Operations Career Path

Where You Want to Be

Last year, approximately 2.6% of the UCLA Anderson students graduating from the full-time program were hired to perform an operations-related function across various industries. Specific roles include supply chain, logistics, inventory management, procurement, planning and operations consulting. Companies hiring Anderson students are in a wide variety of industries including E-commerce, tech, health care, and transportation. Parker helped students land positions with a median salary of $133,750 with 42% landing signing bonuses and 50% received stock/equity.
The specific roles UCLA Anderson MBA students enter in the Operations function include:
  • Supply Chain
  • Logistics
  • Inventory Management
  • Planning
  • Operations Consulting
  • Procurement
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See the recruiting, hiring and full-time salary trends for the Class of 2022 and internship data for the Class of 2023.


Students interested in Operations will learn skillsets to help them implement processes and metrics that can improve a company’s core performance, and also ensuring the company’s goals and business methods are aligned. Courses help to support gaining experience in analytics

Global Management, Executive Development

Sample Electives
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Market Entry Strategy
  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Business Law
  • Ethical Considerations in Business
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Business of Health Care: A Global Perspective
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Operations
  • Law and Management of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Business and Economics in Emerging Markets

Capstone: Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

  • Evaluated mechanisms for regular feedback for an international relief non profit to get data for their annual review process
  • Developed a marketing strategy to identify effective customer acquisition and retention methods to provide scalable growth for a social enterprise that connects informal workers in Kenya to jobs
  • Gathered insights, information, and guidance regarding talent engagement and management to improve the HR system of a Korean mobile game development venture


David Tseng
“After five years of engineering in the manufacturing industry, I came to Anderson to transition into strategy and operations in the hi-tech industry. The combination of Parker Career Center, Technology Business Association (AnderTech), and Strategy & Operations Management Association (SOMA) helped me land a product management internship at Amazon—and eventually my full-time return offer. Recruiting skills from Parker, mentorship from AnderTech, and leading SOMA as president has prepared me to find a job and perform on the job as a leader in the tech industry.”

David S. Tseng ('21)

Sr. Product Manager, Amazon

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