The Online Master of Science in Management and Leadership Program from Pepperdine University


Lead Highly Effective Teams Across Industries

In times of change, growth, and disruption, businesses turn to leaders who understand how to unify teams and strategically solve problems.

The online Master of Science in Management and Leadership program from Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School empowers you to influence meaningful change across large-scale companies, not-for-profit institutions, and cutting-edge start-ups.

Complete in as Few as 12 Months


No GMAT/GRE required for admission


AACSB-Accredited

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Accredited by the prestigious AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—the Graziadio Business School has a long-standing tradition of producing values-centered leaders driven by personal integrity, compassion, and holistic thinking.

Build the Specialized Skills Modern Leaders Need

Learn to empower your team, your organization, and yourself to reach your highest potential with an online master’s in management from Pepperdine University.

Build the Specialized Skills Modern Leaders Need

Learn to empower your team, your organization, and yourself to reach your highest potential with an online master’s in management from Pepperdine University.


A Curriculum Focused on Managing in Times of Change

The 36-unit curriculum in our online leadership-focused master’s program is designed to help you manage change at all levels of your organization. You will build essential expertise in areas such as self-awareness, group dynamics, project management, organization and work design, and team and organizational culture.

At Graziadio, we believe that management is not static, and learning cannot be limited to the classroom. Our courses will push you to seek out and access mentorship opportunities and hone your soft skills in real-world business settings.

36 units

10 courses

2 immersions

Course Sequence

The MS in Management and Leadership program gives you the flexibility to earn your degree at a pace that aligns with your personal and professional commitments. The program can be completed in as little as one year on an accelerated schedule or 24 months part time. As part of the program, you will also attend an immersion on Pepperdine’s campus during the first and last terms.

Curious to know what your schedule might look like? Check out our sample course sequence options. (PDF)

Immersions

During your time in the program, you will attend two immersions in Los Angeles. The first immersion takes place during your first term, allowing you to meet fellow students and professors, and network with industry leaders early on in the program. In addition to networking, immersions feature hands-on workshops, individual coaching, and live case learning.

Distinguished Faculty

Pepperdine faculty are accomplished, award-winning leaders who have experience managing and improving multifunctional teams for companies like Boeing and Procter & Gamble. Our 13:1 student-faculty ratio means your professors can take the time to truly get to know you, mentor you, and support your professional and personal growth.

Meet our acclaimed faculty.


Admissions

At Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, we seek diverse and driven individuals who can help strengthen our community of caring professionals. Our online master’s in management and leadership program is ideal for those who have some management experience and wish to sharpen their interpersonal and core leadership skills in order to improve their organization and the world around them.

You must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university to apply. A minimum of two years of work experience is recommended but not required.

No GRE or GMAT scores are required for admission.

See application requirements.

Application Deadlines

Applications are now being accepted for the following start dates:

Application Deadlines
Classes Start Early Priority Deadline Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Monday, January 6, 2020 Friday, September 13, 2019 Friday, October 11, 2019 Friday, November 8, 2019
Monday, May 4, 2020 Friday, January 10, 2020 Friday, February 7, 2020 Friday, March 6, 2020

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition for the 2019–2020 academic year is $1,800 per credit unit. The online Master of Science in Management and Leadership program is 36 units. Additional fees can be expected each semester, including travel and accommodations for two required on-campus immersions.

To help fund your graduate education, you may be eligible for federal financial aid. For more information about tuition financing options for the MS in Management and Leadership program, visit our tuition and financial aid page.


The Benefits of Earning a Master’s in Management and Leadership

Succeeding as a leader in today’s hyper-connected business world means being able to unify teams toward strategic goals and inspire others to make the most of their inherent talents. From organizational thinking to managing culture and teams, a specialized degree in management and leadership will prepare you to drive better outcomes for your organization.

Job Outlook for Specialized Leadership Master’s Graduates

In a recent recruitment survey from the Graduate Management Council, the majority of Fortune 100, Fortune 500, and publicly traded companies indicated an interest in hiring candidates with a master’s in management in 2018.1 That same report indicated increased demand for management master’s graduates in sectors such as consulting, finance, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, services, and government.

Career Paths for Management Master’s Graduates

A leadership-focused master’s degree can prepare you to advance within your organization as a manager of people, or take on new roles helping organizations better utilize their resources. In as little as one year, MS in Management and Leadership graduates may be ready for roles such as:

  • Leadership positions—Directors, VPs, C-suite employees, entrepreneurs
  • Management positions—Team managers, department managers, project managers
  • Supervisory positions—Business strategists, consultants

Build the Specialized Skills Modern Leaders Need

Learn to empower your team, your organization, and yourself to reach your highest potential with an online master’s in management from Pepperdine University.

Ready to Apply?

Become a more effective leader in a rapidly evolving business landscape with an MS in Management and Leadership.


Learning Online at Pepperdine

Learning online at the Graziadio Business School means engaging with fellow students, interacting with accomplished faculty, and being challenged to implement new skills in real-world settings immediately. Through innovative technology and human connection, our learning experience combines online flexibility with in-person impact.

If you want to find out about all of our program options that are offered online and on campus, visit the Graziadio Business School website.

24/7 mobile access to course work


300+ WeWork locations

Our Online Classroom

Each week, you will attend live online classes via HD streaming video, bringing you face to face with your classmates and faculty in real time. The online classroom takes advantage of dynamic sharing and collaboration features that are designed to enhance each student’s learning experience. Tools and functionality include:

  • Small-group break-out rooms.
  • Video-, document-, and screen-sharing capabilities.
  • Collaborative content annotation and full class recordings.
  • Live chats, surveys, and polls.

The entire suite of classroom features and functions is fully accessible from any desktop, tablet, or mobile device.

WeWork

WeWork Membership

As a student in the online program, you will receive a Global Access membership to WeWork, a network of shared workspaces in hundreds of cities worldwide. With this membership, you will have access to:

  • Any WeWork location.
  • All WeWork amenities (work stations, Wi-Fi, power outlets, printing and copying, lounges and kitchens, private phone booths, refreshments, and on-site support staff).
  • WeWork events and meetups.
  • Workspaces that are available through the WeWork app or website.

Become a Leader Who Drives Real Results

Whether you are an experienced manager looking to hone new skills or an individual contributor ready to step into a role as a team leader, take the next step by requesting more information about the online MS in Management and Leadership program now.

Become a Leader Who Drives Real Results

Whether you are an experienced manager looking to hone new skills or an individual contributor ready to step into a role as a team leader, take the next step by requesting more information about the online MS in Management and Leadership program now.