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The Online MBA program is comprised of 52 units consisting of core and elective courses, encompassing a range of topics that represent the academic disciplines of the Graziadio Business School. As part of the program, students will select a concentration area leading to specialization in a business area. To kick-off the program, students will attend one residential "immersion" session, which is associated with the program course, BSCI 650 and serves as an integral element of the learning experience. Please note that failure to follow the course sequence listed on the curriculum worksheet may result in limited availability and/or delayed graduation.

If you started the program prior to Fall 2019, please contact your Student Success Advisor for a curriculum worksheet reflecting your program start term.

Concentration Requirements

Students will complete elective units from an emphasis of choice to declare a concentration. The following concentrations are available online:

  • Business Analytics
  • Digital Innovation and Information Systems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership and Managing Organizational Change
  • Marketing

To declare your concentration, fill out the Concentration Declaration Form.

Through the duration of a graduate program, a minimum overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 is required to maintain satisfactory academic standing. Student academic performance is monitored by the Program Office at the end of each term, and students falling below the 3.0 CGPA minimum are subject to Academic Monitoring. Graduate students that fall below a 2.7 CGPA will be placed on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Warning. Students will be notified in writing of the change in status and potential adjustments to the academic success plan. Students who fail to regain good standing within the time frame specified in the SAP policy will be subject to dismissal from the Business School. Please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for more details.

The minimum passing grade for individual courses is a "C-." A core course in which a non-passing grade is earned must be repeated. For elective courses in which a non-passing grade is earned, students have the option of repeating the course or taking a different elective of an equivalent unit value.

As a member institution of Beta Gamma Sigma International, Pepperdine selects the top 20% of graduate-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.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of all MBA coursework requirements
  • 12 elective units within chosen MBA concentration

MBA Plus Lifelong Learning

Keep your skills and knowledge up-to-date through MBA Plus—a special offer for alumni to take additional business classes in our Fully Employed MBA program at a substantial discount.

Learn more about MBA Plus