January 30, 2004

Los Angeles — For the third consecutive year, UCLA Anderson School of Management was named 1st in Entrepreneurship worldwide by the Financial Times in its sixth-annual survey of full-time MBA programs, published on Monday, Jan. 26.

In the "research rank" category, UCLA Anderson faculty were 8th among 100 business schools globally - up four spots from the 12th place spot the school has held for the last two years. Additionally, the school ranked 10th in placement success and 8th in salaries in finance and banking.

"We're pleased that UCLA Anderson's efforts in entrepreneurship continue to be recognized worldwide," said Dean Bruce Willison. "Additionally, our faculty and academic areas continue to receive high ratings in key business school surveys."

"Our rankings reflect the high quality of our students, faculty and alumni," said Elaine K. Hagan, executive director of the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. "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."

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.

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. Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in full-time, part-time and executive MBA programs and doctoral programs.

UCLA Anderson's faculty includes outstanding educators and researchers who share their scholarship and expertise in such fundamental areas as finance, marketing, accounting, business economics, decision sciences, operations and technology management, human resources and organizational behavior, information systems, strategy and policy.

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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