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Apply to Work with UCLA Anderson Consulting Teams


We are now accepting applications for our 2024 SMR program. The application deadline is October 31, 2023

Anderson’s Strategic Management Research program gives organizations in the U.S. and worldwide the opportunity to engage a management consulting team of five experienced professionals in their final year of study for the Executive MBA. The Executive MBA Field Study is led and administered by world-renowned faculty who have extensive experience managing field study programs in both academic and professional settings.

The executive MBA team represents a cross-section of business functions and specialties, such as marketing, finance, technology, and operations. Each of these individual professionals brings, on average, 15 years of work experience to your project.

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Global Reach of Our Recent Projects

San Francisco • Los Angeles • New York • Washington, D.C. • Bogota • São Paulo
Frankfurt • Tel Aviv • Bengaluru • Bangkok • Singapore • Shanghai • Melbourne

Typical Project Industries

Financial Services
Health Care
Food Services
Social Impact

Past Participating Organizations

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Company Commitment


Organization Selection Criteria

The Organization:

  • Employs six or more employees (not including board members), has been operating at least one year, and is financially stable
  • Provides at least one dedicated project manager who will work with the team approximately two hours per week or more
  • Designates an alternate liaison in case the primary liaison becomes unavailable during the course of the project
  • Participates in the project launch weekend and attends the final deliverable presentation
  • Provides full access to relevant strategic and financial data, which will be protected under the confidentiality agreement

Our Rates

We apply 60% of your fee directly back into your project’s research.

  • Large Enterprises (Non-U.S. focused project) - $20,000
  • Large Enterprises (U.S.-focused project) - $17,500
  • Small-to-Medium Enterprises - $15,000
  • Non-Profit Organization - $7,500