About Pepperdine University
Pepperdine College was established in 1937, advocating a business education with the development of Christian values. Pepperdine University is religiously affiliated with Churches of Christ. Faculty, administrators, and members of the Board of Regents represent many religious backgrounds, and students of all races and faiths are welcome. It is the purpose of Pepperdine University to pursue the very highest academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. Pepperdine achieved University status in 1972 and opened a new campus in Malibu, California. It remains an independent, medium-sized university enrolling approximately 7,700 students in five colleges.
About the Graziadio Schools of Business and Management
The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management was founded in 1969 by faculty members committed to improving the practice of business. The Graziadio School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), an honor bestowed on less than five percent of business schools worldwide. The Graziadio School’s degree programs have been recognized among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, and the Financial Times.
The mission of the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management is to develop values-centered leaders and advance responsible business practice through education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. As a professional institution growing out of the tradition of a Christian University, the Graziadio School seeks to positively impact both society at large and the organizations and communities in which the Graziadio School’s students and graduates are members. The Graziadio School promotes the philosophy that successful management seeks collective good along with individual profit and is anchored in core values such as integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion.