October 20, 2003

Financial Times Ranks UCLA Anderson School's Executive MBA Program 8th in the United States

FT Survey Also Rates Faculty Scholarship as 3rd Best Globally

Los Angeles — Following on the heels of the 2003 BusinessWeek survey of Top Executive MBA (EMBA) Programs, the Financial Times Third Annual Survey of EMBA programs ranks UCLA Anderson School of Management 8th in the United States and 13th overall. The FT survey places the school as #1 in the West, as did BusinessWeek's EMBA survey.

Of particular note is the fact that UCLA Anderson faculty were rated third best globally in the research survey, which is a rating of faculty publications in 40 international academic and practitioner journals.

UCLA Anderson EMBA alumni ranked in the top 10 in terms of current salary, with alumni from the EMBA class of 2000 averaging $158,466 in salary three years after graduation. UCLA Anderson graduates were also ranked 11th in terms of work experience. For each alumnus, this factor that takes into account their position held, size of company and the number of years spent in each position prior to starting the EMBA, together with international experience.

The Top 15 EMBA programs worldwide according to Financial Times are as follows:

Rank / School

1 Pennsylvania (Wharton)
2 Chicago
3 Duke (Fuqua)
4 Columbia Business School
5 NYU (Stern)
6 London Business School
7 Northwestern (Kellogg)
8 Instituto de Empresa
9 Hong Kong UST Business School
10 Emory (Goizueta)
11 GSBA Zurich
12 University of Western Ontario (Ivey)
13 UCLA Anderson
14 Purdue University (Krannert/ Tias)
15 Georgetown University (McDonough)

Other Notables

16 USC (Marshall)
19 IMD
21 Texas Austin (McCombs)
23 IESE
31 UNC (Kenan-Flagler)

For more specifics on the FT EMBA rankings, please refer to the October 20, 2003, issue of Financial Times or go to http://news.ft.com/home/us.


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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