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The Graziadio School is accredited by the prestigious AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education. AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges—Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), is the regional accreditation agency for Pepperdine University, and the Graziadio School actively supports the WSCUC accreditation efforts of the University. Through its work of peer review, based on standards agreed to by the membership, the Commission encourages continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies, including the public, that accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions in service to their students and the public good.


In order to support educational effectiveness and to help institutions demonstrate accountability to students, alumni, families, the public and other constituencies of higher education, accrediting agencies develop standards and requirements for assessing student learning.

Graziadio employs an integrated assessment process that is aligned with the AACSB standards and WSCUC standards. Both organizations require that institutions engage in a comprehensive and consistent process of assessing students on program learning outcomes for each program offered by the school.

The Graziadio School goes through an accreditation review by AACSB every five years and each program learning outcome must be assessed at least twice within the 5-year period. Pepperdine University as a whole is routinely reviewed by WSCUC, and evidence of student learning and effective assessment process is an essential component for successful reviews.

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Lex Sanderson


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Lex Sanderson
Director of Accreditation
and Program Compliance
(310) 568-5544





Pardees Fassihi
Accreditation and Assessment
(818) 702-1327