Graziadio Hallmarks: Experience-Driven

Experiential Learning at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Hands-On, Day One

While some schools teach only abstract theory, Pepperdine students also learn how to tackle real-world, real-time business challenges, providing valuable experience employers want.

Applied Learning Highlights

E2B Applied Learning

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the "Top 10 College Courses That Will Pay Off at Work," the Pepperdine Education-to-Business program allows MBA students to work directly with companies to find solutions to a real business problem. Many companies go on to implement student ideas into their business plans, and students get to apply MBA-level concepts in an actual business situation.

Your Company is the Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to relate directly to your job, so you can apply what you learn in class at your workplace the next day. Students are encouraged to bring in business challenges from their current job to share with the class and work out ideas and solutions.

Faculty Leading Business

Our faculty combines superior academic credentials with extensive real-world business experience, ranging from cutting edge start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Many continue to work in business today so students receive information that is relevant and up-to-date.

Real-World Connections

Emphasizing real-world learning beyond the classroom, the Dean's Executive Leadership Series brings today's top business leaders to campus to share insights with students. The annual Business Plan Competition and ACG Cup give MBA students opportunities to apply their learning and compete against other students. The school also hosts regular networking and panel events so students can connect with alumni and other professionals.