Alfred E. Osborne
Alfred E. Osborne Jr. is responsible for development, alumni relations, placement and career initiatives, and executive education at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Dr. Osborne is also the founder and faculty director of the highly acclaimed Harold & Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and an associate professor of Global Economics and Management in the UCLA Anderson School. The Price Center serves to organize all faculty research and student activities and curricula related to the study of entrepreneurship and new business development in the UCLA Anderson School. Dr. Osborne also serves as faculty director of the Head Start/Johnson & Johnson Management Fellows Program conducted at UCLA.
Dr. Osborne was educated at Stanford University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, an MBA in finance, a Master of Arts in economics and a Ph.D. in business economics. His research and teaching career include administrative duties at UCLA as an assistant dean, associate dean, and director of the MBA program as well as two years at the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. while an Economic Fellow at the Brookings Institution. In addition to his responsibilities at UCLA, Dr. Osborne is currently a director of Kaiser Aluminum, EMAK Worldwide, Wedbush, Inc. and First Pacific Advisors, LLC.
Dr. Osborne remains active in the entrepreneurial and venture development community, has served on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals, consults with growing companies on business and economic matters and is an occasional expert witness in business litigation. He is also the first recipient of the Richard J. Riordan Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award and is a recipient of the 3rd annual BridgeGate 20 Awards, which recognize contributions to the high technology community in Southern California. In 2004, the faculty of the UCLA Anderson School presented him with the 2004 La Force Award for exemplary service and leadership to the Anderson community. In 2006, he was recognized by MBN USA magazine as one of the 100 most influential men impacting supplier diversity in America. In October 2007, Dr. Osborne was honored to receive the Annual Leadership Award presented by the Southern California Minority Business Development Council, Inc., for his vision, leadership, and distinguished contributions to small and minority-owned businesses.