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


The Riordan Programs’ Dynamic 30-Year History



The Riordan Programs are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved namesake, co-founder and benefactor, former L.A. Mayor Richard J. Riordan. Mayor Riordan improved the lives of thousands of young people when he established the Riordan Programs 36 years ago at UCLA Anderson. His commitment to our programs never wavered and we are profoundly grateful.