BS in Management

BSM Student

The Bachelor of Science in Business is a degree completion program comprising 60 units of upper-division courses, intended for students with professional experience who seek to further develop their knowledge and skills and advance their careers. Up to 4 of the units may be completed through Global Business Intensive (GBI) courses, designed to provide students with short-term experiential learning opportunities abroad. The curriculum provides a rigorous and practical education that integrates theory with practice, offering learning experiences that connect to students' own professional backgrounds and career goals.

Curriculum Worksheets

On-Ground BSM

Online BSM 

Fall Start

Fall and Summer Start                               

Spring Start 

Spring Start

The sequence of courses for the BSM program varies by start term. For a curriculum worksheet that reflects your start term, please contact your advisor.

Program Information

To complete the BSM degree, students must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in both BSM and overall undergraduate coursework. This minimum GPA must be maintained at all times throughout the program.

• Students whose GPA falls below the 2.0 minimum are subject to academic probation. While on probation, a student is limited to enrolling in a maximum of 6 units per trimester. The probationary status will not be removed until the minimum GPA requirement is reached.

• Any course in which a grade of "F" or "WF" is earned must be repeated. For more information on repeating courses visit the BSM section of the catalog.

Honors distinctions are awarded to graduates of the BSM Program who have achieved the required minimum grade point averages in their undergraduate coursework at Pepperdine as follows:

  • Cum Laude: minimum 3.50 BSM GPA
  • Magna Cum Laude: minimum 3.70 BSM GPA
  • Summa Cum Laude: minimum 3.90 BSM GPA

The Graziadio School bestows the additional designation of Dean's Honor Roll upon students completing all BSM Program coursework with a minimum overall GPA of 3.5. For the purposes of eligibility for these distinctions, GPAs are not rounded up.

As a member institution of Beta Gamma Sigma International, Pepperdine selects the top 10% of undergraduate-level students to join the prestigious honor society. The GPA review takes place during the final trimester of enrollment, encompassing grades that have officially posted on a student's record to date. Courses that are "in progress" at the time of the GPA review will not be considered for the purposes of determining the list of invitees to the Beta Gamma Sigma induction ceremony.

Please click here for more information regarding the Beta Gamma Honor Society.

Students may be eligible to waive up to 12 units of BSM course content, based on courses completed prior to entering the Program. BSCI 468 and STGY 479 may not be waived. Requests for waivers may be considered in the areas of accounting, economics, information systems, production and operations management, and statistical methods, if a student has previously taken coursework with the equivalent unit value and content comparable to the BSM course for which the waiver is sought. The previous coursework must have been completed with a grade of "B" or better within 7 years as of the time the waiver petition is submitted.

The waiver request is initiated by the student (via e-mail to the Program Advisor) and must be accompanied by: (a) a catalog description, (b) syllabus, and (c) official university transcript indicating the successful completion of the course(s) relating to the BSM course to be waived. Other documentation may be requested, as necessary, to make an informed decision on the waiver request.

For the purposes of accurately determining program requirements and establishing a degree completion plan, course waiver requests should be submitted and approved by the end of the student's first trimester in the BSM Program.

Information regarding graduation will be disseminated to eligible students mid-way through their final trimester. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their Program Advisors prior to the start of the final trimester to confirm graduation requirements and their eligibility status.