For Companies

Apply to Work with UCLA Anderson Consulting Teams


Anderson’s Executive MBA Field Study program gives organizations in the U.S. and around the world the opportunity to engage a consulting team of five to six experienced professionals in their final year of study for the Executive MBA. The EMBA Field Study is led and administered by individuals who have extensive experience managing field study programs in both academic and professional settings.

The EMBA team represents a cross-section of business functions and specialties, such as marketing, finance, technology and operations.

Not Ready to Apply? Make a Quick Connection

Introduce yourself and stay up to date on what the EMBA Field Study Programs can offer you.


A Program With Real Benefits


The UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Field Study Program pairs companies with dynamic teams. These teams work to create investment-quality, strategic recommendations to key business/industry issues with full financial projections using state-of-the-art management frameworks and analysis techniques. Companies gain access to the school’s extensive resources, including its network of professionals and its comprehensive business and industry database.

Partner with Diverse Professionals

On average, UCLA Anderson Executive MBA students are 39 years old, fully employed, multi-talented and have an average of 15+ years of professional experience.

Develop the Research Plan and Project Scope

Meet with students at UCLA Anderson for two days to evaluate the current strategic plan, corporate growth strategies and market opportunities to define the depth of the project.

Conduct and Analyze the Research

Each UCLA Anderson Executive MBA field study team will conduct approximately 100 personal interviews with customers, experts, distributors/resellers and consultants. 

Embark on Your New Entry Plan

Executives return to UCLA to receive a comprehensive business plan and observe the teams’ findings as they are presented to a panel of three expert judges.


Global Reach of EMBA Field Study Projects in 2018–2019


San Francisco • Washington D.C. • New York • Tel Aviv • San Diego • Bogota • Singapore • China • Germany • India • Thailand • Australia • Brazil

2018-2019 AMR Statistics


Project Industries


Below is a sample of the industries EMBA Field Study projects encompass:

Financial Services
Health Care
Food Services
Social Impact

Past Companies



Field Study Faculty Advisors


Fred Hagigi

Faculty Advisor

Read Bio

George Ingersoll

Faculty Advisor

Read Bio

Paul Park

Faculty Advisor

Read Bio

Bill Seeger

Faculty Advisor

Read Bio

John Blevins

Program Faculty Director

Read Bio

Company Commitment


Organization Selection Criteria

The Organization:

  • Employs at least six employees (not including board members), has been operating at least one year, and is financially stable
  • Provides at least one dedicated project manager who will work with the team approximately two hours per week or more
  • Designates an alternate liaison in case the primary liaison becomes unavailable during the course of the project
  • Participates in the project launch weekend and attends the final deliverable presentation
  • Provides full access to relevant strategic and financial data, which will be protected under the confidentiality agreement

Participation Fees

75% of the participation fee is applied directly back to your project as budget for your student team to conduct their research for you.

  • Large Enterprises (Non-US focused project) - $22,500
  • Large Enterprises (US focused project) - $17,500
  • Small-to-Medium Enterprises - $15,000
  • Non-Profit Organization - $7,500
  • Non-governmental Organization - $5,000

Program Schedule


2019-2020 Dates

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019

Project Launch

January 4, 2020

Deliverable Date

May 30, 2020