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Graziadio Hallmarks: Entrepreneurial

Encouraging New Ideas

Pepperdine fosters a spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship among its students, whether they are running their own businesses or working in a corporate setting. 

The entrepreneurial heritage of the Graziadio Business School is exemplified by two successful entrepreneurs: our benefactor, George Graziadio, founder of Imperial Bank; and the University founder, George Pepperdine, a pioneer in the automotive industry.

More about our Founder and Benefactor


Degrees for Entrepreneurs

The entrepreneurship programs at Pepperdine guide students in how to launch a company starting from the spark of an idea. These classes are designed to help you tap into your creativity and translate your vision into a real business that not only produces wealth, but also allows you to express your passion and values.

Students may choose from two degree options that focus on entrepreneurship: