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2021 Growth and Updates

2020-2021 New Enrollments


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Class Characteristics

  • 36% MBA Programs
  • 18% MS Programs
  • 7% Bachelor’s Programs
  • 2% Doctorate Program
  • 37% Online Programs

17% Overall New Growth


Online Programs


Doctorate Program


MBA Programs


Bachelor's Programs

Gender 53% Female / 47% Male
Citizenship    14% Int‘l Citizenship / 86% Domestic Citizenship
  • 35% White/Caucasian
  • 24% Asian
  • 19% Black
  • 9% Hispanic
  • 0.5% American Indian
  • 0.8% Pacific Islander
  • 0.3% Multiple
  • 11.0% Unknown



Diversity and Inclusion

We are wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe fulfilling our mission of developing Best for the World Leaders includes cherishing and celebrating every human’s intrinsic worth as a unique individual. We are continually striving to build a diverse community and aspire to send a message to all that you are welcome here.

Jay Goosby SMith

Inaugural Chief Diversity Officer and Vice President For Community Belonging: Dr. Jaye Goosby Smith

 J. Goosby Smith is Pepperdine University’s inaugural vice president for community belonging and chief diversity officer. The new role is one of a series of University initiatives to cultivate a unified and loving community.

“Unexpectedly, God has called me back to my first academic home to fulfill the calling on my life—to unite his people and empower them to be their very best selves.”

Racial And Ethnic Diversity

Faculty and Staff

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All Students

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Graziadio Board

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Gender Parity

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Graziadio Board

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Center for Women in Leadership


Pepperdine Graziadio is the proud home of the Center for Women in Leadership (CWL), and we are dedicated to empowering every woman to have the confidence to become a leading business authority.


In partnership with Reyes Coca Cola Bottling, the CWL launched ReyesUP!, a six-month Women’s Leadership Development program. The program includes six course modules–facilitated by Pepperdine faculty and alumni–designed to equip high-potential women supervisors and managers with the ability to effectively lead with confidence.

Keynote Conversations

UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias At Work

UnbiasCWL board member, Stacey Gordon, celebrated the launch of her book, UNBIAS: Addressing Unconscious Bias at Work during a keynote event with Kim Blue Terell, global head of people experience at Zoom. Stacey’s book hit number one on Amazon in the Business & Organizational Learning category. 

Keynote Discussions

  • Identifying and addressing bias in the workplace
  • Understanding what you can do to be more inclusive
  • Using proven tools to make diversity and equity concepts actionable 
  • Changing organizational policies that allow biased behavior to persist


Stacey Gordon

Stacey Gordon, MBA '07

Author and CWL Board Member

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Kim Blue Terell

Zoom, Global Head Of People Experience