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Graziadio School of Business and Management

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Graziadio School of Business and Management
Professor of Economics

Professor Parsons has over 15 years of business experience working in a range of industries. Brandon started his professional career working for McKenna Long & Aldridge (now Dentons). He worked on litigation (Fen-Phen), corporate (Blackberry), and anti-dumping cases (South Korea). After spending five years in law, Brandon transitioned to corporate employment. He was the managing director a division of Adecco Staffing (world''s largest staffing company), called Concise, where he supervised over both fifty attorneys and oversaw business development. After his time with Concise, he worked for Caterpillar Financial in Nashville, Tennessee.

Brandon began teaching in 2014 and currently teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level at Pepperdine''s School of Business. He currently teaches managerial economics, macroeconomics, international business, and business integration. Brandon is an avid traveler visiting over forty countries and every continent. Professor Parsons'' research interest is on how corruption affects economic growth, economic development, exports, and foreign direct investment. Brandon received his BA from the University of Southern Indiana, his MBA from Pepperdine University, his MA in Economics from the University of Detroit Mercy, and is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Education

MA, University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, 2016
Economics

MBA, Pepperdine University, 2013
Finance

Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society Membership
BS, University of Southern Indiana Evansville, 2004

Political Science/History
Alpha Chi and Golden Key National Honor Society Membership

Curriculum Vitae

Education

MA, University of Detroit Mercy Detroit, 2016

Economics

MBA, Pepperdine University, 2013

Finance
Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society Membership

BS, University of Southern Indiana Evansville, 2004

Political Science/History
Alpha Chi and Golden Key National Honor Society Membership

Experience

Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA Summer 2014- Present

Adjunct Faculty ECNM 656, ECNM 477, ECNM 469, and GSBM 670X

Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA 2013 – Present

Associate Director (2015-2017)
Assistant Director (2014-2015)
Program Coordinator (2013-2014)

Pepperdine University, Los Angeles, CA 2012 – 2013

Graduate Assistant Analyst for Fully Employed MBA Programs

Caterpillar, Inc., Nashville, TN 2010– 2011

Case Manager (Financial Analyst)

Adecco S.A., Washington, DC 2008 – 2009

Managing Director of Concise

McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP, Washington, DC 2004– 2008

Case Manager

Certifications

Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential

Service

Altadena Children''s Center

Board of Director, Treasurer

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