E2B + Networking Experiences

Virtual classroom. Real-world application.

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School online MBA offers not just courses, but also real-world experiences. One of the ways our MBA is revolutionizing business education is through our Education to Business (E2B) program, which brings executives and students together virtually to solve real business issues.

The E2B program is ranked among the “10 College Courses That Will Pay Off at Work” by U.S. News & World Report.

When you enroll with Pepperdine University’s online MBA, you can work directly with leading corporations, including:

  • Coca-Cola
  • Neutrogena
  • Experian
  • AT&T
  • Disney
  • Ticketmaster
  • Citibank
  • Boeing
  • American Red Cross
  • Toyota
  • UPS

In this brief video, recent online MBA program graduates discuss the Graziadio Business School iconic E2B program.

How does the E2B program work?

The Graziadio Business School has partnered with leading corporations to provide a unique learning experience to our students. Faculty members work closely with partner companies to identify issues that can be incorporated into the online MBA curriculum.

Getting started on your live business project means establishing a scope and goal. Your class is divided into teams that will work together over several weeks to research, analyze, and develop solutions for the given problem. With faculty guidance and direct communication with executives at the organization, you will present your written solution to corporate executives at the project’s culmination.

How can our E2B program help you?

How can our E2B program help you?

Real business education isn’t just about theory — it’s also about practical application. The Graziadio Business School works closely with executives from partner companies to identify problems or opportunities as they arise, giving you exclusive access to the world’s biggest companies.

Through the program you can:

  • Connect your name to a big-picture strategy applied at major international companies, including Boeing and Coca-Cola
  • Gain valuable insights into the daily operations of major corporations
  • Grow your network with active, high-level executives and business professionals
  • Learn and directly apply your classroom lessons in a real-world business environment

Beyond the E2B program, our online MBA offers a wide variety of courses designed for the future of business. Learn more about the Graziadio Business School online MBA curriculum now.

What do our graduates and business partners think about the E2B program?

“The E2B project we worked on was more than an MBA class exercise — it was a real-world consulting project. Under the guidance of the professor and company executives, our group delivered a marketing plan of professional caliber. The company we worked for was counting on our findings and recommendations to execute a multimillion-dollar opportunity in a new market. It was an exciting challenge and an extremely worthwhile learning experience. This program will enrich your MBA experience and most importantly, your resume.”

Santiago Giraldo

Business Development at SGB

“Raytheon’s participation in the Pepperdine E2B program continues to be a totally positive and rewarding experience. At the outset of our ITSS class project, we worked jointly to focus our objectives and expectations, and we made more progress in one session than we had previously made in months of struggling on our own. They saw possibilities way beyond our dreams. Finally, the creativity, enterprise, and enthusiasm of the teams returned so much more than our limited investment. We are actively pursuing some of the team’s concepts and look forward to participation in follow-up projects with Pepperdine.”

Gill Tansley

Program Manager, Pasadena Operations, Raytheon Technical Services Co.

“Sometimes we can fall into doing things the way we’ve always done them. In this E2B project, the students challenged our original thinking, and their outside thinking was equivalent to having 15 consultants working with us. As a direct result of the project, we are working on a new marketing effort.”

John Pierce

Director, Marketing, Disney Regional Entertainment

“The Pepperdine MBA students internalized our objectives, took initiative, and gave creative, professional, and feasible recommendations which will be carefully considered when Ticketmaster Entertainment launches its corporate social responsibility initiatives. As real an experience as anyone can get in the corporate world, the Pepperdine E2B program provides a platform for students to prove they can simultaneously learn and contribute to the highest degree. We enjoyed the entire experience and would recommend the Pepperdine E2B program to any colleague.”

Wendy Webb

Chief Communications and Investor Relations Officer, Ticketmaster

Find out more about how our students are applying the skills they’ve learned with us in organizations around the world. Read our student stories now.

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