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Top 10 in Entrepreneurial Education

Forbes Most Entrepreneurial University

Pepperdine is ranked among the best in the nation for excellence in entrepreneurial education. As a foundational hallmark principle of the Graziadio School, entrepreneurism infuses all of our curricula to inspire broad thinking and creativity in the application of solid business theory.

Application-Driven, Field-Tested

We partner with our community and notable organizations to provide our students a testing ground for their entrepreneurial know-how. These initiatives include our entrepreneurship concentration, the Pepperdine Microenterprise Program and now the Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Alumni

Michael Won at Pepperdine Graziadio
A Men's Clothing Solution

Graziadio MBA graduate Michael Won (MBA '10) founded 8/Omakase with his business partner, resourcing his Graziadio education and a vision for success.

RentSpree
The RentSpree Story

Paul Sirisuphang (MBA '16), Angela Xing (MBA '16), and Michael Lucarelli (MBA '16) are recent Graziadio MBA graduates and business partners with a business venture built from the ground up.

Keith Obilana
Helping Others Through Entrepreneurship

Keith Obilana (MBA '13) oversees the Pepperdine Microenterprise Program, helping residents of L.A.'s transitional shelters through entrepreneurial education.

Osei Gyamfi
The Fastest Way to Plan an Event

Osei Gyamfi (MBA '15), founder and CEO of ChillHound, an easy-to-use event planning web application. Osei talks about the Pepperdine Graziadio "entrepreneurial lens."

Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders

Pepperdine Graziadio faculty regularly contribute to a global conversation that encompasses start-up culture, private capital, financing, and much more. These scholars are recognized and respected for their authorship, leadership, and ideas.

Graziadio Thought Leadership