MALIBU—Pepperdine University’s online MBA program was ranked seventh best in the country in’s annual ranking of the nation’s top online programs.

Pepperdine offers a full range of scholarly options to its students, but only ranks school’s online programs. The website cited Pepperdine’s full AACSB accreditation and their vast array of financial aid opportunities as primary reasons for the position on the list. says that at Pepperdine University, “students have the option to work alongside company executives on live case studies taken directly from the business world.”

Pepperdine offers five MBA programs including one full MBA and four specialized MBAs in General Management, Finance, Marketing, and Leadership and Managing Organizational Change. All of these degrees can be completed in six to seven trimesters, or two to three academic years. The annual tuition for these degrees costs around $42,120; the third highest in’s list

Also on the list of top online MBAs were programs from Carnegie Mellon University, George Washington University, the University of Florida and Villanova University Online. The website also ranked the best overall online universities  in the country. Pepperdine did not make the list, but California’s Stanford University did take the top spot. Also in the top 10 were the University of California – Los Angeles and the University of Southern California., a part of the SR Education Group, describes itself as “a free and comprehensive guide that enables students to compare all online colleges in the U.S.” One of the primary concerns for the website is affordability. They discuss at length on their website the financial troubles that can result from higher education.

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