LAUNCH YOUR OWN BUSINESS
 

Business Creation Option

 

With Business Creation Option (BCO), entrepreneurs will build their companies while still in school. You’ll have the opportunity to formulate strategies for the sales, marketing, operations, finance, accounting and management departments, develop and test hypotheses, and conduct effective research that leads to a strategic business or implementation plan for your startup.

FTMBA

You’ll take two prerequisite courses to prepare your business plans, work with teams made up of fellow students and apply to BCO during your first year. Selected projects will span two academic quarters during the second year (either during fall and winter, or winter and spring).

FEMBA

You’ll take two prerequisite courses to prepare your business plans, work with teams made up of fellow students and apply to BCO during your second year. Selected projects will span two academic quarters during the third year (during summer and fall).

EMBA

You’ll take two prerequisite courses to prepare your business plans, work with teams made up of fellow students and apply to BCO during your first year. Selected projects will span two academic quarters during the second year (during winter and spring).

 

Meet Our Team

 

Jeff Scheinrock

Faculty Director

Sendy Lopez

Program Director

Dana Willis

Program Manager
Finance

 

FTMBA FW Faculty Advisors

 

Jon Funk

Ward Hendon

Alan Kleinman

Brian Newton

Matthew Pierce

Olav Sorenson

Joseph Jacobs Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies, and Professor of Strategy, UCLA Anderson

 

FTMBA WS Faculty Advisors

 

Brian Frons

Brian Newton

Dinesh Moorjani

Guy Guyadeen

 

EMBA Faculty Advisors

 

Brian Farrell

Adjunct Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Brian Horner

President, Tech Coast Angels LA.

Daniel Nathanson, Ph.D.

Faculty Advisor and Continuing Lecturer, UCLA Anderson

Jody Dunitz

Lori Van Deloo

Visiting Professor, Global Payments & Fintech Innovation, UCLA Anderson

Anil Tammineedi

Tom Georgis

 

FEMBA Faculty Advisors

 

Peter Cowen

Managing Director, Sutton Capital Partners

Brian Farrell

Adjunct Professor, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Jason Owen

Managing Partner, Newo Properties and Advisory

Anil Tammineedi

 

BCO At A Glance

 
  • Is the only program at a top 20 business school that has an entrepreneurial capstone program that allows students to receive credit for working on their startup
  • Has exploded in growth in the last five years due to the expansion to the FEMBA and EMBA programs
  • Continues to be the highest rated Field Study Option
 

BCO Timeline

 
 

BCO Success Stories

 

Team Name: UnifiedStories

Cohort: FTMBA WS 2020

Company Description: Video storytelling that allows corporate companies to rethink their diversity and inclusion approach

Team Name: MiVUE

Cohort: FEMBA 2019

Company Description: At-home camera device to detect child ear infections

Team Name: Eliqs

Cohort: FTMBA FW 2018-2019

Company Description: Custom beer can labels for your event

Team Name: Hatch escapes

Cohort: EMBA 2017

Company Description: World's largest facility for high-end escape rooms

Team Name: Elenita

Cohort: FTMBA FW 2018-2019

Company Description: Mezcal ready-to-drink canned cocktail

Team Name: KPOP

Cohort: FTMBA WS 2017

Company Description: Korean hot sauce company

Team Name: Daylight Community Development

Cohort: FTMBA FW 2018-2019

Company Description: Modular homes to solve the homelessness crisis

Team Name: iGPS

Cohort: EMBA 2019

Company Description: Smart watch location-tracking for children

Wise Earthcare

Team Name: Wise Earthcare

Cohort: EMBA 2020

Company Description: Sustainable toothbrushes

Team Name: NeuroAnalytics

Cohort: FTMBA FW 2013-2014

Company Description: Products and services to measure, diagnose, and track brain health

Team Name: YouTopia

Cohort: FTMBA FW 2016-2017

Company Description: Make vibrant health and longevity a simple and achievable reality

Team Name: Gen

Cohort: FEMBA 2019

Company Description: Ingestible beauty gummy made with ingredients from Eastern medicine

Team Name: Robynro

Cohort: FTMBA FW 2019-2020

Company Description: Modern sexy, durable underwear

Sanibeads

Team Name: Sanibeads

Cohort: EMBA 2020

Company Description: Wearable, hand sanitizer bracelet to combat surface germs when you can’t wash your hands

Indarra

Team Name: Indarra

Cohort: EMBA 2019

Company Description: 'Modern' Indian cuisine that meets sensibility of sustainable, clean, healthy and wholesome eating.

Crewtify

Team Name: Crewtify

Cohort: FEMBA 2019

Company Description: Zoom Watch & Dance Parties Online

Formative

Team Name: Formative

Cohort: FTMBA FW 2013-2014

Company Description: Education tool to help teachers better understand the individual needs of their students

Fitpass

Team Name: Fitpass

Cohort: FTMBA FW 2015-2016

Company Description: Integrated fitness network in Mexico that connects fitness enthusiasts and studios

Lunya

Team Name: Lunya

Cohort: FEMBA 2014

Company Description: Sleepwear for the modern woman