MBA Program

With collaboration, courage and relentless drive, we will improve the world of business and the world at large.

From this point in your life forward, a solid standing will no longer be acceptable. At UCLA Anderson, you will find yourself on the leading edge. Whether it’s securing angel funding for your life-changing idea or turning around a global giant — here, you will accelerate toward your dreams.

At UCLA Anderson, we’re not content with how things are; instead, we look to the future to discover and chart what will be. We are a community defined by three core qualities. We share success, because performance and innovation are not about winning at the expense of others. Success comes from creating the new direction of business — together. We think fearlessly — our faculty and students provoke new thinking and experimentation with bold ideas. And we drive change. We’re impatient unless we can measure our efforts against tangible impact. From our home in Los Angeles, the creative capital of the world, we’ll build the Next together.

Judy D. Olian
Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management


The Anderson Experience



Many Paths. One Goal.

Your UCLA Anderson experience isn't purely academic; all of it relates directly to your great advancement. Whether you're career switching, networking with industry leaders or planning an international trip with your new close friends, we have the resources to guide you along the way. Plus, you get to take advantage of the massive social, cultural and recreational opportunities in Los Angeles.
Orientation:
A two-week onsite introduction to the MBA program focused on personal and professional development.
Fall Quarter:
First academic term of the program which includes Accounting, Economics and Statistics, as well as either Finance or Marketing depending on your career focus.
Winter Quarter:
Second quarter of the program consisting of core classes and optional electives. (Core: Operations, Marketing or Finance, Strategy or electives.)
Spring Quarter:
This third quarter completes the academic requirements of your first year and includes Organizational Behavior, Communications for Leaders and electives (or Strategy).
Parker Series:
Offered in the fall quarter, this series helps first-year students launch their career search.
On-Campus Networking:
205 companies come to campus to host presentation and meet potential applicants.
DOJ Week:
Days on the Job span all industries and will be held at companies in NYC, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco and LA. These company visits give you the opportunity to meet hiring managers and experience the corporate culture.
Academic Internships:
You have opportunities during the academic year to become involved in organizations in the Los Angeles area that fit your career goals and to further explore your intended industries and functions to find the best fit for your post-MBA position.
Summer Internship On-Campus Interviews:
100% of our students seeking internships are able to find amazing companies to utilize their new MBA skills at brand name companies spanning all industries and stages of growth.
Summer Internships:
Paid summer internships at renowned companies, startups and nonprofit organizations.
ACT Teams:
Anderson Career Teams are groups of first-year students, defined by interests, who meet weekly to review résumés, discuss trends, polish skills, share contacts and more in preparation for internships.
IPT:
Interview Prep Teams — Our career management center partners with various student clubs to rehearse and critique students' interviewing techniques.
1-1 Career Advising:
Meet with a career advisor to talk big picture about your career and get help at every step of your job search.
C4C:
Challenge for Charity is a year-long fundraising competition against nine other West Coast business schools, concluded by a fun sports weekend at Stanford University.
Club Career Nights — Networking events where various on-campus clubs offer students an opportunity to learn more about and engage with various companies.

EA Conference — In this conference and networking event, the Entrepreneurs Association hosts cutting-edge startup founders and business owners from the industries students care about most.
Social Innovation Week is a new weeklong symposium on campus hosted by Net Impact, involving local organizations and MBAs interested in all areas of social change. Women in Industry brunches are monthly get-togethers hosted by the Women's Business Connection for networking opportunities. Immersion Trips:
The Global Immersion Program gives Executive, Fully Employed and Full-time MBA students an expanded worldview through elective courses in countries around the world.
Academic Centers:
The Center for Global Management sponsors the Latin American Business Association Conference, the Woo China Global Business Conference and other events featuring powerful global businesspeople.
Academic Centers:
The UCLA Anderson Forecast creates quarterly economic forecasts that draw businesspeople and news media.
Academic Centers:
The Price Center for Entrepreneurship fosters the study and practice of entrepreneurship and business innovation by providing the foundation on which creativity can flourish and individuals can succeed.
Pre-O Trips:
A long-standing tradition at UCLA Anderson, the Pre-Orientation Trip program lets students meet new classmates through outdoor and social activities prior to the start of Orientation.
Winter Break:
Snowboard/ski trips and holidays with family.
Spring Break:
From Vegas to Cabo to New York, our students often want to stick together during break — and the experiences are unforgettable.
Social Life:
Yoga Groups — Students who excel together also exhale together. Yoga groups among students are popular respites from academic life.
Social Life:
Relationships — From lifelong friends to lifelong partners, UCLA Anderson is a foundry where the strongest bonds are created.
Social Life:
Interest Club gatherings comprise a great amount of any student's social calendar. From Wine Club to Ski and Snowboard Club to Design for America, there's no shortage of new experiences.
Sports/Tailgates:
Come cheer on the Bruins with fellow classmates!
Social Events:
Halloween Bash — A cross-degree celebration, this party boasted almost 1000 in attendance last year.
Social Events:
Project Echo – A nonprofit organization focused on providing at-risk students with alternative educational opportunities. MBA students mentor fellow students with the business plan competition component.
Social Events:
Tour de Strand — A student and alumni bicycle tour from Santa Monica Beach south to Manhattan Beach, with many stops along the way for refreshment.


