Student Life

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:

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), Advisor at Ritholtz Wealth Management, 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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What is it like to be a UCLA Anderson MFE student?

Meet class of 2021’s Allen Chen and Bardia Farajnejad, as well as 2022's Audrey Zhou as they take you through a day in their life as MFE students.

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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

During your MFE experience, you will learn from top-ranked finance faculty
And, as part of your UCLA Anderson experience, you will have access to exclusive events, forward-thinking speakers and an alumni network that is 43,000 members strong.

Industry Speakers


Conferences, forums and interactive virtual discussions provide opportunities for learning and engaging in conversations around current issues that transcend borders and impact the political economy, society and business.

Alumni Network

A network of over 43,000 of the brightest business leaders in the world

Outside of the classroom


UCLA has been ranked as the #1 public university for the  fifth year in a row (U.S. News and World Report, 2021). Being a student at UCLA means you are part of a brilliant intellectual community on a beautiful campus, with access to a plethora of extracurricular activities.

Other Attractions


We are located in the amazing city of Los Angeles, close to downtown L.A., Silicon Beach (the hub of FinTech) and the famous Santa Monica Pier.