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November 26, 2014
UCLA Anderson Rises in Recent Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist & Financial Times Rankings
Student satisfaction with every aspect of their Anderson experience is of vital importance to UCLA Anderson. Various surveys from different publications use different metrics resulting in diverse rankings. The following is a list of several survey rankings reported over the past several months:
  • Bloomberg Businessweek Best Business Schools - November 2014 UCLA Anderson's MBA program is ranked 11, up from 18 in 2012. We rank 3 in the graduate poll (up from 21 in 2012), 16 in the corporate recruiter poll (up from 19), and 15 in intellectual capital (down from 5).
  • The Economist WhichMBA? - October 2014: UCLA Anderson Full-time MBA program ranked 11 in the U.S., up from 12 in 2013; ranked 13 globally, up from 18 in 2013.
  • Financial Times Global EMBA - October 2014: UCLA Anderson EMBA program ranked 9 in the U.S., up from 10 in 2013; ranked 41 globally, up from 42 in 2013.
  • Financial Times Global EMBA - October 2014: UCLA-NUS Global EMBA program for Asia Pacific ranked 4 globally, up from 5 in 2013.
Anderson Evenings Bring Students and Alumni Together in New York City and San Francisco

Anderson Evenings
Anderson Evening NY Photo GalleryAs students made their way to various cities for day-on-the-job industry treks, alumni joined students and braved unusual weather conditions in both New York City and San Francisco to attend the first annual Anderson Evenings series. Presented by the Parker Career Management Center and Office of Alumni Relations, the events drew an audience of nearly 400 people combined. New York's Anderson Evening featured a fireside chat about financial markets with CEO of Moelis & Company's Ken Moelis and Dean Judy Olian at the New York Athletic Club on November 18. San Francisco's Anderson Evening spotlighted a conversation on technology moderated by Dean Olian with Tapjoy's Steve Wadsworth '88 and Google's Darren Pleasance '95. The event was hosted on November 20 at The Winery San Francisco, a winery, tasting room and event center owned by Bryan Kane '96. Alumni representing companies in attendance offered targeted networking opportunities for a broad spectrum of industries including consulting, energy, investment banking, investment management, net impact, sports and technology.

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Qualcomm's Dr. Paul E. Jacobs Honored at the John Wooden Global Leadership Award Ceremony

JWGLA Highlights 2014On November 17, Dr. Paul E. Jacobs received the John Wooden Global Leadership Award for his exceptional leadership of telecommunications company Qualcomm, Inc. in tribute to the leadership ideals of John Wooden. In her introduction of the seventh recipient of the annual awards, Dean Judy Olian said "When he was leading the handset division of Qualcomm, Dr. Jacobs adopted the slogan, 'Lead through vision, not division.' He focused on what brought people together. That's a play right out of Coach's playbook." Proceeds from the evening funded three $25,000 fellowships awarded to Nicole áBeckett (FEMBA '15), Derek Herrera (EMBA '15) and Elizabeth Pratt (MBA/MPP '16) based on their exceptional leadership, academic merit and financial need. Highlights of the evening included a tribute to John Wooden by sports broadcaster Dick Enberg and videotaped remarks from legendary UCLA basketball player Bill Walton. Read more...

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UCLA Anderson Shares Success this Holiday Season

Share Success this Holiday SeasonAs we approach the holiday season, the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network is offering various ways to give back and connect with fellow alumni and your community through various alumni regional chapter and affinity groups events:

» Every gift makes a difference! Together they add up to millions for fellowships, research, academics, and launching new programs at UCLA Anderson. Make yours today. GIVE.

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October - Giora Romm '82 Shares His Story of Moving From Prison to Prestige
September - Starbucks' Chief Community Office Blair Taylor '90 Challenges Class of 2016 to Make a Social Impact
August - Brian Cornell '91 to guide Target Corporation's transformation as new Chairman & CEO
July - AEG Scores at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
June - Congratulations to UCLA Anderson's 2014 Faculty Award Winners!
May - Relive Alumni Weekend 2014
April - CEO of Maker Studios Ynon Kreiz ('93) Helps to Secure Another Disney Acquisition Deal
March - UCLA Anderson Students Raise Funds as They Continue Work in Africa 
February - Susan Wojcicki ('98) Taking the Helm at YouTube
January - Huntley Castner ('89) Promoted to CEO of Yogurtland

