September 23, 2004

LOS ANGELES — UCLA Anderson School of Management was featured in a special report in The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 22 that ranked the school among the top business schools nationwide.  UCLA Anderson was the only southern California business school listed on the National schools ranking of, “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Schools: Recruiters' Top Picks.”

UCLA Anderson was also featured in Princeton Review’s Best 143 Business Schools, ranking in the top 10 in four of 11 categories, and Business 2.0’s MBA Insider’s Guide to America’s Top Business Schools, which is a special report (not a ranking) that looks at business schools where career prospects are brightest.

“We’re pleased that our MBA programs continue to demonstrate enduring value to our students, alumni and corporate recruiters,” said Bruce G. Willison, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management.

The Wall Street Journal
On Sept. 22, 2004, The Wall Street Journal published its fourth annual Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive survey of corporate recruiters, the results of which culminated into, “The Wall Street Journal Guide to Business Schools: Recruiters' Top Picks.”

UCLA Anderson ranked 19th on the National schools ranking of top business schools in this survey, which saw some significant changes to its methodology this year.  The most significant change is that The Wall Street Journal created three separate rankings:

  • National schools in North America
  • Regional schools in North America 
  • International schools

Princeton Review
Princeton Review published on Sept. 21, 2004, its book and rankings lists entitled, “The Best 143 Business Schools.”  Princeton Review surveyed more than 11,000 students at 143 business schools and took their opinions, along with statistics reported by school administrators, to create 11 rankings lists, each one identifying the top 10 business schools in a specific category.

UCLA Anderson ranked in the following four of the 11 categories:

  • Best Campus Environment – 2nd
  • Best Overall Academic Experience – 7th
  • Best Career Prospects – 8th
  • Greatest Opportunity for Women – 9th

Business 2.0
In its Sept. 2004 issue, Business 2.0 published its MBA Insider’s Guide to America’s Top Business Schools. This report describes what it’s like to attend these top schools and what sets them apart from one another.  UCLA Anderson was featured with strengths that include entrepreneurship and entertainment.

For detailed information on the above surveys, please see articles online at:

The Wall Street Journal,,2_1103,00.html?mod= 
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Princeton Review
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Business 2.0,17863,680160,00.html
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