Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of Management provides management education to some 1,600 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs and doctoral programs. UCLA Anderson and many of its academic programs and departments are perennially ranked among the best in the world. Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, rigorous academic programs, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary and practical learning environment.
Located in the heart of Southern California's vibrant economy, UCLA Anderson is at the leading edge of business activity in the world today as measured by such indicators as new business starts, venture capital availability, technological innovation and new product introduction. All are local influences that impact the day-to-day academic and practical experiences of UCLA Anderson's faculty and students.
One of the most technologically advanced business school facilities in the world today, UCLA Anderson utilizes computing and communication technologies that have transformed management education. Students and faculty are part of a virtual community that is fully networked -- an environment in which a natural path of communication is electronic. More than 3,000 network ports connect every classroom seat, breakout area and library reading room and the UCLA Anderson community also enjoys wireless connectivity throughout the school's complex.
Very simply, the mission of UCLA Anderson is to be a global leader in management education, research and service. All of UCLA Anderson's academic programs, student and alumni activities and organizations, career management services, centers of influence and administrative programs share in this mission.
Full Time MBA
The Full Time MBA Program is a two-year curriculum designed for highly motivated, exceptional students. The rigorous structure of the program ensures that each graduate leaves with a leadership-level knowledge of all key management disciplines. As one of the most highly regarded and selective programs in the country, the UCLA Anderson Full Time MBA Program emphasizes a global perspective, entrepreneurship and teamwork. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x47.xml
Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA)
This program, designed for working professionals, meets the needs of the rapidly rising junior-level professionals who anticipate increased levels of responsibility and an expanded management role. The goal of UCLA Anderson's FEMBA Program is to increase participants' capacity for effective action as business leaders. Students are selected for their overall abilities and for the contributions they can make to the management education process. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x119.xml
Executive MBA (EMBA)
The EMBA Program is designed for professionals who have demanding jobs with high levels of responsibility. This intensive program, whose participants include doctors, engineers, scientists and financial executives, offers a learning model that emphasizes an integrated, cross-functional approach to management, proficiency in analytical problem-solving skills and development of strategic leadership skills. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x310.xml
UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Program
This dual degree Executive MBA Program is designed to train top executives for the global marketplace. Students will enter two of the world's leading graduate management education programs: UCLA Anderson School of Management and National University of Singapore Business School. The intensive program comprises six two-week residential segments in Los Angeles, Shanghai and Singapore over 15 months, providing in-depth exposure to the intellectual and business cultures of these cities and adding much value to the total learning experience. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x4198.xml
A research and teaching oriented program leading to a Ph.D. The program emphasizes the production and dissemination of knowledge in the areas of organization and management and offers ten major areas of concentration. The primary goal of the UCLA Anderson Doctoral Program is to prepare students for research and teaching careers at leading educational institutions and for careers requiring sophisticated research and analytical capabilities. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x314.xml
Master of Financial Engineering
The MFE Program is a yearlong program that provides a rigorous and quantitatively focused curriculum for training finance professionals. The MFE Program provides a depth of study in finance that is not available in traditional MBA programs. It is also an attractive alternative to a Ph.D., especially if technical career is desired rather than academic pursuits. The MFE Program trains students for positions as risk managers, investment bankers, asset managers, derivative traders and developers of specialized securities at the world's leading commercial and investment banks, insurance companies and corporate and public treasury departments. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x17276.xml
Beyond serving as a leading institution for training MBA and Ph.D. students, UCLA Anderson School of Management is committed to sharing its intellectual capital through an array of non-degree management and leadership programs. Every year, UCLA Anderson conducts a number of outreach programs suited for a diverse community of individuals from around the world. Top executives, social services directors and even high-school students develop and hone their management skills through UCLA Anderson's commitment to continuing education.
