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Business School Partners with African University for Global Programs
Pepperdine business students interested in studying abroad through Global Programs may now choose Africa from among the location offerings.
Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management signed an agreement with its first African partner, the prestigious University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB). USB is the only business school of a South African university with two international accreditations and accredited in the U.S. by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
According to Mark Mallinger, associate dean of full-time programs, the agreement involves cooperative research, the exchange of students as well as faculty and staff, and short-term executive education programs.
Mallinger added, "The USB MBA program's focus is on developing leaders who will make a conscious, demonstrable, and sustainable difference in their organizations. The program is an ideal complement to Pepperdine's commitment to developing values-centered leaders and advancing responsible business practice through contemporary education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation."
The University of Stellenbosch Business School is located in Bellville, Cape Town, adjacent to the new Tyger Waterfront business hub, about 12 miles from the heart of Cape Town and 21 miles from the Stellenbosch main campus. Its portfolio includes an MBA program, two other master's programs, a Ph.D. program, and executive education programs, all focused on leadership development.
The USB MBA offers a solid theoretical grounding for the practical, real-world application of management and leadership in any business sector in South Africa, on the African continent, and in the global business community.
The Graziadio School has partnerships with business schools in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Pepperdine students may elect to study abroad at one of these partner institutions for one trimester or one week. The addition of USB brings the total number of options available to 23 partner universities.