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.


Standards of Academic Progress

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.



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. 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.

Please click here for more information regarding the Beta Gamma Honor Society.


Global Business Requirement

Students must complete a minimum of 2 units of global-focused business course content.

• Each concentration provides at least one course that fulfills the global business requirement. For more information about the specific course(s) that meets the global requirement, please refer to the concentration information in the Pathways to FEMBA Curriculum section.


Graduation Requirements

Earned a 3.0 cumulative program GPA

• Fulfilled the requirements for a concentration

• Completed a course that fulfills the global business requirement

• Completed 52 units (38 units of core courses and 14 units of concentration electives) minus the number of core courses waived