Technology Career Path

Kate Mapstone ('16), Google

In 2023, approximately 25.8% of UCLA Anderson students were hired across the technology industry in functions such as product management, marketing, business analytics, finance, operations, business development and strategy. Companies hiring Anderson students ranged from giants in Silicon Valley and Seattle to local digital media innovators and Silicon Beach startups to technology leaders abroad. The Parker Career Management Center has helped students land a median salary of $142,800, with 71% landing signing bonuses and 88.3% receiving stock and equity options.

Where You Want to Be

The following are some of the organizations hiring UCLA Anderson MBA students in technology (both full-time employment and summer internships):
The specific technology functions UCLA Anderson MBA students enter include:
  • Product Marketing
  • Product Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • Consulting
  • Operations
  • Human Capital
  • Business Analytics
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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 technology must be able to understand innovation, finance, operations, management and the overall industry. Students should understand how to launch a venture, raise funds and lead the enterprise. By exploring verticals such as financial services, health care, education and entertainment, students are prepared to work in any environment, from startups to large global corporations.

Technology Leadership, Entrepreneurship

Sample Electives
  • Technology Management
  • New Product Development
  • Intellectual Property
  • People in Organizations
  • Negotiations Behavior
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Financial Reporting and Equity Valuation
  • Financing the Emerging Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
  • Business Plan Development
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Operations
  • Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations
  • Managing the Global Digital Economy
  • Spreadsheet Modeling
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Market Research

Applied Management Research (AMR)
Sample Projects

  • Investigated feasibility of a cloud solution marketed to small-to-medium U.S. businesses by performing competitive analyses for this cloud product
  • Identified market opportunities for a new product offering in the smart home industry
  • Analyzed current market for M&A activity and prepared possible scenarios on strategic moves for a company in the memory and semiconductor technology sector
  • Developed a launch strategy for a digital health platform in Thailand
  • Launched a mobile and web solution platform that creates a community of athletes with the goal of changing the way people participate in sports


“ I came to Anderson to pursue a career in tech and become the business leader I aspire to be. Before classes even started, I had already made great progress towards my goals by going through the Tech Immersion program to obtain a strong perspective of the industry and by engaging with Parker to fine-tune my recruiting strategy. During the year, classes such as Tech & Society taught me how to analyze and approach problems in the industry, and the Parker-run ACT program connected me with second years for guidance throughout the recruiting process. I attended industry workshops, networked with alumni, and took advantage of invaluable resources for interview prep through the tech club, AnderTech. ”

Dan Smith ('24)

Sr. Product Manager - Tech Intern, Amazon

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