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Fifty-four years ago, UCLA Anderson launched the nation's first field-study program, Applied Management Research (AMR).
 
Its 3,000+ clients have included Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, microfinance institutions and startups. As a capstone experience of each and every Anderson MBA's journey, students choose teams of peers to embark on a 20-week project in one of three directions. In the Management Field Study (traditional AMR), students can partner with a top organization to solve a key strategic issue. The Business Creation Option gives entrepreneurs the chance to launch their companies while still in school. The Special Project Option allows teams to analyze a strategic issue facing an entire industry.

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Global Reach of AMR Projects in 2019–2020
 
Bermuda • Chile • China • Colombia • Ecuador
India • Indonesia • Japan • Kenya • Netherlands
Pakistan • Peru • South Africa • United Kingdom

Client Impressions
 
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Kopernik Bali: Recommendations on Launching a Social Enterprise to Develop Effective Waste Management Solutions in Bali

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Strategies for International Development, Guatemala: Identifying Operational Recommendations and Process Improvements to Eradicate Rural Poverty and Improve Income for Coffee Farmers in Guatemala

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HomeExchange.com, a home swapping organization, has been around a quarter of a century. Here's how five MBAs helped the company realize its unique potential in the age of Airbnb.

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A Strategy to Brand Los Angeles UCLA Anderson’s Consulting Team

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Danielle Mcintosh 2014 MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson

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Out and Equal Workplace Advocates 2014 MBA Candidates, UCLA Anderson

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Zach Goldman 2014 MBA Candidate, UCLA Anderson

Kopernik, Bali Test

Recommendations on Launching a Social Enterprise to Develop Effective Waste Management Solutions in Bali

How Twitter's Jack Dorsey Went From Inventor to Leader

Leaders on Leadership: Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google

Research Teams
 
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Simpatica Peru: How Simpatica Should Vertically Integrate its' Avocado Supply Chain

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Agastya India: Maintaining a High Quality Classroom at Scale to Economically Disadvantaged Children in Rural India

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Centre for Maternal & Newborn Health, United Kingdom: Sustainable Growth and Funding Strategies for the Centre of Maternal & Newborn Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Ethiopia & Uganda: Recommendations for Developing the Hawassa University Referral Hospital Breast Cancer Unit as a Model of Oncology Care

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UCLA School of Nursing, Kenya: Piloting a Mhealth Project in Kenya to Reduce Maternal Mortality

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Sports and Social Change, Brazil: Increasing Access to Adaptive Sports - Impact of 3D Printing

Global Impact
 
Each year a number of AMR teams focus their efforts of
advancing pro-social causes outside of the United States.

Whether evaluating new models for micro finance, improving foreign supply chain efficiency, or evaluating growth and expansion strategies, our global pro-social projects make a real, immediate and often profound impact. We encourage you to learn more about these unique projects and their outcomes.
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A Place for Women in India’s Dynamic FinTech Space

In collaboration with IDEO, an MBA field study team explored human-centered design solutions for low-income women in countries around the globe

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Improving Early Childhood Education in the U.S. Virgin Islands

An MBA team’s primary research with key stakeholders informed a nonprofit how best to use its resources in economically disadvantaged island territories

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Empowering the Poor in Coffee-Rich Guatemala

Applied Management Research (AMR) teams studied highly profitable and environmentally sustainable end-to-end coffee operation and immersed themselves in the Guatemalan culture

Bridging the Digital Divide in a South African Community

UCLA Anderson field study team recommended a viable, affordable internet connectivity solution in KwaZulu-Natal

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It Takes a Village Bank

A UCLA Anderson field study team helped expand microfinance capabilities in rural regions of Peru

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A Strategy to Encourage Sustainable Production of Rubber in Indonesia

UCLA Anderson MBA team and Conservation International partnered to benefit communities and businesses by protecting nature