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

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."


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

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
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

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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