Initiated in 1987 with a founding gift from UCLA alumnus
John E. Anderson, the Management Education
Complex stands as a testament to UCLA Anderson’s
commitment to providing the finest management
education in the world. The complex spans
284,753 square feet and houses state-of-the-art
instructional facilities and computer technologies.
Though functionally integrated, each buildings
focuses on a specific aspect of graduate management
The facility site was chosen for its symbolic
relationship to both the business community
and the university. The school's public
face on Sunset Boulevard represents its
connection to the business community; its
academic face toward the core of the UCLA
campus acknowledges its commitment to the
advancement of knowledge. The lush surrounding
greenery, carefully preserved, provides
quiet outdoor areas for study and relaxation.
Exterior - The complex
was designed in the Romanesque style of
central Italy associated with UCLA's traditional
buildings. Its brick facade was inspired
by that of neighboring Royce Hall, one of
the four original UCLA structures and a
A system of seven buildings, all interconnected
with a series of pathways and bridges, the
new UCLA Anderson "academic village"
was patterned after an Italian hillside
community to take advantage of the nearly
40-foot difference in elevation between
the southern and northern ends of the complex.
The buildings surround and open onto the
Marion Anderson Courtyard, at the center
of which resides an exquisite coral tree
preserved from the original site. Several
outdoor terraces grace the exterior of the
buildings, many of which are accessible
from public spaces such as lounges, conference
rooms, or dining spaces.
Interior - The interior
of the buildings has been designed in open
landscape style to take advantage of natural
light from the skylights and atria. Sweeping
staircases wrap around glass-enclosed elevators,
enhancing the sense of openness provided
by the atria. Landscape areas are organized
into suites to provide individual identity.
Interior areas are joined by a series of
bridges that connect the buildings at various
levels. Common spaces have been provided
in the form of conference rooms, special
event areas, and lounges to encourage interaction
across disciplines and functional lines
and support the community intent of the
basic building design.
UCLA – NUS EMBA students have access to all
of UCLA's state-of-the-art athletic and
recreational facilities. The John Wooden
Center offers a full gymnasium, weight-training
equipment, squash and racquetball courts.
Several swimming facilities, including Sunset
Recreation Center's Olympic-size outdoor
pool, as well as tennis courts and jogging
paths also are available. Theaters, sporting
events, performances and leisure activities
are all available within and just beyond
the borders of the UCLA campus.
The Rosenfeld Management Library
Library is the information partner of
UCLA Anderson and an integral part of UCLA
Anderson Computing and Information Services
The library’s extensive physical
and electronic environment is designed to
facilitate research, information literacy
and collaboration. The scholarly resources
of the entire UCLA Library System, ranked
among the top ten university libraries in
the nation, are also available to UCLA –
NUS EMBA students.
Technology in the Curriculum and
in the Classroom
To prepare students for leadership in today’s
technology-driven business environment,
the UCLA – NUS EMBA program integrates information
resources into all aspects of the curriculum
and student life. Participants gain managerial-level
skills in computing and communication technologies,
and develop proficiency with spreadsheets,
statistical and graphics packages, multimedia
presentation tools, and network communications.