Overview

Applicants
3,424
Acceptance Rate
24%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.52
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
700 - 740
GPA
3.37 - 3.67

Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
October 2

Regular Application Deadline
April 16

Rolling Admission Deadline
April 16

Round 1
October 2

Round 2
January 8

Round 3
April 16

School Type And Accreditation

School Type
Public

AACSB-approved
Yes

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
188

55
Part-time
45
Full-time
18
Female
8
Underrepresented Minorities


Students Say

Beyond an “amazing location,” in Los Angeles, the UCLA Anderson School of Management fosters a “very collaborative culture” and offers “ties to every industry.” To begin with, the school is “leading the way in renewable energy and transportation.” There’s also a strong “focus on entertainment, media and sports.” And many students boast that Anderson provides a “competitive advantage in the tech [world]—both in terms of curriculum and…connections.” Just as crucial, UCLA MBAs are really “encouraged to lead in things they are passionate about be it their industry, wine, intramural sports, charity, etc.” What’s more, Anderson’s “entrepreneurial approach to learning” is simply “fantastic” and the program “regularly has seminars with local entrepreneurs.” Inside the classroom, students here are greeted by “knowledgeable” and “inspiring” professors. By and large, they tend to be “very forward thinking.” And many students love that it’s quite “easy to forge relationships [with them] outside of class. Anderson MBA students also give high marks to the administration, noting they’re “quick to listen and adapt.”

Concentrations

Accounting
Entrepreneurship
Healthcare Administration
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Investment Banking
JD/MBA - Dual Degree
Leadership/Management
Marketing
MD/MBA - Dual Degree
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Real Estate
RN/MBA - Dual Degree

Specialized Masters

Analytics and Information Management
Business Administration
Finance

Center for Research

Economics
Entrepeneurship
Finance
Information Systems/Information Technology
International Business
Marketing
Media/Entertainment Sports Management
Real Estate
Supply Chain Management


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 190 students from 24 programs at UCLA enrolled. See https://www.ioes.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. See http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/career-impact/social-impact-career-path

School's environmental commitment 1:
Continuing new campus-wide Anderson Sustainability Team (AST), comprised of students, staff and faculty, to launch initiatives to increase UCLA Anderson?s sustainability effort ? to increase energy and water efficiency, waste reduction and generate cost savings. UCLA Anderson is currently pursuing the Los Angeles Green Business Program Certificate, which is recognized by the State of California.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Representation in student government and sections, and student participation in a broad spectrum of sustainability-focused activities. Created new Sustainability Special Advisor to the Anderson Student Association role and new Director of Community Impact section role. Both positions will advance sustainability efforts across the student body. Students organize and participate in activities, such as the UCLA Leaders in Sustainability Certificate Program, sustainability case competitions, Net Impact Consulting Challenge, and Impact Week and Energy Innovation conferences.

School's environmental commitment 3:
The new 64,000 square-foot Marion Anderson Hall, currently under construction and scheduled to open in December 2019, is slated for LEED Gold Certification.

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$121,843
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
89%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
76%
School Facilitiated
24%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
80%
School Facilitiated
20%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

23%
Marketing
23%
Consulting
23%
Finance/Accounting
12%
Other
12%
General Management
7%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

78%
West
11%
International
5%
Northeast
2%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
Midwest
2%
Southwest

Students Say

UCLA Anderson School of Management students are fortunate enough to have access to an “exceptional career center.” One student explains, “Anderson’s Parker Career Management Center is the best… [It] completely prepared me for recruiting… I would not be going to my dream company after graduation if it weren’t for the amazing advisors at Parker!” Moreover, the school does a wonderful job of leveraging its LA location, which provides students with “direct access to some of the world’s largest companies” and offers numerous “opportunities for academic internships.” Of course, Anderson is a fantastic option for students looking to build a career in Hollywood. Indeed, it’s “the gold standard in this industry and has a remarkable alumni network in entertainment.” Students also report that it’s a great school “for recruiting in tech” and maintains a “strong pipeline to startups” as well. Anderson graduates can be found working in such illustrious companies as Amazon, Google, Disney, Sony, Visa, McKinsey & Company, Apple, Deloitte, CITI, Mattel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Microsoft and Nike.

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
Consulting 23% $140,000 $136,831 $101,500 $170,000
Marketing / Sales 23% $119,500 $119,773 $70,000 $160,000
Finance / Accounting 23% $125,000 $120,600 $60,000 $155,000
Other 12% $115,000 $112,142 $75,000 $148,400
General Management 12% $117,011 $111,097 $52,000 $150,000
Operations / Logistics 7% $118,500 $113,525 $55,000 $135,000
Human Resources 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 30% $130,000 $122,693 $55,000 $160,000
Consulting 20% $140,000 $138,468 $100,000 $170,000
Financial Services 15% $125,000 $124,179 $70,000 $155,000
Consumer Products 8% $105,000 $107,619 $52,000 $140,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 7% $117,000 $117,106 $85,000 $145,000
Media / Entertainment 7% $115,000 $110,133 $75,000 $155,000
Real Estate 6% $114,000 $108,071 $60,000 $140,000
Petroleum / Energy 2% $115,000 $112,400 $100,000 $122,000
Other 2% $127,000 $112,180 $86,500 $130,000

Prominent Alumni

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

Ms. Susan Wojcicki
CEO, YouTube

Mr. Mike Hopkins
Chairman, Sony Pictures Television

Mr. Dan Beckerman
President & CEO, AEG

Mr. John Stankey
CEO, AT&T Warner Media

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$65,114
Tuition (Out-State)
$65,114
Fees (In-State)
$4,899
Fees (Out-State)
$4,899

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$21,600
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$21,600
Academic Expenses
$627

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
723
Part Time
58%

In State
65.1%
Out of State
34.9%
Foreign Countries Represented
41

Demographics

8.40%
Underrepresented Minorities
29.50%
International

35% female
65% male

Campus Life

Students Say

The UCLA Anderson School of Management has a “very social atmosphere”: “The campus is always bustling, and every day there are a ton of activities, speakers, and events to attend.” Students can also find “clubs for any interest,” though we’re told that “beer club” and “wine club” are among the most popular. Anderson MBA students greatly value that plenty of extracurricular activities offer the opportunity for professional growth and advancement. For example, as this MBA candidate describes, “Every Friday the Entrepreneurial Leadership group sits down with CEO’s of local businesses and learns what it takes to start your own business, and gets one on one time with some very impressive founders.” Anderson students report that the school ensures “a space for everyone, regardless of where you’re from.” As one individual explains, “Most people get along well…and there aren’t any cliques or any of the typical b-school aggression you might expect.” On the contrary, Anderson students are “collaborative, compassionate, empathetic…[and] curious.” Another student agrees, “I legitimately feel like we all want to see each other succeed.” Best of all, the program attracts students “from across the country and the world.” And, as this MBA candidate gushes, “It’s been amazing to meet such a diverse group of people.”

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 and Director of MBA Admissions

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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