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50 Years of Graziadio

2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. We spent the year celebrating 50 years of values-centered, entrepreneurial learning.

Join us as continue to shape the future of business through the development of Purpose-Driven Leaders—professionals who are conscientious of the impact their decisions have on their local and global communities.



Graziadio graduates lining up

A Look Back

Throughout our 50-year history, we have remained committed to providing a values-based education rooted in integrity and compassion. Get to know Graziadio and witness our dedication to enriching lives for purpose, service, and leadership from our start in 1969 until today.


Salim Ismail and Steve Wozniak at 50th Anniversary Pepperdine event

Celebrating 50 Years

In 2019, we hosted our landmark 50th Anniversary event where we reflected on the past 50 years and celebrated the next 50 to come. Learn more about the day's highlights, discussion topics, and notable speakers who all joined in on the celebration.

AEG Live in Los Angeles

Where We Are Now

Today’s business landscape is changing at a rapid pace as we enter the fourth industrial revolution, driving the need for innovation and forward-thinking thought leaders. Read ASPIRE 2025, our new strategic plan, to learn how we aim to educate these stewards of the future.