Pepperdine is a Christian university committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values, where students are strengthened for lives of purpose, service, and leadership. Consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful places to study, Pepperdine is where you're inspired to learn as you learn to inspire.
The mission of the Graziadio Business School flows from the heart of the University's founder, George Pepperdine. He was himself a Christian businessman and entrepreneur, who advocated that business education be coupled with the development of Christian character.
The chief aim of a graduate business education at the Graziadio School is to produce more than competent business professionals who pursue profit and shareholder return; in addition, the school seeks to produce business leaders who are ethical, entrepreneurial, and globally aware, and who work for collective good.
Since its establishment in 1969, the Graziadio School has made the pursuit of an advanced business degree as convenient and as practical as possible for working professionals, emphasizing programs that apply theory and employ experiential learning in small groups. Instruction is highly collaborative and team-oriented. Certain elite MBA programs are cohort-based, whereby small, highly connected executive-student groups progress as a cohesive unit throughout the degree program. Graduates of the Graziadio School also take advantage of an alumni network of over 30,000. Alumni enjoy a robust schedule of ongoing workshops, lectures, and special events to keep skills up-to-date and to renew networking contacts long after graduation.