THE MOST FULFILLING TWO YEARS

The Anderson culture extends far beyond the classroom. With constant opportunities to participate — from conferences to social functions to international trips — you’ll find yourself learning when you least expect it, while forging lifelong bonds. The relationships you establish here are a result of an open-hearted spirit at Anderson — one of collaboration, inclusion, authenticity and a genuine desire to see classmates succeed.

The UCLA Anderson culture is founded on three pillars:

 

Outside the Classroom

 

Your entire journey is an experience, but there are endless possibilities within it.
None of them will disappoint.

CES (January 11)

Coming into its fourth year, CES at UCLA Anderson is an exclusive event that gives you exclusive access to leading-edge tech. You'll learn from progressive startups from L.A., Silicon Beach and the UCLA Anderson community, see groundbreaking technologies and prototypes from labs across UCLA, and interact with key exhibitors from the annual CES in Las Vegas.

Velocity: UCLA Anderson Wmen's Leadership Summit (February 9)

The annual Velocity conference unites hundreds of dynamic business leaders, alumni, faculty, students and guests from across campus and Southern California to celebrate women in business. Past conferences have featured Jane Wurwand, founder of Dermalogica; Cynt Marshall, chief diversity officer at AT&T; and alumna Amy Powell (’05), president of Paramount Television.

PULSE (February 16)

UCLA Anderson’s Pulse Entertainment, Sports & Technology Conference brings together more than 400 MBA students, alumni and leading industry executives to share insights and perspectives on the what’s impacting the ever-changing entertainment and sports industries. Past speakers include: Les Moonves, CEO of CBS; Mike Hopkins (’01), CEO of Hulu; and Peter Guber, co-owner of the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Evolve (February 23)

UCLA Anderson’s Retail Business Association, in partnership with the UCLA Anderson Morrison Family Center for Marketing and Data Analytics, brings you the Evolve Conference, combining industry leaders and renowned UCLA researchers who share knowledge and networking opportunities among students and professionals in the retail industry.

HBA Conference (February 24)

The annual Healthcare Business Association Conference provides professional connections and education to students interested in the business of healthcare, whether they’re interested in healthcare products and/or services. The topics are always current to the minute, and past speakers include Peter Diamandis, Chairman of the X-Prize Foundation and Neil Solomon, VP of Quality and Care System Transformation at Blue Shield of California.

LABA (March 2)

Anderson’s Latin American Business Conference gathers prominent influential leaders from both the private and public sector to share their experiences, insights and forecasts on the economic and social trends and main issues, as well as the business and investment opportunities for Latin America and its important and influential role in the global economy.

Create (EA) (March 9)

Our annual CREATE Conference welcomes an audience of more than 400 students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and professionals to share valuable insights on current topics in entrepreneurship, critical business skills and emerging opportunities. It also includes ample opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, developers and UCLA Anderson faculty and students

AMR Final Presentations (March 9)

Here is where our students’ skill and learning culminate, on behalf of businesses from around the world. Each AMR team presents the key learnings and recommendations for their respective company projects, the product of hundreds of hours of research and analysis. There’s a reason it’s called the capstone project.

Impact Week (April 9 to 13)

How can businesses address the world’s biggest challenges and inspire social change? UCLA Anderson’s Impact Week brings together the thought leaders and founders of mission-driven businesses for a week-long event focused on creating social, environmental and economic evolution.

Anderson’s Got Talent (April 10)

Anderson Creative and Challenge for Charity (C4C) hosts a highly anticipated annual show featuring the breadth of talent among Anderson’s student body, all for a good cause

Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference (April 20)

The Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference brings together successful U.S. and Chinese leaders, investors and influencers from across a variety of industries and sectors who discuss investment opportunities, growth strategies and cross-border collaborations that embrace cooperation, stimulate innovation, drive sustainable economic growth and facilitate cross-border growth and expansion for one of the world’s most important and strategic relationships.

LGBT Week (April 23 to 27)

Bringing together LGBTQ students and allies across UCLA, LGBTQ Awareness Week addresses the big issues facing the community with the goal to foster dialogue and create change. This week of events will inform, challenge and inspire you, including keynote speakers and fireside chats with community leaders, an Ally Rally, and more.

ADays (April 27 to 29)

Anderson Days ("A-Days") is the official preview weekend for students admitted to the full-time MBA program. Join us to explore UCLA and Los Angeles with your future classmates.

 

The SoCal Difference

 

Location, Location, Location

With 18 million people, from 180 countries, speaking 140 different languages, Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. As the world's 19th largest economy, L.A. makes an ideal home for more than 244,000 businesses, with more minority- and women-owned businesses than any other in the nation. Plus, its vibrant tech scene produces four times the GDP of Silicon Valley - and in 2015, Silicon Beach received $4.5 billion in venture capital investment spread across 240 companies, making it fifth in investments out of 133 national metro areas. In 2016, Los Angeles County's net assessed valuation was $1.336 trillion.

While L.A. has developed into one of the premier centers of startup, entertainment and cultural activity, its strengths also extend to consulting, finance, health care and consumer products. What does this mean to you? Unparalleled access to companies, guest speakers, mentors and internship opportunities.

 

A Commitment To Diversity

 

A Broader Learning Experience

Diversity isn't a buzzword at UCLA Anderson - it's a way of life. No matter your background, gender, culture or ideas, we believe diversity creates a vibrant and inclusive community. 

 

Your Network of Success

 

Your Professional Relationships Start Here

Meet your future colleagues through our student clubs, which encourage classmates from a broad range of backgrounds to mix business and socializing through events, fundraisers and more. Our clubs represent an essential component of UCLA Anderson's unique culture, uniting an array of professional, cultural, social and athletic interests.