Our academic centers bring together the thought leaders of UCLA Anderson with experts in a variety of sectors and enterprises. The combination of these efforts creates positive impacts on business and management, while affording fresh learning opportunities for our students.

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Centers@Anderson on Leadership


At UCLA Anderson, we train the next generation of leaders to be principled, transformative, imaginative and nimble, through innovative programming, active learning experiences and real-world projects with industry leaders.

Explore what our eight academic centers of excellence are doing at the heart of our leadership journey.


Insights and Imperatives for Leaders
in the New Normal

  • Tech-Driven Innovation and the Role of AI

    Kai-Fu Lee

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    2021: Healthcare Transformation and the Role of Technology

    Dr. David Feinberg, head of Google Health and former CEO of UCLA Health

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    COVID-19 is a manageable challenge but you have to have a plan and respect the science.

    Dr. John Mazziotta
    CEO, UCLA Health System

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  • COVID-19: What Have We Learned from Other Nations?

    Governments, businesses and individuals are all "protagonists" in addressing COVID-19

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    Authenticity and Diversity: Essential in creating breakthrough impact for both consumers and employees

    Aaron Walton, co-founder and CEO of Walton Isaacson

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    Lessons from COVID-19: Build recessions into your future plans

    Edward Leamer, UCLA Anderson economist

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Programs and Resources
for Developing Leaders


Management Development for Entrepreneurs

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Healthcare Executive

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Health Care

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Steinbeck Family Business Seminar

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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans

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Affordable Housing Development Program

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Conversations with leaders in the industry

  • This is a sobering time for humanity but never underestimate the value of persistence, 'compounding' and organic innovation — as an organization and as a leader.

    Jeetu Patel, Cisco

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    In order for us to move to the next stage in this country, there's going to need to be some adjustments. It's not going to be easy, but think about what we will gain

    Blair H. Taylor (’90), Partner, PwC, People & Organization

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    Consumer behavior and the future of retail amid pandemic

    Brian Cornell (B.A. '81, CERT '91) Chairman and CEO, Target Corporation

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  • Jumping from Tradition into Innovation

    COO of Zendesk Tom Kaiser with John Blevins ('11), adjunct professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

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    Envisioning the Next Disruptive Firm

    Wes Nichols of Upfront Ventures with John Blevins ('11), adjunct professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

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Hear directly from the individuals who make UCLA Anderson rich in diversity and success.


Academic Centers


Multidisciplinary Approach

Centers @ Anderson

Student Development



Our Centers offer a unique blend of professor-led, practitioner-led and co-taught courses that partner world-class faculty and leading industry executives in the classroom. Students also have the opportunity to engage in real-world projects with industry leaders, providing hands-on, valuable experience.

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UCLA Anderson’s curriculum offers a series of elective courses that allow students to customize their academic preparation and build in-depth expertise in their target industry, function or area of interest.

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Center Fellows programs have the charter of advancing industry initiatives at UCLA Anderson and strengthening the connection among the Center and associated clubs, alumni and the external community. All fellows are provided with financial support and invaluable mentorship from practitioners in the field.

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Students across all MBA degree programs gain invaluable expertise by having the chance to participate in both case and business plan competitions . Oftentimes, competitions will be sponsored by companies to allow students access to past or present real-world problems from the company's marketing team. In business plan competitions, students are challenged to refine their own entrepreneurial concepts to present to judges. Students are able to test their knowledge and decision making skills, as well as preparing them for some of the issues they may need to tackle in their post-MBA careers.

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Faculty & Research


At the core of our knowledge-creation efforts are the research faculty, Ph.D. students, conferences and seminars at the Anderson School of Management. In knowledge creation, the Anderson academic community interacts and collaborates with researchers from universities around the world. Knowledge creation involves both basic theoretical and empirical analyses, and is disseminated via academic outlets as well as to practitioner, policy, management and other audiences. Our research conferences and seminars bring together the research community to share their latest findings with and distribute their insights to other researchers, students and practitioners.

Academic Conferences


Community Outreach


Summer Institutes

UCLA Anderson's six-week Summer Institutes are all online and are derived directly from our world-renowned MBA curriculum. The program uses state-of-the-art edtech, top business school instructors and key industry leaders to prepare undergraduates and young professionals for the careers they want…and it's a strong addition to your resume!

Professional Programs

We believe in supporting our surrounding community first and foremost by teaching sound business practices. We are committed to creating more resilient communities and producing strong industry and civic leaders who possess unwavering ethical values.

Get Involved

In Southern California, and throughout the country, we partner with distinguished alumni and members of the community. We strive to offer industry professionals both a meaningful forum to engage and network with one another and an opportunity to give back to the next generation of leaders. Join us by getting involved with one of the many opportunities.


Centers in the News


Reality Check

UCLA Anderson Professor Stuart Gabriel developed his real estate course for the pandemic era

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The Score

Eric Johnson adapts his UCLA Anderson sports and entertainment course to effects of the coronavirus pandemic

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2020 Recession

UCLA Anderson Forecast Announces the Arrival of the 2020 Recession

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Center for Global Management


Easton Technology Management Center


Fink Center for Finance


Morrison Center for Marketing and Data Analytics


UCLA Anderson Forecast


UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate