Pepperdine Consulting Certificate Program


For more information: email Dr. Ed Eng

This program is designed to equip students with a diverse set of skills, knowledge, and experiences that can be applied throughout their consulting careers. In addition to lectures and case analysis, guest lectures by practicing consultants in data analytics and law will be used to ensure a combination of both breadth and depth of knowledge related to the myriad business problems consultants will solve throughout their careers. Under the direction of our academic and practitioner faculty, students will work in teams to solve real business problems in diverse industries and deliver cogent recommendations rooted in deep analysis. Students will propose their findings to a CEO or his or her team of executives and receive feedback on both presentation skills and content. This program is relevant to those who are interested in consulting as a career and/or whose current or future job involves staff consulting or line management using consultants.


A total of 14 hours of interactive virtual classroom seminar over 4 Saturdays from approximately 8 am to 11:30 am (3.5 hours each week). The next cohort will be on October 1, 8, 15, and 29.

Session #1 (October 1, 2022)

  • Course objectives

  • The consulting process

  • Data analytics and application

  • Digital marketing

  • Research and database

  • Client scope review


Session #2 (October 8, 2022)

  • Consulting frameworks

  • Innovation

  • Client project update


Session #3 (October 15, 2022)

  • Personal branding

  • Sales strategy

  • Legal

  • Tax

  • Client project update


Session #4 (October 29, 2022)

  • Client project deliverables (Client presentation)

  • Wrap-up

  • 1X1 Coaching (1- hour complimentary for each student after course ends).


The Pepperdine Consulting Certificate Program is offered at $3,000 per student.  Additional corporate discount rates are available depending on the number of students participating.


Dr. Ed Eng (Faculty)

  • Strategy & Branding Expert 

  • CEO, KAIROS Consulting Lab

  • Professor of Management

  • Award Winning Fortune 300  Executive


Tom Robershaw (Guest)

  • President, Borderless Finance, Inc.


Rachel Guettler (Faculty)

  • Executive Performance Coach 

  • Higher Education Consultant

  • Business Development Strategist


Leslie Young (Faculty)

  • Founder, MVM Advisory & InPerson Learning 

  • Business expansion strategist

  • Leadership development expert


Brandon Alexander (Guest)

  • Founding Partner and CEO HITMAKR

  • CEO 

    Pure Base
  • Worked at some of the world's most valuable companies


Jonathan Arnold (Guest)

  • Arnold & Associates

  • Entertainment attorney