Overview

Applicants
2,820
Acceptance Rate
30%
Average Undergrad GPA
3.50
Years Work Experience
5
Average Age
28

Test Scores

GMAT (25th and 75th percentiles)
700 - 740
GPA
3.30 - 3.69

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
191

110
Part-time
42
Female
14
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

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


Sustainability

Courses in Sustainability
Yes

Sustainability course is
Optional

Description
https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/centers/impactanderson/for-students/courses We offer a number of courses with an emphasis on sustainability and social impact at the School, including but not limited to: Business and the Environment; Social Entrepreneurship ? Business Models for Social Change; Impact Creation, Analysis and Evaluation; Affordable Housing Development; Law and Management of Nonprofits; Impact Investing in Social Ventures; Energy, Climate Change and Finance. UCLA Anderson also offers two ways of specializing in social impact and sustainability - the MBA Specialization in Social Impact (more than 50 students) and the campus-wide graduate certificate program, Leaders in Sustainability (more than 190 students from 24 programs across UCLA). Please see: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/centers/impactanderson/for-students/specializations-and-certificates

Research Opportunities in Sustainability
Yes

Description
https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/centers/impactanderson/for-students/social-impact-consulting Students conduct independent studies, Applied Management Research capstone projects, pro bono consulting engagements and case writing on sustainability-related topics. Range of research projects include but are not limited to: increasing ecotourism in the Galapagos, creating blue economies in small island developing states, repairing human-wildlife conflict in Botswana, expanding sustainable health care and education in Southeast Asia, encouraging sustainable rubber production in Indonesia, improving livelihoods for coffee farmers in Peru, and creating agricultural viability in Brazilian rainforests.

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 has LEED Platinum Certification. Development of a set of guidelines to ensure events are sustainable and zero waste. Establishment of a UCLA Policy on Sustainable Practices that covers all aspects of the way the campus operates, including but not limited to: green building design, clean energy, climate protection, sustainable transportation, sustainable building operations, zero waste, sustainable procurement, sustainable food systems, sustainable water systems. The School is currently undertaking a Sustainability Master Plan. See https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/3100155/SustainablePractices and https://www.sustain.ucla.edu/plan/

Career Overview

Average Starting Salary
$129,602
Accepted employment by 3 months after graduation
87%

Finding Jobs & Internships

Source Of Full-Time Job Acceptances
73%
School Facilitiated
27%
Graduate Facilitated

Source Of Internship Acceptances
81%
School Facilitiated
20%
Graduate Facilitiated

Graduates Employed by Area of Practice

27%
Consulting
26%
Marketing
21%
Finance/Accounting
14%
Other
7%
General Management
4%
Operations/Logistics
1%
Human Resources

Graduates Employed by Region

75%
West
9%
International
9%
Northeast
2%
Midwest
2%
Southwest
2%
Mid-Atlantic
1%
South

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 27% $145,000 $136,359 $68,640 $166,000
Marketing / Sales 26% $122,500 $126,202 $95,000 $170,000
Finance / Accounting 21% $130,000 $133,529 $92,500 $162,000
Other 14% $123,900 $124,335 $55,000 $190,000
General Management 7% $125,000 $122,211 $62,000 $150,000
Operations / Logistics 4% $130,000 $121,655 $87,000 $145,200
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 31% $130,000 $128,209 $62,000 $176,800
Consulting 21% $150,000 $143,518 $86,000 $166,000
Financial Services 16% $139,000 $132,879 $85,000 $162,000
Consumer Products 9% $110,000 $115,065 $82,500 $150,000
Media / Entertainment 6% $120,000 $116,824 $55,000 $170,000
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 6% $120,000 $115,928 $68,640 $141,000
Real Estate 5% $125,000 $130,000 $95,000 $160,000
Petroleum / Energy 2%
Non-profit 1%
Other 1%

Prominent Alumni

Mr. James "Jim" D. Farley Jr.
President and CEO, Ford Motor Company

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

Mr. Ynon Kreiz
Chairman and CEO, Mattel

Mr. John Stankey
CEO, AT&T

Ms. Susan Wojcicki
CEO, YouTube

Dates


Financial Aid Statistics


Tuition Full-Time (per year)

Tuition (In-State)
$65,049
Tuition (Out-State)
$65,049
Fees (In-State)
$4,458
Fees (Out-State)
$4,458

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 Full-Time Enrollment
702
Part Time
58%

In State
63.3%
Out of State
36.7%
Foreign Countries Represented
38

Demographics

9.80%
Underrepresented Minorities
27.80%
International

33% female
67% 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
G406
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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