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By Isha Patel As the first female studio head in the film industry, former CEO of Paramount Pictures turned philanthropist Sherry Lansing was the perfect guest in the most recent Center for Global Management Robertson Lecture Series, which features local and global business leaders. Dean Judy Olian led Lansing in... Continue reading
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Team 24 – Switchfly (left to right) David Meng, Kevin Skup, Brandon Rho, Kimaya Chaudhary and Quentin Reynolds won the 2017 Sedgwick Award for Best AMR/BCO Written Report UCLA Anderson proudly announces the Class of 2017 winners of the Deloitte Consulting Award for Management Consulting Achievement, the Sedgwick Award for... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research field study projects in lieu of a thesis. Anderson gives full-time students the Business Creation Option in which entrepreneurs launch companies while still in school. We’re highlighting stories of Class of 2017 mission-driven BCO projects that fulfill unmet needs in sectors from... Continue reading
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Cocoa beans are processed for export at Bole Wole Enterprises, Lagos, Nigeria UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research projects in lieu of a thesis. The nation’s first business school field study program, AMR partners students with top organizations to solve a key strategic problem. In honor of Anderson’s... Continue reading
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By Carolyn Gray Anderson Renewable energy is one of the world’s fastest-growing business sectors. In California, the statewide goal written into law in 2015 is to generate 50 percent of its energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030. A more recent bill was introduced to increase the goal to 60... Continue reading
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Entrepreneur Anna Bulbrook (center) took first place in the Impactathon pitch competition with her social impact project, GIRLSCHOOL, an annual music festival in Los Angeles Enjoy Photos from UCLA Anderson’s 2017 Impact Week, Purpose + Profit By Margaret Bliss What makes a great social impact project? Now that I have... Continue reading
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By Sana Rahim (FEMBA ’19) A couple of weeks ago, I attended the Embodied Leadership Workshop for Women at UCLA Anderson with Suzanne Roberts, founder of Unifying Solutions. The four-hour workshop was a crash course on the history of gender inequity, and Suzanne shared powerful strategies and exercises for women... Continue reading
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By Elise Anderson In today’s digital age, with mobile devices and online streaming services ascendant, print is considered a dinosaur. But when Sylvia Saw McKaige (’11) surveyed the Southeast Asian media landscape, she decided to take an alternative, back-to-the-future tack with a country that only recently came online. The longtime... Continue reading
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By Elise Anderson Charles Burdick (’77) is the first to admit that his career trajectory was not the result of some grand plan: rather, it was more defined by hard work, preparation and learning and understanding his specific “talent,” and then being ready to take advantage of opportunities as they... Continue reading
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(L-R) Ilan Isaacs 3L UCLA Law School, host and professor Jeffrey Moorad, Keenan Long 19, Doug Paulus 19 and Thomas Crutchley 19. A trio of FEMBA students -- Thomas Crutchley ('19), Keenan Long ('19) and Doug Paulus ('19) -- took first place at the 4th Annual Game Day Sports Case... Continue reading
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During Impact Week (April 17–21, 2017), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, UCLA Anderson is highlighting stories of mission-driven careers, companies and projects that fulfill unmet needs in sectors from e-commerce to cleantech. By Yamini Mappat (’18) Clayton Frech (’98) is the founder and CEO of Angel City Sports and... Continue reading
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Joseph Householder (CERT ’94), corporate group president of infrastructure businesses at Sempra Energy, delivered the keynote address By Margaret Bliss Solar panels, EV charging stations and behind-the-meter systems are all innovative responses to global challenges plaguing the modern world. They were the topics addressed and explored at the annual Energy... Continue reading
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With a local guide, Lizeth Chiprez interviewed restaurant proprietors at a fish market in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to gather data her team would use to understand the value chain around red crab and black clam processing and distribution UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research projects in lieu of a... Continue reading
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Alex Gostomelsky pitches Nopical at Plug & Play Selection Day, a startup accelerator program in Los Angeles By Isha Patel The entrepreneurial spirit is nothing new to UCLA Anderson. Among the many opportunities available to MBA students with innovative ideas is a chance to start or plan their own company... Continue reading
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By Carolyn Gray Anderson In the late 1970s, Christine McCarthy (’81) was preparing to leave a career in banking for a Ph.D. in biology. Or so she thought: Following the death of her father, someone planted the idea that she should pursue an MBA for greater earning power than she... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research projects in lieu of a thesis. The nation’s first business school field study program, AMR partners students with top organizations to solve a key strategic problem. During Impact Week (April 17–21, 2017), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, we’re highlighting stories of... Continue reading
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Dean Judy Olian (second from left) with Professor Bill Cockrum, Caroline and Richard Nahas, Peter Mullin and Peter Liberti UCLA Anderson Class of 2018 fellowship recipients Brandon Child, Gareth Stamp, Jenn Yoohanna, Alina Karimova, Jonathan Bryson, Judy Zhou Enjoy a gallery of photos from the event By Paul Feinberg On... Continue reading
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Eric Flato at HSRC with client lead Dr. Alastair Van Heerden (right) UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research projects in lieu of a thesis. The nation’s first business school field study program, AMR partners students with top organizations to solve a key strategic problem.During Impact Week (April 17–21,... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research field study projects in lieu of a thesis. Anderson gives full-time students the Business Creation Option in which entrepreneurs launch companies while still in school. During Impact Week (April 17–21, 2017), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, we’re highlighting stories of Class... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research field study projects in lieu of a thesis. Anderson gives full-time students the Business Creation Option in which entrepreneurs launch companies while still in school. Team Connoisseur researched the restaurant landscape in L.A. to devise a delicious formula for picking local dining... Continue reading
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Foodbank of Santa Barbara County COO Jamie Nichols visits a site participating in the organization's Backyard Bounty program, which gleans excess produce from neighborhood fruit trees and orchards During Impact Week (April 17–21, 2017), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, UCLA Anderson is highlighting stories of mission-driven careers, companies and... Continue reading
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By Sana Rahim (FEMBA ’19) When you graduate from college wide-eyed and ready to take on the world, no one ever tells you that one day your career choices will be dictated by a mortgage or daycare payments. Whether we realize it or not, at some point in our lives... Continue reading
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On April 6, 2017, the Riordan Programs will celebrate three decades of providing pioneering career-based outreach programs for students from underserved communities. This marquee organization is marking its 30th anniversary with its annual gala event and an announcement about the new Riordan Hall of Fame, along with this year’s awards... Continue reading
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Illustration: PC By Ioan Istrate (’17) I had the opportunity to work with the XPRIZE Foundation, laying groundwork for a new technological concept involving avatars. The project demanded the networking skills I gained at UCLA Anderson, my pre-MBA business acumen and a wealth of entrepreneurial skills gained during my six... Continue reading
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By Ole Bjoernstad (’17) Expectations were high when Jeremy Mau (’17) and I decided to enter the 2017 ACG Cup to defend the title for UCLA Anderson: In 2016 Jeremy and UCLA Anderson classmates David Shin (’17) and Kyle Patterson (’17) claimed the hard-won prize. With my teammate determined to... Continue reading