Beyond the MBA Classroom: UCLA Anderson Lit Club and Beer Busts

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also making a commitment to a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top MBA program.

Each Wednesday night, UCLA Anderson School of Management students get together at a different bar near campus for drinks and student performances as part of “Lit Club,” short for “Literary Club.” The name is ironic, because the student performances are not actually literary, but rather are short, tongue-in-cheek readings. According to a recent Anderson alumnus, the readings, written and delivered by students known as “librarians,” usually cover funny events that took place at Anderson during the week and are sometimes accompanied by a slide show. The following day, Thursday, students meet up in the afternoon after class for “Beer Busts,” also known as “Anderson Afternoons,” to enjoy wine, beer and food. Some Beer Busts are themed. One of the most popular Beer Busts is the International Beer Bust, for which participating students wear clothing from their native country.

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