Finance@Anderson

Becca Bilek-Chee ('18), Dimensional


In 2016, approximately 17% of UCLA Anderson students were hired into various roles across the finance industry in investment banking, investment management, corporate finance, real estate finance, venture capital and commercial banking. Companies hiring Anderson students ranged from bulge bracket, middle-market and boutique firms on Wall Street and in San Francisco to major companies in a variety of industries. Parker has helped students land a median salary of $118,000, with 73% landing signing bonuses averaging $47,500.

 

Where You Want to Be

 

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

The specific finance functions UCLA Anderson MBA students enter include:
 
  • Investment Banking
  • Investment Management
  • Corporate Finance/FP&A/Treasury
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Commercial Banking and Lending
 

Academics

 

Students interested in finance build a strong academic foundation in core finance concepts, including financial statement analysis, discounting and present values, valuation of bonds and stocks, capital budgeting and more. Students select electives based on their professional interests in the following areas: investment banking, investment management, private wealth management, corporate finance and private equity/venture capital.

 

Specializations:
Corporate Finance, Investment Management, Accounting

 

Sample Electives

  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • International Financial Markets
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation
  • Business and Economy in Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Managerial Model Building
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Financial Institutions
  • Option Markets
  • International Political Economy
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Takeovers, Restructuring, Governance
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Global Economy
  • Money and Capital Markets

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

  • Conducted an analysis of a boutique investment banking firm’s capabilities and limitations to build a strategic plan of action to drive business and refine its transaction process
  • Analyzed current market for M&A activity and prepared possible scenarios on strategic moves for a company in the memory and semi-conductor technology sector
  • Developed a business plan for an improved platform for trading securities derivatives for a leading financial services and investment firm

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