of the status of the application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide all required admission documents by published deadlines.

Admission to Pepperdine University will not be considered final until the admission file is complete even when acceptance to the program may allow a 45 day enrollment as an unclassified student. Students will not be allowed to continue beyond the first term until all official documents have been received. Credits earned while on unclassified status do not guarantee student’s admission. Admission will be confirmed by a letter from the associate dean.

Transfer Admission Guarantee

The Graziadio School has developed Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and Course Transfer and Articulation (CTA) agreements with community colleges in the Southern California area. Under these agreements, the Graziadio School guarantees admission of community college students to the BSM Program if the student satisfies the following requirements:

  • Completes a minimum of 60 Graziadio School-transferable semester units with an cumulative grade point average of 2.80 or better
  • Completes at least 30 semester units of Graziadio School-required general studies units
  • Has accumulated a minimum of three years of full-time business/professional work experience

BSM course waivers may be approved prior to admission based on each participating school’s TAG and CTA agreements. Additional requirements and exceptions may apply.

Leave of Absence

A leave of absence (LOA) may be granted during a student’s course of study. A letter or e-mail from the student’s Pepperdine e-mail account must be submitted to the Fully Employed Program Office, indicating the reason for the leave and the expected term in which the student will return. An LOA may be granted for no more than two consecutive trimesters. If the LOA is expected to exceed two consecutive trimesters, the student must submit a petition for review by the Program Committee. Inquiries pertaining to LOA’s may be directed to a program advisor in the Fully Employed Program Office. International students in F-1 visa status must obtain clearance from the Office of International Student Services before taking a leave of absence.

Program Requirements

Programs

Bachelor of Science

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science