Graziadio School Announces New MBA Opportunities
The Graziadio School of Business and Management is now offering new master of business administration programs for working professionals.
The Online Fully Employed MBA, scheduled to start in January 2013, will be an option alongside the school’s existing portfolio of traditional on-campus part-time, evening, and weekend MBA program offerings.
“Online students will receive a MBA at a fully accredited, internationally recognized business school with more than 40 years of experience delivering education focused on responsible business practice that is values-centered, global in orientation, and entrepreneurial in spirit,” said Linda Livingstone, dean of the Graziadio School.
“The curriculum directly mirrors our existing on-campus program and will be taught by the same faculty,” adds David Smith, associate dean of academic affairs, who is overseeing the initiative. “Students will be able to complete the online option in six semesters, the same as on-the-ground students, and they will be able to pursue a 12-unit concentration in finance, marketing, or leadership.”
Also new is the Saturday MBA, offering working professionals the option to earn Pepperdine’s MBA degree in general management by meeting once a week on Saturdays at either the West Los Angeles or Irvine campuses. “The Graziadio School recognizes that the work, travel, and life circumstances of Southern California professionals have changed. They seek a business school that still provides a superior learning experience in a manageable period of time, but also one that minimizes the impact on work and home life schedules,” says Gary Mangiofico, associate dean of fully employed and executive programs.
In addition, the Graziadio School is now offering its Fully Employed MBA program in Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley.