Student Experience
 

Forty-eight 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.

 

2017 - 2018 International AMR Projects
All Across the world

 

63 AMR Projects, 17 International Projects

Benin Botswana Chile China Ecuador England Guatemala Guyana
Indonesia Jamaica Kenya Peru South Africa South Korea Taiwan Thailand

 

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

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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

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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

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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

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