We are dedicated to educating the next
generation of leaders to be social change makers.

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"One Impactful Week at UCLA Anderson"
Impact Week 2017: Purpose + Profit - UCLA Anderson's 4th annual week-long conference featuring talks and workshops by some of the world's leading experts in using business as a force for creating positive social impact.
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"It's Impactathon 2017: Do Good, Tell Your Story"
Impact@Anderson hosted Impactathon 2017 in partnership with Innov8social and Red Bull Amaphiko, featuring story-telling workshops and a pitch competition for social entrepreneurs making a difference in the Los Angeles area.
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"How the MIINT Competition Supports Social Impact Investing"
Students go through a 6-month case competition to learn impact investing, and pitch their chosen social venture at the global competition at Wharton for a chance to win their venture $50,000 in seed funding.

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MBA Specialization in Social Impact

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For MBAs who want to create impact in any sector or industry, UCLA Anderson now offers a specialization in social impact. Through a focused curriculum which features the new, specifically-designed class, “Impact Creation, Analysis and Evaluation,” students have the ability to dive deep into health, law, social sciences, ethics and the environment. Given the number of alumni who already have achieved great social impact as a result of their experience here, this specialization
promises to have a profound effect on our future leaders.

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UCLA's Power of Optimism


As UCLA approaches its Centennial, our greatest source of pride is this: no other higher education institution has achieved, innovated or impacted the world more in its first 100 years.

We, The Optimists

Optimism is UCLA’s stake in the ground. Simply put, we exist for the people who believe anything is possible. Positive change starts here.

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UCLA Grand Challenges

The White House defines “Grand Challenges” as ambitious yet achievable goals to solve society’s biggest problems. UCLA's Grand Challenges initiative connects faculty, students and supporters from all disciplines to make problems like disease, illiteracy, and inequality things of the past.

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