January 30, 2006

UCLA Anderson Moves Up to 13th in the U.S., 19th Worldwide in Financial Times Survey

FT's primary focus is on alumni career progress three years post-graduation

LOS ANGELES - UCLA Anderson School of Management moved up both nationally and internationally in the Financial Times’ eighth-annual survey of full-time MBA programs, published on Monday, Jan. 30.

The 2006 Financial Times Full-Time MBA Rankings of the top 100 MBA programs includes 57 domestic and 43 international programs. UCLA Anderson School of Management is ranked 13th in the United States, up four spots from last year, and 19th internationally, up seven places from 2005. Unlike BusinessWeek (14th) and U.S. News & World Report (11th), the FT's primary focus is on alumni career progress three years post graduation. UCLA Anderson ranked 9th in the "North American salary today" category - Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Tuck, Columbia, MIT, Yale and NYU rounded out the top ten.  Other areas ranked by FT highlighting UCLA Anderson include: entrepreneurship #3 and faculty research #12 among 100 business schools globally.

"I’m delighted with the continued upward trend in perceptions of the quality and value of the UCLA Anderson MBA degree across the world,” said Dean Judy Olian.  “With UCLA Anderson’s excellent faculty, students and alumni network, the various MBA rankings, including the FT global rankings, capture several of the distinctions of the program.”

"The data in this survey affirm that the value of the UCLA Anderson degree gets even better over time,” said Eric Mokover (’80), associate dean for career initiatives.  “The Parker Career Management Center has enhanced student and alumni career services to include career and executive coaching, workshops in various cities, and a dramatic increase in the number of companies that come to campus to recruit , certainly enhancing the value of our programs and degree for our graduates,” added Mokover.

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 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

Hilary Rehder, (310) 206-7707, hilary.rehder@anderson.ucla.edu

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