Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management announced the opening of the Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship on Dec. 1, which will integrate education and funding to help its students launch new ventures. Funded by long term, multi-year donations from Dan and Coco Peate, the new program allows students to pursue their entrepreneurial goals while earning credit toward a Master of Science in Entrepreneurship.
“The Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship will honor the legacy of George Pepperdine and George L. Graziadio, Jr., and build on our diverse academic and business outreach initiatives centered on entrepreneurial success,” Dean of Graziadio Business School Deryck J. van Rensburg said in a statement provided to The Malibu Times. “The generous gift by the Peates recognizes that the need has never been greater for ethical, innovative and skilled business leaders. The Peate Institute for Entrepreneurship will create a pipeline of next-generation entrepreneurs.”
The highly selective, one-year program will operate out of the Greater Conejo Valley region, and will provide 15 full-tuition scholarships to students annually.