Jul 21, 2024  
2024-2025 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
  
2024-2025 Graziadio Academic Catalog

Online Programs



Admission Requirements for the Online 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 an accredited  U.S. college or university or the foreign equivalent.  Non-U.S. academic institutions must be accredited by the ministry of education or officially recognized accrediting bodies from their respective countries.

Note for international students: The online programs have an in-person, U.S. residency component. As such, Pepperdine University may sponsor visas for the residency portion of the program. At the conclusion of the residency, students will have a 15-day grace period to return to their home country to complete the remainder of their program remotely. 

Admission Requirements for Online Programs

Unless otherwise specified, the following requirements are applicable to all online graduate programs at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School:

  1. A completed Application for Admission and a non-refundable application fee must be submitted through the online application platform by the designated deadline.
  2. The application must be accompanied by a personal statement and a current professional resume, detailing the candidate’s employment history, positions held, and corresponding areas of responsibility. 
  3. An official transcript must be provided 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. Applicants are generally expected to have two or more years of full-time professional work experience. Other experiences such as military service, entrepreneurial ventures, or internships with substantial responsibility may be considered as comparable alternatives by the Admission Committee.
  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.

Supplemental Materials (Optional)

  1. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores may be submitted as additional evidence of intellectual aptitude and will be considered for enhanced scholarship consideration. Test scores are considered valid and acceptable for exams taken no more than 5 years prior to the application term. 

  2. Applicants are welcome to provide a letter of recommendation in support of their candidacy for the program. A letter of recommendation is especially encouraged for applicants with fewer than 2 years of full-time professional experience. 

BSM-to-Online MBA Pathway Program

Eligibility Requirements for the Online MBA Pathway Program

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be deemed eligible for admission to the Online MBA Pathway Program: 

  1. Graduated from the Graziadio School BSM Program within five years of intended 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 3.0 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 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 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 Online 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 transferable units must encompass at least 30 units of general education subjects, including English Composition and college-level mathematics. As part of the Part-Time Programs portfolio, the Online 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 Online BSM program has an in-person, U.S. residency component. As such, Pepperdine University may sponsor visas for the residency portion of the program. At the conclusion of the residency, students will have a 15-day grace period to return to their home country to complete the remainder of the program remotely. 

Application requirements for the Online BSM Program include the following:

  1. A completed Application for Admission and a non-refundable application fee must be submitted through the online application platform by the designated deadline.
  2. The application must be accompanied by a personal statement in response to the specified prompt.
  3. 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.
  4. Applicants who completed coursework 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.

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 various California community colleges. Under these arrangements, the Graziadio Business School guarantees admission of community college students to the Online BSM Program based on the following criteria:

  • 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 Online 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 Online 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

Each program has a differentiated curriculum design with a specific set of courses to meet its degree requirements. Students enrolled in a program that is billed per-unit tuition may not enroll in courses that do not meet or exceed the degree completion requirements as outlined in the catalog. Therefore, students are expected to complete their coursework in the program plan and modality they had chosen upon program entrance. Under compelling and verifiable circumstances, students may request to complete a course in a different program or modality that is deemed to be equivalent to a course in the student’s program requirement. Please note cross enrollment in a course offered for a different program may result in an increased tuition cost and permanent modification of a student’s program plan. Prior to the formal submission of the request, students should consult with their advisor to understand the potential impact of completing the requested course on their overall program cost and completion plan. The request should be directed to the Program Office and supporting documentation is required. Approval is not guaranteed. 

Programs

Bachelor of Science

Master of Business Administration

Master of Science