Curriculum

From pioneering the nation's first field-study program nearly 50 years ago — the Applied Management Research Program — to establishing the Easton Technology Management Center, we continually strive to live our forward-thinking motto. Our students develop the character combination that 21st century organizations need and seek today — people who are open, collaborative, generous and help each other flourish. They look for bold thinkers who are unafraid to chart new pathways and effect change.

Academics

 

A Focus on Leadership & Communication

Leadership and communication skills are taught through our Leadership Foundations and Management Communication courses, as well as the Parker Career Management Center Career Series.

Career Series

Flexibility and Specializations

Choose from a vast array of elective courses with the option to complete specializations that build depth of expertise.

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Applied Management Research Program

This capstone field-study project gives you real-world client experience, researching and recommending strategic solutions for marquee companies, or the option to create your own company.

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Core Strength

Our core curriculum allows you to develop a solid business foundation to carry you through your career, initially preparing you for your internship.

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Internships (Summer & School Year)

Explore career options and test your new skills in an internship setting while adding to your résumé.

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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.

Industry and Research Centers

 

Our eight academic centers link students with industry, support cutting-edge research and help develop new courses, extracurricular activities and many of our conferences.

Click on the links below to explore our different Centers