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Seeking Authenticity


Embracing Diversity Conference

November 18-19, 2022 

Join us for our Embracing Diversity Conference, the culmination of our annual Embracing Diversity Week. This two-day conference is focused on providing prospective students with an immersive experience to learn more about the inclusive UCLA Anderson culture and gain insight into our programs. We welcome you to engage with members of the Anderson community from our various programs on Friday, November 18, and build a deeper understanding and connection with full-time MBA students, alumni and staff on Saturday, November 19.

Working with our esteemed co-sponsors -- the Black Business Students Association (BBSA), Alliance for Latinx Management at Anderson (ALMA), and Out@Anderson (O@A) -- we will ensure that you experience how UCLA Anderson empowers the next generation of leaders.

From the Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions and Financial Aid, Alex Lawrence ('99)

We welcome you to join us for our upcoming Embracing Diversity event at UCLA Anderson, November 2022. This event will provide you with the opportunity to experience UCLA Anderson up front and learn what makes our MBA programs a top choice for students from around the world.

You will gain an insider's perspective on UCLA Anderson as you engage in thought-provoking conversations, interact with alumni and current students, learn about career opportunities post-graduation, and experience the inclusive and collaborative Anderson community. You'll discover a learning environment informed by academic, professional, geographic and cultural student diversity - a balanced community built upon respect.

By attending the conference, you will:

  • Experience UCLA Anderson’s commitment to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for all students
  • Hear from world-class speakers and participate in thought-provoking discussions around today’s most pressing issues in business
  • Learn about what makes our full-time MBA and fully-employed MBA programs top choices for our students
  • Gain valuable insight on how to position yourself as a leading candidate for admission
  • Build lasting connections with current students, alumni, staff, faculty, and peers

If you have questions, please contact Vickie Euyoque, Associate Director of Admissions (MBA)


Welcome from Sofia Jimenez (’23) and Jose Clair (’23), VPs of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Admissions Ambassador Corps

On behalf of the student community at Anderson, we could not be more excited for you to attend one of the hallmarks of the Anderson experience: the annual Embracing Diversity Conference (EDC). Preceded by a week of student-hosted conversations and events about equity and inclusion in business, the EDC offers prospective students two days to experience and engage with the culture of Anderson to determine their #WhyAnderson. 

The theme for this year’s Embracing Diversity Week and Conference — “Seeking Authenticity” — was selected to prompt deeper conversations and dialogues about intersectionality, advocacy, transparency, and unexpected opportunities for professional and personal growth. We're excited to host this year's conference in person and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful campus!

Friday, November 18
Gather with prospective students, current students and alumni from the MBA, FEMBA, EMBA, MSBA and MFE programs for engaging conversations and panels designed to:
  • Highlight the experiences of students and alumni from underrepresented backgrounds
  • Develop social tools to confront everyday challenges of race, class, ability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality and other identity markers
  • Introduce a safe environment that challenges stereotypes and biases, forms allies and builds community

Saturday, November 19
Gain insight into the full-time MBA program and continue engaging with the Anderson community:
  • Hear from the Assistant Dean
  • Learn about our program resources 
  • Network with current students and alumni
  • Meet the student leaders who represent UCLA Anderson's inclusive clubs, including:
    • Anderson Latino Management Association (ALMA)
    • Black Business Students Association (BBSA)
    • Out@Anderson


A completed conference application is required to be considered for participation in the Embracing Diversity Conference (November 18-19), which will feature programming geared toward full-time MBA prospective students. The online application requires that you fill out a questionnaire, submit your resume and respond to an essay prompt.

Review Timeline

Applicants who submit a completed conference application by the early deadline of October 15, 2022, will receive a decision email on October 21, 2022.

Applicants who apply after October 15, 2022, will receive a decision email within two weeks of submitting their application. The final date to apply is November 9, 2022.

Applications will be reviewed in order of receipt and space is limited, so early submissions are encouraged.

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We encourage you to visit our Embracing Diversity Week website to explore sessions hosted by student clubs on Monday through Thursday.

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