October 22, 2001

Los Angeles — UCLA Anderson placed highest among all U.S. public universities in the Financial Times' inaugural ranking of the top 50 global Executive MBA programs.

In the Financial Times' rankings, published today, UCLA Anderson tops the list among public universities in the U.S., ranks 2nd in the "Aims Achieved" index, 7th best among all U.S. based programs (public and private), and 12th overall internationally. Additionally, UCLA Anderson ranks 5th in research quality of faculty, and 6th in current salary levels among EMBA graduates surveyed.

Of particular significance is the "Aims Achieved" index, which measures the extent to which alumni fulfilled their goals or reasons for pursuing an EMBA.

The Financial Times uses a comprehensive set of criteria to measure a school's performance in three broad areas: career progression of graduates, diversity and international experience, and research. The rankings are based on a survey of 1998 alumni from 72 business schools internationally, and a questionnaire completed by each business school.

Also published today, Computerworld magazine ranked UCLA Anderson among its top 25 techno-MBA programs. The magazine provided IT-related information about 25 business schools. The survey was based on nominations from campus recruiters as well as college and university MBA programs nationwide.

"Published rankings can be viewed as a barometer of a business school program's level of
success," said Bruce G. Willison, dean of UCLA Anderson.

"If you're measured by the company you keep, then I feel privileged
that UCLA Anderson's faculty, staff and students are consistently
placed in such prestigious company as the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Columbia University, the London Business School, New York University (Stern), University of Chicago, and Northwestern University (Kellogg)," Willison said.

UCLA Anderson is in the top tier of graduate business schools in the United States. Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson today has 134 faculty members who serve more than 600 full-time MBA students, more than 500 Fully Employed MBA students, nearly 150 Executive MBA students, and 50 Ph.D. candidates.

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