From the School

The mission of UCLA Anderson School of Management is to lead management thinking and prepare the next generation of leaders for institutions across the globe.

UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA, Master of Financial Engineering, and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 36,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

Overview

From The School

The Admissions Committee seeks to create a community of students who bring unique contributions from their diverse backgrounds and experiences and who will collectively enrich the educational experience. Committee members carefully consider biographical and academic background information, GMAT score and (for most international applicants) TOEFL score, achievements, awards and honors, employment history, letters of recommendation, and college and community involvement, especially where candidates have served in leadership capacities.

Applicants
4,129
Acceptance Rate
18%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.50
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
29

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
700 - 730
GPA
3.32 - 3.71

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 6

Regular Application Deadline
April 12

Rolling Admission Deadline
April 12

Round 1
October 6

Round 2
January 5

Round 3
April 12

SCHOOL TYPE AND ACCREDITATION

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Overall

From the School

Degrees Offered

MBA: Designed for exceptionally capable, highly motivated students who seek deep immersion in management education and academic life, the MBA program emphasizes analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as team and individual-based decision-making competencies within a global perspective.

Fully Employed MBA: Designed for working professionals, FEMBA is a three-year program that prepares emerging managers to take on increased levels of responsibility and expanded management roles within their organizations.

Executive MBA: Catering to mid-career professionals, the two-year EMBA program seeks to develop broad-based management skills, and emphasizes an integrated, cross-functional approach to management proficiency in analytical problem-solving skills and development of strategic leadership skills.

UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA: This dual-degree program is designed to train top executives for the global marketplace. Students enter two of the world's leading graduate management education programs: UCLA Anderson and National University of Singapore Business School.

Master of Financial Engineering: This one-year program provides a depth of study in finance that is more quantitatively oriented than in traditional MBA programs, while also emphasizing the development of key leadership skills.

Doctoral Management : This research-oriented program leads to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree and emphasizes independent inquiry, research methodology and publication of research results, preparing students for research and teaching careers in academia, industry and government.

Academic Programs

Applied Management Research (AMR) program is a critical part of the MBA curriculum. Teams comprising second-year MBA students work closely with a faculty advisor to serve as strategic consultants to major companies, confronting organizational and competitive problems and providing recommendations for action.

Global Access Program (GAP) provides FEMBA students the opportunity to gain international field study experience by helping start-up companies from abroad research and develop "investment grade" business plans. GAP, which encompasses a challenging six-month course, enables students to glean valuable consulting and entrepreneurial experience.

John Wooden Global Leadership Program (JWGLP): Inspired by legendary coach, author and speaker, John Wooden, the JWGLP is dedicated to motivating individuals to achieve their highest potential in the realms of business, management and leadership. The JWGLP includes: The John Wooden Leadership Colloquia, The John Wooden Leadership Scholarships, The John Wooden Executive in Residence, and The John Wooden Global Leadership Award.

Faculty

The mainstay of UCLA Anderson's high-quality management education programs is its esteemed faculty. Each year, UCLA Anderson faculty members demonstrate the caliber of their intellectual abilities by publishing groundbreaking research in leading scholarly journals. Time and again, they are rated highly for their research productivity, as evidenced by the awards they receive and by key business school rankings and citation studies.

Students Say

UCLA’s Anderson School of Management takes great pains to ensure the curriculum offered is “very practical” and that it continually reflects “emerging business trends.” This success can partially be attributed to the fact that many classes “bring in renowned industry professionals to speak and give real world context to the course content.” Though the majority of students find the coursework “challenging,” they also say their classes are “rewarding” and issue assurance that “you will learn a lot.”

Students speak glowingly of their “engaged” professors who are “all without a doubt incredibly intelligent and masters of their fields of study.” Moreover they truly “understand the rigors and time challenges of an MBA program so they are very helpful in making sure we are successful.” Additionally, these “outstanding” teachers “have a genuine concern that we learn; they ask for feedback a thirdto half-way through the term to ensure that students are learning all the material and that the pace and style are well balanced.” Another highly content student chimes in, “My professors have the kind of industry experience that make my jaw drop, they challenge me every day in class but at the end of the year I can go out with them.” That camaraderie is “simply the best!”

Additionally, MBA candidates at UCLA Anderson are quick to note that the administration is “always available” and “very responsive to student suggestion and inquiry.” A first-year student shares, “I feel as though I can meet with anybody at school.” Perhaps more importantly, the administration is highly respected for being “transparent about [their] operations and strategies.” Finally, a fellow first-year eloquently asserts, “The leadership team at Anderson is like the Showtime Lakers: just a set of all-stars that each brings something unique to the table.”


PROGRAM TYPES

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
Yes

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
158

52
Full-time
48
Part-time
15
Female
11
Minority


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
We offer a number of courses with an emphasis on sustainability at the School, including but not limited to: Management in Public and Private Nonprofit Sectors, Ethical Considerations in Business, Business and the Environment, and Green Energy Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Real Estate Investment & Development of Sustainable Cities. UCLA Anderson also created the campus-wide graduate certificate program "Leaders in Sustainability" which now has over 130 graduate students from over 30 programs at UCLA enrolled. See www.environment.ucla.edu/lis/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
Students conduct independent studies, Applied Management Research studies and case-writing on sustainability-related topics, including studies on carbon footprinting, health care education in Africa, eco-tourism in Peru, and many others.

School's environmental commitment 1:
The Leaders in Sustainability certificate program

School's environmental commitment 2:
On an on-going basis, organizing and participating in a large number of student activities and events including sustainability case competitions, Net Impact Consulting Challenge, and conferences such as the California Clean Innovation Conference.

