UCLA Technology Leadership Summer Institute


June 22, 2020 - July 31, 2020

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UCLA Anderson's six-week Technology Leadership Summer Institute, derived directly from our world-renowned MBA curriculum, prepares undergraduates and young professionals for the new landscape of career opportunities in a rapidly evolving tech world.








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
  • Immerse yourself in different company cultures during visits to Los Angeles’ hottest companies
  • Learn from and network with Silicon Beach tech heavyweights through guest lectures that illuminate their experiences in the tech industry

Course Offerings


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.

Blockchain Business Applications

Concentration Course
Deepen your understanding of technological innovations by learning about the competitive implications and business opportunities associated with Blockchain's impact on global industries such as finance, real estate, healthcare, retail, and more.




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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Alex Nascimento, MA, MBA

Business Applications of Blockchain - 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, Soho Mandarin (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 field trips and special speaking engagements, where you'll get a view of what it's like inside some of the most legendary high-tech companies. Last year, these companies either hosted us or spoke on campus for this program:

Tech Companies

Programs & Fees


Below is a summary of the program fees and other additional fees that may apply. Please note that the non-refundable deposit ($400 for international students, $150 for all others) required for registration prior to the payment deadline is not an additional fee and will apply toward your summer balance. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Visit the Summer Program's website for additional information.

UC Undergraduate UC Graduate Visiting U.S. Visiting International
Program Fee (same for all tracks) $3,632 $4,192 $4,280 $4,280


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

UCLA is a vital part of one of the
world's most dynamic cities — Los Angeles


Located in the exciting college community of Westwood, UCLA is a crossroads of cultures, ideas and limitless experiences and opportunities. As a student, you will never run out of things to do. From spending the day at Santa Monica Beach to hiking in Griffith Park to seeing the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, your UCLA Summer experience will open doors and expand your mind.




Participants are eligible for UCLA on- or off-campus housing through UCLA Housing Services.

Overview of university-owned housing available to students attending Summer Session at UCLA:

Once enrolled, students are eligible to sign up for UCLA Summer Session housing. To apply online, please select the Summer Housing Application link in the Related Information box. The summer online housing application will be available soon.

For 2016 Summer Business Institute, students will have a choice of living on campus in a residence hall or off campus in University Apartments.

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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