Centers of Excellence

UCLA Anderson Centers of Excellence

Center for Global Management
Center for Global Management (CGM)
The Center for Global Management prepares UCLA Anderson students to understand, shape, and succeed in the complex world of global business. The Center provides conceptual frameworks through which to view various regions and economies, and instills in students the necessary global, social, intellectual, and psychological competencies to become truly global citizens.

Sebastian Edwards, Faculty Director
Lucy Allard, Executive Director

Laurence D. and Lori W. Fink Center for Finance & Investments (Fink Center)Laurence D. and Lori W. Fink Center
for Finance & Investments (Fink Center)

The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments serves as a bridge between academia and industry in the field of finance. The Center sponsors research, teaching, and the application of financial knowledge in the global corporate and investment communities. The Fink Center’s mission is to connect students, alumni, faculty, and the investment community to transform fundamental knowledge into applicable practices that benefit today’s global economy.

Ivo Welch, Faculty Director
Haley Ludwigson, Executive Director

Fink Center AIA Stock Pitch Competition students
Fink Center AIA Stock Pitch Competition students

UCLA Anderson Forecast

UCLA Anderson Forecast
The UCLA Anderson Forecast provides policy analysis and forecasts of the economies of California and the United States. The UCLA Anderson Forecast for California is the most widely followed in the state and is unique in its objectivity and accuracy. Forecasts are released each quarter, and Forecast Conferences are held regularly at UCLA and at regional locations which are attended by business, professional, and government decision-makers from across the U.S. The Forecast Seminar, a quarterly conference for Seminar Members, provides business and government professionals access to Forecast economists and key state and regional analysts. Forecast economists are available to speak at private client, trade group, and governmental forums.

Edward E. Leamer, Faculty Director

UCLA Anderson Forecast’s Jerry Nickelsburg and guest speakers
UCLA Anderson Forecast’s Jerry Nickelsburg and guest speakers

Managing Enterprises in Media, Entertainment, and Sports (MEMES)Managing Enterprises in Media, Entertainment, and Sports (MEMES) As the preeminent organization for thought leadership in media, entertainment and sports, the Center for MEMES brings together distinguished professionals, students, and researchers to explore new ideas on how companies and executives can manage and thrive in the face of transforming business models. With a unique offering of courses, leading research, industry events and elite network, the MEMES program examines the convergence of these increasingly complex sectors.

Sanjay Sood, Faculty Director
Karen Glass, Executive Director

Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial StudiesHarold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Founded in 1987, the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson School of Management is an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurial education and research. With a distinguished faculty as its cornerstone, the Center works closely with UCLA Anderson’s outstanding MBA students, alumni and the entrepreneurial community, overseeing activities that advance the theory and practice of entrepreneurship as well as the related fields of technology and innovation, venture capital and private equity, and social enterprise. Well known for the impact of its outreach programs, the Price Center fosters a spirit of innovation in individuals, enhances the managerial capacity of organizations, and prepares entrepreneurial leaders who will provide significant, sustainable and economic value to society.

Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Faculty Director
Elaine Hagan, Executive Director

Knapp Venture Competition