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EMBA's Strategic Management Research (SMR) Program provides organizations around the world an opportunity to engage a consulting team of experienced professionals who are students in the UCLA Anderson EMBA program.

SMR PROGRAM INFORMATIONAL FLYER download >>

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 strategic plan with full financial projections
· 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

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 maintain strict confidentiality standards regarding each field study project. Students and faculty sign a program non-disclosure agreement.  

  • Past Companies
    • PAST COMPANIES:

      Advanced Bionics, division of Boston Scientific

      Honeywell

      Olympus Pictures

      Channel M

      Humana

      Oracle

      CoDa Therapeutics

      Intelleflex

      Phyber Communications

      Countrywide Financial

      JAMS (Judicial and Mediation Services)

      Pianeta

      Engineering Analytics

      The Jackson Laboratory

      Prima Electronics

      Eastman Kodak

      Johnson & Johnson

      Qualcomm

      Fiji Water / Roll International

      JSB Development

      Road Runner Sports

      GBH Communications

      Kaiser Permanente

      Ros Roca

      General Electric

      LAUSD

      St. Jude Medical

      Genentech

      Mars

      St. John's Medical Center

      Guitar Center

      Mattioli

      Trifecta Global Infrastructure Solutions

      Harris Moran Seed Company

      Microsoft

      Visual Engineering

      Hewlett Packard

      Murad

      Yahoo!

      Homes for Life Foundation

      Nokia

      Zeaco

  • Program Schedule
    • Program Launch .................................................. January 3-5, 2014

      Final Presentations ........................................... June 14, 2014

      2014 Program Schedule 
      This schedule is still being finalized but will be similar to the outline below. Pre-Program
      October: Student Information Session
      Mid October: Company Application Deadline
      Late October: Announce Available Companies
      November: Team Formation, Company Assignments and Second Information Session

      Course Dates:
      First weekend in December: Student Launch

      SMR Winter Schedule
      Early January: Company Launch Mandatory Company Event
      January-March: bi-monthly project-specific lectures & on-campus student meetings 

      SMR Spring Schedule
      Early April: Mid-Course Presentations
      April-June: : bi-monthly project-specific lectures & on-campus student meetings
      May: Dry-Run Presentations 1 
      June: Dry-Run Presentations 2
      Mid June: Final Presentation Event Mandatory Company Event

  • Company Application
    • Company Selection Criteria and Investment Requirements

      · An identified need by the company or a division of the company
      · Participation by senior company 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
      · Interview with SMR Director to define preliminary project scope
      · $15,000 program fee
      · Additional fees may be incurred if your project requires international travel  

      SMR ONLINE COMPANY APPLICATION >>
      Only applications approved by the SMR office and Partners will be accepted for interview. Application deadline is October 1, 2014.

      For questions regarding the application process or to inquire about the status of an outstanding application please contact:

      Larissa Benedek
      Associate Director of SMR
      UCLA Anderson School of Management
      110 Westwood Plaza, A105
      Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
      larissa.benedek@anderson.ucla.edu