Pepperdine University Reviews of MBA Programs

  • 15 Reviews
  • Malibu (CA)
  • Annual Tuition: $33,820
100% of 15 students said this degree improved their career prospects
87% of 15 students said they would recommend this program to others
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Yours Truly
  • Reviewed: 8/10/2021
  • Degree: MBA
"I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SCHOOL TO ANYONE. LOOK ELSEWHERE IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR MONEY. YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET MUCH FOR THE TIME, EFFORT, AND MONEY YOU'RE REQUIRED TO SPEND FOR THIS PROGRAM. SOME OF THE INSTRUCTORS ARE NOT EVEN QUALIFIED TO TEACH THE MATERIAL."
Harout Markarian
  • Reviewed: 9/7/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"Pepperdine University is a great school with great resources and professors. all professors in the engineering department are very seasoned and have experience in the engineering industry. You will be getting real world experience and not just theoretical."
Drew Soliman
  • Reviewed: 1/9/2018
  • Degree: MBA
"Pepperdine was a great university with multiple resources available in both the administration and the professors. I recommend anyone pursuing an MBA to give Pepperdine your consideration as it does a great job of teaching the fundamentals of business to students. The programs is two years with an array of emphases provided by the program for the students to choose from based on their projected career path. The program is challenging however with this comes sound knowledge, networking opportunities, and technical skills honed to leave you excelling in your industry."
Jessica Horwath
  • Reviewed: 12/18/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Pepperdine University so far is doing a fantastic job preparing me for my future career. After graduating with my MBA with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, I plan to work for a luxury brand and then create my own platform for customers to shop for high quality and ethically sourced products. While Pepperdine does not have many connections in fashion, they are still doing a good job preparing me for a strong, ethical future."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Great experience, wonderful network and alumni network. It is a lot of work but very useful in the corporate world. More expensive than your average education but you pay for the name and the prestige and I would say it is worth it"
Katrina Mitchell
  • Reviewed: 3/28/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"The FEMBA program is outstanding and far better than I expected. This is my second M.A. degree. The first was a M.A. in International Affairs from American University. The Pepperdine program is far more practical and every course is applied to the specified field of study. The professors are practitioners in their various fields and help students network with key contacts within the industry when possible. The career center is also very helpful. They post jobs through contacts that they know regularly and will follow up with potential employers for job that you have applied to. The level of academics is exceptional, the professors are successful in their fields, and there are several networking opportunities to launch your career."
Gibson Nyambura
  • Reviewed: 10/10/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"I truly enjoy my graduate program. It is challenging yet enlightening. I am grateful for the faculty who are open to talking after school when i need assistance. My classmates are easy to work with, we have been able to accomplish several projects on schedule and excelled at teamwork. The advisors are responsive and willing to assist when I inquire about an issue."
Lydia Dennis
  • Reviewed: 6/25/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"The first year of classes seems to be weighted more heavily than the second year classes (time & effort required). It is very reasonable to be employed full-time and attend the evening/weekend classes as well - your classmates will help each other get through the program! Some student choose to take 1 class at a time and finish in 3-4 years which may work better for your schedule. Overall, I am glad that I am earning my MBA. Good luck!"
Shauna Grant
  • Reviewed: 3/1/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"The professors and students make the learning process fun and effective. But using student loans to pay for tuition is overwhelming and worrisome for the future."
Daisy Guo
  • Reviewed: 1/26/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"Great program. Very intensive schedule. More than one campus you could choose to take class. Some professors are really great. But you need to network hard by yourself to find a job."
Arabo Beiki
  • Reviewed: 12/23/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Fantastic alumni network west of the Mississippi. The faculty are very accommodating and approachable. Their years of experience and connections prove invaluable to an MBA student. Class sizes are intimate and enjoyable, with students and professors openly interacting on a first-name basis. With a reasonable student population, student interaction and networking is effortless and easy. Graduate campus is of modest size, providing centralized location for all student activities, lectures, and events. Social life is a bit on the quiet size when living on-campus; most events occur in neighboring Santa Monica. Though housing is very peaceful and study-friendly, socializing takes much effort. Mixers and networking activities are present, but mostly outside of campus."
Tiffany Mayne Leslie
  • Reviewed: 8/14/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"This is a highly competitive program that is perfect for the working professional that needs to get that extra polishing and finishing touches on their professional career. It will take you to the next level. The Pepperdine name hold huge weight, paired with their extensive network, it yields high return on the investment. It definitely falls under the more expensive programs in California. Just be prepared for a serious time commitment in terms of workload and expectations. Overall, I'm very pleased I chose this program."
Daniel Aleksander
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"The fully-employed MBA program at the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University is proving to be an incredible program. The professors come from backgrounds in the actual workforce, the curriculum is practical not just theoretical, and the students are both intelligent and diverse. I'm gaining so much from this program and cannot be happier in my graduate school choice."
Kate Parry
  • Reviewed: 6/24/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"I am at the beginning of the program but so far I feel very supported and the classes are great. Learning a lot."
Sandra Vuong
  • Reviewed: 6/4/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Choosing the MBA at Pepperdine University is by far the best decision I have made to date! The program has by far exceeded and surpassed my expectations. The rigorous and relevant coursework without a doubt contributes to the real world and enhances your social well being. I feel confident that I will graduate a better person, better friend, and have a smarter understanding of what it takes to succeed in the workplace."