Aug 04, 2021  
2021-2022 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
  
2021-2022 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 admission process is designed to ensure consistency, equity, and integrity in the evaluation of each applicant.  Application requirements are established to provide the Admission Committee the pertinent information needed to make a thoughtful determination regarding candidates’ readiness and suitability for the program to which they have applied. The admission review process is holistic in nature, taking into consideration the full range of academic, personal, and professional backgrounds and attributes of each applicant. 

As a minimum eligibility requirement for Pepperdine Graziadio graduate degree programs, candidates must have earned a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or the foreign equivalent.  Non-U.S. 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 (On Campus)
  1. A completed Application for Admission and a nonrefundable application fee must be submitted electronically to the Graziadio Business School Admission Office by the established deadline.
  2. The application must be accompanied by a professional resume and an essay/personal statement responding to a specified prompt.
  3. An official transcript for each college or university previously attended. All transcripts reflecting in-progress and/or completed coursework must be submitted to the Graziadio Business School Admission Office.  The official transcript(s) must be issued electronically by the Registrar’s secured transcript provider or issued by the Registrar in a sealed envelope.  
  4. A letter of recommendation is required.
  5. Applicants must have a minimum of two years of work experience. Military service of equal duration may be substituted to satisfy the minimum work experience requirement. 
  6. Applicants who completed academic work outside 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.
  7. A Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is optional. Test scores are considered valid and acceptable for exams taken within the past five years. 

BSM-to-MBA Joint 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 two years of professional work experience

 

Notification of Admission Decision 

Applicants will be officially notified of their application decision via e-mail by the Graziadio Business School Admission Office. All other communication a candidate may have regarding his/her admission status will be considered unofficial and be superseded by the official notification.  Admitted applicants will be required to submit non-refundable enrollment deposit in the amount of $250 to reserve a place in the program. The deposit will be applied toward tuition expenses in the first term of the program.

Details of the Notification of Admission Decision are provided in the Admission Information  section of the catalog.

 

Undergraduate Degree Program

Bachelor of Science Degree Program Admission Requirements

BS in Management

The admission process is designed to ensure consistency, equity, and integrity in the evaluation of each applicant.  Application requirements are established to provide the Admission Committee the pertinent information needed to make a thoughtful determination regarding candidates’ readiness and suitability for the program to which they have applied. The admission review process is holistic in nature, taking into consideration the full range of academic, personal, and professional backgrounds and attributes of each applicant. 

To be considered eligible for admission to the BSM program, applicants must have completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester units or have earned an Associate’s degree with a valid grade point average (based on a 4.0 scale) from an accredited college/university. Transferable credits may also be earned through the completion of on-demand college-eligible courses offered by approved agencies. The 60-unit requirement must encompass at least 30 units of general education subjects, including English Composition and college-level mathematics. As part of the Fully-Employed Programs portfolio, the BSM program is intended for candidates who are employed on a full-time basis or have significant prior work experience.

Note for international students: The Bachelor of Science in Management program is a part-time program. As such, Pepperdine University cannot sponsor visas for students interested in pursuing this degree.

Application requirements for the BSM Program include the following:

  1. A completed online Application for Admission along with a specified essay/personal statement, resume and a $50 payment for the nonrefundable application fee must be submitted electronically to the Graziadio Business School Admission Office.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended are required.  All transcripts reflecting in-progress and/or completed coursework toward an undergraduate degree must be submitted to the Graziadio Business School Admission Office. The official transcript(s) must be issued electronically by the Registrar’s secured transcript provider or issued by the Registrar 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 Decision

Applicants will be officially notified of their application decision via e-mail by the Graziadio Business School Admission Office. All other communication a candidate may have regarding his/her admission status will be considered unofficial and be superseded by the official notification. Admitted applicants will be required to submit non-refundable enrollment deposit in the amount of $150 to reserve a place in the program. The deposit will be applied toward tuition expenses in the first term of the program.

Details of the Notification of Admission Decision are provided in the Admission Information  section of the catalog.

Transfer Admission Guarantee

The Graziadio Business School has developed Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) arrangements with community colleges in the Southern California region. Under these arrangements, the Graziadio Business School guarantees admission of community college students to the BSM Program if the following criteria are met:

  • Completion of a minimum of 60 Graziadio School-transferable semester units, which include at least 30 units of general education content (i.e., English Composition, college math, social science, humanities, and biological/physical science)
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.80 or higher
  • A minimum of two years of full-time (30 hours or more per week) work experience

 

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