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.