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University of California, Los Angeles, Anderson School of Management Part Time MBA

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the world’s leading business schools, with faculty renowned globally for their research and teaching excellence. Supported by a powerful network of 37,000 alumni, and set in the urban hub of Los Angeles, UCLA Anderson is defining the future of business by offering students a pioneering approach to management education. Every year, more than 1,800 elite students join the school’s MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs.

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Program at a Glance

Program Type Part Time

Rankings

Rankings

Program Rankings

Bloomberg

#4 Businessweek Part Time MBA Programs

School Rankings

LinkedIn

#13 Best Graduate Universities for Investment Bankers
#18 Best Graduate Universities for Marketers
#23 Best Graduate Universities for Management Consultants
#25 Best Graduate Universities for Sales Professionals

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Business Schools (West)
#2 Best Campus Environment
#9 Greatest Opportunity for Women

Admissions

Admissions

Application Information

  • Acceptance Rate: 23% accepted out of 3335 applicants
  • Average Age Admitted: 29
  • Average Incoming GPA: 3.56
  • Average Incoming GMAT: 674
  • Average Years Work Experience: 6
  • Application Fee: $200

Admission Considerations

Important: Recommendations, Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA

Admission Requirements

Required: Standardized Test Scores, Personal Essay, Undergraduate GPA, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations

Optional: Work Experience

Admission Information

UCLA Anderson's admissions criteria emphasize academic ability, leadership, work experience, and breadth of life experiences. For admissions officials here it's all about building a community of future leaders with diverse backgrounds and the ability to bring unique contributions to the UCLA Anderson community. There are no minimum requirements for...UCLA Anderson's admissions criteria emphasize academic ability, leadership, work experience, and breadth of life experiences. For admissions officials here it's all about building a community of future leaders with diverse backgrounds and the ability to bring unique contributions to the UCLA Anderson community. There are no minimum requirements for GMAT scores, undergraduate GPA, or prior work experience. Students must submit an online application, two letters of recommendation, and TOEFL scores (when applicable). Optional interviews are available for prospective students.

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School Information

School Information

The following section features data representative of the entire business school, and numbers here are not necessarily reflective of the specific program.

Students and Faculty

Total Graduate Students 1,615
Percent International Students 33%
Total Full-Time Faculty 149
Full-Time Faculty 60%

Student Life

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 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” mind-set. 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.”

Career

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 LA business community.” Further, many deem the career service office to be “excel­lent.” As one student on the brink of graduation gratefully shares, “They connected 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 markedly supe­rior to the one we had before business school.” This success also stems from “an institu­tionalized process whereby first year students have ‘ACT 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 students spend countless hours helping to ensure first year students are engaged and will be successful in their job search.”

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About

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.

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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 third- to 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.”

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Academic

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.

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Degrees Awarded

MBA - 21 months; Executive MBA - 22 months; Fully-Employed MBA - 33 months, 27 months accelerated; Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific - 15 months (dual degree program in partnership with the National University of Singapore Business School); PhD - 4 years; Global Executive MBA for the Americas – 15 months (dual degree program in partnership with Universidad Adolfo Ibanez in Santiago, Chile); Masters in Financial Engineering – 12 months; Accounting Consulting Corporate Finance Entertainment Entrepreneurship Global Management Healthcare Management Investment Management Finance Marketing Real Estate Technology Sustainability.

Student Services

  • Campus Wide Network
  • Centers Of Research:

    UCLA Anderson has several research centers that engage students and faculty in a wide range of programs and activities. These include:

    The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/price.xml)

    Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance and Investments (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x27544.xml)

    UCLA Anderson Forecast, the leading independent economic forecast providing insight to decision makers in business, academia and government (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x24730.xml)

    Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x24692.xml)

    Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports (MEMES) (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x27543.xml)

    Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x25943.xml)

    Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Global Research Network, a network of research institutions studying the impacts of new information and communication technologies on business practices in various countries (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x27545.xml)

    Easton Technology Leadership Program (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x25186.xml)

    In addition to our research centers, the Rosenfeld Library is one of 12 UCLA campus libraries whose vast resources are also available to MBA students. Anderson MBAs are part of the University of California Library system and have access to those information resources through a variety of programs ranging from licensed databases to interlibrary loan to borrowing print materials. The Rosenfeld Library participates in the international Interlibrary Loan Program that allows it to borrow materials that an MBA student may need from libraries beyond the UC system.

