The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, a recognized leader in entrepreneurial education and research, oversees all teaching, research, extracurricular, and community activities related to entrepreneurship at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Working closely with its Board of Advisors, the Price Center's goal is to provide a set of academic and extracurricular experiences that advance both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.
At UCLA Anderson, MBA students may choose to take several advanced electives that focus on entrepreneurial or emerging ventures. These courses include venture initiation, small business management, financing emerging enterprises, and business plan writing. Field studies (six-month consulting projects by teams of three to five students) may be conducted with entrepreneurial firms as well. The Entrepreneur Association (EA), the largest student organization at UCLA Anderson, sponsors over thirty extracurricular activities that provide involvement opportunities for students, entrepreneurs, and business developers. These programs include noon speakers, an annual conference on entrepreneurship and The Knapp Venture Proposal Competition. Particularly innovative programs are the Venture Fellows Program and the Student Investment Fund, which provide hands-on experience in the venture capital and investment management fields.
Research conferences and disseminate information based on the latest management research. Our management development programs offer industry-specific executive development seminars. Past programs have targeted minority and women-owned businesses, construction contractors, vendors to utility companies, and the directors of Head Start preschool programs.
The Price Center resides in Entrepreneurs Hall, one of the six buildings in the UCLA Anderson education complex.