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Graziadio Business School Centers and Institutes

Our centers, and research advance business practices and foster intellectual leadership. We develop the 'Best for the World' leaders that drive meaningful, positive change in their global organizations and communities.


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Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Sports

The Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Sports (IEMS) facilitates the education and development of a new generation of multidisciplinary graduates who are uniquely positioned for impactful leadership roles within the media, entertainment, and sports (EMS) sectors and committed to the stewardship of the fields' cultural and societal impacts. The institute creates pathways for students from Seaver College, the Caruso School of Law, and the Graziadio Business School to become business-savvy entrepreneurs, executives, creatives, and lawyers.



Center for Applied Research

Values-centered leadership and social responsibility are the core of the Center for Applied Research at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. The Center aims to bridge the gap between business theory and business practice, while supporting the Graziadio hallmark emphasis on knowledge and education that has direct application and relevance for working professionals.

Teaching Excellence at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) seeks to advance our understanding of marketplace dynamics that affect working professionals, while enhancing teaching effectiveness in delivering a relevant business education. In alignment with our mission and values, we facilitate a culture of evidence-based decisions through a blended learning that teaches innovative assessment, addressing various business practices.

Center for Women in Leadership presentation

Organizations are seeking what women have to offer as leaders. At the Center for Women in Leadership (CWL), we focus on building your confidence and instilling the strongest sense of competency and readiness for the challenges and rewards of leadership. Through mentorship programs, industry engagement, and research on gender diversity, we contribute to an ongoing dialogue about women in leadership around the world.



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Pioneering Impactful Research

Learn more about the impactful research here at Pepperdine Graziadio that is aimed at shaping the future—entrepreneurship, private capital markets, healthcare—areas undergoing innovation and transformation.