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Michael Eister (EMBA ’17) accepted an offer to join a Myanmar-based company upon graduation. With several weeks in the new position under his belt, Eister shares his first impressions about working in a Southeast Asian nation that is undergoing political reforms. Michael Eister traveled to Myanmar in a modern longyi,... Continue reading
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See a full gallery of photos from UCLA Anderson’s 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans By Paul Feinberg Tyler Hill grew up in a ski town, skating and snowboarding with his friends. Influenced by reality TV daredevil Johnny Knoxville and his band of merry men, Hill and his crew messed around... Continue reading
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Jessica Kimball (’15) was recently named head of global diversity at Mattel, after working with the legendary company for just two years. Alumna Bhavna Sivanand (’14), UCLA Anderson’s director of Impact@Anderson, caught up with her to learn more about her promotion. Q: First and foremost, congratulations! We should know a... Continue reading
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See a full gallery of photos from UCLA Anderson's 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans By Matt Duyst Ben Wynkoop, who completed UCLA Anderson’s Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program in 2010, returned to campus in July to share his expertise in digital marketing through search engine optimization with... Continue reading
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See a full gallery of photos from UCLA Anderson's 2017 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans By Carly Milne As a captain in the U.S. Air Force for nearly eight years, Kristina Iskander became acutely aware of two things: one, many baby boomers were retiring from the work force, which meant there... Continue reading
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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles won Favorite Female Athlete at the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards By Margaret Bliss “Is our filter live on SnapChat?” Kristin Mirek (B.A. ’91, ’04) asked while running a pre-production meeting for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, held July 13 in Pauley Pavilion... Continue reading
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By Constance M. Kleinert (’17) Just a few weeks after taking his latest company public, Glen Warren (’89) returned to UCLA Anderson in late May as an entrepreneur-in-residence at the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Warren is the president, CFO and a director of Antero Resources, an independent oil... Continue reading
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Longtime UCLA Anderson Board of Advisors member Elizabeth Wood Knapp has passed away. On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, Dean Judy Olian made the following announcement: Dear UCLA Anderson Community: It is with great sadness that I share news of the passing of UCLA Anderson Board of Advisors (BOA) member Betsy... Continue reading
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Enjoy a full album of photos from the 60th anniversary Loeb Awards. Journalists from across the nation gathered at Capitale in New York for the 60th anniversary Gerald Loeb Awards banquet, where the 2017 winners were revealed. Winners of 12 competition categories were named at the ceremony. Judy D. Olian,... Continue reading
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UCLA Anderson Board of Advisors member Jamie McCourt was appointed by President Donald Trump as the United States ambassador to Belgium. The official announcement was made by the White House Office of the Press Secretary. McCourt is a Los Angeles-based business leader focused on sports, entertainment, education and philanthropy. Her... Continue reading
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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