Expanding beyond our initial focus on the Los Angeles region, our ambitions today extend to the world and embrace rigorous and impactful scholarship, principled leadership and entrepreneurial thinking.
As we Think in the Next and look to the coming five years, our starting point is pride in the scholarship of our faculty and our academic curriculum. Yet with the escalating pace of global change, UCLA Anderson must evolve to play a more significant role in shaping the future rather than reacting to what has passed.
We must continue to adapt and expand our learning and scholarly programs by fostering deeper knowledge — and real understanding — of the opportunities and challenges affecting business, society and our planet.
Focus our research on the subject areas where we can have the greatest impact on organizations and markets.
Develop exceptional human and organizational talent that is optimal for the needs and challenges of today and is prepared for the future.
Diversify an already inclusive and welcoming community, one in which differences of background, experience and views are essential.
Invest in deep and meaningful connections with our academic colleagues across UCLA and with our alumni to create a lifelong learning community.
Take pride in the vital public purposes of our school and university as we share our expertise, knowledge and services with communities and organizations regionally, nationally and globally, with special attention to the underserved.
Manage people and resources with respect, care and judicious decision making.
In a school of management, there must be an applied dimension to the thought leadership and educational programs we offer. These pursuits are meaningful only if they advance our understanding of drivers of behavior and value in organizations, markets and communities. Our strategic priorities for the next five years are shaped by continuing disruption in these drivers of value, and the urgent need for deeper understanding of the forces that shape organizations and markets. At UCLA Anderson, we are well positioned to advance management thinking in the midst of these complex shifts because of several unique advantages. These include:
The strategic initiatives are designed to advance the school’s goals around relevance and impact, community identity and inclusivity, engagement with key stakeholders, and revenue growth. Success rests on progress in the following metrics: