Westmont College and Pepperdine University today announced an agreement to offer a new program in shared space in downtown Santa Barbara. Beginning in fall 2015, Westmont Downtown, a new center in the Hutton Parker Foundation Building in Santa Barbara, will host a Santa Barbara-based, two-year, part-time MBA program through the nationally ranked Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management. Westmont Downtown also offers Westmont programs and classes in social entrepreneurship, capital entrepreneurship, and leadership and management as well as internships with local businesses and organizations.
The Graziadio Business School Fully Employed program for working professionals focuses on participation and experiential learning by small cohorts. It features a general management concentration that offers students the most popular electives. This new program allows recent undergraduates with limited work experience to advance their career with internship opportunities or professional employment while pursuing their MBA. Pepperdine will continue to welcome all working professional graduates, including those from their longstanding relationship with UCSB. Read More