Flexibility and Specializations

You'll have the option to select the sequence of key core courses (marketing and finance) and electives in your first year. This flexibility will build in-depth expertise in your chosen career and help you prepare for your internship interviews. You may wish to add a specialization to customize your academic preparation even further according to industry and function.



Electives can help you explore new directions and expand your world view.

There are so many developing trends in today’s business environment — it can be hard to keep up. Electives are a great way to broaden your world view or further specialize if you've already set your sights on a particular function.

Below is a sample of some of our most popular electives from the 2016-2017 year.

"Digital Marketing Strategy" by Sanjay Sood

“Agony and Ecstasy – Sports Management” by Peter Guber

“Evolution and Innovation in the Global Mobile Industry” by Terry Kramer

“Managing Finance and Financing the Emerging Enterprise” by Bill Cockrum

See a full list of courses offered:UCLA GENERAL CATALOG

Flexibility & Specializations


Right from the start, you are in control

You pick marketing or finance in the first quarter and the right electives in spring. This structure gives you the ability to pick the right courses at the right time to support your career goals. This is expressly intended to prepare you for your internship interviews, which can start in fall quarter or earlier. If your recruitment timeline is not too heavy, you could consider taking an elective in winter quarter. For a list of all courses offered at UCLA Anderson, please refer to the UCLA General Catalog.

You will be able to delve deeper into your target industry or function by completing one of our optional specializations. Specializations require the completion of four courses from a list of suggestions that have been carefully chosen by faculty, alumni practitioners and recruiters.

Below is a brief sample of some courses offered for our specializations. To read full descriptions of these courses, and for a list of all courses offered at UCLA Anderson, please refer to the UCLA General Catalog.

Sample Courses:
  • Corporate Decision Making and Incentives
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Financial Reporting & Equity
  • Valuation
Brand Management
Sample Courses:
  • Advertising
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Customer Assessment & Analytics
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Price Policies
  • Persuasion and Influence
Corporate Finance
Sample Courses:
  • Corporate Valuation
  • Behavioral Finance
  • Risk Management
  • Takeovers, Restructuring & Corporate Governance
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Easton Technology Leadership
Sample Courses:
  • Innovation in Media & Entertainment Technology
  • Intellectual Property
  • New Product Development
  • Payment Technology
  • Technology Management
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Sample Courses:
  • Content Creation & Exploitation
    in the Digital Age
  • Entertainment Business Models
  • Entertainment Law
  • Entertainment Marketing
  • Making Creativity Profitable in Entertainment & Technology
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Sample Courses:
  • Business Plan Development
  • Business Law for Managers & Entrepreneurs
  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Initiation
  • Financing the Emerging
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations
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Global Management
Sample Courses:
  • Global Macroeconomy
  • Global Operations Strategy
  • International Business Strategy
  • International Business Law
  • International Financial Markets
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Healthcare Management
Sample Courses:
  • Business of Healthcare
  • Global Perspective
  • Health Care Technology
  • Health Law
  • Quantitative Analysis for Health Systems
Kayne Investment Management
Sample Courses:
  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Options Markets
  • International Financial Markets
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Leaders In Sustainability
Sample Courses:
  • Business and Environment
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Management in Public and Private Nonprofit Sectors
  • Green Energy Entrepreneurship
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Marketing Analytics
Sample Courses:
  • Customer Assessment and Analytics
  • Data Analytics for Marketing and Finance
  • Digital Marketing
  • One-to-One Marketing
  • Tools and Analysis for Business Strategy
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Real Estate
Sample Courses:
  • Cases in Real Estate Investments
  • Real Estate Finance & Investments
  • Real Estate Economics
  • Real Estate Law & Taxation
  • Urban Real Estate Financing and Investing
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Executive Development
Sample Courses:
  • Negotiations Behavior
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Optimizing Team Performance
  • Pay and Rewards in Organizations
Social Impact
Sample Courses:
  • Business and Environment
  • Impact Creation, Analysis and Evaluation
  • Law & Management of Nonprofit Corporations
  • Real Estate Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Entrepreneurship
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Sample Courses:
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Market Entry Strategy
  • Tools and Analysis for Business Strategy (TABS)
  • Business Analytics with Spreadsheets