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February 27, 2017
Alumni Insights | Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels on Artists & Consumer Behavior

Alumni InsightsRising up in the music industry alongside legendary executives Clive Davis, L.A. Reid, and Charlie Minor, Steve Bartels (CERT ’92), CEO of Def Jam Recordings, has been steered by his mentors to lead with his gut and remain artist-centric. Def Jam’s current roster includes contemporary artists Alessia Cara, 2 Chainz, and Iggy Azalea—the label has boasted such legends as LL Cool J, Jay Z, and The Roots. In conversation with Dean Judy D. Olian at UCLA Anderson’s 2017 Pulse Conference, Bartels noted that “if anybody exemplifies what Def Jam subscribes to, it’s Kanye” describing West as “topical” and “genius.” Bartels also views the growing popularity of playlists as a new challenge and opportunity to embrace. “My goal is having more people wanting more of my music. Seize the medium and seize the day.” Read more.

Parker Career Management Center Tops The Economist’s Survey

Parker CMCUCLA Anderson’s Parker Career Management Center earned a 4.8 on a 5-point scale, the highest mark for student satisfaction among top MBA programs, in The Economist 2016 survey. Students finding jobs through the center and the team’s ability to meet expectations and needs are a couple of variables that factored into the rating. Assistant Dean Regina Regazzi ’97 attributes the success to her team’s investment in getting to know students—an opportunity she identified when she took the helm back of PCMC back in 2011. “Every student was allowed to go to any advisor in our office, but they always had someone who was tracking them,” said Regazzi. Moreover, PCMC has been ranked among the top three centers among The Economist’s surveys of alumni for the past three years. Read more.

UCLA Anderson Adds a Master of Science in Business Analytics Degree

MSBAWe are pleased to announce our newest academic degree program, the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA). The demand for expertise in data analytics is exploding across many industries and markets. The program will prepare students to structure data collection opportunities, pose unique questions, detect data patterns, and derive valid insights from the data while developing an understanding of market forces and honing leadership skills. Designed as a 13-month program, the MSBA combines online courses, in-person classes and action learning projects.

Many thanks to Professor Felipe Caro, the faculty director of the new degree program, to Laurie Summers, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives, and to all who contributed to bringing this new program to fruition.

Judy D. Olian
Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management

John W. Mamer
Faculty Chairman, Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Decisions, Operations & Technology Management

Connection | Learn. Network. Reconnect. Register for Alumni Weekend!

Alumni Weekend 2017

Registration is now live for Alumni Weekend. Secure early bird pricing now for Alumni Conference and select reunion celebrations. Learn more about Alumni Weekend events including information about discounted accommodations, schedules, and pricing.

Alumni Weekend Spotlight

Shutters on the BeachReunion Evening
Santa Monica, CA
Saturday, May 6

The classes of 1982, 1987, 1992,1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 will celebrate their class reunions beachside with class dinners and dancing at Hotel Casa Del Mar and Shutters on the Beach.

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6:00 - 7:00 p.m | Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. | Class Specific Dinners 
9:30 - 11:00 p.m. | Post-Dinner Celebration


Class of 197740 Year Reunion – Class of 1977
Manhattan Beach, CA
Saturday, May 6

The class of 1977 will celebrate its 40 year class reunion with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner at a private reception starting at 6:00 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.

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Global Access | Latin America: Return to Economic Growth & The Future

Latin American Business Conference

Bringing together distinguished and influential leaders from the private and public sectors, the 2017 Latin American Business Conference will explore Latin America’s economic, trade, political and social prospects this Friday, March 3 at UCLA Anderson. Former President of Columbia Álvaro Uribe Vélez will present a keynote address followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Sebastian Edwards. There will be panel discussions covering media and entertainment, innovation, and economic growth in addition to targeted networking opportunities. General admission is $45, which includes parking, lunch and a reception. Register now.

Retail Access | Evolve Conference: The Connected Consumer
Evolve Conference 2017

Gain insights about the new retail landscape through exploring the trends of the melding of the physical and digital shopping worlds at the 2017 Evolve Conference this Saturday, March 4 at UCLA Anderson. How is the evolution of retail affecting distribution, merchandising, services and consumer behavior? Find out from keynote speaker Gary Schoenfeld (B.A. ’84), President and CEO of PacSun, and business leaders from Anthropologie, Dermstore, DSTLD, Levi Strauss & Co., Mattel, Pinterest, Westfield and more. Panel discussions will focus on startups, omnichannel trends, consumer trends, technology trends, and disruptive business models. Alumni tickets, which include breakfast and lunch, are $50 each. Register now.


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February - Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels on Artists & Consumer Behavior
January - Building an Entrepreneurial Epicenter at Anderson

December - From Our UCLA Anderson Family to Yours!
November - Lars Hoffman '15 Lands Dream Job at SpaceX After 26 Years in Military
October - Driving Change with Social Impact Investor Bobby Turner
September - Worldwide Welcome Weeks: Build Your Network in Your City
August - Collaboration Accelerates Entrepreneurial Success
July - Ed Leamer is Running for Vice President of the United States
June - Life Lessons from LA Lakers' General Manager Mitch Kupchak '87 at Anderson Commencement
May - Food Supply Startup Kulisha Takes Top Prize at Knapp Venture Competition
April - Alumni Weekend 2016 is Just One Week Away!
March - Co-Founder of Veggie Grill T.K. Pillan '96 on Inspiration and Success
February - Susan Wojcicki '98 Driving Change in Technology and Gender Equality
January - Anderson Venture Accelerator: Launching the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

