LA Business Journal: How to Prepare Your UCLA Anderson MBA Application

 by Jeff Thomas, Stratus Admissions Counseling CEO

The UCLA Anderson School of Management (Anderson) describes itself as intently focused on the future of business while providing “limitless access” to all that Los Angeles offers.

One of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in world, L.A. has more than 300,000 small businesses — including media and entertainment studios as well as Silicon Beach — and is home to hundreds of tech companies and start-ups.

When applying to Anderson, understanding the following nuances will help you prepare an impactful application.

1. Flexible curriculum

Anderson’s curriculum emphasizes leadership and communications, and offers 15 specializations, including technology leadership, marketing analytics, entertainment and global management.

In year two, the Applied Management Research (AMR) capstone project is a 20-week field study. During this project, a team of Anderson students partners with an organization to conduct primary research, solve strategic challenges, explore new markets or launch new products.

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