Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management Full- and Part-Time MBA Climbs U.S. News & World Report’s “2017 Best Graduate Schools”

University Graziadio School of Business and Management
is proud to
announce that its part-time MBA ranked No. 48 and its full-time MBA
ranked No. 83 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of “2017
Best Graduate Schools.”
The part-time ranking moved up four spots
from last year’s ranking and thirteen spots up from the ranking two
years ago. The full-time MBA ranking is up significantly from its spot
at No. 96 in 2013.

With small classes and accessible professors, the Pepperdine Graziadio
School offers one of the most flexible part-time
programs, catering to the needs of working professionals who
desire to complete an MBA at the pace that fits their busy lifestyles.
The top-ranked part-time Pepperdine Graziadio MBA is designed to develop
leaders who will contribute to the betterment of global business
practices and to their local community. The MBA program offers a variety
of concentrations in the areas of digital innovation and information
systems; dispute resolution; entrepreneurship; finance; general
management; global business; leadership and managing organizational
change; and marketing.

The full-time
Pepperdine Graziadio MBA
embodies an integrated approach to applied
learning and a strong commitment to teaching ethical leadership skills.
In addition to providing similar concentrations as the part-time
program, the full-time MBA program offers a certificate in the
award-winning Socially,
Environmentally, and Ethically Responsible (SEER) Business Strategy

program. All of the MBA
programs offered at the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School provide a
values-centered, collaborative, and experience-driven approach to
developing students’ leadership skills.

“We are delighted that our part-time and full-time MBA programs rose in
their respective rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s list
of ‘2017 Best Graduate Schools,’” said David M. Smith, dean, Graziadio
School of Business and Management. “Our ranking as one of the Best
Graduate Schools in the nation is a testament to our high-caliber
students and successful alumni, as well as our distinguished faculty and
dedicated staff. We believe that the most successful careers in business
incorporate a strong sense of values, critical thinking, and an
integrative approach. Our innovative programs are designed with this in

U.S. News and World Report evaluated 296 programs for its part-time
MBA rankings
and 470 programs for its full-time
MBA rankings
. The rankings are based on multiple factors including
average peer assessment, recruiter assessment, work experience,
placement success, and student selectivity.

U.S. News & World Report also recently recognized the
Graziadio online MBA program as it ranked No. 15 on the list of 2016
Best Online Programs
. In particular, the Graziadio online MBA was
recognized for providing high-quality graduate business education for
veterans. The Graziadio Business School ranked No. 13 on U.S. News
and World Report
’s list of Best
Online MBA Programs for Veterans
, a significant jump from the
school’s ranking of No. 21 in 2015. The Graziadio Business School is an
ideal choice for veterans with its flexible class schedule, emphasis
on applied learning, and its 100% Yellow Ribbon Program. Pepperdine
University does not limit the number of Yellow Ribbon students that it
accepts and fully covers tuition and certifiable fees for eligible

About Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and

A leader in cultivating entrepreneurship and digital innovation, the
Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management
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 and at our Silicon Valley, Santa Barbara,
and Dallas 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,
at @GraziadioSchool,
and LinkedIn.


Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management
Director, Marketing and Communications