Pepperdine Graziadio Soars Nearly 20 Spots in USNWR MBA Rankings

Full-time program jumps 18 spots; part-time program catapults 19 spots to nation’s top 30

LOS ANGELES--()--The Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management announced today that its full-time MBA program made the largest jump of all MBA programs in California in the U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) 2018 rankings of the nation’s top business schools. The full-time MBA program climbed 18 positions ahead of last year to number 65. The Pepperdine Graziadio part-time MBA program vaulted 19 positions to number 29, landing in the top five programs in California.

“Our rankings trajectory reflects our ongoing commitment to continuous innovation, academic excellence and bold, values-centered leadership,” said Deryck van Rensburg, dean of the Graziadio School of Business and Management. “We’re proud to nurture the next generation of global business trailblazers who will become both the ‘best in the world’ and the ‘best for the world.’”

The Pepperdine Graziadio MBA programs include small classes with highly accomplished peers that stimulate critical thinking in a personal, connected community. World-class faculty challenge students to succeed through a renowned, hands-on approach to experiential learning using real-world live case studies. Pepperdine Graziadio School’s tailored curriculum meets the lifestyle needs and unique ambitions of working professionals, full-time students and seasoned executives.

In the part-time MBA program, designed for the busy lives of working professionals, students can choose from one of eight academic concentrations and take classes online, in person at one of five accessible campus locations, or through hybrid options. The full-time MBA program offers six concentrations and an accelerated one-year program, as well as international and study abroad options. Both MBA programs embrace rigorous, applied learning that enables students to enhance their professional knowledge and skills.

About Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management

A leader in cultivating entrepreneurship and digital innovation, the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management focuses on the real-world application of MBA-level business concepts. The Graziadio School provides student-focused, globally-oriented education through part-time, full-time, and executive MBA programs at our five Southern California locations, Silicon Valley and Santa Barbara campuses, as well as through online and hybrid formats. In addition, the Graziadio School offers a variety of master of science programs, a bachelor of science in management degree-completion program, and the Presidents and Key Executives MBA, as well as executive education certificate programs. Follow the Graziadio School on Facebook, on Twitter at @GraziadioSchool, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Contacts

Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management
Lisa Perry
Director, Marketing and Communications
310-568-2314
lisa.perry@pepperdine.edu

Release Summary

Pepperdine Graziadio full-time and part-time MBA programs soar in USNWR 2018 business school rankings.

Contacts

Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management
Lisa Perry
Director, Marketing and Communications
310-568-2314
lisa.perry@pepperdine.edu