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Benefits for Companies

  • A comprehensive, independent assessment and evaluation of their current business plans, corporate growth strategies and market opportunities
  • Extensive primary and secondary market research and analysis
  • An investment-quality, written business plan with full financial projections and a video of the final presentation
  • Application of state-of-the-art management frameworks and analysis techniques
  • Access to UCLA Anderson’s extensive resources, including its network of professionals and academicians, and its comprehensive business and industry database resources
  • Specific recommendations to accelerate the company’s growth to the next stage of their corporate development
  • A video of the final presentation as presented to a review panel of industry and financial experts or senior managers of your company

Company Selection Criteria and Investment Requirements

  • Participation by company senior executives with extensive business experience
  • Management commitment of personal time to enable successful program
  • Product/service currently generating revenue
  • Customer validation of products or services
  • Full access to strategic and financial data
  • Significant positive cash flow to enable continuing operations for 1-2 years
  • Top management participation in Program Launch and Final Presentations
  • $15,000 program fee
  • Additional fees may be incurred for international research travel
Recent Participants
Advanced Bionics, division of Boston Scientific Kaiser Permanente
Channel M LAUSD
CoDa Therapeutics Mars
Countrywide Financial Mattioli
Eastman Kodak Microsoft
Engineering Analytics Murad
Fiji Water / Roll International Nokia
GBH Communications Olympus Pictures
General Electric Oracle
Genentech Phyber Communications
Guitar Center Pianeta
Harris Moran Seed Company Prima Electronics
Hewlett Packard Qualcomm
Honeywell Road Runner Sports
Humana Ros Roca
Homes for Life Foundation St. John's Medical Center
Intelleflex St. Jude Medical
JAMS (Judicial and Mediation Services) Trifecta Global Infrastructure Solutions
The Jackson Laboratory Visual Engineering
Johnson & Johnson Yahoo!
JSB Development Zeacom

EMBA Student Profile

Work History

  • 14 years average work experience
  • 8 years average management experience

Highest Degree Earned

  • 74% - BA/BS
  • 14% - MS
  • 8% - PhD
  • 3% - MD
  • 1% - JD

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Important Dates

Application Deadline: October 15, 2012
Program Launch on January 4-6, 2013 (Southern California location to be determined)
Final Presentations: June 15, 2013 (at UCLA Anderson)

Assurance of Confidentiality:

Each year our program conducts field studies for the EMBA Program and depends on the corporate community in terms of their participation. As a result, we are serious about maintaining strict confidentiality standards regarding each field study project. Students and faculty sign a program non-disclosure agreement.