75th Anniversary


Published by UCLA Anderson School of Management

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Great Minds Don't Think Alike

Born in the Great Depression, UCLA Anderson School of Management is an evolving entity, constantly reinventing itself to meet the changing - and challenging - realities of the business ecosystem, here and abroad. Guided throughout its history by a series of inspirational visionaries and academic thought leaders, today it ranks among the best in the world. Complete article >


May LaForce Be With You

In 1980, an entrepreneurial young economics professor named Alfred E. Osborne Jr. returned to Westwood after working in Washington, D.C., and met the UCLA business school's new dean, J. Clayburn La Force, who had led the university's economics department before his appointment to dean in 1978. It was the beginning of a 15-year partnership that would shape the future of UCLA Anderson School of Management. Complete article >


Learn Locally, Act Globally

At a time when economies are increasingly integrated and barriers between nations are falling, today's leaders need a firm grounding in global business, as well as an understanding of diverse business environments. UCLA Anderson has long been at the forefront of global management education, preparing leaders to navigate a challenging new world of business. Complete article >


Sunny With A Chance Of Showers

For more than 60 years, the UCLA Anderson Forecast has provided guidance and direction to economists, policymakers, the public and media. It's hailed for its independence. And it doesn't just follow the money: The Forecast places its predictions in context with the larger culture, gauging the impact not just of financial ups and downs but also wars, assassinations, new laws and even earthquakes. Complete article >


An Entrepreneurial Spirit

Anderson graduates start new ventures, buy businesses and bring innovative approaches to large organizations. Not unlike some of Anderson's faculty who, over 20 years ago, thought that it was important to add a new dimension to the MBA curriculum. Complete article >

Commerce, Consumers & Community

At UCLA Anderson, social responsibility manifests in many forms. But for the school's faculty, students and alumni, helping others isn't just good for business. It's just what we do. Complete article >

A Sense of Place

UCLA Anderson's location makes it ideal for real estate management education. The Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate has realized that promise and more, providing research, policy counsel and, of course, a top-tier management education in one of America's most critical business sectors. Complete article >

Financial Considerations

If business schools were baseball clubs, UCLA Anderson School of Management's finance faculty would be the Yankees — Babe Ruth's Yankees. Complete article >

That's Entertainment

To borrow a well-known L.A. euphemism, UCLA is "Hollywood adjacent." In fact, one out of 10 UCLA Anderson graduates go into entertainment. This is their back-story. Complete article >

The Next 75 Years

What's next? Arguably the most important question any businessperson can ask. Here are the business and business education trends and transformations UCLA Anderson faculty and leadership foresee. Complete article >

Anderson Assets
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