MFE Commencement

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!


UCLA Anderson’s MFE commencement celebration will be held virtually on

Friday, December 18, 2020
8:00 a.m. PDT

The ceremony link below will go live on Friday, December 18 at 8:00 a.m. PDT

2020 Commencement Speaker

Mark Britten-Jones (Ph.D. ’96)

Founding partner, Laurel Canyon Partners

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Mark Britten-Jones (Ph.D. ’96)

Mark Britten-Jones was a founding partner of Laurel Canyon Partners, a quantitative global macro hedge fund. Prior to that, Britten-Jones was a managing director at BlackRock, where he managed a variety of research and strategy groups at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors covering equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities. He has created and implemented strategies managing billions of dollars. He has a Ph.D. in finance from UCLA and was an assistant professor at London Business School for five years, where he conducted research into derivatives, risk management and the statistics of portfolio optimization that was published in the leading academic and practitioner finance journals.




Caps & Gowns

Each graduate must wear a cap and gown to participate in the commencement ceremony. Each student is responsible for pressing his or her gown and bringing it to campus on graduation day.

Immediately following the ceremony's conclusion, Graduation Etc. representatives will be in the foyer outside of Korn Convocation Hall to process gown and hood returns (you can keep your cap and tassel). If you forget or are unable to drop off your gown and hood that day, you have until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019, to return them to the Graduation Etc. store. Failure to return these items by this time will result in a $50 late fee and a hold to be placed on your record, which will delay the release of your diploma.


A ceremonial diploma holder will be presented to each graduate at the commencement ceremony. Official University of California, Los Angeles, diplomas will be available to be mailed or picked up in March 2020. Please remember to keep your contact information updated in both the Anderson Directory and MyUCLA. The UCLA Registrar’s Office will email you when your diploma is ready. For information regarding the diploma process please click here.


2019 Commencement Highlights


Relive last year's commencement ceremony of the MFE Class of 2019

MFE Class of 2019