Benefits To Companies

We believe organizations should have a fresh and low-cost option to traditional consulting, without sacrificing quality.

  • The quality of professional consultants at a fraction of the cost.
  • The opportunity to work with a team of 5 second-year MBA candidates with an average of 5 years of work experience who have completed the rigorous UCLA Anderson core curriculum.
  • 1,000-2,000 hours of strategic work over a 20-week period beginning in either October or January.
  • Exposure to new knowledge, research methods, and tools from one of the best business schools in the world.
  • Access to UCLA Anderson's extensive resources, including its network of professionals and academicians, and its comprehensive business and industry database resources.
  • Extensive primary and secondary market research and analysis.
  • A comprehensive written report and final presentation to senior managers.
  • An opportunity to put potential future employees to the test.

Client Impressions


Madeleine Botrill

Director, Monitoring & Evaluation, Conservation International


Mike Keown

President & CEO, Farmer Brothers


Tony Talbot

CFO, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates


Tony Talbot

VP Marketing, Mars Incorporated


Lucy Jodlowska

Director of Partnerships, Spark Ventures


Jamie Johnson

Principal, Rancho Simpatica


Canyon Ceman

Senior Director of Talent Development, WWE


Rodger Sanders

Director, Global CS Support & Information, Customer Service, Blizzard Entertainment

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Why AMR?

“The team's output was well done and comparable to what we would get from consulatats at a lot less cost. We provided three mentoring sessions for the students and the produced an excellen report

Kent McCormick
Director of Supply Chain Operations, At&t

Past Companies

Since 1967, the Applied Management Research (AMR) Program has connected MBA student teams with executives form more than 3,000 organizations around the world. Our various clients have included everything from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits and start-ups.

The following is a list of clients our students have worked with in recent years.

Bank of America
Black and Decker
Broad Center
Cartoon Network
Conservation International
Disney Internet Group
Dorchester Capital
Electronic Arts
Fox Sports International
Genentech, Inc.
Hewlett-Packard Company
Hyundai Motor America

Independent Film & Television Alliance
J.D. Power
Jamba Juice
Johnson and Johnson
Kendall-Jackson Wines
Lockheed Martin
Los Angeles City Planning
Los Angeles Times
Mattel, Inc.
Microsoft Corporation
The North Face
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Panda Restaurant Group
Princess Cruises

RAND Corporation
Roll International
Solar Reserve
Souther California Gas Company
Starbucks Corporation
Sur La Table
Trader Joe's
Twentieth Century Fox
Warner Bros.
X Prize Foundation
Xerox Corporation
Yahoo Inc.
YWCA Santa Monica