Why Online?

Why should you choose online learning?

More than 5.8 million students completed coursework online in 2014. (2015 Survey of Online Learning). That number continues to grow today. Find out why below.

Connect with peers around the world

With an increasingly connected world, business professionals work with a wide range of clients, peers, and companies. That means working collaboratively with different, sometimes opposing, perspectives. The Pepperdine Graziadio School online learning platform connects you with professionals from various backgrounds who have different experiences, worldviews, and ideas, and encourages you to work with them to achieve your goals.

Did you know the Pepperdine alumni network consists of more than 30 alumni groups on four continents?

Connect with peers around the world

Study with flexibility

At Pepperdine, we seek to minimize the typical obstacles of graduate education by giving you the flexibility to study on your schedule. That’s why we offer our reputable MBA on a convenient online platform.

One of the biggest challenges for any student is balancing professional, personal, and academic responsibilities. As a Pepperdine online MBA student, you are expected to complete assignments within a certain time frame; however, you can attend your weekly lecture virtually or listen on your lunch break, discuss study strategies with peers during the evenings, and complete assignments on the weekend.

“I chose Pepperdine University because of its ability and accessibility. As a working professional it was incredibly important for me to be able to have access to a program that allowed me to work around my schedule, and that’s something Pepperdine allowed me to do.”

Piryanka Budiyan,

Pepperdine University online MBA graduate

Earn your degree wherever

The Pepperdine University online MBA offers you an education without limits. Traditional students are generally tied to local campuses. Distance learning offers a distinct advantage if you’re interested in a program outside of your area code, which means a greater range of academic options without uprooting your personal and professional life.

Did you know that 41% of online students studying at U.S. institutions reside within the U.S., but in a different state than their school? — Online Report Card: Tracking Online Education in the United States, 2016

Learn with added support

Learn with added support

A common concern with distance learning is the level of support. Pepperdine offers a 24/7 help desk, digital libraries, career centers, online tutoring services, virtual office hours, enrollment advisors, and alumni networks. We’re committed to providing a high level of support for our students, whether they study online or on campus.

“I firmly believe that I best lead the class by serving my students. I make myself very available to students. They can reach me by my cellphone, email, or text. If they are having challenges in the class or if there is anything I can do to improve their learning, I want to be available and help them with that process.”

David M. Smith, PhD

Associate Professor of Economics

There are many reasons to pursue an online education. If you’re interested in a reputable MBA on a flexible platform, choose Pepperdine. Contact an enrollment advisor today to get started.