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Pepperdine's Fully Employed MBA [#permalink] New post 21 May 2009, 20:59
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Does anyone know how is Pepperdine University for Fully Employed MBA. Its reputation, ranking, placement etc.

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Re: Pepperdine's Fully Employed MBA [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 00:38
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Does anyone know how is Pepperdine University for Fully Employed MBA. Its reputation, ranking, placement etc.

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The fully employed program is a very large program (a thousand or several thousand people per year) with multiple campuses and is too big to be valuable. Admissions are not very selective, which lowers the quality of classmates and hurts the Alumni network.

UCLA's program is a much better choice for a fully employed/part time MBA.
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Re: Pepperdine's Fully Employed MBA [#permalink] New post 22 May 2009, 10:29
Thanks for the reply.

Actually I live in Camarillo, CA which is near to Pepperdine's Westlake Village Campus. The traffic in LA is a big problem.

Also can you tell me avg GMAT score for UCLA.

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Re: Pepperdine's Fully Employed MBA [#permalink] New post 23 May 2009, 00:12
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It is 677. You can google it - http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x19596.xml

You are investing into the rest of your life - you may want to look into other factors than commute.
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Re: Pepperdine's Fully Employed MBA [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 10:14
As a fellow resident of Southern California, I have also looked into the part-time programs at Pepperdine, UCLA, and USC.

My ranking - and it's not even a close competition:
1) UCLA
2) USC
3) UC-Irvine (and I haven't even visited this school)
4) Pepperdine or a CSU campus

UCLA is by far the most selective and most respected part-time (as well as full-time) MBA program in Southern California. USC's MBA.PM program has an average GPA/GMAT of roughly 3.1/620. Be warned, USC (Marshall) is very insecure about its position in the bschool rankings vs. UCLA.
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Re: Pepperdine's Fully Employed MBA [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 10:30
I used to live in Thousand Oaks and my preferences for a PT MBA (when I was researching that option) was UCLA and USC.

My concern with the Pepperdine MBA was that it may not be as valuable outside of SoCal.
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Re: Pepperdine's Fully Employed MBA [#permalink] New post 26 May 2009, 21:51
Thank you all for your responses. I appreciate it.
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Re: Pepperdine's Fully Employed MBA [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2010, 13:08
I'd say Pepperdine is a really good school. The average gmat score to get in is 640, and they're huge on work experience. In my opinion, they have a better mba program than UC Irvine, and I wouldn't even consider going to a CSU for an MBA.

Pepperdine's fully employed program is huge and is easier to get into than their full-time program. A lot of job opportunities arise from being in the middle of a huge network, though. Pepperdine's program is massive- Largest program (by amount of students) in LA.

If you don't get into UCLA or USC, I think you should go to Pepperdine. Just don't be like one of my friends who has been preparing for the GMAT for the past 3 years.

As for rankings, I've seen Pepperdine ranked in Forbes (the top 60 programs), Businessweek, and Financial Times. I've thought of going there...It's not an "ultra elite" program, but it's a really good, respected program...I have friends in it and they all like it.
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