Nov 11, 2019  
2018-2019 Graziadio Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graziadio Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Joint Bachelor of Science and International Master of Business Administration


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This program is a joint degree in collaboration with the Business Division of Seaver College. Students interested in applying for this program will do so during the junior year of their undergraduate program. The joint degree allows students to earn the MBA in five years inclusive of the completion of 3.5 years of study at the Business Division of Seaver College. A minimum of 48 units of coursework and 45 hours of co-curricular activities are required at the Graziadio Business School.

The co-curricular activities are designed to enhance student learning in the areas of communication skills; critical thinking; integration and application; values and ethics; job placement and career development. Students must complete 45 hours of co-curricular activities; activities scheduled as contemporary issues courses may carry 0-4 units and a maximum of 4 units of co-curricular activities may count towards the elective requirements of the program.

Students take seven semesters of work at Seaver College and four trimesters, beginning in January, at the Graziadio Business School. Students are required to complete internships during the summer following their junior year at Seaver College and during the following summer (after the first trimester at the Graziadio Business School).

Students can also apply for the IMBA program, which requires an overseas trimester in the fall of the fifth year. The BS/IMBA internship at the Graziadio School must take place at a global firm and deal with international issues. Study abroad will be completed with a Graziadio partner university. In addition to a trimester abroad, students are required to complete a one-week Global Study Tour. Tuition for the Global Study Tour is charged at the same rate as that of the full-time programs. Additionally, students are responsible for the program fee, transportation costs, and living expenses. Students who pursue this option are not eligible to graduate with a concentration.

At select partner universities an optional BS/IMBA Dual-Degree program is available for students who meet eligibility requirements. The BS/IMBA Dual- Degree entails a modified curriculum involving an internship overseas and an additional term of study at the partner university for the completion of two degrees: the partner university’s degree as well as the BS/IMBA degree from Pepperdine. The BS/IMBA Dual-Degree extends the length of the BS/IMBA by two trimesters and is approximately an additional trimester and a half of tuition payable to Pepperdine. Pepperdine academic scholarships do not cover the additional terms of study.

This Bachelor of Science/International Master of Business Administration program is a joint degree in collaboration with the Business Division of Seaver College. The joint degree allows students to earn the IMBA in five years inclusive of the completion of 3.5 years of study at the Business Division of Seaver College and 1.5 years of study at Graziadio’s full-time programs. Students receive both the BS and MBA degrees upon the completion of all requirements for the Joint Five-Year program. The curriculum for the joint BS/IMBA consists of the following components:

Core Courses 36 units  
Career Seminar 0 units  
Undergraduate Internship 0 units  
Internship 0 units  
Study Abroad (Electives) 12 units  
Total Units Required 48 units  

Program Sequence


Summer Trimester (Year 3)


Required Undergraduate Internship

Fall Trimester (Year 4)


Last Trimester with Seaver College

Summer Trimester (Year 4)


Fall Trimester (Year 5)


Notes:


  1. Career development requirements must be completed before registering for the final year of study.
  2. The Internship for IMBA students must have an international focus.
  3. Courses will be taken at the study abroad school. At select partner universities, an optional IMBA Dual-Degree program is available. The IMBA Dual-Degree extends the length of the IMBA by two trimesters and is an additional trimester and a half of tuition.

Elective Concentrations


Students in this program are not eligible to graduate with a concentration. The SEER certificate  can be completed in this program but must be declared during the first session of the first trimester.

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