For Students

 

Prepare to drive change as an entrepreneur.

The Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies provides a set of integrated academic and extracurricular experiences designed to develop an entrepreneurial competence in MBA students. Our academic program departs from traditional business studies by emphasizing social innovation and producing managers who know how to marshal resources for new wealth creations.

Curriculum

 
 

Move seamlessly from classroom learning to real business environments.

Entrepreneurial course offerings complement the MBA program and the required courses that constitute the first-year core. Area specialists and faculty who have distinguished themselves as business professionals lead courses that impart knowledge of the nature and environment of entrepreneurial organizations and the skills and methodologies specifically applicable to the successful management of such organizations. A carefully articulated internship and appropriately selected field study complete the recommended course of study.

Students enroll in a total of 24 courses. The management core comprises 10 required courses that provide a solid base of general management skills. The remaining 14 elective courses afford ample opportunity for students to choose offerings with entrepreneurial content, as well as other areas of academic interest.


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Entrepreneur Association

 
UCLA Anderson Entrepreneur Association

The Entrepreneur Association (EA) is the largest student organization at UCLA Anderson. Generations of Anderson entrepreneurs agree: Experiential learning is the most effective kind. That’s why the EA provides opportunities to exercise and hone entrepreneurial skills while pursuing an Anderson MBA. EA offers its more than 400 members a wide range of extracurricular activities to provide mentoring relationships and experiential learning, and organizes more than 30 programs that encourage and inspire members to start their own businesses or bring broader entrepreneurial thinking to their profession.

EA presents more than 150 events each year, including a speaker series on entrepreneurship and venture capital in many industries, hands-on workshops, company visits, intimate dinners with successful business leaders, a world-class business plan competition, and a year-end conference.

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Knapp Venture Competition

 
 

Your innovation could earn you funding for your new business.

Derek Herrera, winner of the 2015 Knapp Venture Competition at UCLA AndersonNow in its 37th year, the Knapp Venture Competition has evolved into one of the premier academic business plan competitions in Southern California. The Knapp Competition encourages Anderson students to showcase their talents and learn from insights of successful entrepreneurs and business executives. It has given more than 1,800 UCLA Anderson students a unique venture creation experience that has been instrumental in launching numerous businesses.

The competition is named for Cleon T. (Bud) and Betsy Wood Knapp, who generously endowed the program in 1997 to support this annual event and other entrepreneurial initiatives. Competition activities begin each October and culminate with the final round of competitions held in late May.

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Fellowships

 

The Price Center administers numerous fellowships, award programs and teaching assistant opportunities that allow MBA students opportunities to test classroom theory and learn from a breadth of practical management experiences. Students who earn fellowships will put their management skills to work while developing their own entrepreneurial ideas in such areas as finance, nonprofit management and small business consulting.

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