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Executive Education Certificate Programs

In the spirit of the Graziadio Business School commitment to lifelong learning and hallmarks emphasizing developing values-centered leaders, the Executive Education Department has developed unique program offerings that enrich your knowledge and skills while focusing on current topics and trends that will enhance your continued success in business.

In these short, non-degree courses, participants experience Pepperdine faculty and curriculum while sharpening their business skills in an interactive environment. Many of the programs are based on topics and thought leadership unique to Pepperdine and are taught by both Pepperdine faculty and industry experts.

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General Management

Mini MBA Certificate

Location: Pepperdine West Los Angeles Campus

Our Mini MBA Certificate program is a non-credit-bearing course. There are no degree requirements for admission or enrollment in this program. Students successfully completing this certificate program can apply to our credit-granting programs. All registration fees for this particular course can be applied to our credit-granting programs as tuition scholarships.


Healthcare Management and Leadership

Location: Pepperdine West Los Angeles Campus

The Healthcare industry is rapidly growing and volatile, effectively changing the skills needed to be a successful in a leadership role. This program will accelerate your career development by introducing you to solutions for solving the contemporary challenges facing healthcare organizations.

Leadership Essentials for Managers

Location: Pepperdine West Los Angeles Campus

Develop key strategies for managing organizational change and building high performance teams with our Leadership Essentials for Team Leaders, Managers, and Directors program. This three-day program is designed to curate targeted leadership competencies and skills that are critical for mid-level leaders, including providing performance feedback and coaching to direct reports and colleagues.

Executive Leadership Essentials

Location: Pepperdine Drescher Graduate Campus (Malibu)

Experience truly transformational leadership in our Executive Leadership Development certificate program. Designed for members of the C-suite, our three-day program will enhance your knowledge of core executive leadership competencies, including: enhancing strategic, innovative, and divergent thinking skills, building high-performance, adaptive teams, and engaging organizational stakeholders through collaboration and communication

Operations and Technology

Business Process Management Certificate

Location: Online

Achieve sustainable operational excellence for your organization with our Essentials of Business Process Management certificate (BPMC). Our program will provide a practical roadmap to improving corporate performance, focusing on culture cultivation, continuous improvement methods, cohesive team creation, and the development of strategic business plans.

Cyber Risk Professional Certificate

Location: Hybrid (Online and West Los Angeles Campus)

Become the driving force against the accelerating problem of potential cyber threats in your organization; earn the Cyber Risk Professional (CyRP) Certificate. Regardless of industry or technical background, CyRP will prepare business leaders with the tools to be effective in the dialogue and management of cybersecurity risks.

Certificate in Business Analytics

Location: Pepperdine West Los Angeles Campus

Learn how to apply data analytics and predictive analytics in order to make informed and evidence-based decisions to lead your organization's business objectives and to leverage analytics to gain a competitive advantage. Topics include Basics of Data Analytics, The Art and Science of Data Analytics, Analytics Benchmarks, Business Process Analytics and Innovation, Information and Cyber Security.

Finance and Accounting

Private Capital Markets Certificate

Location: Pepperdine Drescher Graduate Campus (Malibu)

The Certificate in Private Capital Markets program provides the critical analysis and evaluation skills needed for tackling today’s complex capital markets. By learning how to make better investment decisions and financing deals, students can, in turn, provide leadership solutions that will drive organizational growth and advance their careers.

Financial Management Family Office Certificate

Location: Pepperdine Drescher Graduate Campus (Malibu)

Network with industry experts and peers in an intimate venue cultivating one-on-one interactions discussing issues facing family offices. The program is taught by leading Pepperdine Graziadio academics and top industry professionals who will share various opportunities, discuss current issues and review best practices.

Financial Planning Certificate

Location: Online

The Certified Financial Planner™ certification (CFP) is the credential consumers recognize, respect, and demand when choosing a financial planner. The Graziadio School, in partnership with Dalton Education, offers three CFP programs designed to fulfill the Certified Financial Planner™ education requirement necessary to attain your CFP® certification.

Participants in the Guarantee to Pass™ and the Virtual Classroom programs meet two nights per week, for two hours each night. Participants in the Self-Paced Online program customize learning to fit their individual needs.


Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility

Location: Pepperdine West Los Angeles Campus

Based upon the SEER Business Strategy (Social, Ethical, and Environmental Responsibility), the program teaches how to apply its principles to create superior, sustainable, and profitable products and services. Instruction will go beyond the triple bottom line -- people, planet, and profits -- to introduce the fourth factor, “product”. Explore how producing a superior product and/or service generates financial growth, and is essential for achieving a sustainability competitive advantage, in any business.

Custom Corporate Solutions

Solutions for Organizations

Choose from existing programs that can be tailored to fit your specific needs or leverage the deep expertise of our faculty to develop a custom designed solution. These programs can help your business managers update their skills and knowledge while also providing the opportunity to address your organization's strategic goals.


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Blockchain at Pepperdine

Blockchain at Pepperdine is an interdisciplinary and inclusive initiative designed for blockchain studies and solutions toward advancing the education and innovation of distributed ledger technology (DLT) at Pepperdine University.

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