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  • 1Company Requirements
    • We ask that participating companies have at least 6 employees and two managers (not including board members), have an operating history of at least one year, and have full funding in place to cover the period of the study. We also ask that management and decision-makers have sufficient time during the study period (September-March or January-June) to work with the team. 

      Company Selection Criteria

      At least one dedicated project manager who will work with the team approximately 1-2 hours per week.

      An alternate liaison in case the primary liaison becomes unavailable during the course of the project.

      Top management participation in the Company Launch and Final Presentations.

      Full access to relevant strategic and financial data, which will be protected under the confidentiality agreement.

      Participation Fees

      Large companies (international projects) - $20,000 (includes $12,500 research budget for the team)

      Large companies (domestic projects) - $15,000 (includes $5,000 research budget for the team)

      Small and medium enterprises or non-profits - $10,000 (includes $ 2,500 research budget for the team)

      Additional fees may be incurred for incidental project-related expenses and travel. Client organization is responsible for all additional research & travel expenses.

      Additional research funding for global pro-social projects may be available through the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management.

  • 2Program Schedule
    • 2015-2016 Important Dates

      May 15, 2015: Student Teams Formed
      July 31, 2015: Company Application Deadline
      July 31 - August 14, 2015: Student Teams Bid on Projects
      August 31, 2015: Faculty Committee Assigns Teams to Companies

      Fall/Winter: September 2015 to March 2016 Course Dates

      September 30 & October 7, 2015: Student Launch
      October 16, 2015: Company Launch (MANDATORY COMPANY EVENT)
      January 8. 2016: Midpoint Presentations
      February 27, 2016: Presentation Rehearsals
      March 11, 2016: Final Presentations (MANDATORY COMPANY EVENT)

      Winter/Spring: January to June 2016 Course Dates

      January 6, 2016: Student Launch
      January 15, 2016: Company Launch (MANDATORY COMPANY EVENT)
      April 1, 2016: Midpoint Presentations
      May 20, 2016: Presentation Rehearsals
      June 3, 2016: Final Presentations (MANDATORY COMPANY EVENT)
  • 3Application

    • If you are interested in submitting your organization as a potential partner, with an idea for one or several projects, please complete the application so that we can learn more about you. We will contact you promptly to discuss your submission further. You may also contact the AMR staff directly with any questions you may have.

      Application Deadlines:

      • July 31 (for projects beginning in September 2015)
      • November 1 (for projects beginning in January 2016)