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Master of Public Policy/Master of Business Administration (MPP/MBA) Joint Degree Program

Program Overview

School: School of Public Policy
Units: 85 units
Terms: 6 terms (3 years)
Location: Malibu

Fall 2021 application portal opens on October 1, 2020. In response to the needs of our 2021 applicants during the COVID-19 pandemic, the School of Public Policy is making the GRE/GMAT/LSAT requirements optional.

The Master of Public Policy and Master of Business Administration (MPP/MBA) degree program is a joint program between the School of Public Policy and the Graziadio Business School full-time program.

Pepperdine's philosophy of leadership is one that embraces the highest academic standards guided by sound ethical principles. The joint MPP/MBA degree program provides an enriched leadership experience by focusing on management capabilities, leadership qualities, and a commitment to utilizing the tools of analysis and policy design to effect successful implementation and institutional change.

The Graziadio Business School full-time MBA program is well regarded for preparing students for leadership roles in an expanding global marketplace. The School of Public Policy program draws deeply on this nation's ethical and historic roots. Both programs aspire to train students who are willing to strive for academic excellence and moral decisiveness, who are inspired to delve deeply into societal, community, and global issues of management and leadership. Both schools nurture ethical and managerial skills of organization development and strategy.

The Graziadio Business School provides eight areas of elective concentration: Business Analytics; Digital Innovation and Information Systems; Dispute Resolution; Entertainment, Media, and Sports Management; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Leadership and Managing Organization Change; and Marketing. In addition, a Certificate for Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Practice is available.

Interested students must apply and be accepted by both the School of Public Policy and the Graziadio Business School program, separately. Please consult the academic catalog for joint degree program details. Applicants pursuing the MPP/MBA program may substitute the GMAT for the GRE.

Graduates Quick Facts

  • 3Year Program
  • 5MPP Specializations
  • 1 yrWork Experience Required
  • MalibuCampus Location

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Office of Admission
School of Public Policy
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263