Technology@Anderson

Kate Mapstone ('16), Google


In 2016, almost 30% of UCLA Anderson students were hired across the technology industry in functions such as product management, marketing, business analytics, finance, operations, business development and strategy. Companies hiring Anderson students ranged from giants in Silicon Valley and Seattle to local Silicon Beach startups. The Parker Career Management Center has helped students land a median salary of $123,000, with 82% landing signing bonuses and 75% gaining stock and equity options.

 

Where You Want to Be

 

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

The specific technology functions UCLA Anderson MBA students enter include:
 
  • Product Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Consulting
  • Operations
  • Human Capital
 

Academics

 

Students interested in technology must be able to understand innovation, finance, operations, management and the overall industry. Students should understand how to launch a venture, raise funds and lead the enterprise. By exploring verticals such as financial services, health care, education and entertainment, students are prepared to work in any environment, from startups to large global corporations.

 

Specializations:
Technology Leadership, Entrepreneurship

 

Sample Electives

  • Technology Management
  • New Product Development
  • Intellectual Property
  • People in Organizations
  • Negotiations Behavior
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation
  • Financing the Emerging Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
  • Business Plan Development
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Operations
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations
  • Managing the Global Digital Economy
  • Spreadsheet Modeling
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Market Research

"Coming from a startup background, I wanted to transition into a competitive big tech firm. Between Days on the Job visits and the student-led tech Anderson Career Teams series, I was armed with valuable knowledge and preparation for each of my target companies."

Ghermayn Baker (’18)

Product Marketing, Microsoft

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

  • Investigated feasibility of a cloud solution marketed to small-to-medium U.S. businesses by performing competitive analyses for this cloud product
  • Identified market opportunities for a new product offering in the smart home industry
  • Analyzed current market for M&A activity and prepared possible scenarios on strategic moves for a company in the memory and semiconductor technology sector
  • Developed a launch strategy for a digital health platform in Thailand
  • Launched a mobile and web solution platform that creates a community of athletes with the goal of changing the way people participate in sports

Resources