Specializations

Specialize in a key area to gain career building expertise.

Specializations

Leaders in Sustainability

Leaders in Sustainability prepares students to be leaders in their professional fields by empowering them to create a program relevant to their respective goals and backgrounds. Students take a core course in sustainability, relevant electives and participate in leadership training. Participants gain invaluable experience and have a positive impact on the community by collaborating on client projects with local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.

Specialization in Global Management

Drawing on a half-century of leadership in international education, the Center for Global Management established the Specialization in Global Management program to respond to an increasingly sophisticated global marketplace. The professional MBA programs have customized this specialization to fit the unique opportunities and needs of FEMBA students. The Specialization in Global Management program allows students to choose from UCLA Anderson’s and/or UCLA’s various international opportunities and prepares them for international leadership roles with an integrated focus on global research, coursework and innovative programs.

The Specialization in Global Management designed for MBA students with an international focus. Participants receive a specializtion upon completing a program of required activities. Students must be in good academic standing to be considered for this program (i.e., 3.0 GPA or above).

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Easton Technology Leadership Program

Through innovative courses, creative workshops, high-profile events and immersion in the most vital areas of high-tech business culture, Easton prepares the next generation to drive change in technology. By exploring verticals such as high-tech, financial services, health care, education, entertainment/media, retail and defense, students are prepared to work anywhere from startups to large global corporations.

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Entertainment Management Specialization

Combining a solid, top-quality, generalist MBA enhanced with focused entertainment/media classes and student-driven, customized real-world experiences, UCLA Anderson is the only top-tier MBA program to offer a specialization in Entertainment Management. This pairing provides the best preparation for students to become change-agents in their chosen entertainment and media business arena. Students pursue a diverse choice of MBA courses across the full suite of UCLA Anderson areas for long-term skill building, then layer on select specialized classes (through the School of Theater, Film and Television's Producers Program) and a breadth of outside-of-class experiences - events, speakers, internships, field study/consulting, and outreach - for more immediate-term industry knowledge and relationship building.

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Entrepreneurship Specialization

This specialization is aimed at students who are interested in developing the skills necessary to start and run their own business, work in a start-up venture, and/or create new initiatives in an established company.

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Finance Specialization

Finance addresses the ways in which individuals, business entities and other organizations allocate resources over time. An applied branch of economics dealing with the problems of allocating financial resources, with particular attention given to the art of decision making under conditions of uncertainty, finance is closely allied with the liability side of an organization's balance sheet. At UCLA Anderson, a specialization in Finance includes an examination of the funding markets and processes for financing enterprises, as well as the effects of prices and interest rates on assets and liabilities.

The specialization has the following requirements:

Marketing Specialization

Marketing is the process whereby demands for products, services and ideas are anticipated, managed and satisfied. The marketer does this by first analyzing the marketplace behavior of competitors and consumers and then designing product, promotion, pricing and distribution strategies that will be accepted in the marketplace. Economic, social, cultural and even political organizations increasingly recognize the importance of the marketing function in modern management.

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Real Estate Specialization

The real estate specialization is available to students who are interested demonstrating knowledge in real estate financing and investing as well as entrepreneurial real estate development. The field is interdisciplinary in nature and students are encouraged to take courses in taxation and law, as well as classes in related departments at UCLA, such as Urban Planning, Public Policy, Architecture and Civil Engineering.

The specialization has the following requirements:

Social Impact Specialization

A UCLA Anderson MBA specialization in Social Impact allows students to build in-depth expertise on a chosen career path, while customizing academic preparation to lead transformational social change in any sector. The specialization functions as a guide to students in planning their learning experience at Anderson. It encourages students to graduate with a common language and comprehensive understanding of positive social impact.

The specialization has the following requirements: