Quick Stats

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  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    716
  • Program Cost
    $102,318
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    48%
  • Selectivity
    18%
  • Job Offers
    90%
  • Average Salary
    $110,265
  • Top Industry
    Technology
Contact Information
110 Westwood Plaza
Gold Hall Suite B201
Los Angeles, California 90095-1481, United States
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Best B-School Road Trip: UCLA Anderson School of Management

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane hit LA's west side for a little surf and some insight into what makes UCLA's Anderson School of Management unique.

About Anderson School of Management

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 36,000 alumni and set in the trend setting and globally diverse economy of Los Angeles, UCLA Anderson marries analytical rigor with bold thinking as it prepares its graduates to shape what’s next in business. Every year, more than 1,800 exceptional individuals pursue MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, and doctoral degree programs, along with some 3,000 executives in non-degree programs.

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There are vast opportunities to learn from others, especially your classmates, both in classes and in extracurricular activities. The school really promotes student-driven activities that enable you to sharpen your leadership skills in an environment where tolerance and understanding are highly valued.

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Admissions: Can I get in?

3.35 GPA of All Applicants 3.52 GPA of All Accepted Applicants
Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 63
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 36 to 96
Admissions Selectivity
18% Anderson School of Management 46% Average Across All Schools

716 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
85% 681
90% 716
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 4,129
18% 18.0
48% 48.0
Female
31% 31
International
60% 60
Re-Applicants
3% 3
17% 17
Wait-listed
100% 283
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Engineering
  • Accepted
  • Engineering
  • Economics
  • Management
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Brigham Young University
  • Duke University
Importance of Application Elements
  • GMAT Scores Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Recommendations Very Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Very Important
$62,311 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • PwC
  • KPMG
  • Accenture
  • Samsung
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
2% 2
4% 4
740 to 769
12% 12
22% 22
710 to 739
32% 32
42% 42
680 to 709
23% 23
24% 24
650 to 679
11% 11
6% 6
620 to 649
8% 8
1% 1
590 to 619
4% 4
1% 1
560 to 589
3% 3
0% 0
530 to 559
2% 2
0% 0
500 to 529
1% 1
0% 0
Under 500
2% 2
0% 0
English Language Requirements
560 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Technology 27%
Top Industry
  • Financial Services 20%
  • Consulting 15%
  • Consumer Products 12%
Deloitte 12
Top Employer
  • PwC 9
  • Amazon, Inc. 8
  • Google, Inc. 7
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
90% Anderson School of Management 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
75% 75.4
61% 60.97325153374234
75% Receive Offers
70% 69.9
56% 55.69710982658959
70% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
15% 14.9
22% 21.9117610062893
15% Receive Offers
19% 18.7
25% 25.424767441860464
19% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
79% Graduates seeking full-time employment
18% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • Deloitte 12
  • PwC 9
  • Amazon, Inc. 8
  • Google, Inc. 7
  • Nestle 4
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
16% 16.3
$126,825.00
80K 140K
Finance/Accounting
27% 27.2
$107,701.00
45K 180K
General Management
9% 8.6
$108,139.00
75K 125K
Human Resources
1% 1.2
$87,500.00
83K 95K
Marketing/Sales
30% 30.4
$105,435.00
45K 140K
Information Technology
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
1% 0.8
$109,500.00
104K 115K
Other
12% 11.7
$109,510.00
70K 170K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
15% 14.8
$129,237.00
80K 140K
Consumer Products
12% 11.7
$100,427.00
65K 140K
Financial Services
20% 20.2
$109,952.00
75K 180K
Government
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Manufacturing
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
7% 7.4
$95,053.00
45K 135K
Non-profit
2% 1.6
$85,676.00
84K 90K
Petroleum/Energy
4% 3.5
$110,629.00
93K 120K
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
4% 3.5
$114,500.00
102K 133K
Real Estate
4% 3.5
$94,111.00
75K 110K
Technology
27% 26.5
$110,837.00
45K 140K
Other
4% 3.5
$115,044.00
83K 170K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
1% 1.2
$136,667.00
100K 170K
More than one year, up to three years
12% 11.7
$107,276.00
45K 150K
More than five years
42% 41.8
$111,526.00
75K 180K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
4% 3.5
$97,522.00
75K 130K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
3% 2.7
$107,286.00
80K 120K
European Free Trade Zone
1% 0.8
$0.00 Data not provided
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
North America
92% 92
$110,751.00
45K 180K
South America
1% 0.8
$0.00 Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
7% 6.6
$105,765.00
45K 160K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
1% 0.8
$0.00 Data not provided
U.S. South
2% 1.6
$106,750.00
92K 135K
U.S. Southwest
2% 1.9
$96,875.00
85K 115K
U.S. Midwest
3% 3.1
$112,000.00
88K 170K
U.S. West
78% 78.2
$111,313.00
45K 180K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Canada
0% 0
$0.00 Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates

Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Industry

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Long Term Pay of MBA Graduates by Job Function

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Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Deloitte 11
  • Google, Inc. 8
  • Mattel, Inc. 8
  • Goldman Sachs & Co. 5
  • VMware, Inc. 5
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 11
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 91
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • San Francisco Bay Area (Technology & Investment Banking)
  • Boston (Investment Management)
  • Hong Kong / Shanghai (Financial Services/ Consulting)
  • Seattle (Technology)

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$157,427
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $102,318
  • Budget $27,647
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$157,427
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $112,318
  • Budget $27,647
23 Full Tuition Scholarships
$27,181 Average Scholarship Amount 77% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
79% 79
77% 77
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$10,201,237
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
100%
Of first-year institutional scholarship recipients who received at least the same amount for the second year
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy Yes
  • Max loan guarantee per year $50,000
  • Average post-graduation debt $86,928
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
72 Anderson School of Management 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Lectures
40% 40
Case study
30% 30
Team project
15% 15
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Media/Entertainment
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Accounting
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Health Care Administration
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Media/Entertainment
  • Real Estate
  • Technology
  • Students can earn certificates in Leaders in Sustainability, Brand Management, Marketing Analytics, Corporate Finance, Global Management, and Investment Management.
Master Degree Programs
  • Finance
Joint Degree Programs
  • MBA/JD (Law)
  • MBA/MCS (Computer Science)
  • MBA/MD (Medicine)
  • MBA/MSN (Nursing)
  • Other
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students are required to complete international experience
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • Students must complete a company-specific project and present results to relevant parties
  • Other
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Continued expansion of student-centered tools and services in order to create the most reliable and useful technical environment while earning an MBA. Anderson boasts Polycom remote classrooms for distance learning from all over the world. Unlimited Lynda.com access. Full-function student club sites. Over a full-year of Mediasite course lecture captures. Moodle-based course web sites. Hundreds of research databases and core software. New online student-friendly apps for room, tutoring & consultation scheduling, event management, career planning, etc., all aimed at streamlining the administrative aspects of being a student, so the

Students: Who are my classmates?

17% Married Students 33% International Students
33% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
65% 65
Asian American
25% 25
Hispanic
6% 6
Student Citizenship
North America
70% 70
Asia
19% 19
South America
4% 4
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Social Impact
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Banking
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing
  • Media & Entertainment
  • New Media
  • Nonprofit
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • Black or African-American students
  • LGBT students
  • Hispanic or Latino/a students
  • International students
  • Partners and families of students
  • Women students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

22,952 Living MBA Alumni 22 Countries where alumni clubs exist
43 Active alumni clubs
20% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.