Why UCLA Anderson?

Why UCLA Anderson

1. The Career Effect


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2. A Tradition of Greatness!


3. We're in Los Angeles


2nd Largest Region GDP in the US 3rd Leading City for Startup Activity 4th Largest City for Venture Capital Home of Silicon Beach Gateway to Asia-Pacific and Latin America

Life in Los Angeles

4. A Culture of Sharing Success


The foundation of the UCLA Anderson experience is built around teamwork, supporting each other and giving back

You learn that you can count on your UCLA Anderson family as early as Onboarding, through clubs and Anderson Career Teams (ACT).


5. If you have an impact mindset, we have opportunities for you


Our students are not just focused on the bottom line, but on the legacy they leave behind.

Advise on our Impact Investing Fund. Create an event at Impact Week. Specialize in social impact for your MBA — these are just a few options for you at UCLA Anderson.

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6. Top-Ranked Faculty

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Consistently recognized for their powerhouse intellectual capital*, our faculty are the best company you could keep for the next two years.

*UCLA Anderson is ranked 5th in the world for Faculty Research by the Financial Times.

Meet Our FacultyThe UCLA Anderson Review

7. Our Entrepreneurial DNA


You don’t have to start a business to be entrepreneurial

Whether you want to graduate with your own active startup or you want to work for a company that is entrepreneurial, Anderson is the ideal springboard. Consider our history: from Larry Fink (’76) of BlackRock to Guy Kawasaki (’79) of Garage Technology Ventures and Google, plus Alison Pincus (’02) and Susan Feldman (’83) of One Kings Lane—and now we’ve opened our own incubator to support future entrepreneurs.

8. If You Want Tech, We Do Tech


Over a third of a typical MBA class goes into technology careers.

Amazon, Cisco, Google, Microsoft — our graduates land there and at many new companies you’re sure to hear about in the coming years.

Class of 2022 Employment Report

9. A leader in Practical Learning


We started it.

Back in 1968, we pioneered field studies and have been working with companies globally ever since, providing world-class consulting through student teams.

Capstone Project

10. We Bring You World-Renowned Leaders

  • Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Eli Broad, Founder, The Broad Foundation
  • Andy Campion (’03), EVP and CFO, Nike, Inc.
  • President Bill Clinton, The Clinton Foundation
  • Barbara Desoer, CEO, Citibank
  • Peter Diamandis, Chairman and CEO, XPRIZE
  • Tom Enders, CEO, Airbus Group
  • Mary Erdoes, CEO, J.P. Morgan Asset Management Division
  • Larry Fink (’76), Chairman and CEO, BlackRock
  • Bill Gross (’71), Portfolio Manager, Janus Capital
  • Tony Hsieh, CEO, Zappos.com
  • Bob Iger, The Walt Disney Company
  • Stefan Jacoby, Executive Vice President Consolidated International Operations of General Motors
  • A.G. Lafley, Executive Chairman, P&G
  • Todd Maclin, CEO, Chase Commercial Banking
  • Jim Moffatt (’87), Managing Director, Deloitte
  • Robert E. Moritz, U.S. Chairman and Senior Partner, PwC
  • Craig Newmark, Founder, Craigslist
  • Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
  • Larry Page, CEO, Alphabet, Co-Founder, Google, Inc.
  • Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO,f Under Armour
  • Debra L. Reed, Chairman and CEO, Sempra Energy
  • Martine A. Rothblatt, Ph.D.(B.A. ‘77, MBA/J.D. ‘81), Chairman and CEO, United Therapeutics Corporation
  • Ted Sarandos, Co-Founder, Netflix
  • Howard Schultz, CEO, Starbucks
  • Jim Skinner, Chairman and CEO, McDonald's
  • Fred Smith, CEO, Fedex
  • Bryan Stockton, Chairman, Mattel
  • Kevin Turner, COO, Microsoft
  • Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO, General Electric
  • William Weldon, former Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
  • Harold Williams, Former Chairman, SEC
  • Susan Wojcicki (’98), CEO, YouTube

Executives at the top of their organizations have come here to speak and meet with our students.

To see a history of our speaking engagements, visit our gallery.

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