Through intensive, hands-on training sessions, students participating in the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy will have the opportunity to learn valuable skills from today’s industry leaders. These experiential training sessions focus on strengthening students’ team management, networking, communication, and other critical leadership skills. Accomplished UCLA Engineering Alumnae and industry professionals will share their experiences and advice to help Cadets acquire and master important skills for the future. Through six 3-hour sessions taking place over two quarters, Cadets (that's what we call our Academy participants) build community, sharpen job-related skills, practice interviewing for an engineering role, network with companies looking to hire engineering graduates, and clarify their own values, goals, and leadership style. 

To be considered for the program, applicants must submit a resume and one-page essay addressing the representation of women in engineering. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of UCLA faculty, staff and community partners.  

Eligibility: UCLA Engineering students from any declared engineering major who will be 2nd, 3rd, or 4th years in the 2018-2019 academic year and who support increasing the representation of women in engineering.

A note on the application: Personal background questions help us to learn more about our candidate pool but will not be used in evaluating your acceptance into the program nor will your answers to these questions be shared with outside professionals reviewing candidate applications. Outside professionals reviewing applications will only have access to applicant resumes and essay question responses.

Application Deadline: Friday, May 25th, 10pm
Notification Date: Monday, June 11th 

All WE@UCLA Leadership Academy participants must be available and therefore agree to attend sessions on the following dates: 

  • Saturday, Oct 6 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Oct 13 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Oct 27 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Jan 12 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Jan 26 (12:00-2:30pm)
  • Saturday, Feb 9 (12:00-2:30pm) 

If you have questions about the WE@UCLA Leadership Academy, please contact Partnership UCLA / Alumni Career Programs by emailing our office at apenner@partnership.ucla.edu or contacting our office at (310) 825-8736.

This website is where you apply for the three core courses in the Value Investing Concentration

- ECON 167: Value Investing (Fall 2018)

- ECON 168: History of Financial Crises (Fall 2018)

- ECON 169: Applied Value Investing (Winter 2019)

If your application is accepted, we will enroll you in Econ 167/168 (Fall 2018) and Econ 168 (Winter 2019) directly with the Registrar. 

The Value Investing Concentration and the application procedure are described below. Please direct all questions to Program Manager, Humberto Merino-Hernandez @ hmhernandez@econ.ucla.edu


In order to further strengthen our finance curriculum, the Economics Department is excited to announce the academic concentration in Value Investing!

What is Value Investing?

Value investing is a time-tested and proven investment methodology that is fundamentally different from conventional security analysis. Founded by super-investors Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett, Value Investing focuses on determining the intrinsic value of a company based on its current and historical financial statements. An investment is worthwhile only if there is a strong set of competitive advantages within the business and if a significant margin of safety exists between the company’s intrinsic value and its market price.

How will this concentration help my investment career?

A student graduating from this concentration will understand the full set of fundamental economic and strategic forces that favor or disfavor a particular investment opportunity. Thus, students will be prepared for a wide range of careers within private equity, distressed debt firms, and actively managed mutual funds. Courses are taught by our “Investors in Residence,” a series of guest lecturers including C-suite executives from some of the nation’s largest endowments, hedge funds, mutual funds, and private equity firms. Additionally, the core courses include “Financial Modeling Academies” where students hone their accounting, finance, and Excel skills through interactive modeling workshops.

What are the concentration requirements?

Students admitted into the concentration will be expected to complete the following:

Value Investing Concentration Pre-Requisites: In addition to the full set of lower division requirements for the Economics or Business Economics Major, Value Investing Concentration applicants must also satisfy the following before commencing the concentration:

- ECON 101: Microeconomic Theory

- MGMT 1A: Principles of Accounting I

- MGMT 1B: Principles of Accounting II


Value Investing Concentration Core Courses (students accepted into the concentration will be automatically enrolled into the following three core courses):

- ECON 167: Value Investing (Fall 2018)

- ECON 168: History of Financial Crises (Fall 2018)

- ECON 169: Applied Value Investing (Winter 2019)


Value Investing Concentration Electives – Two from:

- ECON 106F: Corporate Finance

- ECON 106P: Pricing and Strategy

- ECON 106V: Investments

- MGMT 180: Real Estate Finance and Investment 

- MGMT 126: Financial Statement Analysis 

- ECON 165: History of Capitalism in the American Economy

- ECON 181: Development of Economic Institutions in Western Europe

 

Financial Modeling Academies

Value Investing Concentrators will also be required to attend four Saturday intensive Financial Modeling Academies covering critical valuation techniques used in the investments industry. Each academy below lasts approximately 8 hours and is taught by “Investors in Residence” through real world examples/case studies:

- Modeling 1: Discounted Cash Flow Analysis 

- Modeling 2: Merger Consequences Analysis 

- Modeling 3: Leveraged Buyout Analysis 

- Modeling 4: Special Situations

 

How To Apply – Value Investing Concentration

Application Requirements:

· Online Application Form (Submittable)

· Cover Letter (1-Page) 

· Resume (1-Page)

· Unofficial Transcript

· Essay Response (1-2 Pages): Describe your academic and career interests, and explain how and why the Value Investing Program would help you to explore them.

 

Application Timeline:

· Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. - Applications Sent to Students

· Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. - Applications Due


Application Review:

· Student applications will be reviewed by the Value Investing Program admissions committee.

· At the admissions committee discretion, phone/in-person interviews may also be scheduled. 

· Students will be notified of their acceptance on Friday, June 22, 2018 by 5:00 p.m. via email. All decisions are final.
 








*This application is for Consulting/Finance/Technology Industries. Applications for Sharpe Fellows (Investment Banking) must be submitted separately.

Thank you for your interest in the 2018-2019 UCLA Sharpe Fellows Program.  In order to be considered for the program, you MUST complete the entire application and submit all required documents.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, September 14 by 11:59 p.m. (PST)

Selected students will be invited to interview with our Selection Committee on Friday, Oct. 5. Interviews will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., so be sure to hold the time if you're interested in moving forward in the process. A mandatory orientation for selected students will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 10. 


For questions regarding this program, please contact the Partnership UCLA team at partnership@partnership.ucla.edu or call, 310-825-5242.


Thank you for your interest in the 2019 UCLA Sharpe Fellows Program - Investment Banking. In order to be considered for the program, you MUST complete the entire application and submit all required documents. 


Please have all documents and materials ready before beginning the application below. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


DEADLINE TO APPLY: Monday, August 20 by 11:59 p.m. (PST)


Selected students will be invited to interview with our Selection Committee on Thursday, Sept. 13. Interviews will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., so be sure to hold the time if you're interested in moving forward in the process. A mandatory orientation for selected students will take place on Friday, Sept. 14 from Noon- 3 p.m.  


For questions regarding this program, please contact the Partnership UCLA team at partnership@partnership.ucla.edu, or call 310-825-5242.

 

*If you are also interested in Consulting/Finance/Tech you will need to submit a separate application for these industries.