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  Aug 22, 2017
 
 
    
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2014-2015 Graziadio Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Corporate and Executive Education



In addition to its nationally ranked business degree programs, the Graziadio School assists corporations and associations to develop value-based leaders by offering a growing selection of executive workshops and nondegree certificate programs. These programs can help business managers and executives update their skills and knowledge while also providing the opportunity to address an organization’s specific strategic goals.

Certificate and Open Enrollment Programs for Individuals

In the spirit of the Graziadio School of Business and Management’s commitment to lifelong learning and hallmarks emphasizing developing values-centered leaders, the Executive Education Department has developed unique program offerings that enrich managers’ knowledge and skills while focusing on current topics and trends that will enhance their continued success in business. In these short, nondegree courses, participants experience Pepperdine faculty and curriculum while sharpening their business skills in an interactive environment. Many of the programs are based on topics and thought leadership unique to Pepperdine and are taught by both Pepperdine faculty and industry experts.

Individuals and organizations may choose from a menu of existing nondegree programs, such as the Certificate in Private Capital Markets, Certificate in Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility, or Online Executive Certificate in Financial Planning, to sharpen skills and address learning needs.

For more information on current Executive Education offerings, visit the website: bschool.pepperdine.edu/programs/executive-education or contact the Executive Education Department: karel.kreshek@pepperdine.edu or (310) 568-5787.

Corporate Development Solutions

In a highly competitive global environment, there is an ever-increasing need for organizations to develop and train their employees. In addition to its nationally ranked business degree programs, the Graziadio School works with organizations to assess and design education solutions that are specific to each organization’s needs. Pepperdine’s world-class faculty and staff work with organizations across many industries to deliver training solutions that are a custom fit and drive results. The programs are designed with flexibility and consider the many demands facing executives today. Executive education offerings can be held on site at the organization or at one of Pepperdine’s graduate campuses.

Organizations may choose from existing programs that can be tailored to fit their specific needs or leverage the deep expertise of the Graziadio School faculty to develop a custom-designed solution. Pepperdine faculty have significant experience in designing programs and integrating assessments, executive coaching, projects, applied learning, and post-program activities into a development program to ensure participants are engaged and results are measurable. These programs can help business managers and executives update their skills and knowledge while also providing the opportunity to address an organization’s specific strategic goals.

Examples of Custom Program Offerings and Training Sessions

Management and Leadership Topics

  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Leading Change
  • Engaging and Developing People
  • Organizational Design
  • Developing and Leadership Effectiveness
  • High-Performance Leadership
  • Negotiation Strategies
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making

Finance Topics

  • Finance for Executives
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Private Wealth Management
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Pricing Strategy and Tactics
  • Finance Strategy

Strategy Topics

  • Developing and Executing Successful Business Strategies
  • Launching a New Business
  • Building and Implementing Growth Strategies
  • Operational Competitive Advantage
  • Driving Profitability
  • Driving Innovation

Other Topics and Programs

  • Information Technology Essentials
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Corporate Governance
  • International Business
  • Partnering with International Universities and Groups to Host Programs