Programs & Outreach

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UCLA Anderson not only fosters growth and leadership for those who seek advanced degrees, but also for different groups with specific needs. From high-schoolers to senior professionals to small business owners to healthcare specialists and beyond, we provide knowledge and development in the areas of business and nonprofit culture that need it most.

Accounting Minor Program

The Accounting Minor Program provides students with a comprehensive background in financial and managerial accounting, taxation and financial statements analysis. The program prepares students for careers in public and private accounting, or related fields, such as banking and consulting. As well as it provides excellent preparation for graduate programs in accounting, business and law. With the completion of the Minor Program, a student will have the necessary 36 quarter units required to sit for the CPA exam.

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Advanced Technology Management Institute (ATMI)

The Advanced Technology Management Institute (ATMI) provides DBE suppliers with leading edge skills and approaches designed to help their leaders understand the technologies and innovations that are increasingly changing the business landscape and the business prospects of all market participants. The goal of the program is to put DBEs on the forefront of new technology to produce value for their customers.

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Applied Management Research Program (AMR)

The Applied Management Research Program (AMR) has been a critical part of the MBA curriculum and experience at UCLA Anderson since 1967. More than 2,400 student teams working closely with a faculty advisor have served as strategic consultants to organizations ranging from private businesses and large public corporations to government agencies and not-for-profit entities.

These student teams confront organizational and competitive problems and provide recommendations for action. The primary goal of this management field study project is to help students develop their ability to solve complex business problems in real-world settings, while delivering value to clients.

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Global Access Program

The Global Access Program is designed to provide students in the Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program with the opportunity to gain international field study experience by helping start-up companies from abroad research and develop "investment grade" business plans. GAP, which encompasses a challenging six-month course, enables students to glean valuable consulting and entrepreneurial experience. Participating companies benefit from the opportunity to present their business plans to a panel of academic and industry professionals and to expand and compete in the global marketplace.

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Information Systems Research Program (ISRP)

The Information Systems Research Program (ISRP) enjoys a world-wide reputation, supporting the ongoing research of UCLA Anderson's faculty and students and providing close ties to the IS professional community represented by members of the IS Associates, which provides for a portion of the ISRP's core funding.

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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)

The 'Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities' (EBV) offers cutting edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines disabled as a result of their service supporting operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The intent of the EBV is to open the door to entrepreneurial opportunity and small business ownership to you, by developing your competencies in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture, and also by helping you coordinate your efforts with programs and services for veterans and others with disabilities.

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Leaders in Sustainability Certificate Program

The Leaders in Sustainability Certificate Program allows students to create a program tailored to their needs and background, by choosing among the sustainability related opportunities at UCLA. Students take a core course in sustainability and relevant electives and participate in leadership training. Additionally, students have a positive impact on the community as they learn experientially by collaborating on client projects for local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies. Leaders in Sustainability students also give themselves a career edge by developing a broad knowledge of topics that are increasingly relevant to employers.

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UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Executive Program

Our Mission: Strengthen managerial capacity of agencies, so they can provide more effective health education and prevention programs to the children and families they serve.

Our Strategy: Train the Trainers in agencies to: 1) Develop strategic management tools to assure successful implementation of health education programs; and 2) Provide culturally sensitive, low literacy materials that engage and empower agency staff & families to participate actively in health decisions.

The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Health Care Institute (HCI) is a comprehensive approach to health empowerment for Head Start parents, children and staff with an array of programs targeting key health issues. The HCI's methodologies of training have been proven to make valuable long-term differences in the lives of Head Start families.

Since HCI’s inception in 2001, it has reached over 65,000 parents in 45 states, 7 different languages and 10 ethnicities nationwide on how to treat everyday childhood illnesses at home, easing the burden on local emergency room and clinics. HCI has shown a significant decrease in school days and work days missed, 29% and 42% respectively. After families were trained, there was a 42% decrease in doctor/clinic visits and a 58% decrease in emergency room visits. At an average cost of just $80 per family trained, the training has achieved remarkable results. The UCLA/HCI studies show that training 10,000 families using the Health Care Institute’s methodology can lead to a total cost savings of nearly $5.1 million to Medicaid in direct costs associated with unnecessary ER and clinic visits annually.

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UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute

The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute (MDI) for HIV/AIDS service providers is a one-week intensive program designed to enhance the management skills of program managers and leaders of African organizations devoted to the care, treatment and support of people and their families living with this disease. The program has been designed by world-class management faculty from the prestigious University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and delivered in conjunction with instructors from African universities. The program is funded by Johnson & Johnson and is offered in cooperation with AMREF, The African Medical and Research Foundation, and GIMPA, The Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration.

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Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE)

Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE), offered by the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson School of Management, is a premiere educational opportunity that enables entrepreneurs to develop essential management skills and strengthen their ability to build and manage effective and profitable organizations.

MDE is an intensive training program that provides participants with instruction in cutting-edge theory and practice in areas such as strategy, marketing, finance, operations, and management. All MDE classes are taught by award-winning UCLA Anderson faculty with proven success in teaching entrepreneurship. In addition to a varied curriculum of lectures, case discussions and applied workshops, participants also receive individual consultative assistance to confront issues facing today's growing enterprises.

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Riordan Programs

Founded in 1987, The Riordan Programs is a pioneering career-based outreach program that motivates high school and college students along with recent college graduates from diverse backgrounds and underserved Los Angeles communities to consider and prepare for careers in management through education, mentorship and professional development. UCLA Anderson faculty, students, alumni and Board of Visitors serve in a variety of roles throughout the program year. During this past year, The Riordan Programs undertook the following events and activities:

  • The Riordan Scholars Annual Stock Market Analyst Competition
  • Project FUTURE (an academic/career day at Foshay Learning Center in South Los Angeles)
  • Corporate Site Visit Series
  • The Riordan Scholars $100K Portfolio Challenge

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