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Where You Want to Be
 
Last year, approximately 2.9% 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 $127,500 with 63% landing signing bonuses averaging $36,000and 75% 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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Academics
 
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
Specializations:
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
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

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

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