UCLA Technology Leadership Summer Institute
If you want to lead today's digital tech world, enroll in the program that will put you at the center of L.A.'s tech scene.

 

June 24, 2019 - August 2, 2019

 

Program Overview

 

The Technology Leadership Summer Institute's six-week program prepares undergraduates and recently graduated students with the leadership and practical skills necessary to thrive in any technology-driven industry.

INNOVATION & DISRUPTION

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)

BIG DATA & CLOUD COMPUTING

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP

Learn what it takes to navigate disruption identify opportunities for innovation, and effectively align business and societal needs and an increasingly technology driven 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
4 UNITS
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
4 UNITS
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.

Entrepreneurship and New Products

Concentration Course
4 UNITS
Deepen your understanding of innovations regarding the conception, development and management of new products. Learn what it takes to identify, develop and commercialize a new product.

Team Project

Open

Students will work in teams under the guidance of the instructor and prepare to present their projects to the instructor, their peers and invited guests for a comprehensive feedback.

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Speaker Series

Open

Opportunity to listen to high-profile industry leaders and professionals to gain insight into the backgrounds and experiences of their learnings along the path of reaching the accomplished levels they currently hold.

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Company Visits

Open

Opportunity to visit local companies and startups. These trips usually include presentations by company by managers and leaders followed by a tour. Such visits provide insights into the workings of a company, its culture, and an opportunity to meet and network with the managers and leaders of the company.

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MBA Panel

Open

Opportunity to meet and learn from a panel of MBA students on their experiences and learnings as they work in industry and study in UCLA Anderson.

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Tentative Program Schedule

 

Time will be divided into classroom learning on Mondays and Wednesdays, with field trips on Fridays.

Monday
6/24
Tuesday
6/25
Wednesday
6/26
Thursday
6/27
Friday
6/28
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH SPEAKER SERIES #1
12:30 p.m.-1:30p.m.
(Tentative)
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BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Monday
7/1
Tuesday
7/2
Wednesday
7/3
Thursday
7/4
Friday
7/5
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NO NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
LUNCH SPEAKER SERIES #2
12:30 p.m.-1:30p.m.
(Tentative)
LUNCH
CLASS LUNCH
BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
  INDEPENDENCE
DAY
BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Monday
7/8
Tuesday
7/9
Wednesday
7/10
Thursday
7/11
Friday
7/12
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
MBA PANEL
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(Tentative)
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH

COMPANY VISITt #1

BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
 
Monday
7/15
Tuesday
7/16
Wednesday
7/17
Thursday
7/18
Friday
7/19
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH

COMPANY VISIT #2

BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Monday
7/22
Tuesday
7/23
Wednesday
7/24
Thursday
7/25
Friday
7/26
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
LUNCH LUNCH SPEAKER SERIES #3
12:30 p.m.-1:30p.m.
(Tentative)
LUNCH >
BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Monday
7/29
Tuesday
7/30
Wednesday
7/31
Thursday
8/1
Friday
8/2
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
TECH LEADERSHIP
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
NEW PRODUCT
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBA
LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH CERTIFICATE DISTRIBUTION
12:30 p.m.-1:30p.m.
(Tentative)
BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
BIG DATA/AI
2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
 

Instructors

 

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

Chris Christensen

Technology Leadership - 4 units

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Farhad Rostamian

Entrepreneurship and New Product Development - 4 units

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Farnoosh Forouzandeh

Introduction to Data Management and Analytics, Big Data and Small Data - 4 units

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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 big and small data in the classroom

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

Students on a guided company tour in Silicon Beach

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

 

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

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.

UC UndergraduateUC GraduateVisiting U.S.Visiting International
Program Fee (same for all tracks) $3,527 $4,087 $4,135.00 $4,135.00
IEI FEE $61* N/A $61* $61*
Document Fee $50** if (applicable)
Health Insurance Not Applicable $375
iStart@UCLA Fee Not Applicable $59

* Students without a bachelor's degree will be assessed this fee.

** If applicable, visit Registrar's website for additional information.

 

Important Dates

 
Date
February 15 Summer Institutes Registration Opens
March 2 FAFSA Deadline for UCLA Students
April 1 – 30 UCLA Summer Financial Aid Application for Current UCLA Students Available
May 1 Full Payment via MyUcla Due for All College/Professional Summer Institutes
June 1 Registration Deadline for International Students (Session C)
June 15 Refund Deadline for All College/Professional Summer Institutes
June 22 iStart Orientation Deadline (Session A) – International Students Only
July 4 Independence Day
 

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.

 

Housing

 

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.



Download Walk-Through in PDF UCLA Housing Services
 

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