In 2016, about 22% of Anderson students participated in Business Creation Option (BCO) teams, launching their own businesses or helping classmates start their businesses by graduation. Among the BCO projects since 2015, 51% have launched successfully in industries such as technology, education, health care, retail and more. Students have fellowship opportunities through the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation to develop their business ideas over the summer or to work with the Parker Career Management Center in pursuing traditional MBA internships with large companies and Silicon Beach startups.
Where You Want to Be
The following are some of the companies founded by UCLA Anderson MBA students and alumni:
Our entrepreneurship curriculum guides students to: (1) identify and assess potential opportunities; (2) acquire key resources necessary to pursue the opportunity; (3) develop strategies to generate market interest; and (4) simultaneously manage organizational operations, transitions and growth. Pursuing the Business Creation Option of the Applied Management Research (AMR) field study project is highly recommended.
Specializations: Entrepreneurship, Technology Leadership, Social Impact
Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Business Plan Development
Managing Entrepreneurial Operations
New Product Development
Technology Commercialization and Innovation
Managing the Family Business Enterprise
Sales and Channel Management
Business Economics: Doing Deals
Financing the Emerging Enterprise
"My long-term goal has always been to build something innovative and have the independence and satisfaction of making my own business decisions. Resources at Anderson — my fellow students, club events such as the Create conference and the MIINT competition, the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and entrepreneurship-focused courses — have been invaluable in making this transition happen."
Jose Rafael Pallares (’18)
Mattel - Hot Wheels Marketing
Applied Management Research (AMR) Sample Projects
Examined entrepreneurial opportunities for a health care mobile tool in Kenya by identifying potential partners, competitive landscape, and project launch costs
Launched an educational startup to provide real-time assessment with live data analytics on homework/classwork assignments to help students, teachers parents and schools*
Founded a company that provides individualized health information to health-conscious individuals*
Launched a mobile and web solution platform that creates a community of athletes with the goal of ￼￼￼￼changing the way people participate in sports*