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Pepperdine Graziadio Climbs Four Spots in Forbes' List of America's Best Business Schools

Today, Forbes released its 2019 rankings of the nation’s top business schools. In this most recent list, our Full-Time MBA program ranked No. 61 compared to No. 65 in 2017. Our full-time MBA program is ranked No. 7 in California and No. 4 in Southern California.

The Forbes ranking is based solely on return on investment (ROI) achieved by MBA graduates. In order to compile the ranking, Forbes surveyed 17,500 alumni at more than 100 schools regarding their pre- and post-MBA compensation, career choice and location.

We are proud to advance in the Forbes rankings and be among the top business schools named for best ROI. We believe Pepperdine Graziadio MBA programs offer significant ROI for a number of reasons including small class sizes with a diverse set of students; world-class faculty provide rigorous applied learning that enables students to enhance their professional knowledge and skills; and a focus on application through the school’s experience-driven learning model.

It is important to note that we also enjoy significant trajectory in the rankings of other important outlets, such as U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The Princeton Review. Specifically, we have been recognized as the #3 Faith Based School in the Nation for Online Program, Top 25 Online MBA, the #8 Best Executive MBA in the Western Region, and Tier One MBA in North America.

We continue to invest in our academic programs and the Graziadio educational experience. We also strive to strengthen our alumni network and deepen connections with our former students. We all play an important role in this and your contributions are invaluable. We’re very proud of the work we do to develop Best for the World Leaders and are grateful for alumni support.