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What is Pepperdine E2B™?

What is e2b

Real-World Application for Our MBA Programs

Rigorous analysis, fresh perspective and actionable recommendations to move your business forward.

Companies are looking for experienced talent that can provide fresh thinking and insight to address complex business issues. Business students are seeking practical, results-oriented education that provides them with real experience in critical thinking and the opportunity to apply MBA-level business concepts outside the classroom.

Through the Pepperdine E2B (Education to Business) program, your company can connect with tomorrow’s business leaders today to dramatically increase your intellectual resources.

How does Pepperdine E2B work?

In advance of assignment to a class, a faculty expert works directly with leaders in your organization to help define the scope of your business project, including required outcomes. Pepperdine E2B case projects are assigned to relevant MBA courses and led by expert faculty. Your class will be divided into individual teams of MBA candidates who will invest 7-14 weeks to research, analyze and provide recommendations on your business project, depending on the project scope and duration. At the end of the trimester, the teams will present a report – both oral and written – to your team of executives.

Program Overview

Working Directly with Executives

After an initial introduction to company executives who present their current business issue in class, students divide into "consulting teams" to research, analyze, and address the assigned company's specific challenge.

7-14 Weeks of Development

Students stay in contact with executives throughout the project, refining, troubleshooting, and honing communication skills. The class culminates with both a written proposal and an oral presentation to the client organization, during which constructive feedback is given to each team by the company executives.

Real-Time Results for Companies

Company demand to participate has skyrocketed since the program's inception in 2003 as a result of the exceptional quality of research and recommendations produced by student teams. Companies tapping into Graziadio's graduate student talent for input include Fortune 500 brands such as Sony, Starbucks, Warner Bros., Disney, Coca-Cola, Raytheon, Volvo, Adobe, Baxter, Behr, Kawasaki, Pfizer, and more.