“We have worked with nine teams since 1990
and greatly value the work the students have done for us over the years.” Dan Bane, CEO Trader Joe’s
ave you ever wondered how great a project could have been with a few extra hands and a little more time? Twice a year UCLA Anderson MBA students answer that question for organizations of all sizes and types around the world through the Applied Management Research (AMR) Program.
Benefits to the Partner Organization
800 to 1,000 hours of strategic work over a 20-week period beginning in October or January. The opportunity to work with a team of four to six secondyear MBA candidates with an average of five years of work experience who have completed the rigorous UCLA Anderson core curriculum. 25- to 40-page written report and presentation of results and recommendations.
“The team provided an
unassailable feasibility study that engendered community support and provided us access to funds to move the project to the next level.” Dwayne Wyatt City Planning Associate Los Angeles City Planning
Interaction with UCLA Anderson’s faculty, voted #1 in intellectual capital by Business Week, in the capacity of advisor to the team. An opportunity to put potential future employees to the test.
AMR Program Requirements
UCLA Anderson is looking for highly committed organizations that understand the value they will receive by engaging in the AMR project. Time: At least one dedicated manager from the organization with one to two hours per week to spend with the team. $12,500 participation fee plus team’s incidental project expenses.
Applied Management Research Program UCLA Anderson School of Management 110 Westwood Plaza Cornell Hall, D201 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481 Phone: 310-825-0796 Fax: 310-206-8059 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.anderson.ucla.edu/amr.xml
Access: Teams will require access to relevant documents from the partner organization, which will be protected under the confidentiality agreement. For more information, please see our web site.
our decades ago, UCLA Anderson introduced its unique program. Since that time students have completed 2,500 projects with over 1,000 organizations, including the following:
AEG Marketing Amgen, Inc. Bank of America Black and Decker Cartoon Network CJA Corporation County of Santa Barbara D.A.R.E. America Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines Disney Internet Group Dorchester Capital Electronic Arts Federated Merchandising Group Fox Sports International Genentech, Inc. Hewlett-Packard Company Hyundai Motor America Independent Film & Television Alliance J.D. Power Jamba Juice JAMDAT Mobile Inc. Johnson & Johnson K2 Inc. The KOR Group Los Angeles City Planning Los Angeles Times Mandalay Mattel, Inc. Microsoft Corporation The North Face Northrop Grumman Corporation Panda Restaurant Group RAND Corporation Roll International Southern California Gas Company Starbucks Corporation Sur La Table Technicolor Trader Joe’s Twentieth Century Fox Xerox Corporation Yahoo Inc.
Possible Project Topics
Valuation strategy and structure New market analysis New product development Market research Distribution channel analysis Risk analysis Operations analysis Feasibility studies Financial modeling Strategic human resource planning
How to Become a Partner
1. Visit the AMR web site at www.anderson.ucla.edu/amr.xml 2. Complete and submit the partner application. 3. Review profile packs (a brief bio and resume for each team member) from interested teams, which you will receive from the AMR Office. 4. Discuss project with prospective teams until you find a match. 5. Sign the project and confidentiality agreements, which are available on the AMR web site. The team and advisor also sign this agreement.
For a complete list of prior partners, please visit our web site at www.anderson.ucla.edu/amr.xml
Pre-project Week 1 Week 4 Week 10 Week 20 teams and partners match project begins project scope and budget finalized team and partner meet to discuss progress final report and presentation