January 25, 2005

Financial Times Rankings

First in Entrepreneurship, Faculty Rank in Top 5 in Financial Times Survey

LOS ANGELES - For the fourth consecutive year, UCLA Anderson School of Management was named 1st in Entrepreneurship worldwide by the Financial Times in its seventh-annual survey of full-time MBA programs, published on Monday, Jan. 24.

In the "research rank" category, UCLA Anderson faculty were 5th among 100 business schools globally - up three spots from the 8th place spot the school held last year. The 2005 Financial Times Full-Time MBA Rankings includes 58 domestic and 42 international programs. UCLA Anderson School of Management is ranked 17th in the United States, up four spots from last year, and 26th internationally, up six places from 2004. Unlike BusinessWeek (14th) and U.S. News & World Report (12th), the FT's primary focus is on alumni career progress three years post graduation.

"FT's high ranking (#5) of our faculty research, our #1 faculty intellectual capital ranking in BusinessWeek, combined with our continued top FT ranking in entrepreneurship truly reflects the high quality of our faculty, students and alumni," said Dean Bruce Willison. "Additionally, our faculty and academic areas continue to receive high ratings in key business school surveys."

"The entrepreneurial program at UCLA Anderson provides students with the skills to think strategically, evaluate opportunities and lead organizations --  whether they choose an entrepreneurial path or such traditional MBA careers as brand management, consulting or investment banking," said Elaine K. Hagan ('91), executive director of the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.

UCLA Anderson's Price Center has long been a recognized leader in entrepreneurial education and research, and oversees all teaching, scholarship, extracurricular and community activities related to entrepreneurship at the school. The Price Center provides a set of academic and extracurricular experiences that advance both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship, while preparing MBA students and entrepreneurs from a variety disciplines for the challenge of business management in entrepreneurial environments.

You can read more about the Financial Times rankings at the following Web site:
http://rankings.ft.com/rankings/mba/rankings.html

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.  UCLA Anderson students are part of a culture that values individual vision, intellectual discipline and a sense of teamwork and collegiality.

Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of Management provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in MBA and doctoral programs, and some 2,000 executives and managers enrolled annually in executive education programs.  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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