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Additional Academic Preparation Options

Pepperdine Graziadio Full-Time Programs

Incoming Student Preparation

Students find that extra academic preparation can help them succeed in their graduate business program. At the Graziadio School, we have three options to help you better prepare for the graduate business experience: (1) a two-week Verbal Prep course, (2) a two-day Quantitative Prep course, and (3) online modules. Some of these courses are required for some students (per their admissions letter) while others have the option of signing up and completing this coursework. 

Prep Courses

Professional English Communication Skills for Pre-Graduate Students is a two-week course geared toward international students. It meets Monday through Friday for four hours each day. The course immerses students in the language and culture of the American professional business environment.

The course includes preparation for and practice in conversational skills, critical reading and analysis of graduate-level material, note-taking skills, verbal skills in team interaction and presentations, and writing professional business documents.

The course includes individualized assessments and assignments based on need, one-on-one conferences, and interactive sessions that model the graduate business class protocol.

Date: August 1-12, 2016 (Monday through Friday)
Cost: $700
Location: Pepperdine University, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu, California
Registration deadline: July 17, 2016
Refund Policy: The fee is 100% refundable if cancelled by June 30, 2016 and 50% refundable if cancelled by July 17, 2016. After July 17, 2016, the fee is non-refundable.

 


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Mathematics and Statistics Review is a two-day course geared toward students who want to brush up on their quantitative skills prior to Graduate Business Education. This course includes lecture, individual, and group work .

Dates: August 15-16, 2016
Cost: $200
Location: Pepperdine University, Drescher Graduate Campus, Malibu California
Registration deadline: July 17, 2016
Refund Policy: The fee is 100% refundable if cancelled by June 30, 2016 and 50% refundable if cancelled by July 17, 2016. After July 17, 2016, the fee is non-refundable.

It is recommended that the Quantitative Methods Online Course (listed below) be completed prior to the two-day course. 

Note: You will need to have Microsoft Excel installed. If you have a Mac, make sure the computer can operate in a PC environment in order for Excel add-ins to work. Also, please have an American/English based operating system.

 


To pay by check or FED Wire, please click here.

Online Preparation Modules 

The following online course modules can be completed at any point prior to the program.

The Fall 2016 course links are listed below. The links will expire August 31, 2016. Students will have 1-year access from the date of student purchase. For help registering with Harvard Business School Publishing, click here.

Quantitative Methods

Coursepack: Quantitative Methods Online Course - (Course Period September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016)

Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/38446002

Student Discount Rate: $75 

Financial Accounting

Coursepack: Financial Accounting Online Course -  (Course Period September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016)

Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/38445975

Student Discount Rate: $55

Finance

Coursepack: Finance Online Course -  (Course Period September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016)

Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/38445912

Student Discount Rate: $45

Management Communication

Coursepack: Management Communication: Complete Online Course - (Course Period September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016)

Coursepack link: https://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cbmp/access/38445917

Student Discount Rate: $55