UCLA Anderson School of Management – Los Angeles, California

February 20th, 2013 by

Business School Motto: Think in the next.

UCLA Anderson School of Management - Los Angeles, California


Key Differentiators

UCLA Anderson School of Management was founded in the midst of The Great Depression and now ranks among the top-tier business schools in the world.  The business school provides students with a world-renowned faculty who are experts in the areas of:

  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Decision Sciences
  • Operations and Technology Management
  • Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour
  • Information Systems
  • Strategy and Policy

The curriculum at UCLA Anderson is defined by leadership and students are regularly given opportunities to develop leadership skills in activities like working with teams on real management challenges, receiving personalised leadership mentoring and leadership experiences through student associations and activities.

The business school has created a strategic plan that evolves around the rapid and revolutionary changes in economic, social and technological landscapes that have created new markets and conditions for organisations.  They have directed their focus on the areas of globalisation, information technology, noting the drivers of societal well-being and new ways of communicating.  They have an aspiration to equip students with the skills and values need to fulfill their careers, become global leaders and impact society for the better good.

UCLA Anderson has also created new learning approaches that combine mixed models of online and face-to-face study to cater to the advances in information technology that are revolutionizing the learning process in schools.  They have also focused on expanding the intellectual outreach of faculty and students through different virtual delivery systems and in-person activities and mixers that are designed to create a social, intellectual and physical environment that encourages community.



The MBA is offered in full-time, fully-employed and global formats and contains a market-facing curriculum that integrates real-world experiences to teach students how to make an impact on the global economy.

The Full-time MBA starts with an MBA prep course that presents students with the basics, a self-assessment, online tutorials and on-campus workshops and occurs during the summer.  Foundations in leadership are also covered and students identify their strengths and weakness and create a leadership development plan.  In the middle of the programme, students choose between four tracks:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Custom

The programme allows students to customise their schedule if they desire in the first year, and then they pursue tracks geared towards their specialisation in the second year.  The programme is capped off with an Applied Management Research Programme which places students in teams to complete a consulting-style project with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, non-profits and government agencies.

The Fully-Employed MBA Programme is 33 months long, part-time and designed for the mid-career working professional.  The first half of the programme is comprised of 44 units of core courses and the second half consists of 40 units of electives.  A master’s thesis is required in the form of a six-month field study called the “Global Access Programme” and class formats are chosen from one of three options listed below, provided by UCLA Anderson.

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The Global EMBA Programme for Asia Pacific is a 15-month programme that consists of 16 course modules and a two-part management curriculum that is conducted through six, two-week sessions.  The programme is comprised of 72 credits, with 36 credits from UCLA and 36 from NUS. Two sessions are held in UCLA, two are held at NUS in Singapore, one is held in Shanghai and one in Bangalore.  Below is the programme schedule, provided by UCLA Anderson.

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The Global EMBA Programme for the Americas is comprised of six modules delivered in Miami, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo and Santiago. Two sessions are held in Los Angeles, two in Miami, one in Sao Paulo and one in Santiago.  Below is a programme schedule, provided by UCLA Anderson.

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The Executive MBA Programme is designed to enhance participants’ leadership skills, allow them to collaborate with other senior executives, experience global cultures and markets and analyse the operations and ambitions of their organisations.  The learning method of the programme emphasizes the master of the fundamentals of business and analytical problem-solving and the development of a broad view of strategic leadership.  This method has a goal to develop within executives a global perspective, an integrated approach to management and teamwork skills.

During the final year of study of the programme, executives part-take in the Strategic Management Research Programme which provides organisations with an opportunity to engage with a team of experienced professionals who are students of the programme.  Teams are assembled that represent all different business specialties and spend an estimated 2,000 hours developing a strategic plan for the company.  The plan usually incorporates financial, marketing, operational and strategic recommendations based on the research and team. Actions could include launching a new product or service, offering an existing product to a new market segment or providing in-depth analysis of an organisation’s restructuring and reorganizing.

Below is the curriculum of the Executive MBA Programme, provided by UCLA Anderson.

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Global MBA Rankings
Although Forbes and US News do not rank MBAs globally, they were included for their impact in the US


Job Integration Rate
According to Bloomberg Businessweek’s International Business School Ranking

  • High:  91% job offer three months post-graduation


Social Media Presence

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  • http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=32
  • http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLF3BED8A407F44FEE


General Information

Anderson Graduate School Of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90024
United States

t: +1 310-825-6944
w: www.anderson.ucla.edu