About the Graziadio School

Experience Driven
Benefactor: George Graziadio Board of Visitors
History  Organization Chart
Mission Statement Distinctive Leadership 2015
Accreditation Faculty
Graziadio Hallmarks Degrees and Programs
Leadership Team Campus Locations
Staff Advisory Council (SAC)  

Benefactor: George Graziadio


In 1996, Pepperdine’s business school was named the Graziadio School of Business and Management in honor of a generous endowment by entrepreneur and philanthropist George L. Graziadio and his wife Reva. The late Mr. Graziadio was the co-founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Imperial Bancorp.


Over the course of its history, the business school has been shaped by its entrepreneurial heritage.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Graziadio School of Business and Management is to develop values-centered leadersand advance responsible business practice through education that is entrepreneurialin spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation.


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.

Graziadio Hallmarks

The following characteristics distinguish the Graziadio School: Values-Centered, Collaborative, Experience-Driven, Entrepreneurial, and Global.

Leadership Team

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

D Smith Chris Bauman Gary Mangiofico J Mooney John Paglia Michael Williams

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.  In order to best serve Graziadio staff needs, the SAC created a Google Community site for you to share your thoughts or suggestions with us. If you have questions, comments, or concerns about the site, please contact any Council member.

SAC Permanent Members

C. Bauman L. Sakihama

SAC Organizing Committee
Serve one year term (2013-2014)


SAC Elected Committee Members

January 2013- December 2015)

SAC Jordan Drake SAC SAC

Board of Visitors

The Graziadio Board of Visitors (BOV) is a high profile business advisory council whose primary objectives are:

  1. Reputation:  To enhance the reputation and recognition of the Graziadio School, its students, alumni, faculty and friends.
  2. Advice:  Provide advice and counsel to the Dean on strategic issues, curriculum, degree and non-degree program needs within the business community, career placement opportunities for students and alumni, and research and consulting opportunities for faculty.
  3. Resources:  Assist the Dean with fund and resource development through advocacy with individuals, corporations and foundations.
  4. Advocate:  Communicate, endorse and advocate the Graziadio School's interests to external constituencies.

Organization Chart

The current Graziadio Organization Chart as of 9/24/2014.

Distinctive Leadership 2015

In 2009 Dean Livingstone called on each student, staff member, faculty, and alumnus to contribute his/her time, energy, and talents to realize the promise of the Graziadio School’s strategic plan, which articulates five key objectives: (1) Enrich Student Learning; (2) Enhance Thought Leadership; (3) Cultivate Community; (4) Build Partnerships; and (5) Advance Reputation.


Our world-class faculty are uniquely qualified both academically and professionally. Faculty members not only have distinguished academic credentials, but have proven themselves in the business world as executives, entrepreneurs, and consultants. Many continue to work in the business world while they teach so students receive knowledge that is current, relevant, and experience-driven.

Degrees and Programs

Degrees granted by the Graziadio School include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) for full-time students, working professionals, and high-level executives; the International Master of Business Administration (IMBA); the Master of Science in Organization Development (MSOD); the Master of Science in Management and Leadership (MSML); the Master of Science in Global Business (MSGB); the Master of Science in Applied Finance (MSAF); the Master of Science in Entrepreneurship (MSEN); and the undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM). Special programs include a joint BSM and MBA program (MBAJ); joint degrees with Pepperdine University's School of Law (JD/MBA), School of Public Policy (MBA/MPP), and Seaver College (BS/MBA, BS/IMBA, or MS in Accounting); and certificate executive education programs that can be customized to meet an organization's specific learning needs.

Please click on the Degrees and Programs link above for more detailed information about our programs.

Campus Locations

The Graziadio School of Business and Management is headquartered at the West Los Angeles Graduate Campus. Administrative offices for the Full-time programs are located on the Malibu campus. The Graziadio School Offers its degree programs at six locations throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Ventura counties, as well as in Santa Clara, CA.

Dresher Graduate Campus - Malibu

West Los Angeles Graduate Campus

Encino Graduate Campus

Irvine Graduate Campus

Silicon Valley Center

Westlake Village Graduate Campus

GEO - Enhancing Community and Communication