Pepperdine University Offers New January 2013 Classes for Applied Finance, Global Business Master’s Programs

Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management is

accepting applications for new classes starting January 7, 2013 for its

Master of Science in Applied Finance and Master of Science in Global

Business programs. Candidates must apply by October 15, 2012. Both

accelerated programs make it possible for college graduates with limited

or no work experience to earn a graduate business degree on a full-time

basis in half the time of a traditional two- or three-year MBA program.

Master of Science in Applied Finance

The M.S.

in Applied Finance program provides an intensive 12-month curriculum

covering finance fundamentals, without the theory and quantitative

components needed for an MBA. The program prepares students for

entry-level and early-career opportunities in corporate finance,

financial planning, commercial banking and other professional finance


This full-time program is designed for new and recent college graduates

with undergraduate degrees in Humanities, social science and other

liberal arts disciplines. With this degree, non-business majors receive

the credentials to launch a career in business or broaden their current

career path with solid financial expertise.

Enrolled international business students with an F-1 visa may be

authorized for 12 months of employment in the U.S. after graduation,

designated as Optional Practical Training (OPT). U.S. Citizenship and

Immigration Services (USCIS) authorizes this type of work permit based

on the recommendation of the Designated School Official (DSO) at

Pepperdine University. Students in the M.S. in Applied Finance program

can apply for an additional 17-month extension, which, if granted,

allows them to work for a total of 29 months on OPT.

Master of Science in Global Business


in Global Business program provides recent non-business majors, who

have limited or no work experience, with an understanding of the global

economy and its markets. This intensive full-time, 15-month program

provides business fundamentals from a global perspective and first-hand

immersive international experience.

Graduates either complete internships with international companies or

study abroad to qualify for entry-level or early career opportunities in


Students who study abroad have the option of spending either one week or

one full trimester outside the U.S. The Graziadio School’s Global

Programs Office fosters partnerships with nearly 40 prestigious

universities throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Courses taught

in other countries may be taken in English or in the host country’s


The Master of Science in Applied Finance and Master of Science in Global

Business degrees qualify recipients for course credit toward an MBA

should they wish to purse the year or more of additional study required

for the master of business administration degree. Classes for both

programs are held at Pepperdine’s oceanside Malibu, CA campus.

For more information, contact (310) 506-4858 or

About Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and


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 who advance

responsible business practice since 1969. Student-focused,

experience-driven and globally oriented, the Graziadio School offers

fully accredited MBA, Masters of Science, bachelor’s completion and

non-degree executive business programs for business professionals,

entrepreneurs, managers and senior executives at all stages of their

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