Our Character

Three pillars encompass the intrinsic values of UCLA Anderson:


When you collaborate to win, you share success.
This ethic is at the very core of our character.

At UCLA Anderson, success is a collective victory, channeled by collaboration, mentorships and generosity. Our rigorous programs offer a cooperative and congenial student culture, our faculty offer invaluable guidance, and our alumni provide access to a thriving business community, as well as support services for scholastic and career advancement.

How We Share Success

A globe with flags of countries representing its geo location
From the Blog

Our New Award for Your Social Impact

The inaugural Impact Alumni Award for prosocial causes was awarded to students working in Guyana as blockchain consultants 

Students holding a giant check for $4,000 for winning CASE compentition
From The Blog

Perfect Pitch

Lucky Team 13 divulges how it out-pitched 17 teams of students from 12 schools in Paramount case competition

Dr. Hsieh in front of a garden
From the Blog

Encouraging the Next Generation

Dr. Paul N. Hsieh (Ph.D.'70) gives an inspired gift for Marion Anderson Hall

John Anderson
"I was very lucky to come to UCLA on a scholarship, and I’ve never forgotten that. The lessons and values I learned while attending UCLA shaped my thinking throughout my business and community life, and helped build my business reputation."

John E. Anderson ('40)

UCLA Anderson School of Management Namesake (1917-2011)

Students are encouraged to approach innovation with a curious, nonconformist philosophy. We are fearless when it comes to finding real solutions to real problems.

Our faculty has developed game-changing initiatives to help workers save more for retirement, to transform K–12 education management and to alleviate global poverty in ingenious ways that bring the poorest members of society into the financial system. From the traditional classroom coursework to the thinktanking at the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator, we approach challenges with analytical rigor, bold thinking and the courage to change the status quo.

How We Think Fearlessly

Amy Powell at an Alumni Coference
From the Blog

Starting from Scratch

"The good thing about starting from scratch is there's no legacy,"  said Amy Powell ('05) of Paramount at the 2018 Alumni Conference about the uncertainty of working in a new field 

Group photo of student consultants
From the Blog

Data-driven Food Safety

Inspired by a UCLA Anderson strategy course, Arash Nasibi ('14) is on his way to digitizing public health 

Laurence D. Fink
In the News

BlackRock’s Message: Contribute to Society or Risk Losing Our Support

Laurence D. Fink is informing business leaders that their companies need to do more than make profits — they need to contribute to society

Edward. Leamer
"We at Anderson are fortunate to have the freedom to choose our own paths and pursuits. It is through a combination of independent exploration and collaborative challenge that Anderson breaks new ground."

Edward. Leamer

UCLA Anderson Forecast Director; Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management; Professor of Economics and Statistics

Using a values-based approach to leadership, we equip and encourage the Anderson community to make a positive impact. Real, lasting change is foundational to our legacy.

We were born to make things happen. Our students experience applied lessons about bettering communities (IMPACT); our graduates go on to build and grow companies (inspirational alumni); and our faculty publishes research about new ways to improve old problems (Anderson Review).

Bill Anderson (J.D. '88)

Founder and CEO, first beverage group

Executive, Entrepreneur, Angel Investor,
Philanthropist, Bruin

How We Drive Change

From the Blog

The Purpose Economy

Impact Week tackled topics that included impact investing, affordable housing, blockchain technology and finding purpose in traditional workplaces

Exterior photo of Anderson complex
In the News

Executive Education Welcomes New Associate Dean

Donna Sharp has led executive education programs at Columbia and Cornell. 

In the News

Needle-in-a-Haystack Cancer Genes

Elisa Long comments on new research that suggests general testing for BRCA mutations might be cost-effective