Three pillars encompass the intrinsic values of UCLA Anderson:
When you collaborate to win, you share success.
This ethic is at the very core of our character.
UCLA Anderson offers both degree and non-degree programs to meet the diverse educational needs and professional goals of students. UCLA Anderson's rigorous programs offer exceptional academic preparation, a cooperative and congenial student culture, and access to a thriving business community, as well as support services for scholastic and career advancement.
"I was very lucky to come to UCLA on a scholarship, and I’ve never forgotten that. The lessons and values I learned while attending UCLA shaped my thinking throughout my business and community life and helped build my business reputation."
John E. Anderson ('40)
UCLA Anderson School of Management Namesake
(1917 - 2011)
"As an alumnus, I always stayed connected to Anderson, but when I made the decision to join the staff, I felt as though I would be doing what I was supposed to be doing. Students know that I am here because I WANT to be here and that we are in this together."
Rob Weiler ('91)
Associate Dean, Full-Time MBA Program
The Entrepreneur’s Origin Story – Fritz Demopoulos (’97)
China is where Fritz Demopoulos (’97) decided to launch his career and make his life after b-school.
Armour for Change
Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank reminds UCLA Anderson students that change is inevitable, asks "Are you in front of the change you have to accept?"
Encouraging the Next Generation
An inspired gift from Dr. Paul N. Hsieh (Ph.D.'70) for Marion Anderson Hall
Our students, alumni and faculty are fearless in thinking about opportunity and innovation — in experimenting and discovering, in being a little nonconformist.
Our faculty has developed game-changing initiatives to help workers save more for retirement, to transform K–12 education management and to alleviate global poverty in ingenious ways that bring the poorest members of society into the financial system. They infuse Anderson’s classrooms with analytical rigor and bold thinking, challenging students to reframe their reference points.
"Thinking fearlessly is the freedom to think aloud, to think without judgment. It’s the exploration that allows you to go into areas you couldn’t go into in the real world—the academic version of cave diving."
Professor of Finance
"We at Anderson are fortunate to have the freedom to choose our own paths and pursuits. It is through a combination of independent exploration and collaborative challenge that Anderson breaks new ground."
UCLA Anderson Forecast Director;
Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management;
Professor of Economics and Statistics
Starting from Scratch
"The good thing about starting from scratch is there's no legacy," said Amy Powell ('05) of Paramount at the 2018 Alumni Conference about the uncertainty of working in a new field
BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society, or Risk Losing Our Support
Laurence D. Fink, is going to inform business leaders that their companies need to do more than make profits — they need to contribute to society
Whether as part of communities, businesses or governments, our students and alumni are pragmatic and action-oriented. They drive change.
They measure themselves against results, and they are dissatisfied until they see impact. They make things happen in their established companies, they build new companies, and they make their communities better.
"UCLA Anderson instills in its students the curiosity, confidence and humility to think without boundaries and explore new solutions that make a difference."
Larry Fink ('76)
Chairman and CEO of BlackRock
"At Anderson, the faculty embody the notion of ‘driving change’ — they are doing innovative research that influences not only our basic understanding of how things work, but also of how to create big, long-lasting effects that are good for business and good for society."
Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
Executive, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Philanthropist, Bruin.
Bill Anderson (J.D. ’88)
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, TOPA EQUITIES, LTD.
FOUNDER AND CEO, FIRST BEVERAGE GROUP
The Purpose Economy
Impact Week tackled topics that included impact investing, affordable housing, blockchain technology and finding purpose in traditional workplaces
Executive Education Welcomes New Associate Dean
Donna Sharp has led executive education programs at Columbia and Cornell.
Needle-in-a-Haystack Cancer Genes
Elisa Long comments on new research that suggests general testing for BRCA mutation might be cost effective