Graziadio School of Business and Management | Pepperdine University

Graziadio School of Business and Management

Fully Employed Programs

BS in Management

Goal 1: Students will be effective communicators in business settings.

  1. Students will be able to organize and deliver cogent oral presentations.
  2. Students will be able to organize and deliver cogent written presentations.

Goal 2: Students will be able to meaningfully contribute in a team environment.

  1. Students will skillfully evaluate performance effectiveness of team members.
  2. Teams will effectively complete the goals of a project.

Goal 3: Students will have the ability to recognize ethical issues and to incorporate ethical considerations when recommending courses of action.

  1. Students can identify ethical standards for an ethical problem.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with and ethical problem.

Goal 4: Graduates will have a global orientation.

  1. Our students will be able to define and present key elements of another culture (other than the US) and their role in business decision making.
  2. Our students will be able to evaluate the economic conditions and forces affecting the introduction of a product or service in a foreign country.
  3. Our students will be able to evaluate the political risks involving international business in a foreign country.

BS in Management Curriculum Map

Fully Employed MBA

Goal 1: Students have the skills to analyze business situations in an integrated, multi-disciplinary way and recommend solutions.

  1. Students recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary problem solving.
  2. Students engage in multi-disciplinary problem solving.
  3. Students develop and justify strategic recommendations that indicate the integration of a variety of business functions.

Goal 2: Students have the communication skills to persuasively and professionally articulate their thinking.

  1. Students prepare and deliver a persuasive, professional speech on a current topic in their discipline.
  2. Students prepare a written report analyzing a business problem.

Goal 3: Students accurately appraise team dynamics and demonstrate effective team membership and leadership skills.

  1. Students use trust as a basis to achieve team goals and resolve conflicts based on trust.
  2. Students will be able to support a team effort and will hold themselves and others accountable for obtaining performance outcomes.
  3. Students identify and obtain goals for the team project.

Goal 4: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making.

  1. Students recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students develop solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and recognize the consequences of those solutions.

Fully Employed MBA Curriculum Map

Online MBA

Goal 1: Students have the skills to analyze business situations in an integrated, multi-disciplinary way and recommend solutions.

  1. Students recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary problem solving.
  2. Students engage in multi-disciplinary problem solving.
  3. Students develop and justify strategic recommendations that indicate the integration of a variety of business functions.

Goal 2: Students have the communication skills to persuasively and professionally articulate their thinking.

  1. Students prepare and deliver a persuasive, professional speech on a current topic in their discipline.
  2. Students prepare a written report analyzing a business problem.

Goal 3: Students accurately appraise team dynamics and demonstrate effective team membership and leadership skills.

  1. Students use trust as a basis to achieve team goals and resolve conflicts based on trust.
  2. Students will be able to support a team effort and will hold themselves and others accountable for obtaining performance outcomes.
  3. Students identify and obtain goals for the team project.

Goal 4: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making.

  1. Students recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students develop solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and recognize the consequences of those solutions.

Online MBA Curriculum Map

MS in Human Resources

Goal 1: Effective Team Players

  1. Students are able to work effectively within a team environment.
  2. Students participate in all aspects of team engagement.

Goal 2: Knowledge of HR Concepts

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge talent management.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of change management.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of legal requirements within the HR function.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of HR's strategic role in organizations.

Goal 3: Business Concepts

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of accounting concepts.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of economic concepts.

Goal 4: Global/Ethical

  1. Students will develop an ethical basis for fostering global, diverse, and inclusive organizational environments.
  2. Students will be able to articulate ethical considerations for HR managers and leaders.

MS in Human Resources Curriculum Map

MS in Management and Leadership

Goal 1: Students will be able to demonstrate an increased self‐awareness and personal understanding.

  1. Students will design and generate (on an individual basis) a personal development plan by the end of the program.
  2. Students will develop the ability to synthesize and integrate information from assessments, feedback, and self-reflections.

Goal 2: Students will develop strong working knowledge of managerial and leadership capabilities in a values-centered framework.

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to put leadership and influence principles into practice.
  2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  3. Students will learn and practice conflict management and negotiation skills.
  4. Students can appraise ethical dilemmas, recommend solutions, and assess the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 3: Students will show competency in managing people and teams within public/private organizations.

  1. Students will be able to transform an organization by leading and managing change.
  2. Students will be able to use effective interpersonal communications.
  3. Students will be able to interpret team dynamics and practice effective team membership and leadership.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate multicultural competency

  1. Students will be able to adapt to a global environment and practice global leadership skills.
  2. Students will be able to relate to a diverse workforce and practice effective management of diversity.

MS in Management and Leadership Curriculum Map

Executive Programs

Executive MBA

Goal 1: Students have the skills to strategically analyze business situations in an integrated, multi-disciplinary way and recommend solutions.

