September 23, 2005

LOS ANGELES — UCLA Anderson School of Management was featured in three recent business school surveys.  The Economist published its Economist Intelligence Unit’s “Which MBA?” 2005 ranking of full-time MBA programs, Business 2.0 ranked the investment value of an MBA, and The Wall Street Journal ranked UCLA Anderson among the top business schools nationwide. 

“Our MBA programs consistently demonstrate their enduring value and growing reputation for our students, alumni and corporate recruiters,” said Bruce G. Willison, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management.

The Economist
On September 23, 2005, The Economist released its Economist Intelligence Unit annual MBA rankings and UCLA Anderson ranked #15 in business schools worldwide (up three spots from the 2004 ranking), #11 among U.S. business schools. The Economist Intelligence Unit surveys MBA students about why they choose an MBA and base the rankings on four factors:

  • Ability to open new career opportunities and/or further current career;
  • Personal development and educational experience;
  • To increase salary;
  • The potential to network.

Business 2.0
In its Sept. 2005 issue, Business 2.0 published its “ROI on Your MBA”, an Insiders Guide to America’s Top Business Schools.  This report (not a ranking) sets out to explore the value of the cost of an MBA, what sets each program apart and what it’s like to attend these top schools.   UCLA Anderson was featured in the top 25 schools in the nation who average the highest GMAT scores.  UCLA Anderson’s average GMAT score of 710 is the third highest among all the MBA programs listed. The article features UCLA Anderson graduates David Schiff (’05) and Steve Wadsworth (’88) and identifies strengths that include entrepreneurship and entertainment.

The Wall Street Journal
On Sept. 21, 2005, The Wall Street Journal published its fifth 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. The survey consists of three separate rankings:

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

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

The Economist

Business 2.0,17863,1098223,00.html

The Wall Street Journal,,2_1181,00.html?mod=home_in_depth_reports

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. UCLA Anderson constituents are part of a culture that values individual vision, intellectual discipline and a sense of teamwork and collegiality.

Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of Management 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. 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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