In 2016, approximately 17% of UCLA Anderson students were hired into various roles across the finance industry in investment banking, investment management, corporate finance, real estate finance, venture capital and commercial banking. Companies hiring Anderson students ranged from bulge bracket, middle-market and boutique firms on Wall Street and in San Francisco to major companies in a variety of industries. Parker has helped students land a median salary of $118,000, with 73% landing signing bonuses averaging $47,500.
Where You Want to Be
The following are some of the organizations hiring UCLA Anderson MBA students in finance roles (both full-time employment and summer internships):
The specific finance functions UCLA Anderson MBA students enter include:
Real Estate Finance
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Commercial Banking and Lending
Students interested in finance build a strong academic foundation in core finance concepts, including financial statement analysis, discounting and present values, valuation of bonds and stocks, capital budgeting and more. Students select electives based on their professional interests in the following areas: investment banking, investment management, private wealth management, corporate finance and private equity/venture capital.