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Welcome from the Dean

Derek van Rensburg - Pepperdine University

Welcome to Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management!

Since 1969 Pepperdine Graziadio has established itself as a preeminent business school with an impressive global alumni community, more than 40,000 strong. We are known for training students to be change-makers and influencers in their respective spheres by creating a curriculum and a culture that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation.

Our values-based approach to education is anchored in our mission to prepare students to lead with purpose and to be well-equipped for the 21st-century marketplace. Our world-class faculty create an engaging learning environment with small classes that stimulate critical thinking as well as deepen our students’ connections to each other and to their professors. We accomplish this through a high-touch, personal and collaborative approach, all within the context of an applied-learning environment.

As you consider your graduate education, I encourage you to visit our Malibu campus, one of the most beautiful academic settings in the world, as well as any of our six California campuses located in business hubs from Irvine to Los Angeles to the Silicon Valley. Once here, you will witness our community in action: outstanding faculty, diverse groups of accomplished students, and dedicated staff members.

Pepperdine Graziadio is a business school where graduates are equipped to thrive wherever they go, inspiring transformational thinking, driving innovation, and leading change. I invite you to consider joining our dynamic learning community.

Sincerely,

Deryck J. van Rensburg
Dean
Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management