About the Graziadio School

Graziadio Executive Center


The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is accredited by the prestigious AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges). Click here to learn more about these accrediting bodies.

Leadership Team

In collaboration with faculty and staff, the Leadership Team is responsible for oversight of the school including strategic planning and implementation.

Staff Advisory Council (SAC) 

To promote staff engagement and commitment, the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) serves to facilitate communication between the staff and the leadership team, to vet staff input, to provide feedback on decisions, and to represent all staff across the Graziadio School. Please share your questions and suggestions using this feedback form.

2020 Staff Advisory Council Members

Jessica Cheng

Jessica Cheng

Jon Koegler

Jonathan Koegler


Faculty Council

The purposes of the Faculty Council are to assist the development of the Graziadio School; to be the primary body representing faculty governance; to formulate, evaluate, and recommend policies to the Dean and President within the framework of the Graziadio School and Pepperdine University missions; to facilitate communication among the faculty, the Graziadio School administration, and the Pepperdine University administration; and to serve as the forum for expressing faculty opinion on issues of importance. Issues include, but are not limited to, the creation and promotion of ideas, recommendations, policies, and programs designed to be beneficial to students, faculty, the Graziadio School, and Pepperdine University.

2020 Faculty Council Members

James DiLellio

Dr. James DiLellio


Kevin Groves

Dr. Kevin Groves

Vice Chair

Elizabeth Olson

Dr. Elizabeth Olson

Department Chair Rep

Nelson Granados

Dr. Nelson Granados

John Mooney

Dr. John Mooney

Cristel Russell

Dr. Cristel Russell

Richard Walton

Dr. Richard Walton


Diversity Council

Pepperdine University has a strong commitment to diversity and expects the entire University community to uphold this value. Visit this website to learn more about diversity and inclusion at PGBS and the Graziadio Diversity Council.

Board of Visitors

The Graziadio Board of Visitors (BOV) is a high profile business advisory council, founded in 1996, whose primary objectives include four main areas: Reputation, Advice, Resources, and Advocate. 

Degrees and Programs

Click the link above to compare and contrast the part-time and full-time programs, or scroll through the galleries below to review specific programs.