Executive Education Programs
UCLA Anderson's Executive Education Programs offer numerous intensive certificate programs for executives, managers and other professionals. The open enrollment and custom programs, which host nearly 2000 participants annually from some 50 countries, include the 13-week accelerated or 26-week regular Executive Program and the month-long summer Strategic Leadership Institute. The programs are designed to maximize leadership and management potential and will help executives and managers develop skills and strategies that will enable them to better lead their organizations. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/EEP.xml
Courses, taught by senior faculty of UCLA Anderson, cover such subjects and topics typical management disciplines and some specialized areas, including:
- Operations Management
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Medical Marketing
- Global Business Strategy
- Organizational Alignment
Head Start - Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program
Since its inception in 1991, the Head Start - Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program, offered by the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, has trained more than 830 Head Start managers in the latest management techniques. Johnson & Johnson and the Head Start Bureau fund this program, which consists of two two-week intensive training sessions each summer. Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive child development program serving low-income children and their families.
Johnson & Johnson/UCLA Health Care Executive Program
In July 2002, the first Johnson & Johnson /UCLA Health Care Program was conducted for about 40 executive directors, representing 250 sites that serve more than 500,000 patients annually. This new program supplies management training and development for directors of community-based health care organizations that provide care for the underprivileged and uninsured.
Director Training Program
The Director Training Program is a two-day intensive director-level education seminar that quickly educates directors and officers regarding SEC regulations, FASB considerations, Nasdaq rules and the current best practices in governance. The course is intended to reduce the frequency and severity of shareholder complaints and resulting litigation against directors & officers and their firms. Directors completing the course and passing a written examination become "certified directors" and may be eligible for lower rates on some D&O insurance. This program is of particular interest to executives, directors & officers of pre-public and newly public companies.
Management Development for Entrepreneurs
The Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) Program, offered by the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, is a premier educational opportunity that enables entrepreneurs to develop essential management skills and strengthen their ability to build and manage effective and profitable organizations. MDE provides participants with a varied curriculum of lectures, case discussions, applied workshops and business improvement consultation to help them develop management tools to confront issues facing today's growing enterprises.
Management Development for Early Childhood Educators
The Management Development for Early Childhood Educators (MDECE) Program provides leadership and management training to participants, enabling them to implement strategic improvements within their organizations. By strengthening agencies that educate young children, we aim to raise the standards of service to children and families nationwide. The MDECE classes provide strategic leadership tools that foster team-building within each organization.
The Riordan Programs
Founded in 1987 by businessman and former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan and UCLA Anderson Professor William Ouchi, The Riordan Programs foster diversity in the business community. This initiative encourages and prepares individuals from diverse and sometimes disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue higher education in management and to become community and business leaders. The program offers a rigorous curriculum -- developed and taught in part by UCLA Anderson faculty -- in finance, accounting, marketing and entrepreneurship. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x257.xml
Leadership Education and Development Program (LEAD)
Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) is a national partnership of top U.S. corporations and graduate business schools that influences talented minority students to pursue careers in business. LEAD selects promising African American, Hispanic American and Native American high school students to participate in comprehensive summer institutes at 10 top graduate business schools around the country, then supports them through college and beyond by opening doors to internships and full-time jobs with LEAD corporate partners. Corporate sponsors have included Neutrogena, SBC, Deloitte & Touche, Kal Kan, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Yoplait, Symantec, MGM and Fox Studios.
