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Academic Resources

Library

Two main libraries at Malibu campus are Payson Library (at lower campus) and Drescher Graduate Campus Library. Study rooms may be reserved by groups of two or more students up to one week in advance. Reservations may be made in-person at the Circulation Desk. Pepperdine librarians provide individual consultations in information-seeking skills and the use of library resources.

The business electronic database can be accessed here. Factiva, Mergent Online, S and P Net Advantage are very useful for Finance classes; Business Source Premier, Mintel Reports, Global Market Information Database are great resources for Marketing. You can use Reference USA and LexisNexis Academic to get information about U.S. companies. Some professors may ask you to retrieve course materials through E-reserve.

Values-centered Education

Social Enterprise Week is a week of events hosted by student clubs. The objective is to communicate the value of social and environmental responsibility as well as sound ethical practices in business.

The Certificate in Socially, Environmentally, and Ethically Response (SEER) business practices propels core values such as integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion. 20-month MBA students are welcome to take the opportunity to earn the certificate that would strengthen their understanding of strategic issues in business and provide an added credential for career enhancement. 

Learning Opportunities

Dean's Executive Leadership Series

The Dean's Executive Leadership Series invites high-level executives to talk about leadership. These events are usually held off-campus. You are encouraged to hear the executives' insight on the current challenges and opportunities facing the business community. Events start with a reception, followed by the presentation. There is a nominal fee. The Dean's Executive Leadership Series podcasts are available here.

International Experience

One-week Abroad Program expands your global business savvy through a combination of classroom learning, company visits, and enriching cultural activities. Destinations include Chile, Jamaica, China, Brazil, England, Germany etc. Calendar and more information can be found here. You may choose to receive 2 units of elective credit for completing the course.

One-trimester Abroad Program allows MBA students to spend the fall trimester of the second year overseas at one of prestigious partner universities in Europe, Latin America or Asia. You will earn a semester of credit toward your degree and return with an invaluable international perspective and firsthand insight into business in another region of the world. Application starts in October. Partner universities are listed here.

Global Village is an international experience of food, music, global business facts, prepared by our international students. The event usually takes place in the spring trimester.

Business Plan/Case Competition

Business Plan Competition provides a forum for entrepreneurial ideas and ventures to be realized with the support and resources of the entire Pepperdine community. A distinguished panel of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists will judge the competition and provide invaluable feedback and networking opportunities to the participating teams.

Student teams are selected to participate in the national and international case competitions, which require participants to synthesize and articulate in a time-bounded, low-tech, largely oral fashion. Training and practicing are done at the class GSBM 675 and extracurricular time.

Business Services

Photocopying and printing services are available at computer lab and libraries. If your projects or reports need binding, the staff of printing services at Pepperdine, access here provides a competitive price compared to Fedex Kinko or other off-campus service providers. The website offers information on other services.

Financial

Information session on student loans will be held at the beginning of the fall trimester. Information on Graziadio School Scholarship can be found here. The application usually requires a short essay. You will receive an email from financial office when the application is open. Graduate Assistantship Program is a research-based program that allows students to work with faculty in the development of projects. An Introduction and Training Session will be held on September 10.

Please refer here for more information. Besides, Social Enterprise Summer Internship Stipends provide compensation for students pursuing internship experiences with enterprises that create social value. The application form can be achieved if you log into GTO->Career Management Library, then look for Social Enterprise Program Application.