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Graziadio Centers

Graziadio Centers and Institutes

Our centers are mission-focused and values-based, building a community of experts to advance knowledge, offer student experiences, and provide forums with academics and industry experts to advance business practices. Using in-depth market research and a substantial commitment of time and resources, our centers advance forward-thinking business education solutions.



Center for Women in Leadership - Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Center for Women in Leadership

Organizations are seeking what women have to offer as leaders. At the Pepperdine 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 all around the world.



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.


Institute for Entertainment, Media, and Sports - Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

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 Teaching and Learning Excellence

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