Dean's Welcome

Welcome to the UCLA Anderson School of Management community. I invite you to explore all that UCLA Anderson offers as a global leader among schools of business and management.

When UCLA Anderson was founded during the Great Depression 75 years ago, its mission was to provide business education and thought leadership to individuals and communities in the Southern California region. Today, we are recognized internationally as an innovator in management education and research.

As a leader in advancing knowledge about business models, decision making and market behavior, UCLA Anderson's faculty and research centers are influential in shaping theoretical and practical developments in critical areas ranging from global capital markets, information technology management and organizational strategy to entrepreneurship and leadership. Our alumni network is vast, reaching the highest levels of business, government and non-profit organizations across the world, affirming the value of a UCLA Anderson education and a community that is so well connected. You will come to know UCLA Anderson's faculty and alumni as people who play a key role in enhancing understanding, providing solutions and offering insights and sharing foresights about fundamental business forces that shape our global economy.

The intellectual capital of our world renowned faculty is a key distinguishing feature of all of our programs, and is essential to who we are as a leading business school. We have created a culture built on integrity, teamwork and an entrepreneurial spirit, and are nimble in adapting to emerging business challenges and opportunities.

Using our extensive network of faculty, staff, alumni, leading executives on our board of visitors, and corporate partners throughout the world - we constantly create new forums and learning programs that challenge conventional thinking about business and management. The opportunities presented by the vibrant and rapidly changing Southern California region add a special advantage and are leveraged into powerful learning and immersion experiences woven throughout our programs.

If you are stimulated by joining a learning partnership to explore what's on the horizon in business, and motivated by rigorous academics, then UCLA Anderson is the place for you. Our faculty and students are focused on the market forces and technological developments that are transforming global business today. They are superb at what they do -- and you can be a part of this community.

Whether you are a prospective student, a business professional looking to expand your business insights and skills, an alumnus returning to learn more and tap into the Anderson network, or a visitor eager to explore the research and programs conducted at UCLA Anderson, we welcome your interest and look forward to connecting with you.

We started with a promise to prepare our students to lead organizations. Today, we're a global leader, transforming how business people think and act. I invite you to challenge yourself. Take a serious look at the people and programs making UCLA Anderson one of the very finest business schools in the world.

With Best Wishes,
Judy D. Olian
Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management

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