In 2016, about 22% of Anderson students participated in Business Creation Option (BCO) teams, launching their own businesses or helping classmates start their businesses by graduation. Among the BCO projects since 2015, 51% have launched successfully in industries such as technology, education, health care, retail and more. Students have fellowship opportunities through the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to develop their business ideas over the summer or to work with the Parker Career Management Center in pursuing traditional MBA internships with large companies and Silicon Beach startups.


Where You Want to Be


The following are some of the companies founded by UCLA Anderson MBA students and alumni:




Our entrepreneurship curriculum guides students to: (1) identify and assess potential opportunities; (2) acquire key resources necessary to pursue the opportunity; (3) develop strategies to generate market interest; and (4) simultaneously manage organizational operations, transitions and growth. Pursuing the Business Creation Option of the Applied Management Research (AMR) field study project is highly recommended.


Entrepreneurship, Technology Leadership, Social Impact


Sample Electives

  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Business Plan Development
  • Business Law
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Operations
  • New Product Development
  • Technology Commercialization and Innovation
  • Technology Management
  • Managing the Family Business Enterprise
  • Sales and Channel Management
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Business Economics: Doing Deals
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Financing the Emerging Enterprise

"My long-term goal has always been to build something innovative and have the independence and satisfaction of making my own business decisions. Resources at Anderson — my fellow students, club events such as the Create conference and the MIINT competition, the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and entrepreneurship-focused courses — have been invaluable in making this transition happen."

Jose Rafael Pallares (’18)

Mattel - Hot Wheels Marketing

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

    • Examined entrepreneurial opportunities for a health care mobile tool in Kenya by identifying potential partners, competitive landscape, and project launch costs
    • Launched an educational startup to provide real-time assessment with live data analytics on homework/classwork assignments to help students, teachers parents and schools*
    • Founded a company that provides individualized health information to health-conscious individuals*
    • Launched a mobile and web solution platform that creates a community of athletes with the goal of changing the way people participate in sports*

*AMR Business Creation Option

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