  1. Students recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary problem solving.
  2. Students engage in multi-disciplinary problem solving.
  3. Students develop and justify strategic recommendations that indicate the integration of a variety of business functions.

Goal 2: Students understand team dynamics and are effective team members and leaders.

  1. Students identify characteristics of team members, and explain their implications for leadership, communication styles, decision making, and team dynamics.
  2. Students evaluate performance effectiveness, and select and apply appropriate motivation and ethical reward theories to obtain expected performance outcomes.
  3. Students provide ongoing developmental feedback that is useful, timely, and non-threatening.

Goal 3: Students incorporate strategic considerations in decision-making.

  1. Students are able to recognize strategic dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with strategic dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 4: Develop an organization's grand strategy (including competitive, corporate, industry, and global strategies) and recommend implementation of the plan.

  1. Assess the organization's internal vision/mission, opportunities/threats, and strengths/weaknesses.
  2. Formulate a grand strategy, and assess the consequences (including ethical and societal).
  3. Design structures, processes, controls, and performance management systems best suited to implement grand strategy.

Executive MBA Curriculum Map

President and Key Executive MBA

Goal 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct a cultural assessment of an organization, including the organization's culture regarding ethical conduct.

  1. Students will interview managers from an organization that a fellow student is involved with and write an analysis of their findings.
  2. Students will write an analysis of the culture of an organization they are involved with.
  3. Students will analyze the organization's culture regarding ethical conduct.

Goal 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to perform a financial analysis of an organization.

  1. Students will prepare a financial forecast for an organization.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze financial information.
  3. Students will effectively communicate financial recommendations for an organization.

Goal 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the external environment of an organization. This will include the economic, social/cultural, political/legal/regulatory, technological, demographic, natural, and competitive elements of the environment from a global perspective.

  1. Students will develop scenarios for change in external variables.
  2. Students will develop a competitive/industry analysis for an organization that will examine both current and anticipated competition.
  3. Students will effectively communicate the potential implications of changes in environmental variables.

Goal 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare a marketing plan for an organization.

  1. Students will develop a complete marketing mix for an organization.
  2. Students will develop an understanding of how to create, deliver, and communicate value in a product.

Goal 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to prepare a strategic plan for an organization.

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to envision an organization's desired future state, including articulating appropriate vision, mission, and goals.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to identify an organization's strengths and weaknesses.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate the long- and short-term consequences of their proposed strategies.

Presidents and Key Executives MBA Curriculum Map

MS in Organization Development

Goal 1: Knowledge of Self

  1. Students will be able to identify their personal development goals to use self as instrument of change in consulting.
  2. Students will be able to articulate events which shifted their knowledge of self and can relate it to their own consulting practice and philosophy.

Goal 2: Knowledge of OD Concepts

  1. Students will be able to articulate key concepts in Organization Development.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate consulting skills and client centered responses.

Goal 3: Global/Ethical

  1. Students will be able to develop model for ethically entering a culture different than their own.
  2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the implications and consequences for choosing a particular OD intervention in a country other than the United States.
  3. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in requirements of Human Subjects Research.

Goal 4: Research skills

  1. Students will be able to design a study, collect data, analyze the results, and make recommendations for research and practice.

MS in Organization Development Curriculum Map

Full-time Programs

Full-time MBA

Goal 1 Teams: Students are effective team players

  1. Students are able to effectively work with a team environment.
  2. Students participate in all aspects of team development.

Goal 2 Ethics: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making.

  1. Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 3 Communication: Students have the communication skills to persuasively and professionally articulate their thinking.

  1. Students will be able to prepare and deliver a persuasive, professional speech on a current topic in their discipline.
  2. Students will be able to prepare a written report analyzing a business problem.

Goal 4 Finance: Students have the skills necessary to fully analyze the financial standing of a company.

  1. Students can perform a full accounting analysis of a publicly traded company.
  2. Students can assess how the external economic environment affects firm performance.
  3. Students can perform a full financial analysis of a company.
  4. Students can effectively draw conclusions about the financial status of a company based on the combined accounting and financial information.

Goal 5: Graduates will have a global orientation (IMBA only)

  1. Our students will be able to define and present key elements of another culture (other than the US) and their role in business decision making.
  2. Our students will be able to evaluate the economic conditions and forces affecting the introduction of a product or service in a foreign country.
  3. Our Students will be able to evaluate the political risks involving international business in a foreign country.

