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                                                                                    Online Master of Business Administration

Graziadio school of Business and Management
Online Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Dear Prospective Student:

Congratulations on your decision to pursue your MBA, and thank you for exploring the opportunity available to you at Pepperdine.
We are extremely proud of the program we have developed specifically for working professionals, and as you learn more about it,
you will discover the incomparable advantages our online program has to offer. Please accept my invitation to apply to our online
MBA program.

At Pepperdine, we are committed to helping working professionals earn an advanced degree that will help them conquer the
challenges in today’s – and tomorrow’s – business world.

While the Pepperdine MBA program offers you advanced fundamental business skills that all MBA graduates are expected to have,
it also offers you something more. At Pepperdine, we think what matters is not only the knowledge you gain, but what you do with it.
Our values-centered philosophy is based on the belief that there is a higher purpose for business practice. At Pepperdine you will find
people who are interested in helping you transform so you may transform the world.

Please review the enclosed materials for additional information. An enrollment advisor would be happy to answer any questions
you may have as well as assist you with the application process. Please call 1-877-615-0148. We look forward to reviewing your
application to the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University.


Dr. David M. smith
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Online Master of Business Administration
Pepperdine University
                                                                                      Online Master of Business Administration

                                                                             Build Your Business intelligence

                                                                                      iscover a values-centered, collaborative,
                                                                                      and experience-driven online MBA program
                                                                             specifically designed for active professionals. Imparting
                                                                             a solid foundation in current business and management
                                                                             theory and practice, the AACSB-accredited MBA program
                                                                             focuses on building your essential business knowledge in
                                                                             areas such as finance, marketing, accounting, economics,
                                                                             quantitative analysis, law, human behavior, information
                                                                             systems, strategy, management, and leadership.

                                                                             Build your business intelligence as you examine business
                                                                             from a global perspective and address the impact of
                                                                             globalization, competition, technological innovation, and
                                                                             ethics in the workplace. Develop the practical skills you’ll
                                                                             need to thoroughly analyze and tackle the challenges
                                                                             of modern business with confidence and composure.
                                                                             Improve your communications while learning what it takes
                                                                             to be an effective and persuasive manager and leader.

Focus your MBA by choosing one of four elective concentrations:

finance – Study portfolio          leaDership anD ManaGinG               MarketinG – Examine the               General ManaGeMent –
management, corporate finance,     OrGanizatiOnal chanGe –               concepts, techniques and tools        Choose the direction of your
investment banking, financial      Discover values-centered              needed for developing marketing       advanced business education.
institutions management, and       leadership and learn to advance       strategy and marketing programs.      Select the specific electives
financial risk management.         responsible business practice.        Learn what it takes to play an        that most interest you. From
Analyze real estate investments.   Develop your entrepreneurial          active role in deciding which         leadership to marketing strategy,
Discover the procedure for         initiative, examine business ethics   consumer groups to serve and          accounting to entrepreneurship,
financing entrepreneurial          and look at business from a global    which products and services           you’ll take the elective courses
ventures. Examine global capital   perspective. Learn to become          to produce. Study promotions,         that you feel will have the most
markets and institutions and       an effective manager and team         pricing, and distribution             positive impact on your career
uncover the bottom line on         leader who values diversity and       arrangements to evaluate              and your future.
business finance.                  organizational dynamics.              profitability and growth potential.

Program HigHligHts
•   Continue working full time while you complete the online MBA         •   Work with current company executives on a “live” case study
    and graduate in as little as two years.                                  taken directly from the business world.
•   Receive personal attention from expert faculty with                  •   Interact, connect, and learn alongside students who are
    proven experience in the business world as executives,                   working professionals from around the world, developing your
    entrepreneurs, and consultants.                                          professional network.

Learn more about Pepperdine University’s online MBA program by contacting an enrollment
advisor at 1-877-615-0148.
                                                core curriculum

                                                course name                                     credit hours
                                                Personal and Leadership Development                         1
                                                Behavior in Organizations                                   4
                                                Accounting Information and Control Systems                  4
                                                Quantitative Analysis for Business Operations               4
                                                Prices, Profit, and the Market Economy                      4
                                                Information and Process Systems                             4
                                                Political, Regulatory, Ethical, and                         4
                                                Legal Issues of Business
                                                Marketing Management                                        4
                                                Financial Management of the Firm                            4
                                                Integration in Business Operations                          2

                                                Concentration Course                                        4
                                                Concentration Course                                        4
                                                Concentration Course                                        4

                                                Strategic Management                                        4
                                                Integration in Business Operations:                         1
                                                Strategic Management

                                                total credit hours                                       52

                                                Weekend residencY

                                                          uring the first course, students participate in
                                                          a weekend-long on-campus personal and
                                                 leadership development workshop. The primary purpose
                                                 of the workshop is to establish the foundation of a
                                                 learning community among the students by developing
                                                 a shared understanding of learning goals. The dynamics
                                                 of interpersonal communication, personal ethics, values,
                                                 and team development are explored. The workshop also
                                                 provides an overview of the entire MBA program and
                                                 initiates working relationships with the faculty team.

Learn more about Pepperdine University’s online MBA program by contacting an enrollment
advisor at 1-877-615-0148.
                                                                                    Online Master of Business Administration

admission requirements

To be eligible for this program, students must meet the following qualifications:

•   Bachelor’s degree with an acceptable grade point average             •   One recommendation from the applicant’s immediate
    from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent from an           supervisor or an individual qualified to assess the applicant’s
    international college or university                                      ability to pursue a graduate degree
•   Minimum two years of work experience                                 •   Acceptable GMAT or GRE scores. GMAT is preferred; GRE
                                                                             is accepted as an alternative
•   A completed Pepperdine application form, including required
    essays, organization chart, and resume with a check for the          •   Official transcripts with bachelor’s degree posted from the
    nonrefundable $75 application fee                                        applicant’s undergraduate university

about pepperdine University                                              about the Graziadio school of Business
                                                                         and Management
Pepperdine College was established in 1937, advocating
a business education with the development of Christian                   The Graziadio School of Business and Management at
values. Pepperdine University is religiously affiliated with             Pepperdine University enjoys a national and international
Churches of Christ. Faculty, administrators, and members of              reputation as one of the leading business schools in the
the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds,               world. It boasts the largest MBA alumni network on the
and students of all races and faiths are welcome. It is the              West Coast. The Graziadio School has been lauded as a
purpose of Pepperdine University to pursue the very highest              top business school by some of the foremost authorities in
academic standards within a context that celebrates and                  business, including Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and
extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith.         U.S. News & World Report.
Pepperdine achieved University status in 1972 and opened a
new campus in Malibu, California. It remains an independent,             The highly regarded Graziadio School is accredited
medium-sized university enrolling approximately 7,700                    by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of
students in five colleges.                                               Business (AACSB).

Pepperdine University is accredited by the Western                       The AACSB International can be contacted at:
Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a 501(c)(3)                  AACSB International
organization, is recognized as one of six regional associations          777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and                  Tampa, FL 33602-5730
universities in the United States. WASC accreditation for the  
online MBA program is pending and expected in Fall 2012.

The WASC can be contacted at:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501

For more information about the admission requirements or the admission process for
Pepperdine University’s online MBA program, contact an enrollment advisor at 1-877-615-0148.

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