Getting to Know Graziadio

Your MBA shouldn't blend in,
it should stand out

The Graziadio School of Business and Management at Pepperdine University offers an AACSB-accredited and WASC-accredited online MBA that delivers a solid foundation of current business and management theory and practice.

Interwoven are unique and personally transformative educational experiences designed to help you excel in your career.

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We feel the same way about your
online MBA experience

Our highly interactive and collaborative approach toward graduate education can be seen in every facet of our program, and the advanced curriculum will challenge you to push past your perceived limitations, helping you to achieve outstanding results in business and in life.

We Are Graziadio


We Are Graziadio

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A Different Perspective on Business

For more than 50 years, George L. Graziadio, Jr. did business on his terms. Transitioning from a successful real estate business to banking because he had the belief that he could offer the Los Angeles community a better business bank, Graziadio and his partner formed Imperial Bank with $1.25 million in private investment capital. The bank grew to have over $8 billion in assets solely through internal growth and without acquisitions, with $600 million in capital reserves.

I'd prefer to make 10 $10,000 loans than one $100,000 loan.That way you have 10 customers who go tell 10 other business people about you.

Imperial Bank developed a national presence in emerging growth industries with branches across the United States. Its entertainment division became the largest financier of feature motion pictures in the world with Mr. Graziadio serving as chairman of the board, CEO, and president. In 2000, Imperial Bancorp merged with Comerica, Inc. and featured combined assets of approximately $50 billion.

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A Commitment to Community and Education

In 1996, Pepperdine University renamed its business school the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management following the largest business school endowment in America at the time by Mr. Graziadio and his wife Reva.

You earn your living by working, your earn your life by giving.

Today, the Graziadio School is one of the largest business schools west of Chicago and is ranked among the best in the nation for its Executive MBA and Fully Employed MBA programs. More than 2,500 mid-career business professionals currently attend the Graziadio School at seven campuses throughout California and online.

His vision and leadership propelled the Graziadio School to a preeminent position among business schools worldwide. He has had a profound impact at Pepperdine, and he will be missed in countless ways.
~ Andrew K. Benton – President and CEO of Pepperdine University

Business curriculum defined

Delivering a comprehensive examination of relevant business essentials, the Graziadio School of Business and Management’s online MBA provides a thought-provoking curriculum that emphasizes the development of dynamic leadership skills, ethical decision making, and an overall understanding of the global future of business.

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A Complete Degree to Define
Your Future

The 52-unit program is taken over six 14-week trimesters and covers challenging topics such as marketing, financial management, human behavior, economics, accounting, law, strategic management, and quantitative analysis for business operations. The rigorous coursework is designed specifically for working professionals and embraces experience-driven learning that can be immediately applied to real-world business situations.

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Concentrations to Focus
Your Education

In addition, you can shape your online MBA experience to meet your specific needs by choosing one of four concentrations:

  • Finance
  • Leadership and Managing Organizational Change
  • Marketing
  • General Management

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At Pepperdine University, we teach students that they can do things in business with an ethical view. You don’t subvert your values just to make a dollar. ~ Stephen M. Rapier, PhD, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Graziadio Guidance

We Are Committed to Your Success

Did you know that by earning an online MBA from Pepperdine University, you are granted lifelong access to the Graziadio Career Portal, career coaching, and other remarkable career development tools?

Take advantage of one-on-one coaching sessions designed to address your short-term and long-term career challenges and provide you with personalized guidance in areas such as:

  • Career
  • Job Search
  • Resume & Cover
    Letter Review
  • Company
  • Professional
  • Interview
  • Salary

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