Full-time MBA Curriculum Map

MS in Accounting

  • PLO 1: Interpret and apply financial accounting concepts, and describe other fundamental accounting and business concepts.
  • PLO 2: Evaluate accounting and business problems from the perspective of multiple business disciplines and professional standards, then formulate, communicate, and defend recommendations to decision-makers based on those evaluations.
  • PLO 3: Produce clearly written, concise business analyses, and deliver clear, well organized, persuasive oral presentations.
  • PLO 4: Establish positive group interactions while working effectively in teams with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • PLO 5: Analyze business and accounting situations in keeping with professional standards and moral values and recommend appropriate courses of action.
  • PLO 6: Engage in professional service.

 

MS in Applied Analytics

Goal 1: Ethics

  1. Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions

Goal 2: Communication

  1. Students will be able to prepare and deliver a persuasive, professional speech on a current topic in their discipline.
  2. Students will be able to prepare a written report analyzing a business problem.
  3. Students will be able to create effective visualizations of complex data and analyses.

Goal 3 Analytics

  1. Students apply the appropriate portfolio of methods and techniques for collecting, storing, and transforming structured and unstructured, quantitative and qualitative data
  2. Students use appropriate contemporary "best of breed" software tools for manipulating and analyzing structured and unstructured, quantitative and qualitative data (e.g. Hadoop, SAS Enterprise Miner, R, Tableau)
  3. Students employ evidenced-based decision making to a variety of business functions, operational problems, and competitive or strategic intelligence

MS in Applied Analytics Curriculum Map

MS in Applied Finance

Goal 1 Ethics: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision‐making.

  1. Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 2 Communication: Students have satisfactory communication skills, both orally and in writing, to persuasively and professionally articulate their quantitative analyses.

  1. Students will be able to prepare and deliver a persuasive, professional speech on a current topic in their discipline.
  2. Students will be able to prepare a written report analyzing a business problem.

Goal 3 Finance: Students have the skills necessary to fully analyze the financial standing of a company.

  1. Students can perform a full accounting analysis of a publicly traded company.
  2. Students can assess how the external economic environment affects firm performance.
  3. Students can perform a full financial analysis of a company.
  4. Students can effectively draw conclusions about the financial status of a company based on the combined accounting and financial information.

MS in Applied Finance Curriculum Map

MS in Global Business

Goal 1 Team: Students are effective team players

  1. Students are able to effectively work with a team environment.
  2. Students participate in all aspects of team development.

Goal 2 Ethics: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making.

  1. Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 3 Communication: Students have the communication skills to persuasively and professionally articulate their thinking.

  1. Students will be able to prepare and deliver a persuasive, professional speech on a current topic in their discipline.
  2. Students will be able to prepare a written report analyzing a business problem.

Goal 4 Global: Students understand the complexities of the global economic environment and know how to translate these complexities into successful international business strategies and processes.

  1. Students have a general understanding of how the global economy works, which nations contribute to the major global trade, and how trade is facilitated.
  2. Students are able to understand how a nation accounts for its domestic economy, the influence of global economic health, and what contributes to global economic swings.

MS in Global Business Curriculum Map

MS in Human Resources

Goal 1: Effective Team Players

  1. Students are able to work effectively within a team environment.
  2. Students participate in all aspects of team engagement.

Goal 2: Knowledge of HR Concepts

  1. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge talent management.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of change management.
  3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of legal requirements within the HR function.
  4. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of HR's strategic role in organizations.

Goal 3: Business Concepts

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of accounting concepts.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate understanding of economic concepts.

Goal 4: Global/Ethical

  1. Students will develop an ethical basis for fostering global, diverse, and inclusive organizational environments.
  2. Students will be able to articulate ethical considerations for HR managers and leaders.

MS in Human Resources Curriculum Map

MS in Real Estate

Goal 1: Ethics: Students incorporate ethical considerations in decision-making

  1. Students are able to recognize ethical dilemmas in business situations.
  2. Students can select solutions when presented with ethical dilemmas and discuss the consequences of those solutions.

Goal 2: Communication: Students have the communication skills to persuasively and professionally articulate their thinking

  1. Students will be able to prepare and deliver a persuasive, professional speech on a current topic in their discipline.
  2. Students will be able to prepare a written report analyzing a real estate business problem.

Goal 3: Real Estate Investments and Finance: Students have the skills necessary to analyze the real estate investment and finance decisions of companies

  1. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of the four quadrants of real estate investing and finance: private equity, private debt/financing, public equity (REITs), and public debt (mortgage back securities).
  2. Students develop strong quantitative and financial modeling skills appropriate for an analyst.
  3. Students develop a strong technical and computer skills that provide competitive advantage in the real estate market.
  4. Students can perform a financial statement analysis of a publicly traded company.
  5. Students can assess how the external economic environment affects real estate markets and investment performance within a portfolio context.
  6. Students cultivate a global understanding of the real estate market.

MS in Real Estate Curriculum Map