  • International Student Support Groups:

    International Business Association (IBA): http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/international

    Greater China Business Association (GCBA): http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/greater-china

    Latin American Business Association (LABA): http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/latin-american

    Korean Business Student Association (KBSA): http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/korean

    South Asia Business Association (SABA): http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/south-asian

    Africa & Middle East Business Association: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/africa-middle-east

    Japan America Business Association (JABA): http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/japan

  • Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Support Groups:

    Out at Anderson (LGBTA): http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/lgbta

  • Minority Support Groups:

    African American Students in Management: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/african-american

    Asian Management Student Association: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/asian

    Latino Management Student Association: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/identity/latino

  • Peer Tutoring Programs:

    Second-year students with outstanding grades in core courses serve as private tutors for first-year students.

  • Research Facilities:

    UCLA Anderson has several research centers that engage students and faculty in a wide range of programs and activities. These include:

    The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/price.xml)

    Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance and Investments (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x27544.xml)

    UCLA Anderson Forecast, the leading independent economic forecast providing insight to decision makers in business, academia and government (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x24730.xml)

    Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x24692.xml)

    Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports (MEMES) (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x27543.xml)

    Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x25943.xml)

    Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Global Research Network, a network of research institutions studying the impacts of new information and communication technologies on business practices in various countries (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x27545.xml)

    Easton Technology Leadership Program (http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x25186.xml)

    In addition to our research centers, the Rosenfeld Library is one of 12 UCLA campus libraries whose vast resources are also available to MBA students. Anderson MBAs are part of the University of California Library system and have access to those information resources through a variety of programs ranging from licensed databases to interlibrary loan to borrowing print materials. The Rosenfeld Library participates in the international Interlibrary Loan Program that allows it to borrow materials that an MBA student may need from libraries beyond the UC system.

  • Study Abroad:

    Asia/Pacific Rim: • China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, China • Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong ~ • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong • Tsinghua University, Beijing, China • Indian Institute of Management (IIMA), Ahmedabad, India • Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore, India • Waseda University*, Tokyo, Japan • Graduate School of Management at University of New South Wales (AGSM) Sydney, Australia • Melbourne Business School, Melbourne University Melbourne, Australia • Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea • Fudan, University School of Management, Shanghai, PRC • National Taiwan University, College of Management, Taipei, Taiwan • Hitotsubashi University, Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Tokyo, Japan

    Africa/Middle East: • Tel Aviv University, Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Tel Aviv, Israel • University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa ~

    Americas: • COPPEAD/UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil • Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo* São Paulo, Brazil • INCAE Business School, Alajuela, Costa Rica

    Europe: • Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark • Rotterdam School of Management, Eramus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands • Escuela Supérior de Administración y Dirección de Empresas (ESADE), Barcelona, Spain • IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain • Instituto de Empresa (IE), Madrid, Spain • HEC School of Management, Jouy-en-Josas, France • London Business School, London, England • Norwegian School of Business and Economics, Bergen, Norway • SDA Bocconi University, Milan, Italy • St. Gallen University, St. Gallen, Switzerland • Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden • University of Economics, Prague, Czech Republic • Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw, Poland

    • Language facility required ~ Spring term possibility
  • Women Support Groups:

    WomenÂ’s Business Connection (WBC): http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/clubs-and-associations/professional/womens-business-connection

Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of University of California—Los Angeles UCLA Anderson School of Management include:

Mr. Craig Kreeger - CEO; Virgin Atlantic Airways Ltd.

Mr. Mitch Kupchak - General Manager; Los Angeles Lakers

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

Ms. Susan Wojcicki - Senior Vice President, Advertising; Google Inc.

Mr. Jim Moffatt - Chairman and CEO; Deloitte Consulting LLP

School Outcomes

Average Debt At Graduation: $71,995

Top Employers Of Graduates From This School Include: Deloitte Consulting, Mattel Inc., Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Amazon, Inc., Amgen, Inc.

Industry Percent Employed Median Starting Salary
Business 36% $102,450
Other 36% $102,591
Finance / Accounting 31% $99,016
Marketing / Sales 28% $101,721
Technical 28% $112,213
Financial Services 21% $99,868
Consulting 19% $121,396
Consulting 18% $121,234
General Management 11% $110,327
Other 10% $100,652
Other 4% $115,222
Non Profit 2% $77,200
Operations / Logistics 2% $107,000

School Employment Information

Graduation Employment 72%
Three Month Employment 86%
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