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FEMBA Program

The FEMBA Program is comprised of 52 units which include 38 units of core courses and 14 units of electives. 

Curriculum Worksheets

Current Curriculum Admitted Before Fall 2018


Students must complete 12 units from an emphasis of choice in order to declare a concentration. Below outlines where each concentration is offered.

Concentration Regional Campus
Business Analytics WLA, OL
Dispute Resolution MAL, WLA
Digital Innovation WLA, ONL
Entrepreneurship WLA, ONL
Entertainment, Media, and Sports WLA
Finance CAL, IGC, ONL, WLA
General Management CAL, IGC, ONL, WLA
Global Business WLA, ONL
Leadership and Managing Organizational Change CAL, IGC, ONL
Marketing CAL, IGC, ONL


CAL: Calabasas    IGC: Irvine     MAL: Malibu     ONL: Online     WLA: West Los Angeles


Program Information

Through the duration of a graduate program, a minimum overall 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 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 (SAP) Policy for more details.

A minimum of 2 units of global content coursework.

Courses that meet the global business requirement are designated within each concentration area. For more information about the specific courses that meet the global requirement, please refer to the concentration information in the FEMBA Curriculum worksheet.

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Fulfillment of the global business requirement
  • Completion of 52 units of FEMBA coursework, including 12 elective units within a chosen concentration area

Completion of all FEMBA coursework requirements, including 12 elective units within chosen FEMBA concentration Global Business Content Requirement.

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.

Dispute Resolution Certificate and Concentration

Students pursuing general management or dispute resolution concentration have the opportunity to enroll in courses within the dispute resolution discipline at the Straus Institute through a collaboration between the Graziadio School and the Caruso School of Law at Pepperdine. The courses are offered at the main Pepperdine campus in Malibu. In addition to the 12 unit elective requirement for the dispute resolution concentration, students may complete additional coursework leading to a formal Certificate in Dispute Resolution. Details about the concentration and certificate options are provided here.

MBA Plus

You've earned your MBA, but are hungry for more. Update your skills and knowledge through MBA Plus – a  program that offers alumni the opportunity to take additional business classes in our Fully Employed MBA program at a substantial discount. For more information, click here.

SEER Certificate

The Pepperdine Graziadio certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy allows students to complement their MBA degree with courses and activities that will empower them to be more mindful leaders and entrepreneurs. We're developing Best for the World Leaders through the SEER lens, encouraging our students to lead successful businesses with an ethical mindset. Visit the SEER site for more information.