Joint BS in Management and MBA

Online MBAJ Program

Graduates of the Graziadio School Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) Program who meet other eligibility criteria have the unique opportunity to complete the MBA degree on an accelerated basis through the MBAJ Program. As compared to the standard 52-unit requirement for the MBA, the MBAJ Program may be completed in as few as 30 units. The exact unit requirement for each student will vary, according to the number of qualifying courses/units fulfilled in completing the BSM. In meeting the minimum 30-unit requirement for the MBAJ, students will generally complete the following:

  • 4 to 8 units of MBA core courses corresponding to the selected concentration
  • PGBS 670J
  • STGY 659 
  • 12 units of electives in a concentration area
  • 5 to 13 units of additional electives

Curriculum Worksheet

If you started the program prior to Fall 2018, please contact your Student Success Advisor for a curriculum worksheet reflecting your program start term.


Students will complete 12 elective units from an emphasis of choice to declare a concentration. The following concentrations are available online:

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

A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 is required throughout the duration of the MBAJ 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 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. For expected graduates of Fall 2017 and beyond, invitations will be sent to those whose cumulative program GPA falls within the 20% threshold. 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 30 units (or more, as individually determined) of MBAJ coursework, including 12 elective units required for a concentration