April 02, 2004

Los Angeles — UCLA Anderson School of Management's full-time MBA program is ranked 12th overall this year in the U.S.News & World Report survey of business schools, up two spots from last year. This particular ranking is based on data from the 185 business schools surveyed.

UCLA Anderson continues to be ranked in the top 10 by peer business schools in the following academic and specialty areas:
Finance - 8th
Marketing - 8th
International - 9th
Production/Operations - 9th
Entrepreneurship - 10th
Nonprofit - 10th

These same peers also ranked UCLA Anderson highly in the Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) and Executive MBA (EMBA) programs:
Part-time MBA (FEMBA) - 4th
Executive MBA - 8th

UCLA Anderson also placed well in the other specialty areas surveyed:
Supply Chain/Logistics - 11th
Management - 15th
Accounting - 24th
Information Systems - 26th

The business school survey results will be published in the 2005 edition of U.S.News & World Report's newsstand book, America's Best Graduate Schools, and will also appear in the April 12 edition of U.S. News & World Report. Both publications will be available on newsstands on Monday, April 5.

"Over the last 18 months, UCLA Anderson faculty, staff, students and alumni have undertaken several initiatives designed to improve the school and our management education programs," said Bruce G. Willison, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management. "Our efforts, including augmenting and adjusting the core curriculum and enhancing relationships with corporate recruiters, are starting to pay dividends.

"Our ultimate objective in pursuing these and other key initiatives is to create enduring value of the UCLA Anderson MBA," noted Dean Willison.
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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