Lessons from the Financial Crisis
Letter from the Dean
Thought Leadership: Faculty Research
Not Too Big to Fail
Alumni Weekend 2014
Meet our MBAs
MBA Class of 2014
“I aspire to leverage the power of for-profit enterprise to address some of today’s most pressing social and environmental issues.”
Luca de Micco
MBA Class of 2014
“There is always a more efficient way of doing things, you do it for the team and to make everything better for everyone.”
Luca De Micco (‘15) is an Italian Air Force veteran. Unlike the private sector, where he would’ve toiled on menial tasks, the military put Luca to work right after graduation. “When I was 24, I was in charge of 39 people” he says.
He graduated from the University of Naples in 2003 with a joint B.S./M.S. in Electronics Engineering, and, since those early days, he’s worked on the development strategy, logistics support and procurement of several projects for the Italian Ministry of Defense.
Deciding which business school to attend was an easy choice for Luca. He was drawn to UCLA Anderson’s top-level faculty, of course, but it was the community that sealed the deal. “I have no doubt Anderson was the right choice. It’s very collaborative. Everyone looks out for each other and is always available to help out. It perfectly matches my personality and ever since I put my foot on campus I’ve only met remarkable, outstanding people.”
That collaboration began with the admissions office before he was even enrolled and has continued as he develops his career plans. “The admissions office, the Parker Career Management Center—they’re very helpful and proactive,” he says. “Parker is the best career center among business schools. They’re always on top of everything.”
His post-graduation plans are straightforward: work in strategy and operations. “There is always a more efficient way of doing things,” he says. And, much like his days in the military, his reasoning is in line with the collaborative nature he loves at UCLA Anderson. “You do it for the team and to make everything better for everyone.”