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
Students Embarking on Completion of 300 Consulting Projects in Popular, Experiential Learning Program
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – This Fall Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its Education-to-Business (E2B) program, a real-world intense learning experience embedded within the curriculum of select MBA classes such as marketing, finance, information systems, decision sciences and organization management. Over the past ten years, Pepperdine students have completed 285 consulting projects for businesses of all sizes in a variety of industry sectors.
The Graziadio School’s E2B program provides applied, experiential learning that allows students to translate textbook theories into solving real world business challenges. Over a 14 week term, students research, analyze and provide recommendations to selected businesses. At the end of the trimester, the teams present a report – both oral and written – to the team of executives. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management has appointed renowned organizational theory and applied behavioral science scholar Dr. Julie Chesley as director of the top-ranked Master of Science in Organization Development (M.S.O.D.) program.
One of the few specialized executive degree programs of its kind in the country, the MSOD program prepares leaders in the art and science of managing strategic change through experience-driven field research, international professional engagement, and applied learning coursework. As director, Dr. Chesley will be responsible for leading program operations and ensuring the quality of the student experience, recruiting high-caliber candidates, and implementing the program’s strategic positioning and marketing strategy. Continue reading
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Current and former chief information officers at SpaceX, Sears Online, Medavie Blue Cross and Thermo Fischer Scientific are among the featured speakers who will address Digital Innovation @Pepperdine, an all-day conference on Friday, October 18, exploring the latest developments in digital technologies and their business applications, hosted by Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Continue reading
Existing companies dominated acquisitions this quarter, showing up as the number one buyer type in every category except the smallest Main Street businesses, according to the Q2 2013 Market Pulse Quarterly Survey Report. Compared to Q2 2012, existing companies appear to be edging out private equity firms for deals valued between $ 5 million to $50 million. In the $2 million to $5 million segment, individual buyers (including past business owners) lost half their market share. They accounted for 50 percent of the deals in that section in Q2 2012, but only 26 percent in Q2 2013.
The Q2 Market Pulse Quarterly Survey Report, released today by the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, International Business Brokers Association (IBBA) and M&A Source, evaluates market conditions for businesses being sold in main street (values $0-$2 million) and lower middle market (values $2 million to $50 million). This quarter marks the first full year of the project. Continue reading