The Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University

Introduction

About the School

Welcome to Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management.

Whether you are seeking a Full-time MBA or wish to complete your master's or bachelor's degree as a working professional, the Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University is an excellent choice.

Our programs emphasize real-world applications taught in small, interactive classes.  Pepperdine faculty members combine successful business experience with excellent academic credentials to facilitate your learning. Seven graduate campuses in California and evening and weekend classes make it feasible to complete your degree while you work full time. These benefits support our mission to develop leaders through a curriculum that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation.

Pepperdine has a positive, entrepreneurial culture informed by two highly successful business leaders—our founder, George Pepperdine, and our benefactor, George L. Graziadio, Jr. As a student you will benefit from this rich entrepreneurial tradition that encourages innovative solutions to business challenges. At graduation, you will join an influential worldwide network of more than 30,000 alumni, including many who currently lead organizations around the globe as presidents and CEOs.

We encourage you to browse through our site and contact us to discover how the real world of business is mastered here at Pepperdine University.

Graziadio School Mission Statement


The University's founder, George Pepperdine, was motivated by a desire to help men and women prepare themselves for a life of usefulness in a competitive world. He particularly advocated a business education, coupled with the development of Christian character. It is his outlook which serves to anchor the mission of the business school.

The mission of the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management is to develop values-centered leaders for contemporary business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. As a professional school growing out of the tradition of a Christian University, we seek to positively impact both society at large, and the organizations and communities in which our students and graduates are members. Therefore, we affirm a higher purpose for business practice than the exclusive pursuit of shareholder wealth. We believe that successful management seeks collective good along with individual profit and is anchored in core values such as integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion.

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

M.S. in Management and Leadership

Campus Full time 16 months August 2016 USA Los Angeles

Learn the dynamics behind working in groups and what impacts corporate culture in order to build a foundation for enhancing your managerial influence. [+]

Key objectives of the M.S. in Management and Leadership program include the development of:

 

A personal understanding of your leadership style, including how to build alliances, enhance your influence skills, manage stress, and align your personal and career goals. A strong knowledge of managerial and leadership theories and strategies. Your ability to effectively manage people and teams within public and private organizations. An appreciation for a diverse workplace and the ability to manage multicultural and global organizations effectively. '

The Graziadio School seeks applicants with professional work experience who want to develop or enhance their leadership skills. The admission committee evaluates each candidate's overall credentials, including work experience, test scores and academic preparation.... [-]


Master of Science in Applied Finance

Campus Full time 12 months September 2016 USA Malibu

If you want to launch a career in finance, but lack the academic or work experience to make the change, Pepperdine offers a master's degree designed for you. [+]

Your Gateway to a Career in Business -- If you want to launch a career in finance, but lack the academic or work experience to make the change, Pepperdine offers a master's degree designed for you. The 12-month M.S. in Applied Finance offers recent college graduates the credentials and skills to compete in the business marketplace and pursue a career in finance.

 

 

Choosing Pepperdine Offers the Best of Both Worlds

It's possible to have it all while earning your master's degree full time. Pepperdine students benefit from these unique advantages:

Study in Malibu — Network in Los Angeles At our world-class campus in Malibu, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a beautiful natural environment in the Santa Monica Mountains. Yet just minutes away is the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles, an international city embracing diverse cultures and industries that afford a wealth of new business opportunities. Small Class Size — Large Alumni NetworkWith an average class size of just 25 students, Pepperdine ensures you receive the personal attention you deserve. Nevertheless, when you graduate you become part of the largest business school alumni network in California—offering unmatched opportunities for career networking and connecting with influential leaders. Rigorous Curriculum — Collaborative EnvironmentPepperdine provides challenging coursework based on real-world business challenges so students develop the practical skills sought by employers.  However, Pepperdine also encourages a collaborative learning environment based on teamwork and the sharing of ideas. ... [-]

Master of Science in Global Business

Campus Full time 15 months September 2016 USA Malibu

Pepperdine's M.S. in Global Business program offers recent college graduates the credentials and skills needed to compete in the international marketplace [+]

Your Passport to a Career in International Business

 

Pepperdine's M.S. in Global Business program offers recent college graduates the credentials and skills needed to compete in the international marketplace. The intensive, full-time program imparts a thorough understanding of the global economy and its markets in a supportive, small-class format.

 

 

Choosing Pepperdine Offers the Best of Both Worlds

It's possible to have it all while earning your master's degree full time. Pepperdine students benefit from these unique advantages:

Study in Malibu — Network in Los Angeles At our world-class campus in Malibu, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and a beautiful natural environment in the Santa Monica Mountains. Yet just minutes away is the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles, an international city embracing diverse cultures and industries that afford a wealth of new business opportunities. Small Class Size — Large Alumni NetworkWith an average class size of just 25 students, Pepperdine ensures you receive the personal attention you deserve. Nevertheless, when you graduate you become part of the largest business school alumni network in California—offering unmatched opportunities for career networking and connecting with influential leaders. Rigorous Curriculum — Collaborative EnvironmentPepperdine provides challenging coursework based on real-world business challenges so students develop the practical skills sought by employers.  However, Pepperdine also encourages a collaborative learning environment based on teamwork and the sharing of ideas. ... [-]

Master of Science in Organization Development

Campus Full time 2 years September 2016 USA Los Angeles

Pepperdine's MSOD is one of the most prestigious organization development programs in the world for good reason. [+]

Pepperdine's MSOD is one of the most prestigious organization development programs in the world for good reason.  Advantages of the program include:

Hands-on, real-world application.  Going beyond textbook learning, students work directly with domestic and international businesses to help identify and solve their current organization development problems. OD from a business perspective.  The MSOD program focuses not only on human resources or team-building, but on utilizing strategic change management to elevate the overall health and longevity of the business as a whole. A schedule designed for professionals.  The two-year program consists of four week-long sessions per year at different locations in Northern California, Southern California and abroad.  This program design makes it possible to participate in the program from anywhere in the world. Alumni network.  Pepperdine's MSOD alumni comprises a highly active network of practitioners in organization development who provide unparalleled business connections and lifelong learning. Pioneers of change.  Since its inception 30 years ago, Pepperdine's MSOD program is considered one of the pioneers in the field and continues to enjoy a reputation of excellence. ... [-]