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November 14, 2013

Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO Disney Recognized for Leadership


On November 21, Bob Iger will become the sixth recipient of the John Wooden Global Leadership Award. This award recognizes an exceptional leader that embodies Coach Wooden’s character –based leadership style. Proceeds from the dinner fund $25,000 John Wooden Leadership Fellowships awarded to deserving UCLA Anderson students.


This year’s fellowship recipients are Elliot Ling (’14) and Jordanna Mora ('15). The evening will celebrate the accomplishments and leadership skills of these exceptional students. The event will also honor the leadership legacy of Coach John Wooden, and provide an intriguing conversation with this year’s honoree, Bob Iger. To learn more about the event, please visit the JWGLA website.

Founding Members Celebrate National Organization’s 25 Year Anniversary

Circa 1988


When Anderson alumni Maggie Peña ('85), Richard Rey ('86),
Chris Arranaga ('85)
and Henry Hernandez ('85) helped found the National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) in 1988, they didn’t expect it to last. "I was literally running the organization out of my bedroom," Peña says. "People would call my house and think we had a full staff. Nobody knew. It was a great marketing ploy."


NSHMBA’s mission is to build and advance Hispanic leadership “through graduate management education and professional development.” And, 25 years later, the group has more than 25,000 members with chapters across the country and sponsors two scholarships. It also has partnerships with more than 70 colleges and universities in the United States to support qualified Hispanic students in earning their MBA degree. Learn more about NSHMBA here.

Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific Hosting Admissions Events

UCLA Anderson School of Management and National University of Singapore will be holding admission sessions in various cities in Asia and in Los Angeles for the Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific Program through December 2013. Applicants admitted will begin coursework in May 2014; graduation is in August 2015.


Developed jointly by UCLA Anderson and the National University of Singapore Business School, the Global EMBA for Asia Pacific Program is an intensive, part-time program that allows senior executives to earn 2 MBA degrees in 15 months while remaining fully employed. Ranked #3 in the world by The Economist and #5 by Financial Times in 2013, the program provides students with a global perspective on leadership and management with immersion in both Asian and North American markets through 6 two-week residential sessions in Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai, Bangalore and New Delhi. More details.

Top Ranking from Inc 5000 for Anderson Alumnus

The idea that an economic downturn is a good time to start a company has certainly worked out for Jason Owen (’10 FEMBA). Amped Wireless, the company he conceived while still at UCLA Anderson, landed the No. 16 spot on the 2013 Inc. 5000 list. The company was also No. 1 in the computer hardware category and No. 4 in the top California-based companies.


“The business plan was created in Business Plan Development class with [Prof.] Scheinrock,” Owen says. “I was actually forced to start the company, because I was let go at my existing job and I had just graduated as a FEMBA, purchased a home and got engaged. If you remember, the economy was in pretty bad shape and finding a job would be difficult.”
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11/14 Bay Area, CA
Casual Alumni Gathering

11/14 France
A Dinner Conversation with Prof. Paola Giuliano...

11/18 Century City, CA
Lunch with Dean Judy Olian - Century City

11/19 United Kingdom
An Evening with UCSB Economics Nobel Laureate

11/20 Pasadena, CA
Comedy Night @ Ice House Comedy Club

11/21 San Diego, CA
San Diego Monthly Happy Hour - Nov 2013

11/21 Beverly Hills, CA
John Wooden Global Leadership Award

12/02 Korea
Alumni Reception with Dean Judy Olian

12/03 Los Angeles, CA
All-MBA Holiday Party

12/03 Taiwan
Alumni Reception with Dean Judy Olian

12/05 Taiwan
Executive Recruiter Advice on Interviewing Prep...

12/05 Online Webinar
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12/05 Seattle, WA
Reception and Seattle Symphony "Home for the...

12/05 Seattle, WA
Seattle Holiday Reception catered by Wolfgang...

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