Dean Antonio Bernardo

“As part of the nation's #1 public university, our clear mission is to make a positive impact in business and society. We do that through faculty research that tackles some of our most pressing issues, and by preparing our students to be transformative leaders.


Our curriculum, culture and location in Los Angeles -- the world's creative capital -- work together to provide our students with an unparalleled learning experience. At Anderson, our students become innovative and analytical problem solvers, adept at leveraging data and the latest technology, and inspiring leaders who can drive organizational transformation.”

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Antonio Bernardo, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management, began his academic career at UCLA Anderson and has been a member of the finance faculty since 1994. He has a long history as an active and engaged member of Anderson’s faculty and its administration, having served as department chair and senior associate dean for academic affairs from 2006 to 2009, and finance area chair from 2013 to 2015 and again in 2019. He previously held the Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance and Robert D. Beyer Term Chair in Management.

In 2019, Bernardo was appointed UCLA Anderson’s ninth dean, effective July 1.

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