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Welcome to the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Founded in 1969, the Graziadio Business School is anchored in the core values of integrity and innovation, and is dedicated to shaping Best for the World leaders that drive meaningful, positive change in their global organizations and communities.

We offer a wide continuum of full-time, part-time, and executive MBA programs, as well as doctorate, master's, bachelor's, joint degrees, and professional development certificate courses that are available both online and across our five California graduate campuses.

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Upcoming Deadlines


The Summer 2022 priority application deadline is February 1, 2022, for the following programs:

  • Part-Time MBA
  • BS in Management (online and on-ground)
  • Executive MBA
  • Presidents and Key Executives MBA

The Fall 2022 priority application deadline is February 15, 2022, for the following programs:

  • MS in Organization Development
  • Doctor of Business Administration

The Fall 2022 standard application deadline is February 15, 2022, for the following programs:

  • Full-Time MBA
  • MS in Applied Finance
  • MS in Business Analytics
  • MS in Business
  • MS in Global Business
  • MS in Real Estate

The Fall 2022 priority application deadline is May 1, 2022, for the following programs:

  • Part-Time MBA
  • BS in Management (online and on-ground)

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National Rankings

#27 Best Executive MBA
U.S. News & World Report
#7 For Entrepreneurs
Bloomberg Businessweek
#11 Online MBA
Princeton Review
#51 Best Business School
#74 Part-Time MBA
U.S. News & World Report
#60 MBA Program
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Specialty Rankings

Most Competitive Students
Princeton Review

Best Executive MBA Program

Best MBA Program for Founders


Center for Women in Leadership conference

Through mentorship programs, industry engagement, and research on gender diversity, we contribute to an ongoing dialogue about women in leadership all around the world.

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The Center aims to bridge the gap between business theory and business practice, while supporting the Graziadio hallmark emphasis on knowledge and education that has direct application and relevance for working professionals.

interactive teaching

We facilitate a culture of evidence-based decisions through a blended learning environment that teaches innovative assessment, addressing various business practices.


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Learn more about your Pepperdine Graziadio business program with our comprehensive set of educational webinars.

Bigger than Malibu

Pepperdine Graziadio is more than just its location in Malibu. We offer many learning experiences across the Los Angeles region as well as internationally.