Top-Ranked Online MBA from Pepperdine University

An Online MBA Rooted in Integrity and Innovation

The top-25 ranked online Master of Business Administration (MBA) program from Pepperdine’s Graziadio Business School combines education in strategy, technology, and leadership to set you up for success in today’s globalized marketplace.1

As a student, you will have the opportunity to solve real-world business challenges for brands like Adobe and Coca-Cola through our Education to Business program. You will also have the option to focus your degree with one of four concentrations in marketing, finance, digital innovation, and leadership.

Complete in as Few as 20 Months

GMAT Waivers Available for Qualified Applicants

Four Concentrations and a General Track

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Accredited by the prestigious AACSB International
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), has a long-standing legacy of teaching professionals to lead intelligently while demonstrating personal integrity, sound decision-making, and broad thinking.

Business Is Evolving. Evolve with It.

Prepare for the next phase of your career with Pepperdine’s top-ranked AACSB-accredited online MBA program.

Business Is Evolving. Evolve with It.

Prepare for the next phase of your career with Pepperdine’s top-ranked AACSB-accredited online MBA program.

A Robust Online Curriculum

The online MBA curriculum explores business fundamentals through the lens of 21st-century insights and strategies.

You will learn about topics including leadership development, business tech, organizational behavior, profitability, financial management, processes and systems, regulatory issues, and strategic management.

The curriculum enables you to customize your education by choosing either a general track or one of four specific concentrations:

General: Develop expertise across business areas by choosing a combination of electives in finance, marketing, digital innovation, and leadership.

Finance: Explore topics related to corporate finance, investment banking, risk management, new venture financing, and real estate markets.

Marketing: Learn how to develop global marketing strategies, with a focus on areas such as pricing, consumer segmentation, and product development.

Digital Innovation and Information Systems: Discover how to build businesses using technologies including IT security and infrastructure management.

Leadership and Managing Organizational Change Hone your skills as a leader who celebrates diversity while making strategic, ethically responsible decisions.

View the course list and course descriptions.

52 units

15 courses

1 immersion


While enrolled, you will attend one immersion experience in Los Angeles. The immersion will provide you with the opportunity to examine business ethics and develop your leadership skills. You will also collaborate with one of Pepperdine’s esteemed corporate partners. In the past, students have done work for partners like Boeing, AEG, Kaiser Permanente, and Farmers Insurance.

Course Sequence

The online MBA program can be completed in as few as 20 months, giving you the flexibility to earn your degree while you work.

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

Distinguished Faculty

Pepperdine faculty are accomplished leaders who have worked for companies like Hilton, Honda, and NASA, and are passionate about their work and their students. Our 13:1 student-faculty ratio means your professors can take the time to truly get to know you, mentor you, and support your academic and professional journey.

Meet our acclaimed faculty.


Pepperdine Graziadio Business School values diversity both in our applicants’ academic backgrounds and life experiences. Our online MBA program is designed for business professionals with two or more years of relevant career experience. To apply, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.

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, August 31, 2020 Friday, May 15, 2020 Friday, June 5, 2020 Friday, July 3, 2020
Monday, January 4, 2021 Friday, September 18, 2020 Friday, October 9, 2020 Friday, November 6, 2020

Tuition and Financial Aid

MBA tuition for the 2019–2020 academic year is $1,815 per unit. The online MBA program comprises 52 units. Additional fees can be expected each semester, including travel and accommodations for one required on-campus immersion.

You may be eligible for federal student aid and private scholarship opportunities to help fund your graduate education. For more information about how to finance your online MBA program, visit our tuition and financial aid page.

The Value of an Online MBA

An MBA remains a good investment for professionals in California and beyond seeking greater responsibility and a higher salary. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council, the average salary for MBA graduates in 2018 was $105,000.2

Through the online program, you will graduate with an MBA from Pepperdine University, which was ranked among the top 50 national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2018.3

Our Online MBA Program Supports Your Career Growth

Pepperdine’s online MBA program provides the same esteemed, customizable experience offered on campus so that you achieve your career goals, whether you want to continue advancing in your current role or transition to a new field.

Here is how we ensure your success:

  • The opportunity to participate in our Education to Business program—which will add brands like Adobe and Coca-Cola to your resume before you graduate.
  • Access to one-on-one coaching and other career resources through the Graziadio Business School career portal.
  • Mentorship from faculty who are readily accessible to meet with you and lend their expertise.

Here are some of the careers you may be prepared to pursue after earning your master’s degree in business administration online:

  • financial analyst
  • financial manager
  • marketing manager
  • human resources manager
  • business operations manager
  • sales manager
  • C-level executive (CEO, CFO, COO)

Diversity in the Classroom

Our online MBA program includes students with diverse backgrounds, professional experiences, and viewpoints. These various perspectives improve the classroom experience by creating more nuanced discussion and debate.

Circle graph shows the percentage breakdown of race. 37% White, 32% Unknown, 19% Asian, 11% Black, 1% Hispanic.
This information reflects data collected from online MBA students in the fall 2016 to summer 2019 cohorts with a 100% response rate.

Learning Online at Pepperdine

The online MBA program combines self-paced course work with live online classes to create an engaging student experience. Our online learning environment connects you to Pepperdine while giving you the flexibility to earn your degree while managing your professional and personal commitments.

To learn about other graduate programs offered both online and on campus, visit the Graziadio Business School website.

24/7 access to course work

300+ WeWork locations

Our Online Classroom

You will attend weekly, live online classes, bringing you face to face with your classmates and faculty in real time. The online classroom takes advantage of dynamic collaboration features 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 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.

Access to LinkedIn Premium Career

To help you apply the skills you will develop as a student in our online program, you will receive LinkedIn Premium Career access, allowing you to:

  • Send direct messages to job posters to make an impression before you apply.
  • See who’s viewed your profile in the last 90 days and how they found you.
  • Use Applicant Insights to apply with confidence and see how you compare to other applicants.
  • Learn in-demand skills through access to online courses taught by industry experts.
  • Receive instant access to salary insights without sharing your personal data.
  • Practice for job interviews through interactive interview preparation.
  • Obtain expert feedback to help you optimize your resume.

California Roots. Global Reach.

Pepperdine University has been a driver in the region’s educational space and a beacon of ethical values in higher education since 1937. Today, the Graziadio Business School has an alumni network of over 40,000 students from around the globe who are leading with purpose. Whether you live in San Francisco, Sacramento, or beyond, we invite you to join us—together, we’ll prepare you for the next phase of your career as we explore new and challenging ways to think about business.

Master Business with Us

Earn your MBA online from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in as few as 20 months.

Master Business with Us

Earn your MBA online from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School in as few as 20 months.

2 U.S. News & World Report, 2018 National University Rankings (visited January 11, 2019) Return to footnote reference
3 Graduate Management Admission Council 2018 Corporate Recruiters Survey (visited January 25, 2019) Return to footnote reference