Many Paths. One Goal.

Your UCLA Anderson experience isn't purely academic; all of it relates directly to your great advancement. Whether you're career switching, networking with industry leaders or planning an international trip with your new close friends, we have the resources to guide you along the way. Plus, you get to take advantage of the massive social, cultural and recreational opportunities in Los Angeles.
Fall Quarter:
Students focus on elective classes to fulfill track and specialization requirements.
Winter Quarter
Students continue to focus on elective classes to fulfill track and specialization requirements.
Spring Quarter:
The final academic term of the program culminating in graduation.
AMR:
The AMR Program is a two-quarter, 10-unit project, serving as the capstone of the MBA program. It is a real-world business application that fulfills the thesis requirement of the MBA program.
Academic Internships:
You have opportunities during the academic year to become involved in organizations in the Los Angeles area that fit your career goals and to further explore your intended industries and functions to find the best fit for your post-MBA position.
On-campus Interviews:
On-campus recruiting with the 200+ companies coming to recruit our students for full-time and internship positions during fall, winter and spring quarters.
Beyond Campus Recruiting:
Our book of student resumes is available to hundreds of companies and alumni seeking Anderson MBA’s. Plus, over 3,000 job opportunities posted to our site every year.
Internships:
Paid summer internships at renowned companies, startups and nonprofit organizations.
Career Advising:
Meet with a career advisor to talk big picture about your career and get help at every step of your job search.
IFF:
The International Food Festival, hosted by the International Business Association, highlights the diversity of cultures at UCLA Anderson through great food and entertainment.
Immersion Trips:
The Global Immersion Program gives Executive, Fully Employed, and Full-time MBA students an expanded worldview through elective courses in countries around the world.
Case Competitions:
These competitions offer students an opportunity to test their prowess as entrepreneurs, consultants, sports management executives and technology managers for lucrative cash prizes.
Academic Centers:
The Ziman Center for Real Estate puts on the Real Estate Investment Roundtable, as well as seasonal Real Estate Forums and networking events.
Academic Centers:
The Fink Center for Finance and Investments holds the annual Stock Pitch Competition, the UCLA Anderson Investing Conference and the Fink Student Seminar Series, among other events.
Academic Centers:
The Center for Media, Entertainment and Sports (MEMES) hosts the annual Pulse Conference and UCLA Anderson TED Week, as well as Entertainment That Matters speakers, such as Steve McQueen and Mark Burnett.
Winter Break:
Snowboard/ski trips and holidays with family.
Spring Break:
Many second-year students have full-time positions by Spring Break, and enjoy more latitude for vacation and planning.
Anderson Afternoons:
Weekly happy hour events on Thursdays after class, held on the North Lawn.
Sports/Tailgates:
Come cheer on the Bruins with fellow classmates!
C4C Casino Night:
It puts the fun in fundraiser.
C4C Stanford:
Nine schools gather and compete in sporting events to raise money for a selected charity. Swimming, tug-of-war and field events comprise this annual favorite.
Social Events:
TED week at UCLA Anderson engages students, faculty and alumni around ideas explored at the TED conference and ends the week with a Campfire event featuring student and faculty TED talks.
Social Events:
We invite a veritable who's who in business to UCLA Anderson to speak candidly and give priceless advice to all MBA students.
Social Events:
Happenings in Los Angeles — From the Made in L.A. exhibit at UCLA's Hammer Museum to Tony-award winning theater to golf and volleyball tournaments, the potential is virtually limitless.
Social Events:
Coachella — An annual tradition and short road trip away. The bonding here is priceless.

Partnerships


Google Class Partnership

New for this school year, we’ll bring Google executives into the classroom to impart their marketing expertise and involve students in select company projects.

TED Partnership

The TED partnership provides live access to the TED conference, in addition to an exclusive UCLA Anderson/TED event where our students and other thought leaders give their own mind-expanding talks.
 
Jess Kimball ('15)
Intern at Mattel Inc.
Entrepreneur
BA, Yale
Corrine Bendersky
Associate Professor
Management and Operations
Recent paper: "Neurotics in
the Workplace"
Kyle Cobb ('12)
Co-Founder, CFO
Greenbotics Inc.
Recently sold company for $20MM
 

The Essentials

Application Deadline


Wed. 22nd October
Round 1 Decision Release: January 28



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