Overview

Applicants
3,290
Acceptance Rate
21%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.52

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
700 - 730
GPA
3.32 - 3.72

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

Selectivity Rating

Program Types

Full-Time
Yes

Part-Time
Yes

Evening
No

Executive
Yes

Online
No

Faculty Information

Total Faculty
173

52
Full-time
48
Part-time
19.1
Female
8.1
Minority


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."


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.

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. Continued efforts in community and campus sponsored initiatives that brings fresh organic produce to students.

Career overview

Average Starting Salary
$118,150
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
88%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
79%
School Facilitiated
21%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
84%
School Facilitiated
16%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

29%
Finance/Accounting
25%
Consulting
24%
Marketing
11%
Other
8%
General Management
2%
Operations/Logistics

Graduates Employed by Region

78%
West
10%
International
7%
Northeast
1%
Mid-Atlantic
2%
Midwest
2%
Southwest

Students Say

The opportunities for career placement and training at UCLA Anderson are plentiful. Students are happy to report that the school does "a great job of harnessing the formidable L.A. business community." Further, many deem the Parker Career Management Center to be "excellent." As one student on the brink of graduation gratefully shares, "They con- nected us with plenty of good companies. Interview preparation and resume/cover letter advice were also outstanding. [And they] prepared us well for the toughest interviews." Indeed, career services strives to offer "the best opportunity to land a top tier job mark- edly superior to the one we had before business school." This success also stems from "an institutionalized process whereby first-year students have 'Alumni Career Transition Coaches' and a 'Parker Career Management Series' which serves to spend months on interview and networking prep during the first and second quarters. Second-year stu- dents spend countless hours helping to ensure first-year students are engaged and will be successful in their job search."

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 29% $125,000 $118,851 $65,000 $170,000
Consulting 25% $140,000 $131,325 $83,500 $147,000
Marketing / Sales 24% $109,500 $109,633 $50,000 $154,000
Other 11% $113,050 $108,626 $62,400 $148,000
General Management 8% $115,000 $110,810 $79,000 $150,000
Operations / Logistics 2% $117,500 $115,270 $94,620 $127,000
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 28% $115,000 $113,998 $50,000 $154,000
Consulting 22% $140,000 $135,248 $83,500 $147,000
Financial Services 20% $125,000 $122,353 $80,000 $170,000
Consumer Products 11% $105,000 $106,914 $90,000 $150,000
Media / Entertainment 6% $100,000 $101,993 $62,400 $140,000
Real Estate 3% $105,000 $112,667 $65,000 $150,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 3% $115,000 $113,750 $80,000 $145,000
Manufacturing 2% $120,000 $123,947 $111,840 $140,000
Other 2% $85,000 $89,500 $70,000 $103,000
Petroleum / Energy 1% $115,000 $116,667 $115,000 $120,000
Government 1%
Non-profit 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.

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics

Average Aid Package
$52,700

Average Scholarship / Grant Aid Package
$30,104

Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
78%

All Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
63%

New Students Receiving Some Form Of Aid
73%

New Students Receiving Scholarships / Grants
55%

New Students Receiving Loans
38%

Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$52,272
Tuition (Out-State)
$55,159
Fees (In-State)
$4,131
Fees (Out-State)
$4,131

Expenses per Academic Year

Estimated Room And Board On-Campus
$18,405
Estimated Room And Board Off-Campus
$18,405
Academic Expenses
$805

Student Body Profile

Total Enrollment
1,718
Part Time
57%

In State
66.9%
Out of State
33.1%
Foreign Countries Represented
47

Demographics

7.20%
Minorities
31.30%
International

31% female
69% male

Campus Life

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 [were] 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 great weather."

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 back- grounds, 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 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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