May 19, 2003

SBC Sponsors Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program at The Anderson School at UCLA

LOS ANGELES — Angela Gibson, director, external affairs, SBC Communications Inc. (NYSE: SBC), presented Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Ph.D., director, Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, with a check for $40,000 for sponsorship of the Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program. It is the second of three installments of their $120,000 grant to the MDE Program at Anderson. The SBC Corporation has been a contributor to MDE since the program's inception in 1990.

"SBC has been a dedicated sponsor of the MDE Program for thirteen years. Their generosity and commitment has allowed us to help hundreds of entrepreneurs achieve their goals and build successful businesses. We value our relationship with SBC and sincerely appreciate their support," said Osborne, who is also an associate professor of global economics and management at The Anderson School.

The Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) Program, offered by the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at The Anderson School at UCLA, is a premiere educational opportunity that enables entrepreneurs to develop essential management skills and strengthen their ability to build and manage effective and profitable organizations. MDE provides participants with a varied curriculum of lectures, case discussions, applied workshops, and business improvement consultation to help them develop management tools to confront issues facing today's growing enterprises.

The MDE Program is offered twice a year - at The Anderson School during the fall and in the Bay Area during the spring. Participants receive instruction in the latest theory and practice in such areas as strategy, marketing, finance, operations, and management. In addition to a varied curriculum of lectures, case discussions and applied workshops, participants work closely with faculty to address the challenges facing today's growing enterprises.

About the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

The Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies is consistently ranked among the best in the world for entrepreneurial education and has been rated #1 over the past two years by the Financial Times. The Price Center oversees all teaching, research, extracurricular and community activities related to entrepreneurship at The Anderson School. The Price Center strives to provide academic and extracurricular experiences that advance both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship.

About The Anderson School at UCLA

The Anderson School at UCLA 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, The Anderson School provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs and doctoral programs.

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