From the School

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

Applicants
3,124
Acceptance Rate
22%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.47
Years Work Experience
6
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT
690 - 730
GPA
3.29 - 3.65

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 22

Regular Application Deadline
April 15

Rolling Admission Deadline
April 15

Round 1
October 22

Round 2
January 7

Round 3
April 15

Overall

From the School

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.


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.”


Faculty Information

Total Faculty
160

54
Full-time
46
Part-time
14
Female
11.6
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 http://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
$104,728

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
71%
School Facilitiated
29%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
71%
School Facilitiated
29%
Graduate Facilitated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

34%
Finance/Accounting
26%
Marketing
16%
Consulting
15%
Other
7%
General Management
2%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

80%
West
11%
Northeast
8%
International
3%
Midwest
3%
South
1%
Mid-Atlantic
1%
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
Finance / Accounting 34% $100,000 $101,614 $55,000 $135,000
Marketing / Sales 26% $100,000 $100,824 $33,000 $150,000
Consulting 16% $125,000 $118,793 $65,000 $140,000
Other 15% $100,000 $105,502 $65,000 $160,000
General Management 7% $100,000 $101,472 $75,000 $125,000
Operations / Logistics 2% $104,500 $103,000 $90,000 $115,000

Industries

Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
Median Salary Mean Salary Low Base Salary High Base Salary
Technology 26% $115,000 $108,216 $33,000 $140,000
Financial Services 20% $100,000 $103,500 $55,000 $135,000
Consulting 14% $125,000 $122,314 $85,000 $140,000
Consumer Products 14% $95,000 $94,392 $75,000 $120,000
Media / Entertainment 9% $90,000 $88,600 $42,000 $125,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 6% $105,000 $100,195 $75,000 $120,000
Real Estate 5% $95,000 $90,408 $65,000 $110,000
Non-profit 2%
Petroleum / Energy 1% $72,000 $97,333 $60,000 $160,000

Prominent Alumni

Mr. Jim Moffatt
Chairman and CEO; Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ms. Susan Wojcicki
CEO, YouTube; Google Inc.

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

Mr. Mitch Kupchak
General Manager; Los Angeles Lakers

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
$46,629

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$23,337

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
71%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
60%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
73%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
59%

New Students Receiving Loans
38%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$48,723
Tuition (Out-State)
$55,010

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
1,581
Out of State
45%

In State
100%
Foreign Countries Represented
41

Demographics

7.80%
Minorities
30.40%
International

34% female
66% 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.
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.

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

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

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

Phone
310-825-6944

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

3,124
Applicants
1,581
Size
22%
Acceptance Rate

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