Students Brian Harman and Toni Washington are recipients of scholarships from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)-Southern California Roundtable, valued at $3,000 each. CSCMP annually awards its tuition-supplementing scholarships to promising masters level students from Southern California colleges and universities who demonstrate an acumen in supply chain management logistics, transportation, distribution, or a closely related field.
Enrolled in the part-time evening Bachelor of Science in Management program, Mr. Harman serves as the purchasing manager at American Landscape Inc. , a Canoga Park-based landscape and irrigation construction firm. Exposure to basic supply chain management techniques with a previous employer led to the decision to make SCM a life-long career aspiration. Following that job opportunity, he used his skill as a buyer to open his own profitable screen-printing and embroidery company, which he eventually sold before joining American Landscape. When Harman graduates the BSM program next April, he will be first person in his family to earn a college degree. He will be back at Pepperdine in the summer to pursue another year of study toward an MBA, for which the scholarship would make an immense financial difference.
A student in the part-time evening Master in Business Administration (FEMBA) program , Ms. Washington is a sales specialist at Astra Zeneca, LLP, the global biopharmaceutical company. Washington aspires to a career in operations management within the healthcare sector. Looking to advance into management within the operations division of Astra Zeneca ‘s logistics department, Washington has worked closely with her managers and other key personnel throughout supply chain channels ranging from pharmacies to laboratories and purchasing departments within private health care systems and large hospital groups. With the aid of the scholarship, Washington will be able to accelerate her studies at Pepperdine and complete her MBA in spring 2015.
Harman and Washington follow in the footsteps of previous scholarship recipient Stephanie Cervantes, who last year became the Graziadio School’s first ever CSCMP awardee. Candidates for the scholarship are evaluated based on 35 percent academic performance, 50 percent demonstrated commitment to a supply chain management career and 15 percent need. Founded in 1963, with more than 85,000 members, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals is the preeminent worldwide professional association dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of research and knowledge on supply chain management.
Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project Releases 2014 Capital Market Survey Report
Research released today from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management shows that 65 percent of the 951 privately-held businesses surveyed believe that growth opportunities will increase over the next twelve months. According to the 2014 Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project (PPCMP) Survey Report, more than a third of businesses (35 percent) think that general business conditions will improve over the next year. Continue reading
A personal commitment to social values, ethics and leadership are defining characteristics of Pepperdine University students. Maggie Stonestreet personifies those character traits.
Throughout her time as a working MBA student at Graziadio School of Business and Management, Maggie Stonestreet demonstrated an outstanding talent for leadership and incorporating ethical values. “She was one of the students who always put others before herself,” said Professor Agus Harjoto.
It is these qualities that led students and faculty to nominate, and Dean Livingstone to ultimately select, Maggie to be the student speaker at graduation on Saturday, December 7, 2014 Continue reading
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Zack Hicks, chief information officer of Toyota operations in North America and group vice president for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., will be honored by Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management with the Distinguished Alumni Award at graduation ceremonies on Saturday, December 7, 2014, as well as address graduating students. Hicks is a 1997 graduate of the school’s Bachelor of Science in Management program and a familiar speaker in classes and at programs, such as the Digital Innovation and Information Systems Conference (a.k.a. Digital Innovation @Pepperdine).
The award is given in honor of school benefactor George L. Graziadio, Jr. and in recognition of his commitment to excellence. The award is bestowed upon a graduate whose professional and personal accomplishments uphold the values-centered principles of Pepperdine University and the Graziadio School. Continue reading
In Bloomberg Businessweek’s biennial ranking of the best executive MBA programs, Executive Programs at the Graziadio School of Business and Management jumped from number 31st to place number 23rd internationally (Click here to Tweet this). The publication surveyed 2013 graduating Executive MBA and Presidents and Key Executives MBA program students concerning their school experience, from admission to graduation; helping the Graziadio School score #17 in the graduate poll rank category, as well as an A+ for curriculum, A for academic support and B grade for teaching. Continue reading