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Become a Partner Company

Discover How E2B Can Move Your Company Forward

Why Participate?

Increased competition. New product commercialization. Future growth. Market entry. Reduced staff. Rising costs. Maturing markets. Manual processes. Legacy systems. Organization changes. Mining internal data to enable decision making. Eroding profits.

These are just a few of the challenges facing organizations today. If only you had more time, and additional resources.

Through Pepperdine University's Education to Business (E2B) Program, you can tap into a dedicated class of MBA students and faculty to expand your organization's intellectual resources and capacity allowing you to pursue new opportunities or address complex issues.

Learn how to become a partner company with E2B


Benefits to Partner Companies

  • Faculty guided case development to define strategic issues
  • Three to six competing teams of MBA candidates, investing thirteen weeks of class time to research, analyze and develop recommendations for resolving a partner company's specific business issue
  • A substantial consultative deliverable, both oral and written, at the end of the trimester
  • Third-party perspectives with fresh objectivity
  • Networking opportunities with top quality students and faculty
  • Relevant management information and vast library database resources
  • Built-in project check-points that allow the professor and company executives to monitor and guide student progress
  • Strict confidentiality

 Your Company Provides

  • A business issue of pressing importance to your firm
  • Executive-level company stakeholder(s) who will act as a key university liaison and project sponsor
  • Access to company executives and staff that can provide as-needed expertise on the subject matter of the project during the trimester
  • Project-relevant internal and external data

We work on a trimester schedule - fall term (September – December), spring term (January – April), and summer term (May – August). Organizations can submit project requests any time during the year for consideration. Projects typically require 18 – 28 hours of executive involvement in case development, class participation, student interaction, feedback and evaluation.

Partner Company Profile

  • Small (funded) growth companies that employ experienced management
  • Medium-sized, domestic or international, companies
  • Large multi-national companies