October 10, 2003

Los Angeles — In the 2003 BusinessWeek survey of Top Executive MBA (EMBA) Programs, UCLA Anderson School of Management is ranked 7th overall and best in the West. This biennial ranking is drawn from a survey of more than 4,000 recent EMBA alumni and 64 EMBA program directors.

UCLA Anderson was also recognized by its EMBA graduates for its strength in the subject area of marketing, placing among the top five business schools worldwide. Additionally, UCLA Anderson was one of three schools in the top 25 to receive a grade of 'A' from its graduates in the areas of teaching, curriculum and support.

Other EMBA directors ranked UCLA Anderson 7th overall as well.

According to BusinessWeek, Anderson's EMBA graduates praise the comprehensive field-study program and the fact that our EMBA faculty have executive experience.

The Top 10 EMBA programs worldwide according to BusinessWeek are as follows:

Rank / School

1 Northwestern (Kellogg)
2 Chicago
3 Pennsylvania (Wharton)
4 Duke (Fuqua-Weekend)
5 UNC (Kenan-Flagler)
7 UCLA (Anderson)
8 Texas Austin
9 Duke (Fuqua-Global)
10 Emory (Goizueta)

Other Notables

12 USC (Marshall)
13 NYU (Stern)
14 Cornell (Johnson)
15 Columbia
19 Pepperdine (Graziadio)

For more specifics on the EMBA rankings, please refer to the BusinessWeek issue dated October 20, 2003, or view it online (you may need to register to gain access to their content).

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the top-tier business schools in the world. Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment. Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs and doctoral programs.

UCLA Anderson's faculty includes outstanding educators and researchers who share their scholarship and expertise in such fundamental areas as finance, marketing, accounting, business economics, decision sciences, operations and technology management, human resources and organizational behavior, information systems, strategy and policy.

Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and talent that will shape the future.

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