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FEMBA Pathways Program

The FEMBA Pathways Program is designed for BSM graduates with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.39 who would like to pursue their MBA. The number of units waived and tuition savings is dependent on the final GPA in the BSM Program.

Curriculum Worksheets

Admitted Fall 2018 and Beyond | Admitted Before Fall 2018

Concentrations 

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

Campus Key

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

Program Information

Students must maintain a cumulative program GPA of 3.0 throughout the duration of the program.

  • If the student's GPA falls below a 3.0, the student is placed on academic probation. While on probation, the students will have a reduced course load of 4 units until the student earns a minimum cumulative program GPA of 3.0.

If a grade of C- or lower is earned in a core course, students repeat the course. If a grade of C- or lower is earned in an elective course, students enroll in another elective course of the same unit equivalency.

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 Pathways Curriculum worksheet.

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

As a member institution of Beta Gamma Sigma International, Pepperdine selects the top 20% of graduate-level students to join the prestigious honor society. Invitations will be sent to those who meet the criteria of a cumulative program GPA 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. The opportunity to join the honor society will be extended to any additional graduates who may become eligible for membership after all grades have posted.

Learn more about 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.