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Los Angeles, California
At UCLA Anderson, we’re not content with how things are; instead, we look to the future to discover and chart what will be.
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By Carolyn Gray Anderson UCLA Anderson Professor Magali Delmas asserts the most important component to slowing climate change is information. “In 20 years we will all have a lot of information about everything we consume,” she says. “We’ll know the impact of the meat we eat … we’ll know the... Continue reading
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A quintet of UCLA Anderson students was commissioned by Conservation International Guyana to assess the feasibility of blockchain technology to solve a major challenge in the implementation and scaling of the Community Development Plan (CDP) in Guyana. The work was conducted in the group’s Applied Management Research (AMR) project, the... Continue reading
UCLA Anderson Academic Awards Dinner, June 7, 2018 Congratulations, UCLA Anderson Class of 2018! The Anderson community acknowledges your dedication and academic achievements: GLORIA APPEL PRIZE The Gloria Appel Prize is given annually to graduating MBA students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in entrepreneurial studies and student leadership. The full-time... Continue reading
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“China presents to the world an economic model that’s been fairly successful and has lifted millions and millions of people out of poverty. It’s a very different economic model than the U.S. economic model,” says UCLA Anderson Forecast Director Jerry Nickelsburg. “People are looking at both economic models and trying... Continue reading
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China is where Fritz Demopoulos (’97) decided to launch his career and make his life after b-school. Turning down a lucrative ― and stable ― offer in Europe, Demopoulos trusted his instinct for opportunity and headed for Asia. The decision paid off. Fritz Demopoulos and UCLA Anderson Interim Dean Al... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson’s 2018 commencement ceremony, like others before it, celebrated the degrees and accomplishments of the newest graduates of its three MBA programs, along with a scattering of brand new Ph.D.s. But unlike any such event at Anderson in more than a dozen years, Friday’s celebration also marked the end... Continue reading
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By Julie Ortega (’19) I’m always amazed by how many pathways can lead into social impact careers. As a first-year MBA student specializing in social impact, I find it heartening that: a) people from so many industries have found ways to fold impact into their disparate interests; and b) I... Continue reading
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U-Defi, the 2018 Knapp Venture Competition first place winners and recipients of a Pritzker Group Fellows Program investment, left to right: Aditya Marathe, Van Nguyen, Thanh Thuy Dan Pham, Cynthia McKee By Carolyn Gray Anderson It was an evening of surprises as the 2018 Knapp Venture Competition distributed more than... Continue reading
By Carolyn Gray Anderson UCLA Anderson is on a growth trajectory — in excellence, reputation and numbers. Yet Anderson is one of only three leading U.S. business schools without a recent expansion to keep pace with enhanced programs, top faculty and students. As we prepare students for meaningful global careers... Continue reading
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Professor Sanjay Sood engaged Paramount Television and Digital Entertainment President Amy Powell in conversation and audience Q&A By Carolyn Gray Anderson UCLA Anderson alumni from 44 class years ― ranging from 1962 to 2017― convened for the May 4–5 Alumni Weekend, starting with the annual conference and Dean Judy Olian’s... Continue reading
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By Elise Anderson It was a far cry from what Arash Nasibi (’14) had envisioned as an MBA student. A former computer scientist with a focus on management consulting, Nasibi took a sharp left turn shortly after enrolling in a core strategy class with professor Phillip Leslie, and just kept... Continue reading
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The student consultants traveled to Bangkok to meet with doctors and administrators on the Siriraj Hospital International Relations team. Pictured left to right: Anita (Pei-Yu) Ho; Larry (Wen-Yan) Chang; John Hamilton, special assistant in the UCLA Vice Chancellor’s Office; Dr. Vitoon Chinswangwatanakul; Dr. Thawatchai Akaraviputh; Dr. Thawornchai Limjindaporn; Xiao Hu;... Continue reading
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By Michael Eister (’17) While still a student at UCLA Anderson, I accepted an internship with a CEO whom I met on a visit to Yangon, Myanmar, one of the several global immersion trips organized by UCLA Anderson’s Center for Global Management. My primary task was to investigate an opportunity... Continue reading
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By Paul Feinberg One of the few things that could get you fired at Under Armour, company founder and CEO Kevin Plank told a UCLA Anderson audience this week, is this statement, which betrays a recalcitrant mindset: “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” Companies like his must anticipate and... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson students and staff collaborated to produce Impact Week. Back row, left to right: Impact@Anderson program manager Kelly Chung, Karthik Patange (’18), Qingqing Wu (’18), Katie Donovan (’18), Impact@Anderson director Bhavna Sivanand (’14); front row, left to right: Janna Stucky (’19), Elizabeth Heredia (’19), Jessica Lin (’18), Molly Tarrant... Continue reading
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Ryan Dumlao, Melody Akbari and Varun Chalupadi at the Lynk booth at Mum’s Village, a convention in Nairobi UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research (AMR) projects in lieu of a thesis. The nation’s first business school field study program, AMR partners students with top organizations to solve a... Continue reading
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By Paul Feinberg With daily headlines regarding U.S.-Sino trade relations as a backdrop, UCLA Anderson Forecast economist William Yu remains skeptical that the two nations will engage in a full-blown trade war, despite the public posturing of U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. “Global trade imbalances cause... Continue reading
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HSRC staff in Sweetwaters, South Africa, with Angela Tseng and Erin Kelm (far right and third from right, respectively) UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research (AMR) projects in lieu of a thesis. The nation’s first business school field study program, AMR partners students with top organizations to solve... Continue reading
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During Impact Week (April 9–13, 2018), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, UCLA Anderson is highlighting stories of mission-driven careers, companies and projects that fulfill unmet needs in sectors from entertainment to real estate. On April 16, Anderson presents the annual Energy Innovation Conference, which focuses on companies striving for... Continue reading
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During Impact Week (April 9–13, 2018), whose theme is Purpose + Profit, UCLA Anderson is highlighting stories of mission-driven careers, companies and projects that fulfill unmet needs in sectors from entertainment to real estate. On April 16, Anderson presents the annual Energy Innovation Conference, which focuses on companies striving for... Continue reading
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Impact@Anderson and the UCLA Anderson Net Impact chapter present Anderson’s annual Impact Week, April 9–13, 2018. Under the theme Purpose + Profit, invited thought leaders and founders of mission-driven companies explain how they are shaping the future of business through the creation of a social, environmental and economic evolution. They... Continue reading
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By Paul Feinberg Food and drink companies have an unusually intimate relationship with the consumer. After all, they’re asking you to put something they make into your body and trust that no harm will result. “Ultimately, the value of Nestlé, or of other companies, is based on trust,” Nestlé Executive... Continue reading
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Left to right: Justin Lee, Ernesto Cruz, Idan Ariav, Sid Parikh and Jose Lanzagorta toured a coffee plantation in rural Guatemala UCLA Anderson MBA students conduct Applied Management Research (AMR) projects in lieu of a thesis. The nation’s first business school field study program, AMR partners students with top organizations... Continue reading
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Eddie and daughter Elisia Flores at the first L&L Hawaiian Barbecue. By Paul Feinberg Like the sun and the beaches, L&L Hawaiian Barbecue (aka L&L Drive Inn in Hawaii) was part of Elisia Flores’ (’14) Hawaiian upbringing. Her father, Eddie, and a partner bought the business and began selling franchises... Continue reading
Consider the following: Most of today’s MBA students, not employers, must foot the bill for their own degrees. Top business schools compete fiercely for the best prospects. Sixty-one percent of this year’s MBA students — up from 41 percent in 2014 — receive scholarships or fellowships based on need, merit... Continue reading