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February 27, 2017
Alumni Insights | Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels on Artists & Consumer Behavior

Alumni InsightsRising up in the music industry alongside legendary executives Clive Davis, L.A. Reid, and Charlie Minor, Steve Bartels (CERT ’92), CEO of Def Jam Recordings, has been steered by his mentors to lead with his gut and remain artist-centric. Def Jam’s current roster includes contemporary artists Alessia Cara, 2 Chainz, and Iggy Azalea—the label has boasted such legends as LL Cool J, Jay Z, and The Roots. In conversation with Dean Judy D. Olian at UCLA Anderson’s 2017 Pulse Conference, Bartels noted that “if anybody exemplifies what Def Jam subscribes to, it’s Kanye” describing West as “topical” and “genius.” Bartels also views the growing popularity of playlists as a new challenge and opportunity to embrace. “My goal is having more people wanting more of my music. Seize the medium and seize the day.” Read more.

Parker Career Management Center Tops The Economist’s Survey

Parker CMCUCLA Anderson’s Parker Career Management Center earned a 4.8 on a 5-point scale, the highest mark for student satisfaction among top MBA programs, in The Economist 2016 survey. Students finding jobs through the center and the team’s ability to meet expectations and needs are a couple of variables that factored into the rating. Assistant Dean Regina Regazzi ’97 attributes the success to her team’s investment in getting to know students—an opportunity she identified when she took the helm back of PCMC back in 2011. “Every student was allowed to go to any advisor in our office, but they always had someone who was tracking them,” said Regazzi. Moreover, PCMC has been ranked among the top three centers among The Economist’s surveys of alumni for the past three years. Read more.

UCLA Anderson Adds a Master of Science in Business Analytics Degree

MSBAWe are pleased to announce our newest academic degree program, the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA). The demand for expertise in data analytics is exploding across many industries and markets. The program will prepare students to structure data collection opportunities, pose unique questions, detect data patterns, and derive valid insights from the data while developing an understanding of market forces and honing leadership skills. Designed as a 13-month program, the MSBA combines online courses, in-person classes and action learning projects.

Many thanks to Professor Felipe Caro, the faculty director of the new degree program, to Laurie Summers, Assistant Dean for Strategic Initiatives, and to all who contributed to bringing this new program to fruition.

Judy D. Olian
Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management

John W. Mamer
Faculty Chairman, Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Decisions, Operations & Technology Management

Connection | Learn. Network. Reconnect. Register for Alumni Weekend!

Alumni Weekend 2017

Registration is now live for Alumni Weekend. Secure early bird pricing now for Alumni Conference and select reunion celebrations. Learn more about Alumni Weekend events including information about discounted accommodations, schedules, and pricing.

Alumni Weekend Spotlight

Shutters on the BeachReunion Evening
Santa Monica, CA
Saturday, May 6

The classes of 1982, 1987, 1992,1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 will celebrate their class reunions beachside with class dinners and dancing at Hotel Casa Del Mar and Shutters on the Beach.

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6:00 - 7:00 p.m | Cocktail Reception
7:00 - 9:30 p.m. | Class Specific Dinners 
9:30 - 11:00 p.m. | Post-Dinner Celebration


Class of 197740 Year Reunion – Class of 1977
Manhattan Beach, CA
Saturday, May 6

The class of 1977 will celebrate its 40 year class reunion with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner at a private reception starting at 6:00 p.m. in Manhattan Beach.

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Global Access | Latin America: Return to Economic Growth & The Future

Latin American Business Conference

Bringing together distinguished and influential leaders from the private and public sectors, the 2017 Latin American Business Conference will explore Latin America’s economic, trade, political and social prospects this Friday, March 3 at UCLA Anderson. Former President of Columbia Álvaro Uribe Vélez will present a keynote address followed by a discussion moderated by Professor Sebastian Edwards. There will be panel discussions covering media and entertainment, innovation, and economic growth in addition to targeted networking opportunities. General admission is $45, which includes parking, lunch and a reception. Register now.

Retail Access | Evolve Conference: The Connected Consumer
Evolve Conference 2017

Gain insights about the new retail landscape through exploring the trends of the melding of the physical and digital shopping worlds at the 2017 Evolve Conference this Saturday, March 4 at UCLA Anderson. How is the evolution of retail affecting distribution, merchandising, services and consumer behavior? Find out from keynote speaker Gary Schoenfeld (B.A. ’84), President and CEO of PacSun, and business leaders from Anthropologie, Dermstore, DSTLD, Levi Strauss & Co., Mattel, Pinterest, Westfield and more. Panel discussions will focus on startups, omnichannel trends, consumer trends, technology trends, and disruptive business models. Alumni tickets, which include breakfast and lunch, are $50 each. Register now.

Upcoming Events

3/02 Los Angeles, CA
LA Chapter Planning Dinner

3/03 Los Angeles, CA
Latin American Business
Conference 2017

3/04 Los Angeles, CA
EVOLVE Conference 2017:
The Connected Consumer

3/04 Los Angeles, CA
Pizza, Professors and Pauley

3/07 Los Angeles, CA
5 People Every Business
Owner Should Know

3/10 Los Angeles, CA
CREATE Conference:
Lessons From LA's Most
Effective Startups

3/10 Newbury Park, CA
Personal Finance for MBAs...

3/10 San Francisco, CA
Tour: the Mechanics' Institute

3/13 Mexico City
An Evening with Dean Judy
Olian & Special Panel...

3/16 Webinar
Returning to Work with
Confidence and Impact

3/16 Mountain View, CA
South Bay Area
March Happy Hour

3/19 Mailbu, CA
One Anderson Malibu
Wine Day

3/21 London, UK
London Welcomes
Dean Judy Olian

3/22 Zurich, Switzerland
Switzerland Welcomes
Dean Judy Olian

3/22 Woodland Hills, CA
Neighborhood Ambassadors: Woodland Hills

3/23 San Diego, CA
Fintech and the Future of
Financial Services...

3/23 Paris, France
Paris Welcomes
Dean Judy Olian

3/24 Washington, DC
Washington D.C.
Power Lunch

3/24 Irvine, CA
Orange County Career
Networking Lunch

3/26 El Segundo, CA
UCLA Anderson Women’s
Golf Clinic and Lunch

3/27 Toyko, Japan
Experiences Shared
by Japan and the U.S.

3/27 Madrid, Spain
Madrid Welcomes
Dean Judy Olian

3/30 Hong Kong
Strategy and Corporate Innovation

3/31 Westlake Village, CA
Entrepreneurs Roundtable:
Social Entrepreneurship!

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