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The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) May 1
Application deadline (international students) March 1
Application fee $100

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 55.4% - Medium
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.14 - Low
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.58-3.77
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 114
Average GMAT score 660 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 600-730
Students with prior work experience 100
Average work experience (months) 42

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Acceptance rate 86.2%
Average age of new entrants 30
Average undergraduate GPA 3.09
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 2.56-3.7
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 130
Average GMAT score 559
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 470-650
Students with prior work experience 130
Average work experience (months) 88

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 600 paper test
100 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The Graziadio School seeks students with excellent academic and career potential who are highly motivated self-starters who thrive on challenge. We select each class to represent diverse academic, cultural, and professional backgrounds. We evaluate each candidate's overall credentials, including exam score, leadership qualities, academic performance, and extracurricular activities.
Executive program
The Executive MBA program requires a minimum of seven years of professional experience, with at least two years of significant management responsibility. Required: completed application; statements of career aspirations; official undergraduate transcripts, two personal interviews with a Program Director and faculty member.
Part-time program
The Fully Employed MBA program applicant has professional work experience and the goal to develop or enhance critical management competencies. The Admission Committee evaluates each candidate holistically, considering: work experience; bachelor's degree; essays; organization chart; recommendations; and GMAT, GRE, or TOEFL scores.
Part-time distance learning program
 

 

 

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Darrell Eriksen
Full-time program phone (310) 506-4858
Full-time program E-mail gsbmadm@pepperdine.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​bschool.​pepperdine.​edu/​programs/​full-time-mba/​
Executive program phone (800) 766-5062
Executive program E-mail execpgms@pepperdine.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​bschool.​pepperdine.​edu/​programs/​executive-mba/​
Part-time program phone (888) 339-0109
Part-time program E-mail mbabsm@pepperdine.edu
Part-time program website http:/​/​bschool.​pepperdine.​edu/​programs/​mba/​
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

Departments/concentrations
entrepreneurship leadership
finance marketing
general management other
international business
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand entrepreneurship, finance, international business, leadership, marketing
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time accelerated, full-time other, part-time evenings and weekends, part-time off campus, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available law, public policy/administration

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The two-year program is a five-trimester program, including an internship and opportunity to study abroad. The 12-month program is a three-term, 50-unit program and the 15-month MBA is four terms. The International MBA is five terms, including a mandatory international internship, study abroad, and a study tour.

More info: http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/programs/comparison/.

Executive program
The 50-unit Executive MBA program concentrates on the development of strategic leadership competencies through a collaborative learning environment and live-case studies, including a four-day effective executive residential workshop and eight-day international study component.

 

Part-time program
The 52-unit MBA curriculum offers fundamental knowledge in areas such as finance, marketing, accounting, economics, global business, quantitative analysis, law, human behavior, information systems, management and leadership, and strategy. Twelve units of electives can be earned as an emphasis. Two, one-unit integration units make up the remainder of the curriculum.
Part-time distance learning program N/A
 

Business School Ranking

#81 Best Business Schools

(1) Ranking by Specialties

#43 in Part-time M.B.A.

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 40
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 3.0
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 2.9
Acceptance rate 55.4% - Medium
Average starting salary and bonus $75,360 - Medium
Average undergraduate GPA 3.14 - Low
Average GMAT score 660 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 38.1% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 67.0% - Low
Enrollment (full-time) 276
 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,021

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 276
Minority students 39.9%
International students 28.3%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) 745
Minority students 33.8%
International students 2.8%
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Natasha Kobrinsky
Financial aid phone (310) 568-5530

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $40,270 per year
Part-time: $1,406 per credit
Required fees $810 per program
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $25,100
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $66,111

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 0
Teaching assistantships 0
Research assistantships 11
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Pepperdine University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 159
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 97
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 38.1% - Low
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 67.0% - Low

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 55
Low base salary $20,000
Average base salary $72,254
High base salary $150,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $20,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $72,879
High base salary: U.S citizen $150,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $20,800
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $64,450
High base salary: Foreign nationals $112,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 16
Low signing bonus $2,100
Average signing bonus $10,678
High signing bonus $30,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $2,100
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $10,723
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $30,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 13
Low other compensation $1,000
Average other compensation $10,488
High other compensation $40,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $1,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $10,488
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $40,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 18
Marketing/sales low salary $28,000
Marketing/sales average salary $71,617
Marketing/sales high salary $125,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 3
Operations/production low salary $65,000
Operations/production average salary $77,333
Operations/production high salary $92,000
Number reporting general management jobs 8
General management low salary $55,000
General management average salary $85,250
General management high salary $112,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 17
Finance/accounting low salary $20,000
Finance/accounting average salary $68,188
Finance/accounting high salary $150,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 3
Consulting low salary $50,000
Consulting average salary $81,667
Consulting high salary $120,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 3
Other occupations low salary $37,440
Other occupations average salary $50,813
Other occupations high salary $65,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 1
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 1
Number reporting non-profit jobs 0

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 3
Northeast low salary $80,000
Northeast average salary $98,333
Northeast high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 3
Middle Atlantic low salary $40,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $72,833
Middle Atlantic high salary $93,500
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 4
South low salary $37,440
South average salary $68,110
South high salary $95,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 1
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 3
Southwest low salary $49,900
Southwest average salary $58,300
Southwest high salary $75,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 3
West low salary $20,000
West average salary $71,450
West high salary $120,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 2
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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