Fellowship Programs

The Price Center administers several fellowships, award programs, and teaching assistant opportunities that allow MBA students opportunities to test classroom theory and learn from a breadth of practical, management experiences. Fellowships initiated and sponsored by the Price Center are available each year on a competitive basis. Students who earn fellowships will put their management skills to work while developing their own entrepreneurial ideas in such areas as finance, nonprofit management, and small business consulting. Below you'll find more information about entrepreneurial experience and funding opportunities available to UCLA Anderson MBA students.

Deutschman Venture Fellowship
The Venture Fellows Program provides MBA students with hands-on venture capital management, and investment training, and/or operating company experience. Selected students are placed with sponsoring venture capital firms or portfolio companies for three-month summer internships. Financial support for their work is provided by a stipend from the Deutschman Venture Fellows endowment and a monthly salary from the participating firm. | more information

The Haskamp Fellowship
The Haskamp Fund grants Haskamp Fellowships to first year students working in non-profit or public sector summer internships. Typically, non-profit summer internships pay less than 50% of what a typical Anderson student might make in his/her summer internship. The Fund provides two primary benefits:

1. It makes it possible for UCLA Anderson MBA students to work with nonprofit/public organizations.
2. It makes it possible for nonprofit/public organizations to benefit from the expertise of an MBA intern, an expertise they may not otherwise be able to afford.

The Haskamp Fund is in honor of Heiko Haskamp. | more information

Patrick J. Welsh Fellowship
Applicants for the Welsh Fellowship should demonstrate leadership potential and aspire to work in an entrepreneurial environment, either starting a business, working in a growing company, or working with entrepreneurs as a venture capitalist. Financial need is a factor. Several fellowships are offered each year. This fellowship is made possible through Patrick Welsh (MBA '69), founding general partner of buyout firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.

Price Institute Fellowship
The Price Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies offers an award to one or two students who have shown outstanding promise and interest in the area of entrepreneurship. Recipients are chosen at the end of the first year of the MBA Program.

Student Investment Fund
The UCLA Student Investment Fund (SIF) allows selected second year MBA candidates to invest real money in the stock and bond markets. Conducted under the auspices of the Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the faculty-supervised group engages in all aspects of portfolio management, investment analysis, asset allocation, and trading strategies, as would a professional management team. Students are responsible for all administrative details of managing the fund (which currently exceeds $1.7 million), and also arrange for guest speakers. | more information

Management Development for Entrepreneurs
This program provides owners of growing businesses with the opportunity to acquire the management skills they need to effectively seek a larger share of the contract business with public utility and information systems companies in California. Fellows respond to individual questions during the seminars and help participants apply new information and techniques to their Business Improvement Projects. The MDE program is conducted twice a year. Six to seven fellows are selected prior to each series by the program manager. | more information

Johnson & Johnson Sponsored Programs Management Fellows
Johnson & Johnson sponsors two management training programs at Anderson: The Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program and the Head Start-Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program. These consist of intensive two-week summer programs for executive directors from agencies that serve low income children and families. MBA students work closely with faculty to review participant applications, develop and write case studies, and attend the two-week programs to mentor participants and help with the development of their strategic projects.

Larry Wolfen Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
The Larry Wolfen Entrepreneurial Spirit Award was established in memory of Larry Wolfen, a 1993 graduate of UCLA Anderson School of Management. Entrepreneurial promise is the primary criteria for Wolfen Award selection. Recipients will not necessarily be those with the most fully developed ideas, but rather those who demonstrate an innate curiosity for exploring entrepreneurial concepts combined with the potential to transform these concepts into viable business opportunities. The award consists of a stipend to be paid between the first and second years of the MBA Program, intended to provide for living expenses while a student conducts exploratory research into an idea, or otherwise advances a project. | more information

Young Presidents' Organization Santa Monica Chapter Fellowship
This fellowship is awarded to an MBA student with solid academic credentials and with demonstrated leadership abilities. Further criteria include and interest in entrepreneurship, new wealth creation and the challenge of business development. Winners are expected to attend at least one YPO event per year and must be under 30 years of age at the time of the fellowship, making it possible to meet the age requirement for future membership in YPO. One MBA student is chosen each year, between the first and second years of school.

UCLA Venture Development Program
Paid internship opportunities are available from second year students who serve as project managers through this program.

MBA Intern Requests
A limited number of MBA students are available to undertake internship projects. It is important to note that the demand for interns exceeds the number of available students.

Our Interns have experinced areas such as marketing, finance, operations, and strategic planning, among others.Past projects have included systems development; marketing and strategic plans; monitoring for quality and technical performance standards; development of capital structure and financing vehicles; evaluation of cost accounting systems and pricing policy; distribution channel analysis; production cost international expansion programs; acquisition analysis; and customer service programs, to name a few.

If you would like to present a project to the students, please click here to send an email requesting an Internship Application or call (310) 825-2985. Once we receive your application, we will post it on the E-mail Bulletin Board for The Anderson School MBA students. The information you provide to us will be what we post to the students. It is therefore helpful to describe, in detail, the background of your company as well as the internship project. Interns should undertake projects that are of strategic importance to the organization. Student candidates interested in applying to your internship will contact your company directly. We do not track your application once it is posted. Any project deemed inappropriate for MBA-level students may not be posted.