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Pepperdine Graziadio Business School and Dignity Health Global Education Announce Partnership to Offer Online Healthcare Certificate Courses

March 20, 2019

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 20, 2019--Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School and Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE) announced today they have formed a partnership to offer online professional certificate courses for healthcare workers. Initial courses will focus on healthcare analytics/informatics and healthcare marketing to provide training and education designed to improve workforce development, quality, and, ultimately, patient outcomes.

The agreement combines Pepperdine Graziadio’s experience in creating applied learning and DHGE’s access to data, informatics, and lifelike scenarios. Courses will be co-designed by Pepperdine faculty, practitioners, and industry thought leaders and offered to healthcare professionals who desire to learn the latest healthcare-oriented theories, principles and tools in a convenient, innovative, online setting.

“Pepperdine Graziadio will apply deep experience creating analytics courses, particularly in an online setting, that ensure students receive an individualized, relevant, industry-led experience,” said Mark Chun, PhD, department chair of decision sciences‚ information systems‚ and strategy for Pepperdine Graziadio Business School.

Development of the healthcare analytics/informatics certificates will be led by Pepperdine Graziadio faculty member Samuel Seaman, PhD, professor of decision sciences and the healthcare marketing certificates will be led by Lynda Palmer, MBA, practitioner faculty of marketing.

“Our mission is to provide world-class, relevant workforce development programs for the healthcare sector which syncs perfectly with Pepperdine Graziadio’s reputation for high quality, applied programs,” said Andrew Malley, CEO of DHGE. “Our mixture of industry-focused programs are a co-development between professionals and academic leaders aimed at delivering impact. We look forward to developing a suite of online programs and generating enthusiasm in the healthcare sector.”

The partnership announcement comes in advance of the Pepperdine Graziadio Future of Healthcare Symposium, to be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey, which will bring together influential thinkers and experienced practitioners to discuss innovations and challenges in healthcare.

Pepperdine Graziadio is also celebrating its 50th Anniversary at Industry 4.0: The Future of Humanity in the Smart Machine Age, an event to be held on April 2, 2019 at the Novo at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. The event will explore how to prepare today’s students for the future of work and the fourth industrial revolution.

About Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School

For the last 50 years, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School has challenged individuals to think boldly and drive meaningful change within their industries and communities. Dedicated to developing Best for the World Leaders, the Graziadio School offers a comprehensive range of MBA, MS, executive, and doctoral degree programs grounded in integrity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The Graziadio School advances experiential learning through small classes with distinguished faculty that stimulate critical thinking and meaningful connection, inspiring students and working professionals to realize their greatest potential as values-centered leaders. Follow Pepperdine Graziadio on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About Dignity Health Global Education

Dignity Health Global Education is a joint venture between Dignity Health, and Global University Systems (GUS) to provide excellent education opportunities to the healthcare workforce - online qualifications made with industry, for industry underpinned by academic excellence. Dignity Health recently merged with Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), to form the largest not for profit health system in the US, which employs more than 150,000 staff, boasts over $29 billion in revenue, 700 care sites and 142 hospitals across 21 states.

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