AEG Academic Programs and Institutes

Pepperdine AEG classroom at Staples Center

Pepperdine University offers a variety of programs and degrees in the fields of entertainment, sports, business, and management. This innovative partnership has introduced Pepperdine to new opportunities for expansion of these programs and provides platforms for richer student engagement, hands-on industry research, and invaluable collaboration opportunities with leaders in these fields.


MBA Concentration in Sports and Entertainment

Graziadio Business School

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School seeks to train visionary and values-centered leaders through master's, bachelor's, doctoral, and joint degree programs that are entrepreneurial in spirit and global in orientation.

Through this partnership, the Graziadio School offers a new MBA concentration in entertainment, media, and sports management, as well as an executive DBA degree program.


LLM in Entertainment, Media, and Sports Law

Caruso School of Law

The LLM degree in entertainment, media, and sports law is designed for international and domestic students looking to specialize in related fields. The curriculum utilizes a balance of coursework and externships that provides an unparalleled learning experience in the heart of the entertainment industry.

The program is part of Pepperdine's larger network of entertainment and sports programs, including the Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture, the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the Intellectual Property Student Association, and the Industry Expert Speaker Series. 

Pepperdine Caruso School of Law also offers a certificate in entertainment, media, and sports law for students currently in the process of completing, or for those who have already completed, a law degree.


Sport Administration Major

Seaver College

This interdisciplinary sport administration degree prepares undergraduate students with an understanding of essential communication and business principles necessary to effectively administer operations within the sport industry.

Areas of focus:

  • Business and communication
  • Communication/media relations
  • Experiential learning
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Leadership and ethics
  • Management
  • Marketing

Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture

The Institute for Entertainment, Media, Sports, and Culture (IEMSC) facilitates the education of the next wave of multi-disciplinary creative artists, executives, lawyers, and entrepreneurs who are uniquely positioned for purposeful leadership of the entertainment, media, and sports industries and the stewardship of their impact on culture and society.

IEMSC seeks to build relationships with industry stakeholders, some of whom will serve as guest speakers, mentors, advisors, and visiting faculty, as well as foster applied research across media and entertainment sectors with specific application to creative, business, legal, psychological, and policy solutions.