CENTERS OF INFLUENCE
UCLA Anderson Forecast
Founded in the early 1950s, the UCLA Anderson Forecast has become one of the country's leading independent economic forecast services. The UCLA Anderson Forecast produces forecasts for the economies of the nation, the state of California, and the Los Angeles region, based upon numerical projections for major economic indicators, such as inflation, interest rates, job growth and gross domestic product growth. The Forecast holds four quarterly conferences annually -- each addressing a topical theme. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x735.xml
Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate
Since its inception in 1999, the primary objective of the Ziman Center for Real Estate has been to provide the real estate community with leading economic and demographic research, including an annual multi-family housing forecast that provides a quantitative and qualitative overview of the Los Angeles apartment market. Conferences held by the Ziman Center bridge the divide between research and practice, providing participants with strategies and information on which to base critical policy and business decisions. http://www.zimancenter.com/
Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
The Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is a recognized world leader in entrepreneurial education and research, and oversees all teaching, research, extracurricular, and community activities related to entrepreneurship at UCLA Anderson. The Price Center provides a set of academic and extracurricular experiences that advance both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, while preparing MBA students for the challenge of business management in entrepreneurial environments. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x554.xml
Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments
The Center for Finance & Investments represents a true unification of research and practice in the field of finance. This new center sponsors research, teaching and the application of financial knowledge in the global corporate and investment community. With acclaimed faculty, extensive information resources, dedicated alumni and corporate alliances, CFI offers the finest opportunities available anywhere for transforming fundamental knowledge into applicable practices within the global economy. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x13957.xml
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
Through its academic, research and external programs, the CIBER seeks to enrich the international content of the business school curriculum, providing funding to faculty and doctoral students working on projects related to the international activities of U.S.-based corporations. CIBER has established the Advanced International Management (AIM) program, which prepares MBA students for international leadership roles through an integrated focus on global research, course work and innovative activities. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x327.xml
The Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment, and Sports (MEMES)
With a 25-year heritage at UCLA Anderson School of Management, MEMES explores the increasingly complex world of media, entertainment and sports management through graduate education, top-caliber research and community engagement. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x1030.xml
ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS AND RESOURCES
Alumni Relations & Development
The Alumni Relations & Development Office at UCLA Anderson aims to support the mission of the school, its research and teaching by building and maintaining lifelong relationships with alumni and friends, securing financial support and creating corporate partnerships. Anderson Alumni represent the more than 30,000 alumni who graduated from UCLA's business school since its founding in 1935, including graduate, undergraduate, executive program and international exchange students. Anderson Alumni chapters and clubs offer numerous opportunities for continued networking, professional development and educational activities within various regions around the world. http://alumni.anderson.ucla.edu/
Parker Career Management Center (CMC)
The Parker Career Management Center provides students with a community for networking and for connecting to employment opportunities, as well as varied resources for career planning and job searches. CMC's staff assists MBA students in integrating their academic study and personal experiences to make significant advances in reaching their long-term career goals, and they ensure that recruiters and their firms obtain the guidance and timely services they need to fill positions within their organizations. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x39.xml
Applied Management Research Program (AMR)
Formerly known as management field study, the Applied Management Research Program is a critical part of the MBA curriculum and experience at UCLA Anderson. Second-year student teams of about 3 to 5 work closely with a faculty advisor to serve as strategic consultants to major companies and confront difficult organizational and competitive problems and provide recommendations for action. The primary goal is to help students develop their ability to solve complex business problems in real-world settings, while delivering value to the client firms and their management. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x911.xml
Global Access Program (GAP)
The Global Access Program links UCLA Anderson faculty and students with entrepreneurs around the globe. GAP is designed to provide Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) students the opportunity to gain international field study experience by helping start-up companies from abroad research and develop "investment grade" business plans. The program enables students to glean valuable experience in entrepreneurship and in securing venture capital. Participating companies also benefit, not only from the expertise offered by students, but also from the opportunity to present their business plans to a panel of academic and industry professionals. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x1294.xml
Easton Technology Leadership Program
UCLA Anderson School of Management has received a $2 million gift from Jim Easton, Chairman and CEO of Jas. D. Easton, Inc which will be used to establish the Easton Technology Leadership Program, which will focus on the specific managerial and leadership needs of students with engineering and/or technical backgrounds. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x22118.xml
The Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism
Established in 1957 and presented annually by UCLA Anderson since 1973, the Loeb Awards are considered the most prestigious awards in business journalism. The Loeb Awards, which are given in 10 categories in print and broadcast media, honor writers, editors and producers who make significant contributions to the understanding of business, finance and the economy. Loeb Awards judges, comprised of top journalists and editors from major media outlets across the nation, along with the dean of UCLA Anderson, select winners based on quality of reporting and writing, news and analytical value, originality and exclusivity, and in the broadcast categories only, on production value and visual impact. http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x3287.xml