Last year, approximately 21% of Anderson students were hired into 20 firms across the consulting industry in areas such as strategy, operations, and human capital. Companies hiring Anderson students ranged from the Big Three, Big Four, and specialized firms. Parker has helped students land a median full-time salary of $140,000, with 96% landing signing bonuses averaging $25,000.


Where You Want to Be


The following are some of the organizations hiring UCLA Anderson MBA students in consulting roles (both full-time employment and summer internships):




Students interested in consulting need a strong foundation in each of the basic management disciplines, with heavy emphasis on courses in strategic thinking and analysis. Some of the skills you’ll need to have include reviewing strategic and financial documents, assessing the client’s opportunities, and creating and presenting recommendations to senior leaders. Our curriculum provides an understanding of strategic, marketing and financial analysis tools.


Consulting, Global Management, Executive Development


Sample Electives

  • Insights to Outcome
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Negotiation Analysis and Negotiation Behavior
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managing Finance and Financing the Emerging Enterprise
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Plan Development
  • Brand Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • New Product Development
  • Managerial Model Building
  • Leadership, Motivation and Power
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation
  • Managerial Interpersonal Communications

"After spending seven years as a performing artist, I came to Anderson to transition to consulting. The individual, highly-focused attention I received helped me effectively highlight the entrepreneurial, analytical and interpersonal aspects of managing my own artistic career. I ended up receiving offers in consulting — including from my first-choice firm — as well as in investment banking."

Katie Fitzgerald (’18)

McKinsey - Summer Associate

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

  • Developed a commercialization strategy for a hospitality company’s first hotel in the United States, including a branding proposal, a customer loyalty program and a sales channel distribution strategy
  • Investigated areas for growth in the technology and operations market by identifying both the challenges in the vertical industries and the opportunities for emerging technology solutions
  • Analyzed a leading casual dining restaurant’s market position by conducting a customer perception analysis study and competitor research, driving a strategy to strengthen market position and sales

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