Employers expect MBA graduates to be ready, from day one, to add value to their organizations. This is why UCLA Anderson core curriculum, as well as elective courses, are designed to better prepare students for their chosen careers. As a result of intense research and discussions conducted with employers about how they develop their leadership pipelines, our faculty have developed a curriculum that will help you prepare to enter the marketplace with depth of expertise in your field - well before finishing the program.
The Four Components of the UCLA Anderson Curriculum
Your UCLA Anderson academic experience is built around four key components.
First, you will start by building crucial leadership and communication skills delivered via our Leadership Foundations course and our Management Communication program - each led by thought leaders in their fields.
Second, we allow you to customize the sequencing of your core classes so that your academic experience is aligned with your career goals. You can choose when to take Marketing, Finance and Strategy in the first year, which will ensure that you accelerate your learning in the field that most interests you.
Third, we help you build depth of expertise in your chosen industry or function through the pursuit of tracks and specializations in areas such as real estate, entertainment, entrepreneurship, investment management and more.
Fourth, we put the finishing touches on your academic preparation with the Applied Management Research (AMR) program, in which you can serve as a strategic consultant to a major company in the US or abroad, address organizational and competitive challenges, and provide recommendations for action.
When you decide to pursue your MBA at UCLA Anderson, you are supported by a curriculum that puts you in charge of your learning experience; gives you the classes you need when you need them; gives you the deep preparation you need for your chosen career; and directly ties your academic experience to the corporate world.