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    MBA and MS Full-timeBusiness Degree Programs

  • Who We AreThe mission of the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management is to develop values-centered leaders and advance responsible business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. Thousands of Graziadio School alumni now lead organizations around the world as vice presidents, presidents, and CEOs.

  • Master the Leader in YouAt the Graziadio School of Business and Management of Pepperdine University, we offer a top-ranked business school that will challenge you to reach your full potential and grow professionally and personally.

    Our degree programs are applied and relevant; our faculty are well-versed in todays business challenges and opportunities; and our alumni network touches nearly every industry with a broad international reach.

    The hallmarks of the Graziadio School of Business and Management contribute to your success as a student today and as a leader tomorrow: values-centered, collaborative, experience-driven, entrepreneurial, and global. These distinctive characteristic have helped make our full-time business program one of the most in-demand of its kind in the nation.

    Wherever your Pepperdine experience leads you, know that your degree will be recognized as a prestigious milestone in your career and a reflection of your commitment to excellence.

    We look forward to being a part of your journey.


    David M. Smith, PhDInterim Dean

  • SEER ProgramOur certificate program in social, environmental, and ethical responsibility (SEER) in business practice allows full-time MBA students to earn a credential in corporate social responsibility along with their MBA. And while many sustainable business programs focus on the triple bottom line people, planet, profitsour SEER certificate program goes a step beyond by adding a fourth factor: product. Great products are embedded with SEER values from the earliest stages of product development, and our program addresses how to achieve that goal.

    SEER SymposiumOur annual SEER Symposium invites the business community, students, and faculty to collaborate in thought-provoking discussions on sustainability and ethical decision-making. The most recent symposium explored the nature of values-led businesses and the method leaders use to make difficult decisions while staying true to the organizations mission.

    Values-Centered Leadership LabThe Values-Centered Leadership Lab (VCLL) is a student-driven organization supporting leadership collaboration between the academic and business worlds. It supports activities and events that strengthen the presence of ethical practices and social responsibility in corporate management and entrepreneurship.

    A values-centered leader is one who believes ethics

    and profits need not be mutually exclusive to achieve

    success in business. In fact, we believe they should go

    hand in hand, providing you as a student with many

    opportunities to explore values-centered leadership in

    and out of the classroom.VALU





  • Our approach to business education takes traditional

    textbook learning and makes it hands-on, practical,

    and results-oriented. Our faculty bring both successful

    business expertise and distinguished academic

    credentials to the classroom, providing you with a

    truly experience-driven education. And our live-case

    approach allows you to apply what youve learned

    immediately to a real-world organization.EXPE






    Supporting the Pepperdine E2B program was an extremely worthwhile undertaking. Investment in time and effort was minimal for the chance to have several teams work on a difficult marketing problem. The use of these outside experts removed the bounds of internal thinking and provided some creative solutions to issues we never thought about.

    Michael BaldridgeDirector, Strategic and Market PlanningBaxter BioScience

    E2B Education to Business The Education to Business (E2B) Applied Learning Program is an innovative course which brings senior executives and students together to solve a business challenge in the classroom. Since its inception, E2B has encompassed more than 235 live cases, resulting in 600,000 hours of research and analysis. As a live-case student, you will work closely with management from a wide range of industries and organizations, including small, entrepreneurial companies as well as Fortune 500 corporations, on a business issue that is current and relevant to todays workplace.

  • Student Industry GroupsPepperdines student body is active in a variety of student clubs to complement the classroom experience. From industry groups in such fields as marketing, finance, and global business to the business schools signature Values-Centered Leadership Lab, you have unlimited opportunities to enhance your learning and make a difference in the community.

    The Deans Executive Leadership SeriesOur signature speaker series brings leading business executives, authors, and thought leaders to campus for an interactive, informative discussion with students, faculty, and alumni. Former series speakers have included Korn/Ferry Internationals current office managing director for Southern California, Caroline Nahas; current Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan; and Fox Filmed Entertainment chair and CEO James Gianopulos.

    ACG-Southern California Cup CompetitionHeld annually by the Association for Corporate Growth, the ACG Cup is a case-study competition between top business schools that tests students judgment and knowledge about mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, and private equity. Teams take on the role of financial consultants, perform a valuation for a hypothetical company, evaluate an offer to purchase stock, and provide strategic alternatives to the owners. In 2012 the Graziadio School team won First Place and $10,000 in prize money.

    Our commitment to small classes fosters a collaborative

    learning experience that encourages thoughtful discussion

    and in-depth debate. As a result, you will learn not only from

    faculty, but also from your peers, Pepperdine alumni, and

    executives who are dedicated to sharing their knowledge

    with the next generation of business leaders.CO






    If I had to highlight one of the most valuable aspects of the program, it would be the exceptional access that students have to world-class faculty and staff. This access provides tremendous mentorship opportunities and adds a personal touch to the experience that is uniquely Pepperdine.

    Nina Tooley (MBA 08), Sun Valley, IdahoUndergraduate Degree: Princeton University

  • Our entrepreneurial spirit draws from our own academic heritage. Our school benefactor, George Graziadio, was the entrepreneurial drive behind and founder of Imperial Bank (now Comerica). George Pepperdine, a pioneer in the automotive industry and founder of Western Auto Supply Company, founded Pepperdine University itself. As a Graziadio student, there are many ways to explore your entrepreneurial talent.EN






    Whether you are an entrepreneur or an executive at a Fortune 500 company, you need to know how to systematically tap into your imagination. Would you rather run in the back of the pack or move to the front with new, exciting ideas?

    Larry Cox, PhDAssociate Professor of Entrepreneurship

    Business Plan CompetitionOur annual business plan competition gives students a chance to apply the knowledge theyve learned in launching their own business. Student teams compete for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $18,500, including a $10,000 grand prize. A distinguished panel of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists judge the competition and provide invaluable feedback and networking opportunities. In 2012, MySpace former CEO Michael Jones served as the keynote speaker.

    Entrepreneurship Concentration Entrepreneurship is, at its core, a creative activity. It involves starting a new venture with an innovative ideafrequently for a market that currently does not exist. As a result, our entrepreneurship concentration for MBA students is built upon courses designed to help tap into creativity, and then translate a creative vision into a real business that not only produces wealth, but also allows for personal values.

    Entrepreneurs JourneyOur Entrepreneurs Journey is a one-day symposium connecting entrepreneurs, small business owners, angel investors, venture capitalists, industry executives, and todays brightest thought leaders on entrepreneurship. The event culminates in a Fast Pitch Competition to promote their start-up idea to a panel of experts for the chance to win $1,000.

  • One-Week Study AbroadEarn elective credit with a one-week course abroad facilitated by a Graziadio School faculty member. Foster a deeper understanding of contemporary business through an intensive week of study on location overseas.

    One-Trimester Study AbroadGain a broader understanding of international business by applying to spend one trimester abroad living and attending classes at one of Pepperdines prestigious partner universities. Your classes will be taught in English unless otherwise noted and foreign language proficiency is not required.

    In todays borderless economy, your know