December - UCLA Anderson Receives $5 Million Gift from Professor Bill Cockrum
November - Bob Iger, Chairman & CEO Disney Recognized for Leadership
October - A Discussion Between Industry Icons: Larry Fink '76 and Bill Gross '71 
September - Fink/Gross: A Meeting of Extraordinary Minds
August - Kermani's ('09) Crazy Cart Spins Great Press
July - Addressing a Strategic Challenge (AMR)
June- Relive Alumni Weekend
April - When Type A's Retire? Pitfalls, Warnings, Hopes and Dreams with Don Asher
March - Business School Rankings and Alumni Awards Announced
February - TED@UCLA Anderson: The Young. The Wise. The Undiscoverd
January - Kimberly Freeman ('02) honored at the Southern California Visionaries annual awards luncheon 

December - Joel Fried ('86), and his wife, Deanne Fried, have generously pledged up to $1 million
November - UCLA Anderson and the chance to study with a UCLA Nobel Prize winner
October - Hwee Hua Lim ('89) has joined the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Management 
September - Starbucks appoints Blair H. Taylor ('90) as new Chief Community Officer
August - UC Davis appoints new Athletics Director Terrance J. "Terry" Tumey ('93)
July - Guy Kawasaki ('79) Delivers Commencement Speech  
June - Linda Smith ('95) focuses on literacy in Guatemala
May  -Charlie Steinmetz ('77) Changes the Lives of L.A. Inner-City Students 
April - Robin Leamy ('86) Follows His Dreams
March - Marketing event at Google headquarters showcases Inspirational Alumni
January - Bob Foster ('65) Knighted by Finland 

November - A Conversation with Larry Fink ('76) and Bill Gross ('71)
October - Alumni Conference 2011 at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes
September - Welcome Week Invites UCLA Anderson Alumni to Celebrate Worldwide
August - Special Edition: In Memory of John E. Anderson '40, 1917-2011
June - Jim Moffatt ('87) Elected Chairman and CEO of Deloitte Consulting LLP
May - John E. and Marion Anderson Donate $25 Million to UCLA Anderson
April - May 21 is UCLA Alumni Day on the UCLA campus
March - UCLA Anderson Announces 100 Inspirational Alumni List
February - Leonard ('95), Takes Unconventional Path as a Bio-Tech Entrepreneur
January - Alumni Career Services Jump Starts January with Events and Free Resume Reviews

December - Videos from the Alumni Weekend Conference
November - Celebrating 75 years of Business Beyond Usual
September - Don't Miss David Martin ('91) When He Speaks at Alumni Weekend
August - Regazzi ('97) Energizes the Alumni Network; Rajaraman ('08) is Writing the Future of
June - New Book from Ullrich ('92) Shares Getting to the Top Success Strategies
May - Heart Surgeon Magliato ('06) Lives Her Life Disregarding Fears of Failure
April - Lawrence ('99) is Mentoring and Providing Guidance to Future Leaders
March - Lanier ('02) Brings Strategic Research; Kermani ('09) and the Drift Cart Inspiration
February - Randy Horn ('97) Rolled the Dice on a Board Game
January - Dr. Susan Love ('98) wants to eradicate breast cancer

November - Mitch Kupchak ('87) is On Top of the World
October - Kyle Martin ('97) Weighs In On Barack Obama's "Top Down" Approach
September - Welcome Week Begins Across the Globe
August - Cheng Si-Wei ('83) Enjoys Teaching, Despite His Many Other Roles
July - William L. Ballhaus ('98) has Seen DynCorp International's Revenue Rise as CEO
June - UCLA Anderson Alumni Prove Their Value Across the Corporate Spectrum
May - Wooden Global Leadership Award Recipient American Express Company Chairman & CEO
April - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
March - Matheson ('78) represents UCLA Anderson In the House of Representatives
February - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
January - DeWolf ('05) and Gagne ('05) Share a Common Vision Managing Wealth

December - Denis Florin ('88): Energy in Transition
November - UCLA Anderson Alumni Honored with New Appointments
October - Salvador Viramontes ('96), Branding Batman in Britain