UCLA Anderson Centers of Research and Excellence

Easton Technology Management Center

Technology plays an integral role in all of UCLA Anderson's academic programs, and the Easton Technology Management Center exposes students to the rapidly transforming technology landscape across different verticals, such as high tech, manufacturing, defense, health care, education, entertainment and media, and retail and financial services — from startups to large corporations. Through innovative courses, creative workshops, high-profile events, and immersion in the most vital areas of high-tech business culture, Easton prepares the next generation to drive change in technology. By exploring verticals such as financial services, health care, education, entertainment-media, retail and defense, students are prepared to work from startups to large global corporations. 

Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Founded in 1987, the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is an internationally recognized leader in entrepreneurial education and research. With a distinguished faculty as its cornerstone, the Center works to advance the theory and practice of entrepreneurship as well as the related fields of technology and innovation, venture capital and private equity, and social enterprise. Well known for the impact of its outreach programs, the Price Center fosters a spirit of innovation in individuals, enhances the managerial capacity of organizations, and prepares entrepreneurial leaders who will provide significant, sustainable and economic value to society.

Morrison Center for Marketing and Data Analytics

The Morrison Family Center for Marketing Studies and Data Analytics is a leading center for the creation and dissemination of marketing knowledge for the digital age. As a global resource for academics and practitioners, the center provides data and analytical tools to advance the understanding of consumer markets and behaviors. The center hosts numerous events and activities for students, faculty, industry luminaries and alumni, including marketing case competitions, academic conferences, speaking events, career workshops and more. 

Center for Global Management (CGM)

The Center for Global Management (CGM) prepares UCLA Anderson students to understand, shape, and succeed in the complex world of global business. The Center provides conceptual frameworks through which to view various regions and economies, and instills in students the necessary global social, intellectual, and psychological competencies to become truly global citizens. CGM is led by a dedicated and actively engaged group of visionary global leaders spanning a variety of geographies and industries who have invested in UCLA Anderson's role in preparing the next generation of global leaders.

The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments

The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance & Investments serves as a bridge between academia and industry in the field of finance. The Center sponsors research, teaching, and the application of financial knowledge in the global corporate and investment communities. The Fink Center's mission is to connect students, alumni, faculty, and the investment community to transform fundamental knowledge into applicable practices that benefit today's global economy.

Managing Enterprises in Media, Entertainment, and Sports (MEMES)

As the preeminent organization for thought leadership in media, entertainment and sports, the Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment & Sports (MEMES) brings together distinguished professionals, students, and researchers to explore new ideas on how companies and executives can manage and thrive in the face of transforming business models. With a unique offering of courses, leading research, industry events and elite network, MEMES examines the convergence of these increasingly complex sectors. 

UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

Following a long tradition of quality real estate research and educational programs at UCLA Anderson, the school founded the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate in 2002. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, the Ziman Center's research, teaching, and outreach activities draw upon faculty and departments throughout UCLA, including management, law, public policy, urban planning, engineering and architecture. The Ziman Center generates influential research, educating the next generation of leaders and providing meaningful forums for industry professionals and policymakers.

UCLA Anderson Forecast

In addition to quarterly economic forecasts for the United States, California and Los Angeles, the UCLA Anderson Forecast applies its expert econometric modeling and analytic techniques to a wide-variety of projects in partnership with both public and private entities. These projects feature the same independent analysis that users have come to rely upon from the Forecast. Quarterly conferences, on topics from globalization to entertainment,  are attended by a cross-section of business, government and academic decision makers who represent the many sectors that drive the regional economy.