Our curriculum is designed to lead you to create impact at your career destination. Even our most prestigious alumni in leadership positions recall the business fundamentals they learned in their first year at UCLA Anderson. This powerful set of tools leads you into a more flexible, experiential curriculum in your second year, which includes our real-world master’s thesisto give you unparalleled access to organizations both regionally and globally.




Communication Development for Leader

Through many of our courses, the MBA program helps you build the foundations you need to become a leader while exploring communication skill sets at every stage. Leadership Foundations and Management Communications courses, along with the Parker Career Management Center Career Series, set you up for success.

Business Fundamentals

Through nine core courses, develop a solid business foundation that will carry you through every stage of your career, helping you to cultivate a mindset that will lead to your ideal professional life.

Specialization Options

In addition to engaging with Anderson’s core philosophy and MBA curriculum focus, you’re invited to choose your own academic adventure with an array of elective courses, each of which allows for specializations that further expand the scope of your career goals.

Professional Internships

Learn what it’s like to work with one of the top companies in the world, and gain insider knowledge of the business world with hands-on experience. Test your skills, apply what you’ve learned and explore career options, all while adding to your resume.

Real-World Master's Thesis

UCLA Anderson’s capstone field study project gives you hands-on client experience and allows you to research and recommend strategic solutions for some of the top companies in the world. You can opt for the Applied Research Management program or embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and launch your own company through the Business Creation Option.

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