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.
Large companies or international projects - $15,000 (includes $5,000 research budget for the team)
Small and medium enterprises (SME) - $10,000 (includes $ 2,500 research budget for the team)
Non-profits - $7,500 (includes $ 2,500 research budget for the team)
Additional fees may be incurred for incidental project-related expenses and travel.
Additional research funding for global pro-social projects may be available through the UCLA Anderson Center for Global Management.
Fall/Winter: October 2013 to March 2014
May 24, 2013: Student Teams Formed
August 1, 2013: Company Application Deadline
August 2-16, 2013: Student Teams Bid on Projects
September 6, 2013: Faculty Committee Assigns Teams to Companies
September 27, 2013: Student Launch
October 11, 2013: Company Launch (MANDATORY COMPANY EVENT)
December 6, 2013: Midpoint Presentations
February 21, 2013: Presentation Rehearsals
March 7, 2013: Final Presentations (MANDATORY COMPANY EVENT)
Winter/Spring: January 2014 to June 2014
January 10, 2014: Student Launch January 24, 2014: Company Launch (MANDATORY COMPANY EVENT)
March 14, 2014: Midpoint Presentations
May 16, 2014: Presentation Rehearsals
May 30, 2014: Final Presentations (MANDATORY COMPANY EVENT)
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.
• August 1 (for projects beginning in October 2013)
• November 1 (for projects beginning in January 2014)