UCLA Technology Leadership Summer Institute


The UCLA Technology Leadership Summer Institute is a six-week, all-online experience derived directly from UCLA Anderson's world-renowned MBA curriculum. The program features top business school instructors and key leaders in the tech world to prepare undergraduates and young professionals for the careers they want.

June 21–July 30, 2021
Remote Learning

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What Will You Learn?



Learn what it takes to disrupt outdated practices. Explore new opportunities to effectively align business and societal priorities in an increasingly technology-driven world.


Gain an understanding of the latest technologies, products and services (AI, IoT, cloud computing) that have revolutionized existing industries and created new ones.

Data Science/AI

Discover opportunities in AI and data science while developing models that leverage technology for positive impact.


Work with a team of highly motivated students from around the globe and find out how the pros develop and commercialize a successful new product.

Social Impact

Learn the role of businesses that balance purpose and profit, making business decisions for the benefit of their workforce, customers, suppliers, community and the environment.


Get acquainted with the traits of successful leaders who have adapted to rapidly changing paradigms in preparation for the marketplace of the future.


Program Benefits



  • CASE STUDIES: Understand the real-world strategies of major tech companies, such as Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook, through current case studies.
  • DATA SOFTWARE SKILLS: Develop practical data software skills in R/RStudio, SQL and Tableau through hands-on projects.
  • GUEST SPEAKERS: Hear riveting stories from the front lines of tech, directly from company leaders who are influencing the space.
  • 1:1 MENTORING: Learn under the guidance of your own mentor, a current UCLA Anderson MBA student specializing in technology management.
  • GROUP MENTORING: Gain valuable career advice from industry professionals transforming the tech space.


All students will enroll in two required courses. This program carries 8 units of UC credit for a letter grade.

Technology Leadership: The Transformation of Consumers, Businesses and Society

Cornerstone Course
Discover the impact of tech from the perspectives of consumers, businesses and society. Explore best practices at successful tech companies and learn how to apply this knowledge to launch your career in tech.

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

Concentration Course
Gain a general understanding of data science and artificial intelligence, their business applications today and in the future, and their ethical and societal impacts. Build practical skills in analyzing and managing data via R/RStudio, SQL and Tableau.

Students will be learning from highly experienced instructors who have a passion for teaching and keep the learning experience interesting.

Tim Park

Applications and Business Models of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence - 4 units

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Robinne Burrell

Technology Leadership - 4 units

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The program fee includes the course unit fees and supplemental curricular activity fees. This program carries 8 quarter units of UC credit. Most courses that constitute Summer Business Institutes curricula charge an Instructional Enhancement Initiative (IEI) fee.

All fees are non-refundable and subject to change without notice. Visit the Summer Program's website for additional information.

UC Undergraduate UC Graduate Non – UC
Program Fee (same for all tracks) $3,332 $3,892 $3,980

February 15 Summer Institutes Registration Opens
April 1 – 30 UCLA Summer Financial Aid Application for Current UCLA Students Available
May 1 Full Payment Due/Registration Deadline for International Students
June 15 Refund Deadline
June 21 Program Starts

Student Experience

Krystal Xu

"I gained so much knowledge about the tech world and got to meet so many like-minded people."

— Krystal Xu, Data Science Intern, Instagram (Facebook)

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Michael Liang

"The TLSI was an amazing opportunity to dive into the tech and entrepreneurship scene in L.A. and the U.S."

— Michael Liang, Co-Founder, Culturestride (formerly Product Management Intern, Atlassian)

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Juli Coelho

"I do think that all of the insights from class were directly transported into my interviews."

— Juli Coelho, Associate Account Strategist, Google

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Krystal Xu

"TLSI was instrumental in helping me land my marketing internship."

— Flora Chang, Communications Student, UC Santa Barbara

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"The remote learning was incredible, and it made participating in class discussions so easy."

— Andrew Bennecke (B.S. ’22), Computational and Systems Biology Student, UCLA

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Major Tech Company Access


The UCLA Technology Leadership Summer Institute will not only prepare you through classroom curriculum, you'll learn immeasurably from special guest speakers and mentors who will show you what it's like inside some of the most legendary high-tech companies.

Tech Companies

Get a jump on developing the skills you'll need for a career in today's tech-driven world.


For answers to your questions, please contact Jaymie Park at jaymie.park@anderson.ucla.edu.