Online MBA Student Resources

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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.

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
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership and Managing Organizational Change
  • Marketing

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

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required throughout the duration of the MBA Program.

Falling below the minimum GPA requirement will subject a student to academic probation. While on probation, students are limited to enrolling in a maximum of 4 units per trimester. The probationary status will not be removed until the minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 is reached.

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 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