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Pepperdine Offers Undergrads BS/MBA Five-year Degree Option
Starting fall 2008, Pepperdine University will begin admitting a select group of business-track undergraduate students into a new program in which they earn both a bachelor's and MBA degree in only five years. High-performing freshmen and students in their junior year of studies enrolled Seaver College will be eligible, as well as candidates transferring from community colleges or other universities into Seaver College programs.
Students will receive their Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration, International Business, or Accounting from Pepperdine University's Seaver College and either their Master of Business Administration (MBA) or their International Master of Business Administration (IMBA) from the Graziadio School of Business and Management.
The Five-year BS/MBA program will be accepting 25 students annually to ensure a personal and collaborative learning experience among faculty and peers. Students will be required to complete two summer internships to further develop their knowledge and business experience. Admission to the program will be highly competitive and based on standardized test scores and grade point average.
The Five-year BS/MBA program will consider students in their junior year based on a minimum GPA of 3.25 and other academic factors.
Program details and admission requirements are available online.
Seaver College, located at Pepperdine
University's Malibu campus, provides undergraduate studies
in letters, arts and sciences. Offering international programs in Florence, Heidelberg, London, Lausanne, Shanghai, and Buenos
Aires, the college allows students to live and learn
in a wide variety of settings. Seaver is primarily a full-time residential
community of students who have outstanding academic records, demonstrate strong
moral character, possess an eagerness to learn, and aspire to professional,
personal, and social excellence. Faculty are scholars who are deeply committed
to teaching, having academic preparation to the highest degree combined with a
devotion to Christian moral and ethical values.
Founded on the core values of integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has been developing values-centered leaders for contemporary business practice since 1969. The school's portfolio of fully accredited MBA and bachelor's completion business programs provide personalized attention in an intimate setting, emphasis on applied and relevant business practices, and the convenience of six campus locations throughout Southern California. With an alumni network of more than 30,000 business professionals, the Graziadio School delivers superior flexibility, quality of experience and depth of knowledge for professionals continuing their education as full-time students, fully-employed degree recipients and senior executives.