Unified by their commitment to prescriptive advice backed by the highest feasible levels of scholarship, faculty in UCLA Anderson’s Strategy area teach courses and conduct research that, as a whole, includes both computational and cognitive difficulties in policy formulation and implementation.

The problem of policy formulation concerns some of the deepest and most difficult issues that face individuals, businesses, governments and nations. On the one hand, the difficulties may reside in determining the optimal policies for handling situations with high combinatorial complexity or situations with complex stochastic structures. On the other hand, the difficulties may arise in framing the problem setting and in deciding which issues should be addressed by policy.

The majority of faculty in the Strategy area rely on economics for their primary intellectual tools, and every member of the area is expected to be literate in this field. Some area members apply other intellectual backdrops in their work, such as mathematics, cognitive psychology, political science and organizational ecology.

Ph.D. in Strategy
The strategic management track trains students to analyze a firm's response to its environment and its competitors, with a focus on innovation. The decision-making track focuses on mathematical modeling of strategic decision-making. Students receive training in economics, decision analysis, behavioral decision-making and game theory.

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Master of Science in Business Analytics
Globally, businesses have seen an explosion of data. As a result, the need for qualified, strategic analysts has grown exponentially. As governments, companies and individuals make critical business choices, they increasingly rely on analysts to extract value from data to inform policy formulation and implementation. UCLA Anderson has designed this program so that graduates will become technically fluent and fully prepared to lead in the field of business analytics.

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