2019 Annual Dean's Report
A Word From Dean Deryck J. van Rensburg
For 50 years, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School has pioneered innovation in business and leadership, while capitalizing on its Christian roots to provide a values-centered education that is ethical in focus and global in orientation. We pride ourselves on providing a top-tier graduate school experience – led by industry-leading faculty, staff deeply committed to student success, and a forward-thinking business curriculum. As we celebrate this remarkable milestone of our 50th year, we reflect on the strengths of our past and look forward to the innovations of our future.
With over 450 MBA programs in the nation, we are incredibly proud to be recognized and ranked as a top business school. Our recent rankings include #61 Best Business School by Forbes, #21 Best Online MBA by US News and World Report, #19 Global Executive MBA by CEO Magazine, #16 in Global Entrepreneurship by Bloomberg Businessweek, and #9 MBA by Pitchbook.
Pepperdine Graziadio offers an immersive and dynamic academic community that focuses on an innovative curriculum, small class sizes, and a wide array of resources to connect students with the best opportunities. We prepare our students to live a “life of leadership,” providing them the tools to make a lasting impact both within their industry, and within their local communities. Through our ASPIRE 2025 strategic plan, we are preparing future leaders to successfully navigate the fourth industrial revolution with an enhanced focus on transformational, experience driven learning.
I encourage you to learn more about our academic achievements and university milestones,
as we continue to develop our students to embody Best for the World Leaders.