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March 18, 2013

Business School Rankings

On  March 12, US News & World Report released the annual business school rankings.  UCLA Anderson's Full-Time MBA program is ranked 14, up one spot from last year. The Fully-Employed MBA (FEMBA) program is ranked 5, as it was in 2012; and the Executive MBA (EMBA) program is ranked 7, down one spot from last year.  The Financial Times also recently released rankings: among U.S. schools, the MBA program ranked 13, up two from 2012.The reports use various metrics that include peer and recruiter perceptions, selectivity metrics , and graduating class employment and compensation rates.  For the Dean’s announcement read more...

The Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports

April 12 (Los Angeles): 9:00am-5:00pm. The annual PULSE Conference provides perspectives on the forces driving change across the media, entertainment, and sports sectors. This year's conference focuses on how we create, consume, and distribute content. More...

Webinar: What Happens When Type A's Retire?

April 22: Join this free webinar presentation by Donald Asher, internationally acclaimed author, renowned speaker, and career expert, as he sheds light on the emerging field of post-career human development.  Click here to pre-register.

UCLA Anderson International Conference 


June 29 (London): This Conference will feature panel discussions and presentations by leading alumni and faculty, on topics that include:

  • The European Economy
  • The State of the Financial Markets
  • Customer Acquisitions in Entertainment & New Media
  • Opportunities in Private Equity Markets

Alumni speakers from Disney, Nestle, Novartis, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and others will be featured. To register and more...

2013 Alumni Awards Announced


We are delighted to announce the recipients of this year's alumni awards:


John E Anderson Distinguished Alumni Award: Bob Beyer (MBA ’83), Chair, Chaparal Investments, LLC


In an unprecedented move, the Selections Committee found two alumni equally deserving of the Outstanding Alumni Service Award for their heroic contributions to UCLA Anderson:


Outstanding Alumni Service Award: Christopher “Kit” Jennings (MBA ’80), Managing Director, Roth Capital Partners & Constantine Malaxos (MBA ’96), Director, North American Commercial Sales, Lumeta.


The three recipients will be honored at Alumni Weekend on Friday, May 17. Thank you to all that contributed to this process, and congratulations to Constantine, Kit, and Bob!

James Kao (‘87) : A Green Entrepreneur

James Kao ‘87, CEO and founder of Green Citizen, Inc., is a man on a mission. His company targets the 2.4 million tons of electronic waste that hits US landfills each year. To date his operation has diverted over 12 million pounds of e-waste.


From a young age, James knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur. "The two years at UCLA Anderson were the best learning experience. I was like a kid in a candy store. Every course I took was relevant to the companies that I would eventually found. I learned so much from my professors, my classmates and the team projects." Read more...

Pallavi Patil ('13): A Pioneering Taste Algorithm

Love the taste of that Merlot you tried recently but not quite sure how to find similar wines?  Pallavi Patil (’13) is the founder and creator of wine e-commerce startup, -- an online company that tracks your choices and finds similar wines to suit your taste. "I started developing this idea during my first year at Anderson and during my second year was fortunate to have four classmates with varied backgrounds working with me on VineLust for our capstone AMR project. They have helped with everything from marketing, operations and product development. We have also had significant help from the Alumni network, who have connected us to relevant industry professionals and participated in focus groups to vet our Algorithm. We look forward to even more alumni support with the launch!"  Read more...

Silicon Beach Startup Scene


Kenny Berlin ('11), co-founder of startup, Omaze, is just one of dozens of startups located in West Los Angeles, often referred to these days as “Silicon Beach.” Download Assets Digital to read about this entrepreneurial community. Assets Digital gives readers a wide range of content by offering video, live Twitter feeds, interactive maps, graphics, links to Class Notes, and more. Download in the App Store here. Don’t have an iPad? A customized mobile version formatted for all other mobile devices and standard web browsers is available here. Read more…


SAVE THE DATE: May 16 - May 20


Celebrate all things UCLA Anderson at Alumni Weekend, all alumni, all classes! Are you in the class of ’78, ’83, ’88, ’93, ’98, ’03, ’08? Then it's time to mark your calendars for your Reunion dinner, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Reunion receptions and dinners will be celebrated at Shutters by the Beach and Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, CA. Read more...


Join Your Reunion Committee!
Class committees are forming now! To volunteer for your Reunion committee, please email:


All Classes - Come to Alumni Weekend Conference 5/17, & Alumni Weekend 5/16-5/20
Even if you’re not celebrating your Reunion this year, plan on coming back for the Alumni Weekend Conference, Friday, May 17, 2013. Alumni Weekend will kick off with the Executive Recruiter Networking night 5/16, and culminate with the Alumni Golf Tournament 5/20. Registration available starting Thursday, March 21st.



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3/20 Chicago, IL
Career - How to Make a Living and Difference in...

3/20 Milan, Italy
Dinner with Prof. Richard Rumelt

3/21 Online Webinar
Resumes and Cover Letters that Pop!...

3/21 San Francisco, CA
UCLA Anderson Forecast: Bay Area with Professor...

3/21 Shanghai, China
UCLA Anderson SH Chapter Spring Reception

3/22 Irvine, CA
Orange County Career Networking Lunch

3/22 Hong Kong, China
2013 Dinner with Faculty featuring Prof....

3/23 Pacific Heights, CA
Peet's Coffee Tasting Experience

3/23 Greenwich, UK
Exclusive - Ansel Adams Exhibition at the...

3/24 San Francisco, CA
San Francisco: UCLA Anderson GLBA Alumni Sunday...

3/25 Teleconference 12PM
ACT Job Search Team

3/25 Teleconference 4PM
ACT Job Search Team

3/25 Anaheim, CA
Behind the Scenes - Anaheim Ducks

3/27 Thousand Oaks, CA
Supper Club at The Mermaid Tavern

3/27 Singapore
Dinner with Prof. Bill Cockrum

3/28 San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Monthly Happy Hour

3/30 Carlsbad, CA
Spring Golf Outing

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