About The School
UCLA Anderson defines its community by three core qualities: share success, think fearlessly and drive change. It’s lauded for pioneering the nation’s first field-study program nearly 50 years ago—the Applied Management Research Program—and establishing the Easton Technology Management Center. Anderson’s motto, “Think in the Next,” speaks to a penchant for bold thinkers who are unafraid to chart new pathways and effect change.
The incoming class of 360 MBA candidates is nested within a powerhouse university of more than 40,000 students, located in one of the most diverse cities in the U.S. As the world’s 15th largest economy, LA is home to more than 300,000 small businesses, and its vibrant tech scene produces four times the GDP of Silicon Valley. Its reputation as a creative city in media and entertainment are unparalleled, but LA’s strengths extend to sectors such as consulting, finance, health care and consumer products. This nexus of industry, creativity and business-creation offers noteworthy access to company visits, guest speakers, mentors and internships.
Strengths And Specializations
Entrepreneurship, finance, tech, communications and entertainment.
Number of applicants (if possible) – 2,866
MBA Class size – 360
Annual tuition (converted to USD) – $130,248
3% Starting Own Business
Avg. Base Salary – $129,602
Salary Increase – 111%
Employment in 3 months – 89.9
Avg. Work Exp. – 4.5
Average GMAT – 706
Int’l Students – 36%
Female Students – 40%
Deadlines for 2021-2022:
R1 Oct. 5, 2021
R2 Jan. 4, 2022
R3 April 12, 2022
Essay 1. How have events of the past year influenced the impact you would like to make in your community, career, or both?
Essay 2. Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (optional)
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