Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Ph.D.
Alfred E. Osborne, Jr. is senior associate dean of UCLA Anderson. Dr. Osborne is also professor of global economics and management and founder and faculty director of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The Price Center serves to organize faculty research, student activities and curricula related to the study of entrepreneurship and new business development at UCLA Anderson including the Management Development Entrepreneurs Program. He has been at UCLA since 1972.
He remains active in the entrepreneurial and venture development community, has served on the editorial boards of several journals, and consults with growing companies and non-profit organizations on business and economic matters.
Dr. Osborne received his B.A. degree in Electrical Engineering, M.A. in Economics, MBA in Finance and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Stanford University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Richard J. Riordan Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, the Leadership Award from the Southern California Minority Business Development Council, and the La Force Distinguished Service and Leadership Award given by the faculty at UCLA Anderson. He was recently inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame, recognized by Directorship Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential corporate directors in America.