October 16, 2006

UCLA Anderson School of Management Scores in Latest Business School Surveys

Enduring reputation and innovative growth uphold MBA programs


LOS ANGELES – UCLA Anderson School of Management was featured in three recent business school surveys.  BusinessWeek released its biennial Best Business Schools Rankings issue, The Wall Street Journal published their sixth annual Recruiters Survey, and the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine announced their rankings of top entrepreneurship programs.

“All of our MBA programs continue to improve and demonstrate enduring value that is resulting in our growing reputation among students, alumni, corporate recruiters, and our peers,” said Judy Olian, Dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management.

BusinessWeek
On October 12, 2006, BusinessWeek released its Best B-School Rankings of top U.S. and international MBA programs and UCLA Anderson’s MBA program ranked #12 among the nation’s business schools (up two spots from 2004).  For the second consecutive survey cycle, BusinessWeek also rated the UCLA Anderson faculty as number one in “intellectual capital,” a measure of the thought leadership contributions of its faculty.  BusinessWeek publishes its rankings biennially, cumulating three types of input measures:

  1. A poll of recent graduates combined with graduate poll responses from 2004 and 2002 ranking years
  2. A poll of corporate recruiters that is also combined with recruiter responses from 2004 and 2002 ranking years
  3. A school’s intellectual capital that tallies faculty members’ academic publications in 20 prominent research journals

BusinessWeek Best B-School Rankings reports and results are currently available at newsstands and online at http://www.businessweek.com

The Wall Street Journal
On September 20, 2006, The Wall Street Journal published its sixth annual Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey based on the opinions and experiences of M.B.A. corporate recruiters, the results which culminated into, “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Schools: Recruiters’ Top Picks.” 

UCLA Anderson ranked 19th on the national rankings of top business schools in this survey, the same ranking it received last year.  The rankings, in three separate categories (National, Regional, and International) are based on three major components:

  1. Perceptions of the school and its students along 21 attributes
  2. Intended future supportive behaviors toward the school based on two attributes
  3. Mass appeal

Read more about The Wall Street Journal rankings at http://www.careerjournal.com/reports/bschool06/

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine
In its October 2006 issue, Entrepreneur Magazine published its fourth annual national ranking of entrepreneurship programs in collaboration with The Princeton Review.  UCLA Anderson and its Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies was ranked #11 out of 25 top graduate school picks.  The Princeton Review surveyed more than 700 undergraduate and business schools about their offerings in entrepreneurship covering areas such as:

  • Mentoring
  • Experiential learning
  • Course offerings
  • Alumni successes
  • Career prospects of current students

Read more about Entrepreneur Magazine's rankings at http://www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is 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.

The mission of UCLA Anderson School of Management is to be a global leader in management education, research and service. Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson 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. UCLA Anderson alumni number more than 35,000 graduates around the world dedicated to continued networking, professional development and educational activities.

Contact Information

Diana Greenwood, (310) 206-7707, diana.greenwood@anderson.ucla.edu

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