Online MBA Curriculum

The online MBA program curriculum at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School explores business fundamentals through the lens of 21st-century insights and strategies. As a student in the program, you will learn about topics including leadership development, business tech, organizational behavior, profitability, financial management, and strategic management.

52 units

15 courses

1 immersion

The MBA 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 few as 20 months or up to 48 months part time. Check out a sample course sequence. (PDF)


As part of the program requirements, you will attend one immersion experience in Los Angeles.

Immersion: Personal and Leadership Development Workshop - 1 unit
This workshop serves as an orientation to the experiential and team-based models of learning used at Graziadio. Students engage in exercises that enhance communication, ethical decision-making, career development, and other relevant skills for interpersonal effectiveness in business.

You are required to attend the immersion during your first term in the program. These dates are tentative and may change:

Immersion Dates
Term Start Dates
August 31 September 4, 2020–September 6, 2020
August 31 September 11, 2020–September 13, 2020

Global Learning Opportunities

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School gives students the unique opportunity to expand their business savvy abroad. Students who choose to join us for a one-week global intensive can expect a combination of collaborative learning, immersive course work, and enriching cultural experiences.

The global intensive is optional and, depending on the selected concentration, may be taken as an elective for academic credit. Students will need to pay for their flight, as well as a program fee that covers room and board, most meals, and all planned academic and cultural activities during the week.


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

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

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

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.


Click each course name to view a course description.