UCLA Technology Leadership Summer Institute


June 22, 2020 - July 31, 2020
all online

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








Program Benefits


  • Learn what it takes to navigate disruption, identify opportunities for innovation, and effectively align business and societal needs in an increasingly technology driven world.
  • Discover the opportunities in and impact of AI while developing products and business models that leverage AI/ML for positive impact
  • Build your data science vocabulary and skills that will allow you to understand how to manage and analyze big data
  • Learn what it takes to innovate, develop and commercialize a successful new product with a team of highly motivated students from all around the globe
  • Understand real-world scenarios and strategies of major tech companies, such as Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook, through current case studies
  • Hear riveting stories from the front lines of tech, directly from company leaders who are influencing the space
  • Gain valuable career advice from your own tech industry mentor, courtesy of Easton Technology Management Center’s extensive network



Course Offerings


What you learn in our curriculum is not dependent on how the courses are delivered, in fact, the content of the courses have remained exactly the same. All students will enroll in the program's cornerstone course, and choose between two concentration 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 from 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 SQL and Tableau.




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

Robinne Burrell

Technology Leadership - 4 units

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Farnoosh Forouzandeh

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

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Student Testimonials

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 at Atlassian)

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Zane Thomas Hoffmann

"The Data Management and Analytics course gave me valuable skills in analyzing data and driving business insights from complex data sets."

- Zane Thomas Hoffmann, Applications Sales Executive, Oracle

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Past Program Highlights


Students learn to communicate and persuade in the classroom

A student finds one of Google's resources to keep its employees thinking strategically

Students work on team based data science projects

Teams work together to solve assigned problems, rooted in real-world scenarios

Students on a guided company tour of Google's Spruce Goose Hangar

Students gain career insight from Microsoft speaker

Students learn about cybersecurity outside of the classroom, at Southern California Edison

Proud graduates of the program


Major Tech Company Access


The Easton Tech Summer Institute will not only prepare you in the classroom, but you'll learn immeasurably through special guest speakers, where you'll get a view of what it's like inside some of the most legendary high-tech companies. Because we are not able to visit companies this year, we are proud to offer this year’s students the opportunity to take part in company visits next year. Last year, these companies either hosted us or spoke in class for this program:

Tech Companies

Programs & Fees


Due to our transition to an all-digital experience this year, we have discounted student fees commensurately, by $400. Please be sure to secure your spot via the deposit ($400 for international students, $150 for all others). While required for registration prior to the payment deadline, it is not an additional fee and will apply toward your summer balance. 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) $3,232 $3,792 $3,880


Important Dates

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 Int'l Students
June 15 Refund Deadline
June 22 Program Starts

Get a jump on your career to lead in today’s digital tech world.


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