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Last year, approximately 25.4% of graduating Anderson full-time students were hired into 16 firms across the consulting industry in areas such as strategy, operations, marketing, and human capital. Companies hiring Anderson students ranged from the Big Three, Big Four, and specialized firms. Parker has helped students land a median full-time salary of $160,000, with 90% landing signing bonuses averaging $30,000.
Where You Want to Be
 
The following are some of the organizations hiring UCLA Anderson MBA students in consulting roles (both full-time employment and summer internships):
Academics
 
Students interested in consulting need a strong foundation in each of the basic management disciplines, with heavy emphasis on courses in strategic thinking and analysis. Some of the skills you’ll need to have include reviewing strategic and financial documents, assessing the client’s opportunities, and creating and presenting recommendations to senior leaders. Our curriculum provides an understanding of strategic, marketing and financial analysis tools.
Specializations:
Consulting, Global Management, Executive Development
 
Sample Electives
  • Insights to Outcome
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Negotiation Analysis and Negotiation Behavior
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managing Finance and Financing the Emerging Enterprise
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Plan Development
  • Brand Management
  • International Business Strategy
  • New Product Development
  • Managerial Model Building
  • Leadership, Motivation and Power
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation
  • Managerial Interpersonal Communications
Brandon-Gold-headshot
"After four years of developing business processes and software at SpaceX, I came to Anderson to become a management consultant in order to broaden my strategic skills to help businesses solve their most pressing and complex challenges. Parker Career Center and the Management Consulting Association (MCA) were instrumental in helping me prepare for my case interviews and helped me land my dream internship and full-time position with Boston Consulting Group. I feel very fortunate to have been able to give back by being the President of the MCA and helping the next class land their dream consulting positions."
Brandon Gold (’21)

Consultant, Boston Consulting Group

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

  • Developed a commercialization strategy for a hospitality company’s first hotel in the United States, including a branding proposal, a customer loyalty program and a sales channel distribution strategy
  • Investigated areas for growth in the technology and operations market by identifying both the challenges in the vertical industries and the opportunities for emerging technology solutions
  • Analyzed a leading casual dining restaurant’s market position by conducting a customer perception analysis study and competitor research, driving a strategy to strengthen market position and sales

Resources

  • Management Consulting Association Club

    MCA Events:
    Case Marathons
    Management Consulting Career Night
    Case Study Workshops and Interview Prep Teams
    Consulting ACT (Anderson Career Teams)
    Women in Consulting Brunch
    Speaker Series

  • Days-on-the-Job (DOJs)

Connect With a Student Ambassador

 
Our Admissions Ambassador Corps (AAC) is a group of diverse student leaders who can guide you through life at UCLA Anderson and answer your specific questions about their experiences. Ambassadors lead live webinars on a regular basis and are on call to help you with your process.

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