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Kate Mapstone ('16), Google


In 2020, approximately 31.8% 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 $130,000, with 65% landing signing bonuses and 77% 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):
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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
Academics
 
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.
Specializations:
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
Shailaja Iyer
"I came to Anderson to pursue a career in technology and immersed myself in the plethora of resources here. Parker coaches helped me fine-tune my point of view on the industry and the Easton Center and club-led workshops and speaker series helped me to build my skills. I formed great alumni connections through Days on the Job treks to Seattle, SF and LA at target companies to successfully achieve my professional goals."
Shailaja Iyer (’21)

Adobe, Senior Product Manager

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

Resources

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