Brittany Blackamore


BRITTANY BLACKAMORE is a graduate of the Fully Employed MBA Class of 2016. Prior to joining the FEMBA program and until December 2014, she worked for Fluor, a global engineering company, as a senior buyer. Through on-campus recruiting, she accepted an offer with Experian to join its MBA rotational program after graduation, and she ultimately hopes to work there in an international role focused on emerging economies.

Blackamore received her B.A. in French language from Pepperdine University and has studied Arabic, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish. When she applied to UCLA Anderson, she knew that she wanted to pursue the specialization in global management. Her love for foreign language and cultures is innate, and she wanted to find a way to connect that passion with the business world. While pursuing her MBA, through the CGM’s global immersion courses and international exchange program, as well as through FEMBA’s Global Access Program (GAP), she traveled to five different continents outside North America.

During her three years in the FEMBA program, Blackamore completed five global immersion courses focused on Argentina, Greece, Hong Kong, Israel and Vietnam, and participated in two FEMBA exchanges with Seoul National University and the Graduate School of Business at the University of Cape Town. On campus, she enrolled in “International Business Economics,” “Global Macroeconomy” and “Business and Economics in Emerging Markets,” where she discovered an unexpected new passion for global economics. While at UCLA Anderson, Blackamore also took full advantage and attended many of the global conferences, policy forums and speaker events that the CGM offered.

Her GAP field study project was with Convic, an Australian company that designs and builds skate parks and community spaces. During the six-month project, she traveled to Australia and the United Arab Emirates to conduct extensive primary research to understand the feasibility of market entry into the Gulf Cooperation Council region, with a beachhead market in Dubai. Blackamore could not be happier with her experience at UCLA Anderson and her decision to pursue the specialization in global management: it expanded her world to new countries, opened her mind to macroeconomics, deepened her global acumen and gave her the confidence she needed to land a good job with a great future. events.