Riordan Programs

The Riordan Programs provide a pathway for underrepresented students to excel in business and leadership.


The Riordan Programs provide leadership and management training to diverse individuals all over the country. The Scholars Program, College-to-Career Program and MBA Fellows Program develop tomorrow's leaders by providing a transformational experience through the use of mentors, educational workshops and community service.

Riordan Scholars Program

Prepare to enter a great college or university

College-To-Career Program

Transition from college to a career in management

Riordan MBA Fellows Program

Ready yourself for a top-tier MBA program

“The Riordan MBA Fellows Program taught me many leadership and management principles that have helped me be effective.”

The Honorable Alex Padilla
United States Senator for California
Riordan MBA Fellow ’97


The Riordan Programs Experience

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The Riordan Programs’ Dynamic 30-Year History

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Heroes Among Us

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Riordan Recorder Podcast

Episode List



First Service

Henry Brandon (’89) is committed to UCLA Anderson Riordan Programs

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Celebrating at Full Speed

The Riordan Programs’ 32nd anniversary gala was the “Ride of a Lifetime”

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Encouraging Prospects for a Diverse Student Body

UCLA Anderson MBA Class of 2019 helps applicants find their b-school fit

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UCLA Magazine

Their Future Is Our Business

Riordan Programs in UCLA's Anderson School of Management have enabled low-income high school students to envision a brighter tomorrow.

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Riordan 31st Anniversary

2018 Riordan Programs Gala

For 31 years, the Riordan Programs have focused on developing tomorrow’s leaders with unparalleled resources for first-generation college students.

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AT&T Foundation Provides $100,000 Grant to The Riordan Programs

The gift will support the Riordan Scholars Program and Riordan Saturday Business Institute.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Engages Riordan in a Partnership

The gift will support the Riordan Scholars Program.

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From The Blog

A Message from Dean Emeritus Judy Olian

In order to be successful you have to focus on priorities and learn from failure.

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