School's environmental commitment 3:
Representation in student government and sections. For instance, sustainability representatives have implemented a new community sponsored agriculture program that brings fresh organic produce to students.

Career overview

From The School

John E. Parker Career Management Center (Parker CMC) assists UCLA Anderson MBA students and alumni in creating personal career development strategies and connecting to employment opportunities worldwide by leveraging a powerful global network of professional business executives. The Parker CMC also partners with MBA recruiters and their firms throughout the world to ensure they receive the timely services and guidance needed to fill important positions within their organizations.

Career Rating
97
Average Starting Salary
$110,265

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
72%
School Facilitiated
28%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
80%
School Facilitiated
21%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

32%
Marketing
29%
Finance/Accounting
17%
Consulting
11%
Other
9%
General Management
1%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

78%
West
8%
International
7%
Northeast
3%
Midwest
2%
South
2%
Southwest

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Marketing / Sales 32% $105,000 $105,435 $45,000 $140,000
Finance / Accounting 29% $100,000 $107,701 $45,000 $180,000
Consulting 17% $135,000 $126,825 $80,000 $140,000
Other 11% $110,000 $109,510 $70,000 $170,000
General Management 9% $115,000 $108,139 $75,000 $125,000
Human Resources 1%
Operations / Logistics 1%

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 28% $115,000 $111,470 $45,000 $140,000
Financial Services 21% $100,000 $109,952 $75,000 $180,000
Consulting 16% $135,000 $128,359 $80,000 $140,000
Consumer Products 10% $100,500 $98,173 $65,000 $140,000
Media / Entertainment 7% $105,000 $95,053 $45,000 $135,000
Petroleum / Energy 4% $115,000 $110,629 $92,500 $120,000
Real Estate 4% $100,000 $94,111 $75,000 $110,000
Other 4% $105,000 $115,044 $82,500 $170,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3% $110,250 $113,813 $102,000 $133,000
Non-profit 2%
Manufacturing 1%
Government 0%

Prominent Alumni

Mr. Jim Moffatt
Chairman and CEO; Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ms. Susan Wojcicki
CEO; YouTube

Mr. Laurence D. Fink
Chairman & CEO; BlackRock Inc.

Mr. Mike Hopkins
CEO; Hulu

Mr. Craig Kreeger
CEO; Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.

Overview

From The School

MBA Tuition and Fees (estimated for 2008-09)
$35,825 per year = California Residents
$44,093 per year = Non-Residents
All admitted full-time students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may apply for need-based financial aid. We have partnered with MBA LOANS and Sallie Mae to provide loan funding to admitted international students, including students who cannot secure a co-borrower. A limited number of research assistant and teaching assistant positions are available, as well as fellowship support.

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$47,334

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$25,806

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
79%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
67%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
83%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
68%

New Students Receiving Loans
44%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$48,148
Tuition (Out-State)
$53,148
Fees (In-State)
$3,011
Fees (Out-State)
$3,011

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$17,719
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$17,719
Academic Expenses
$1,494

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,619
Part Time
56%

In State
71.8%
Out of State
28.2%
Foreign Countries Represented
33

Demographics

9.30%
Minorities
31.50%
International

34% female
67% male

Campus Life

From The School

UCLA Anderson attracts exceptional students who are selected both for their overall abilities and for the contributions they can make to the school experience. UCLA Anderson offers a collegial environment unique among schools of business and management with a close-knit community of diverse, high-potential peers. International students representing approximately 53 countries bring a global perspective to classroom discussions and other activities.

Students Say

UCLA Anderson MBAs happily reveal that their program provides a “fantastic balance between school and social life.” By and large, students love living in LA. And how can you not when “it’s sunny all year?” Of course beyond weather, the city has “an impressive mix of large corporations and entrepreneurial ventures” ripe with internship opportunities. The school is continually hosting events which offer a great “mix of professional focus, student get-togethers, alumni networking and conferences.” And one excited second-year even brags, “We are the first B-school to have a partnership with TED!” Overall, students embrace an “active lifestyle” which often means “hikes discussing case studies, beach visits with text books and a positive attitude across the school that mirrors the greatweather.”

Importantly, a congenial atmosphere permeates UCLA Anderson’s campus. Across the board, students find their peers to be “extremely friendly and open.” Fortunately, there “are no egos here.” Instead, students approach everything with a “collaborative” mindset. And many truly appreciate that their fellow students “have incredibly different backgrounds, from all industries, countries and cultures and are willing to share and use that experience in their work and interactions.”


More Information

% of Classrooms with Internet Access
100%

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Internet Access for All Students
Yes

Admissions Office Contact

From The School


Campus and Location

Located in the heart of Southern California's vibrant economy, UCLA Anderson is at the epicenter of international business activity as measured by new business starts, venture capital availability, technological innovation and new product introduction. All are local influences that impact the day-to-day academic and practical experiences of UCLA Anderson faculty and students.

Facilities

Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Library is the information partner of UCLA Anderson and an integral part of Anderson Computing & Information Services. One of the 13 UCLA libraries, it is ranked as a leading academic business library in the College and University Business Libraries Statistics.

Contact
Alex Lawrence
Assistant Dean, Director of MBA Admissions & Financial Aid

Address
110 Westwood Plaza
Gold Hall, Suite B201
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
United States

Phone
310-825-6944

Fax
310-825-8582

Email
mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu
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Key Stats

4,129
Applicants
1,619
Size
18%
Acceptance Rate

Rankings & Lists