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MFE Culture

We are excited that you are considering the UCLA Anderson MFE program as the next step in your journey! Here are some of the best parts of being a student at UCLA Anderson.

UCLA Anderson culture: The vibe here is similar to that of the many companies our students join: collaborative, innovative and impact-oriented. These attributes are reflected in our three pillars:

We Share Success

We believe the best route to success is through collaboration.

We Think Fearlessly

Here you will be encouraged to push past the expected with your thinking.

We Drive Change

Our students, faculty and alumni are committed to questioning the status quo and making an impact.

A Commitment to Diversity

Diversity isn't a buzzword at UCLA Anderson, it's a way of life. No matter your background, gender, culture, or ideas, we believe diversity leads to a more educated and inclusive community.

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The UCLA Anderson experience
Your learning experience will be nested in a top-notch business school! That means you will be exposed daily to the broader world of business, in addition to the world of financial engineering. Our centers and programs offer a connection to the larger world of business, including the Fink Center for Finance and our Venture Accelerator. And there are many student experiences to amplify your journey, including the Quant Finance Fink Fellowship and various case competitions.

You will learn from top-ranked finance faculty, hear from forward-thinking speakers and have access to exclusive UCLA Anderson events.

Outside the Classroom

Your entire journey is an experience, but there are endless possibilities within it.
None of them will disappoint.

UCLA Athletics

Discounted student single-day and season tickets to UCLA Football and Men’s Basketball and student tickets to all other sports.



Take advantage of dining facilities throughout campus as well as Westwood Village which offers outstanding restaurants.

Where to Eat at UCLA

Melnitz Movies

Free screenings to new and classic films, plus Q&As with directors, actors, and producers at the film school.

Melnitz Movies Information

Fitness & Recreation

Access to all UCLA Fitness and recreation facilities such as the Wooden Center, Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, and Kinross Recreation Center for $50 per quarter.

Visit UCLA Recreation

CES (January)

Coming into its fourth year, CES at UCLA Anderson is an exclusive event that gives you exclusive access to leading-edge tech. You'll learn from progressive startups from L.A., Silicon Beach and the UCLA Anderson community, see groundbreaking technologies and prototypes from labs across UCLA, and interact with key exhibitors from the annual CES in Las Vegas.

PULSE (February)

UCLA Anderson’s Pulse Entertainment, Sports & Technology Conference brings together more than 400 MBA students, alumni and leading industry executives to share insights and perspectives on the what’s impacting the ever-changing entertainment and sports industries. Past speakers include: Mike Hopkins (’01), CEO of Hulu; and Peter Guber, co-owner of the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Dodgers.

CREATE - Entrepreneurship Conference (March)

Our annual CREATE Conference welcomes an audience of more than 400 students, alumni, faculty, entrepreneurs and professionals to share valuable insights on current topics in entrepreneurship, critical business skills and emerging opportunities. It also includes ample opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, developers and UCLA Anderson faculty and students

Real Impressions of MFE Culture

Mina's Takes: Culture

Mina Yuan (MFE ’20), Amazon Web Services business operations analyst and vlogger extraordinaire, came to UCLA Anderson from her home town of Toronto to find that Los Angeles was, in her words, “dreamy.” Despite the pandemic, she and her classmates bonded over every California experience.

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UCLA Anderson Financial Engineers Collaborate to Solve Problems

Michelle Katzen (MFE ’10), managing director of HCR Wealth Advisors, remembers her experiences with her classmates — the collaboration, the problem-solving, the time hanging out — and how they influece her more than a decade later.

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Signature Events
As a UCLA Anderson MFE student, you will gain access to industry leaders in a variety of contexts. Whether through conferences, events, guest speaker series or visiting faculty, you’ve never been more connected to the leading thinkers and practitioners in business.

Dean’s Distinguished Speaker Series

Renowned business leaders share insights into their professional journeys and perspectives on current business issues.

CES@UCLA Anderson

The preeminent technology and innovation conference and exhibition.

Fink Investing Conference

Finance executives share investing insights and career advice accumulated over years in the industry.

Woo Greater China Business Conference

U.S. and China business leaders convene to share their thoughts and perspectives on the changing dynamics, implications and future of U.S.-China relations.

UCLA Anderson Forecast

Quarterly economic forecast for the nation, California and Los Angeles.