Anderson Experience

The Link

We Share
Success

Here, it’s not "me-over-them" or worse, "me-at-the-expense-of-them." At UCLA Anderson, it’s "How can we both win?"

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We Think
Fearlessly

By marrying bold creativity with rigorous analytics, our students and alumni generate trailblazing business ideas.

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We Drive
Change

Our people aren’t content until they make an impact. They lead in order to improve, advance and elevate their businesses and their communities.

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Our Stories

 

Finding the Path to the Career You Want

Lucy Prom (’16)
Senior Manager of Thrive Gives – Thrive Market

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A Day in the Life of a UCLA Anderson MBA

Katrina Kurnit (’17)
B.A., Duke University

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Career achievement like clockwork

Bert Snarr (’15)
Investment Banking Associate at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Changing the world through sports

Lindsay Shaffer (’15)
Senior Planning Manager, Global Consumer Knowledge, NIKE INC; B.A., Notre Dame; Master of Education, USC

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Managing a wealth of perspectives

Colleen Thomas (’17)

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Finding home away from home

Suyash Jape (’15)
Senior Product Manager, Amazon

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From Denali to Google

Neil Kapur (’15)
Business Development – Payments, Google; B.A., Emory University

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A welcoming network

Fernanda Alves (’16)
Intern, McKinsey; BBA, Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina

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It’s easy to pursue your passion here

Mike Miller (’15)
Intern, Brookfield Office Properties; B.A., M.A., Stanford University

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Getting used to pushing yourself

Jessica Kimball (’15)
Intern, Mattel Inc; B.A., Yale

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Switching careers in a big way

Leslie Kwoh (’15)
Marketing Manager, Worldwide Enterprise Partners, Microsoft; B.A., Princeton University

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Finding Joy in Helping Others

Dan Reiss (’15)
Consultant, ZS Associates; B.F.A., New York University

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One MBA’s Journey From Revolution to Apple

Jovanna Youssef (’16)

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The Anderson Experience



Many Paths. One Goal.

Your UCLA Anderson experience isn't purely academic; all of it relates directly to your 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.

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Self Guided Prep
We’ll provide a variety of online tools to help you prepare for academic success before you even get to campus.
Orientation
A kick-start to the MBA Program that will fully ground you in academics, career preparation, and UCLA Anderson community. You will take Statistics, Organizational Behavior, Leadership Foundations and be introduced to the Parker Career Management Series.
Fall Quarter
First academic term of the program which includes Accounting and Economics, as well as either Finance or Marketing depending on your career focus.
Winter Quarter
Second quarter of the program consisting of core classes: Operations, Strategy and Marketing or Finance
Spring Quarter
This third quarter completes the academic requirements of your first year and includes Communication for Leaders and electives.
International Orientation
A 4-day program designed to prepare you for success at UCLA Anderson from an academic, career, and student life perspective.
Self Guided Prep
We’ll provide a variety of online tools to help you prepare for academic success before you even get to campus.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Women in Industry brunches are monthly get-togethers hosted by the Women's Business Connection for networking opportunities.
The Center for Global Management
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.
The UCLA Anderson Forecast
The UCLA Anderson Forecast creates quarterly economic forecasts that draw businesspeople and news media.
Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation fosters the study and practice of entrepreneurship and business innovation by providing the foundation on which creativity can flourish and individuals can succeed.
Post-Orientation Trips
A long-standing tradition at UCLA Anderson, the Post-Orientation Trip program lets students meet new classmates through outdoor and social activities prior to the start of Orientation.
Spring Break
From Vegas to Cabo to New York, our students often want to stick together during break — and the experiences are unforgettable.
Halloween Bash
A cross-degree celebration, this party boasted almost 1000 in attendance last year.
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.
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 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.

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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.
Summer Internships
Paid summer internships at renowned companies, startups and nonprofit organizations.
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.
Career Advising
Meet with a career advisor to talk big picture about your career and get help at every step of your job search.
Career Advising
Meet with a career advisor to talk big picture about your career and get help at every step of your job search.
Career Advising
Meet with a career advisor to talk big picture about your career and get help at every step of your job search.
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.
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.
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.
The Ziman Center for Real Estate
The Ziman Center for Real Estate puts on the Real Estate Investment Roundtable, as well as seasonal Real Estate Forums and networking events.
The Fink Center for Finance and Investments
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.
The Center for Media, Entertainment and Sports (MEMES)
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.
TED week at UCLA Anderson
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.
Coachella
An annual tradition and short road trip away. The bonding here is priceless.

Life At Anderson

 
CES® at Anderson
Social Innovation Week
UCLA Sports
International Food Festival
Student Clubs

The SoCal Difference

 
 

Location, Location, Location

With 18 million people, from 140 countries, speaking approximately 86 different languages, Los Angeles is one of the most diverse cities in the United States. As the world’s 15th largest economy, L.A. makes an ideal home for more than 300,000 small entrepreneurial businesses, and its vibrant tech scene produces four times the GDP of Silicon Valley. Its reputation as a creative city in media and entertainment is unparalleled, but L.A.’s strengths also extend to sectors such as consulting, finance, health care and consumer products. This nexus of industry, creativity and business-creation equals unparalleled access to company visits, guest speakers, mentors and internship opportunities.

 

UCLA, Westwood, Los Angeles and Beyond

Navigating more than UCLA Anderson’s halls might take a bit of getting used to. Consider us your guide to life outside the classroom as you learn about your new home — or try to find one.

A Commitment To Diversity

 
 

A Broader Learning Experience

At UCLA Anderson, we don't just talk about diversity, it is a vital part of our mission. We believe that diversity — whether of background, gender, culture or ideas — is what creates a vibrant and inclusive community.

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Network Access

 
 

Building Professional Relationships Starts Here

Students from a broad range of backgrounds mix business and socializing with their colleagues of tomorrow. Our student clubs, which represent an array of professional, cultural, social and athletic interests, are an essential component of UCLA Anderson’s unique culture.

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Our Experience in Pictures