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On Friday, June 16, 2017, UCLA honored the graduating Class of 2017 in the full-time, Fully Employed and Executive MBA programs. The ceremony also recognized the accomplishments of and conferred doctoral degrees upon nine Ph.D. students. A highlight of the ceremony was a keynote address from Amgen Chairman and CEO... Continue reading
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Enjoy the full gallery of photos of UCLA Anderson's 2017 Academic Awards event Congratulations, UCLA Anderson Class of 2017! The Anderson community acknowledges your dedication and academic achievements: EDWARD W. CARTER FELLOWS Edward W. Carter Fellows represent the highest level of academic achievement in the MBA program. The single requirement... Continue reading
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The UCLA Anderson community warmly congratulates our 2017 faculty award winners: Hal Hershfield – Dean George W. Robbins Assistant Professor Teaching Award This award recognizes teaching excellence within the ranks of the school’s assistant professors. Lori Santikian – Citibank Teaching Award This annual award is given to the school’s most... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson Forecast anticipates continued modest growth in its second quarter report. Edward Leamer, UCLA Anderson Forecast director, took a deep dive in an accompanying essay into the state of the nation’s economy, offering advice about the three critical forecasting questions: (1) Is the risk of recession elevated? (Answer: No.)... Continue reading
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Photo: Owen CL, Unsplash.com By Carolyn Gray Anderson Last March, Los Angeles voters rejected proposed limits on the construction of large-scale buildings, limits that included a two-year moratorium on development of dense, high-rise residential properties. In a city where working-class and middle-income households are increasingly forced to prioritize housing costs... Continue reading
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WineFlight software from UAV-IQ Precision Agriculture By Vandana Mangal UCLA Anderson’s Easton Technology Management Center, in partnership with UCLA Extension, recently invited a panel of experts to address the topic of drone technology. Alumnus Andreas Neumann (’14), CEO of precision agriculture startup UAV-IQ, moderated a discussion about the contemporary drone... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson EMBA students Phil Meng and Nick Heard were recognized for Most Improved Portfolio by a panel of UCLA Anderson alumni judges By Danwei Chen In fall of 2016, John Bay (’17) approached UCLA Anderson’s Fink Center for Finance & Investments with a novel idea. Having worked on the... Continue reading
The Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism are celebrating their 60th anniversary. Dean Judy Olian, chairman of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation Inc., revealed the 2017 finalists and announced the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award. The 2017 Lifetime Achievement... Continue reading
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Mitchell H. Katz, director, Los Angeles County Health Agency Addressing the complex housing and long-term health care needs of our rapidly growing senior population — particularly those who are homeless now — presents daunting challenges. How will we pay for it? What are the political implications? How do we incorporate... Continue reading
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Left to right: Senior Associate Dean Al Osborne, Karine Joret, Jim Freedman, Dean Judy Olian, Price Center Executive Director Elaine Hagan ('91) Enjoy more photos of the James B. Freedman Pitch Deck ribbon cutting By Carolyn Gray Anderson On May 4, 2017, UCLA Anderson proudly cut the ribbon on the... Continue reading
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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