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Jul 27, 2018

2U, Inc. and Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School Expand their Partnership to Deliver an Online MBA

MALIBU, Calif. and LANHAM, Md., July 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), a global leader in education technology, today announced it is expanding its partnership with Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School to deliver Graziadio's online MBA degree in January 2020. The existing Pepperdine program will transition to a 2U-powered online MBA in which 2U will support Pepperdine in the development, launch, and management of the degree. This partnership represents a new offering within the Business@Pepperdine Domestic Graduate Program (DGP), a suite of online graduate degrees in business and management announced in May 2018.

The Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, ranked #19 by U.S. News & World Report's Best Online MBA rankings, aims to develop forward-thinking leaders focused on advancing responsible business practices and driving meaningful change in their global organizations and communities.   

"The Graziadio Business School is always striving to provide students with unparalleled access to transformational learning," said Dean Deryck van Rensburg."We've expanded our partnership with 2U because of their commitment to supporting our goals and mission, maintaining the rigor and integrity of our academics, and for their passion toward student success."

The online MBA at Graziadio, powered by 2U, will continue to deliver the quality and rigor of the school's nationally ranked MBA programs. Pepperdine's world-class faculty will teach students through weekly live classes and faculty-developed interactive coursework via an online platform that can be accessed from nearly anywhere by computer or mobile device.

"We are excited to deepen our existing relationship with the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School by adding their highly-regarded MBA to our partnership. This expansion is a testament to the full support and confidence the university has in our ability to deliver high-quality digital education," 2UGrad President Andrew Hermalyn said.

2U also works with the Pepperdine School of Law for Law@Pepperdine and the Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology for Psychology@Pepperdine.

Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School

Anchored in the core values of integrity and innovation, the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School challenges individuals to think boldly and drive meaningful change that positively impacts their organizations and communities. With an entrepreneurial spirit, the Graziadio School advances experiential learning in small classes that deepen connections and stimulate critical thinking. Through our wide continuum of MBA, MS and Executive degree programs offered across five California campuses, Graziadio faculty inspire full time students and working professionals to realize their greatest potential as values-centered, Best for the World Leaders. Follow Pepperdine Graziadio on Facebook,Twitter at @GraziadioSchool, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

About 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU)

2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services, and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit

Media contacts:

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School
Amanda Karr, 310-568-5663 

Jemila Woodson, 2U, Inc.

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