May 16, 2006

UCLA Anderson Executive Education Programs Move Up in Financial Times Rankings

Director Laurie Dowling credits innovative teaching methods

LOS ANGELES – Continuing an upward trend, Financial Times ranked UCLA Anderson’s Executive Education program 23rd in the world, up one spot from its 2005 ranking. This year marks the publication of the eighth annual Financial Times survey of international non-degree executive education programs. It ranks open and custom programs, and presents a combined ranking for business schools that offer both types of courses.

In the open enrollment category, UCLA Anderson ranked 18th, also up one spot from 2005’s survey. UCLA Anderson’s custom programs showed significant improvement in the rankings as well, moving to number 33, six spots higher than the previous year. UCLA Anderson’s three-year average in open enrollment programs is 19.

Among the highlights for UCLA Anderson is a top-ten ranking in the new skills and learning category (#10), a #14 rating in the teaching materials category and a #14 rating for follow-up.

“The great thing about the Financial Times survey is that it provides a global overview for executive education programs and it’s wonderful that we’re part of it,” said Laurie Dowling, director of UCLA Anderson’s Executive Education programs. “We’re living in a global economy and executives from Helsinki, Buenos Aires, Beijing and Los Angeles are more closely tied than they were ten years ago. This is an international ranking and with UCLA Anderson’s location on the Pacific Rim and its ties to Latin America and Europe, it’s completely appropriate that we are highly thought of in the global community. This is part of Dean (Judy D.) Olian’s vision.”

Dowling credits the UCLA Anderson faculty, in part, for the program’s success in the survey. “Our faculty revels in teaching new ways of thinking. That’s one area we are measured on and our faculty really teaches in creative ways. We have an incredible faculty whom we’re proud to have associated with our executive education programs.”

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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 34,000 graduates around the world dedicated to continued networking, professional development and educational activities.

Contact Information

Paul Feinberg, (310) 794-1215, paul.feinberg@anderson@ucla.edu

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