December - Watch Our Year in Review: A Holiday Message from UCLA Anderson
November - From Private Equity to Social Enterprise with KKR's George Roberts
October - Anderson Evenings are Headed to NYC and Palo Alto
September - Your Network. Your City. Join Us at a Worldwide Welcome Week Event!
August - UCLA Anderson Born Partnership Launches Health Tech Company BodySpec
July - Christine McCarthy '81 Named CFO of Walt Disney Company
June - 2015 Faculty Awards Honors Anderson's Best in Teaching, Research, Leadership and Mentorship
May - Marion Anderson's $100 Million Gift Launches UCLA Anderson Into the Next
April - UCLA Anderson Recognizes Lonnie Ali '86 and Gregory Craig '89 for Their Service and Achievement
March - Virgin Atlantic. Disruptive Innovation. Global Health Crisis. What's the Deal?
February - Business Leaders Share their Success at UCLA Anderson
January - Founders Fund Partner and PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel Comes to UCLA Anderson

December - A Lifetime of Philanthropy Powers Future UCLA Anderson Entrepreneurs
November - UCLA Anderson Rises in Recent Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist & Financial Times Rankings
October - Giora Romm '82 Shares His Story of Moving From Prison to Prestige
September - Starbucks' Chief Community Office Blair Taylor '90 Challenges Class of 2016 to Make a Social Impact
August - Brian Cornell '91 to guide Target Corporation's transformation as new Chairman & CEO
July - AEG Scores at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
June - Congratulations to UCLA Anderson's 2014 Faculty Award Winners!
May - Relive Alumni Weekend 2014
April - CEO of Maker Studios Ynon Kreiz ('93) Helps to Secure Another Disney Acquisition Deal
March - UCLA Anderson Students Raise Funds as They Continue Work in Africa 
February - Susan Wojcicki ('98) Taking the Helm at YouTube
January - Huntley Castner ('89) Promoted to CEO of Yogurtland

December - UCLA Anderson Receives $5 Million Gift from Professor Bill Cockrum
November - Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO Disney Recognized for Leadership
October - A Discussion Between Industry Icons: Larry Fink '76 and Bill Gross '71 
September - Fink/Gross: A Meeting of Extraordinary Minds
August - Kermani's ('09) Crazy Cart Spins Great Press
July - Addressing a Strategic Challenge (AMR)
June- Relive Alumni Weekend
April - When Type A's Retire? Pitfalls, Warnings, Hopes and Dreams with Don Asher
March - Business School Rankings and Alumni Awards Announced
February - TED@UCLA Anderson: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscoverd
January - Kimberly Freeman ('02) honored at the Southern California Visionaries annual awards luncheon 

December - Joel Fried ('86), and his wife, Deanne Fried, have generously pledged up to $1 million
November - UCLA Anderson and the chance to study with a UCLA Nobel Prize winner
October - Hwee Hua Lim ('89) has joined the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Management 
September - Starbucks appoints Blair H. Taylor ('90) as new Chief Community Officer
August - UC Davis appoints new Athletics Director Terrance J. "Terry" Tumey ('93)
July - Guy Kawasaki ('79) Delivers Commencement Speech  
June - Linda Smith ('95) focuses on literacy in Guatemala
May  -Charlie Steinmetz ('77) Changes the Lives of L.A. Inner-City Students 
April - Robin Leamy ('86) Follows His Dreams
March - Marketing event at Google headquarters showcases Inspirational Alumni
January - Bob Foster ('65) Knighted by Finland 

November - A Conversation with Larry Fink ('76) and Bill Gross ('71)
October - Alumni Conference 2011 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes
September - Welcome Week Invites UCLA Anderson Alumni to Celebrate Worldwide
August - Special Edition: In Memory of John E. Anderson '40, 1917-2011
June - Jim Moffatt ('87) Elected Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP
May - John E. and Marion Anderson Donate $25 Million to UCLA Anderson
April - May 21 is UCLA Alumni Day on the UCLA campus
March - UCLA Anderson Announces 100 Inspirational Alumni List
February - Leonard ('95), Takes Unconventional Path as a Bio-Tech Entrepreneur
January - Alumni Career Services Jump Starts January with Events and Free Resume Reviews

December - Videos from the Alumni Weekend Conference
November - Celebrating 75 years of Business Beyond Usual
September - Don't Miss David Martin ('91) When He Speaks at Alumni Weekend
August - Regazzi ('97) Energizes the Alumni Network; Rajaraman ('08) is Writing the Future of
June - New Book from Ullrich ('92) Shares Getting to the Top Success Strategies
May - Heart Surgeon Magliato ('06) Lives Her Life Disregarding Fears of Failure
April - Lawrence ('99) is Mentoring and Providing Guidance to Future Leaders
March - Lanier ('02) Brings Strategic Research; Kermani ('09) and the Drift Cart Inspiration
February - Randy Horn ('97) Rolled the Dice on a Board Game
January - Dr. Susan Love ('98) wants to eradicate breast cancer

November - Mitch Kupchak ('87) is On Top of the World
October - Kyle Martin ('97) Weighs In On Barack Obama's "Top Down" Approach
September - Welcome Week Begins Across the Globe
August - Cheng Si-Wei ('83) Enjoys Teaching, Despite His Many Other Roles
July - William L. Ballhaus ('98) has Seen DynCorp International's Revenue Rise as CEO
June - UCLA Anderson Alumni Prove Their Value Across the Corporate Spectrum
May - Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient American Express Company Chairman & CEO
April - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
March - Matheson ('78) represents UCLA Anderson In the House of Representatives
February - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
January - DeWolf ('05) and Gagne ('05) Share a Common Vision Managing Wealth

December - Denis Florin ('88): Energy in Transition
November - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
October - Salvador Viramontes ('96), Branding Batman in Britain