FAQs

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At Pepperdine University, we know that earning your advanced degree is a big decision that takes preparation and research. That’s why we’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions we receive from business professionals like you.

How long will it take to earn my MBA degree online?

The Pepperdine University online MBA consists of approximately 15 courses taken over six, 14-week trimesters. Two weekend-long campus residency experiences are required, including an initial Personal and Leadership Development Workshop course. Students can complete the 52-unit program in as few as two years.

How much will the program cost?

  • Per Credit Hour: $1,715
  • Per Term: $6,860 – $13,720 (4-8 credits)
  • Total Tuition: $89,180 for 52 credit hours

Are there scholarships or grants available?

Yes, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School online MBA merit scholarship program allows qualified applicants to earn a world-class education while receiving financial support. Our scholarship ranges from $12,000 to $39,000 and helps qualified students pursue their education with fewer financial obstacles. In some cases, we will even match a scholarship awarded to an accepted student at another institution, up to 100% of tuition for Pepperdine.

When can I begin the program?

You can start the program in the spring, summer, and fall.

Can I continue to work full time while completing the online program?

Yes. The program is designed for full-time working professionals.

Is the online curriculum the same as the on-campus program?

Yes. The online program has the same admission requirements, courses, content, professors, and degree earned at graduation as the on-campus program.

How does the online program work?

Our MBA is offered online, which means more flexibility for you. Our platform allows students and educators to connect and collaborate virtually through online tools without ever leaving home. Earn your degree on a flexible schedule, anytime and anywhere you have Internet access.

Do I need to take the GRE, GMAT, or other standardized tests?

Yes. A successful GMAT or GRE score is required for admission. However, qualified candidates are eligible for GMAT waiver consideration.

Are there any on-campus or residency requirements as part of the online program?

There are two weekend-long campus residency workshops required, including an initial Personal and Leadership Development Workshop course.

What should I look for in an online program?

Before you enroll, be sure that your chosen program has experience delivering online learning, regional and professional accreditation, a dedicated full-time faculty, and a high level of student satisfaction. The online MBA program from Pepperdine University offers all of these advantages, all while delivering an industry-relevant degree on a flexible online platform.

Why is accreditation important?

Accreditation ensures that the education you receive from an academic institution is recognized within your industry and adequately prepares you for responsibilities in that field. Pepperdine University offers the MBA online through its prestigious Graziadio Business School, which is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). This accreditation is bestowed on less than 5% of business schools worldwide.

Does the diploma say “online”?

No. You will earn the same degree as the on-campus MBA students, without any distinction that the degree was earned online.

What if I have more questions?

To learn more about the Pepperdine University online Master of Business Administration, please complete the form to speak with an enrollment advisor.