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Pepperdine Graziadio Business School - International MBA

Pepperdine University International MBA Program Structure

The Pepperdine University International MBA (IMBA) program gives students the opportunity to experience the global marketplace firsthand in countries across Europe, Latin America and Asia. The IMBA program offers the standard MBA courses with international business electives integrated seamlessly into the curriculum, an internship with a global focus, and two study abroad opportunities.

During the summer between the first and second year, students may enjoy a hands-on experience through an internship with an international or multinational company.


The Pepperdine University International MBA is a 63 unit program. Core courses make up 47 units of the degree, while 16 units consist of study-abroad electives.

Core courses for the Pepperdine International MBA include: Accounting, Applied Data Analytics, Managerial Finance, Managerial Finance, Marketing Management, Political, Ethical, and Regulatory Issues of Management, Personal Development for Leadership, Theories and Models of Organization, Technology and Operations Management, and Strategic Management.

In the fall of the second year, students begin one trimester studying at a partner university in a country of their choice. Courses may be taken in English or in the host country’s language. Students must complete this trimester abroad as well as a week-long study abroad session.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

Tuition for the four-term Pepperdine University International MBA is $24,875 per term, totaling $99,500.

Merit-based Scholarships: The Graziadio School offers a variety of scholarships based on academic achievements. The consideration for merit scholarships is determined by the applicant’s cumulative GPA, GMAT or GRE score, and professional work experience.

Endowed scholarships: The Graziadio School offers several specialized endowed scholarships. Both the recipients and the amounts of these awards are determined according to the requirements of the specific endowment.

There are three main types of financial aid: Federal Direct Stafford loans, the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan, and Alternative Educational Loans.


Applicants to the Pepperdine University International MBA program must have a four-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent. A minimum of one year full-time professional work experience is required for the International MBA.

To apply to the Pepperdine International MBA program, applicants must submit a completed application form, all college transcripts from degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions, and a current résumé. The school also requires applicants to complete one essay about their leadership experiences and goals; applicants may also submit an optional essay for any additional information they wish to convey to the Admissions Committee. Applicants must also send in their GMAT or GRE scores and a nonrefundable $150 application fee. Graduates who did not earn degrees in English must provide TOEFL, PTE, or IELTS scores.

Interviews are technically optional, but highly encouraged.

Application deadlines for fall 2020 are as follows:

Round One – Nov. 1, 2019
Round Two – Feb. 1, 2020
Round Three – April 1, 2020 (International Deadline)
Round Four – May 15, 2020

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