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Professor Profiles: John de Figueiredo, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand, but the educational experience itself is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we profile John de Figueiredo from theUCLA Anderson School of Management.

Students call John de Figueiredo, who teaches the first-year core “Strategy” class, “de Fig” for short. Anderson second-year student blogger Shianne Park noted in November 2008, “I was terrified of his cold-calling during our Orientation case discussion … but he definitely knows his stuff, and his methods ensure that you learn.” Before joining the Anderson faculty, de Figueiredo taught at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and Harvard Law School, in addition to working as a management consultant for Monitor Company in Spain. He has won four teaching awards in his four years at Anderson, including the award for Teaching Excellence in the Full-Time MBA Program in 2008, determined by a vote of second-year MBA students, and the Citibank Teaching Award in 2009.

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