UCLA Anderson School of Management
The mission of the UCLA Anderson School of Management is to lead management thinking and prepare the next generation of global leaders. UCLA Anderson's core curriculum and elective courses recently underwent a complete redesign. As a result of intense research and discussions conducted with employers about how they develop their leadership pipelines, Anderson faculty developed a new curriculum designed to help students prepare to enter the marketplace with depth of expertise in their fields well before finishing the program.
UCLA Anderson's curriculum is built around four components:
- Classes in leadership and communication designed to help students build those skills
- Core classes that students customize so it matches their career goals. Students choose when to take Marketing, Finance and Strategy in the first year, ensuring that learning is accelerated in the fields that hold the most interest for them.
- Certificates in areas such as real estate, entertainment, entrepreneurship, global management, accounting, sunstainability and technology leadership allow students to build expertise in their chosen field. Anderson students also have the opportunity to participate in an international exchange program involving over 50 premier partner universities.
- The Applied Management Research (AMR) program allows students to apply lessons learned in class through strategic consulting at a major company in the US or abroad, where they address organizational and competitive challenges, and provide recommendations for action. Organizational partners range from mature companies to young companies. Partners might be close by in Southern California or as far away as Santiago or Prague.
UCLA Anderson provides students with other experential learning opportunities through programs designed for their MBA student including:
- The Business Creation Option (BCO) of the Applied Management Research (AMR) Program which allows students to further develop a new business venture in a two quarter sequence – moving from a business plan to an operationally viable business entity
- The Technology and Innovation Partners (TIP) Program where MBA students work with UCLA researchers in the sciences, medicine and engineering as part of the technology commercialization process.
- The Global Access Program which matches a team of students from the Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program with existing international technology companies to develop a comprehensive business strategy that enables the companies to move to the next stage of their corporate development.
- The Student Investment fund wjere 10 to 12 students manage a portion of UCLA's endowment.
- Social entrepreneurship programs including Head Start, Management Development Institute (MDI) in Africa, Healthcare Institute (HCI), and a suite of leadership programs offered in partnership with Johnson & Johnson.
The UCLA Anderson student body is made up of students from 40 countries. The class of 2013 is comprised of 29% minority and international students, and consists of 30% women.On average, students are 30 years old when they begin the program, and have approximately 5 years of post-undergrad work experience.
The UCLA Anderson Alumni Network has members from across the U.S.A. and over 100 countries. The UCLA Anderson Alumni Network includes more than 37,000 professionals, with active alumni chapters across the United States and around the globe. Famous alumni include Andrew Buckelew (President and CEO, Princess Cruises), Steve Hilton (President, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation), Michael Burns (Vice Chairman, Lionsgate), Larry Fink (Chairman and CEO, BlackRock) and Brian Farrell (Chairman, President and CEO, THQ).
90% of UCLA Anderson graduates receive a job offer within 90 days of graduation. Anderson's top recruiters include:
- Deloitte Consulting
- Bank of America
- Ernst & Young
- Microsoft Corp.
Anderson's full-time MBA program is a two-year intensive program with tracks and certificates customized to each student's career choice, and an applied management project that allows students to apply their learning to real-world problems.
Anderson's 33-month FEMBA program is designed for working professionals who are ready to take the next step in their career or to change careers. Students can choose among over 100 electives, study internationally in global immersion or exchange courses, and apply their knowledge in a six-month international consulting project with a high tech company.
Anderson's 22-month EMBA program is designed to advance the career of the already successful professional. The program provides ongoing opportunities to enhance leadership skills, to develop strategic acumen through a six-month experiential learning project with an actual company, and to specialize in finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, sustainability and international studies through elective concentrations.
Jointly offered with the National University of Singapore, the UCLA NUS Global Executive MBA Program is a 15-month program across four countries that offers two MBA degrees. Participants are immersed in Asian and North American perspectives during 6 two-week residential classes in Singapore, Los Angeles, Shanghai and Bangalore.
Jointly offered with Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, in Santiago, Chile, the 15-month UCLA-UAI Global EMBA for the Americas Program offers two MBA degrees for executives with multinational responsibilities. Participants are immersed in unique Americas perspectives during 6 two-week residential classes in Miami, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Santiago.
Joint Degree MBA Programs
Anderson also offers joint degree MBA programs including JD/MBA and MD/MBA degrees.