August 18, 2005

LOS ANGELES - Today, Forbes released its 2005 Survey of Best Business Schools and UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA) program ranks second. This is the first time that Forbes has evaluated part-time business school programs.

Forbes also ranked UCLA Anderson School’s full-time MBA program 19th overall. This biennial survey measures the MBA’s return on investment by evaluating the five-year gain in compensation after graduation, minus the sum of tuition and forgone compensation. This survey ranked MBA programs of some 50 business schools. In addition, Forbes ranked the top non-U.S. business school programs.

Below are highlights of this year's Forbes survey.

Part-time Program Rankings

  1. NYU (Stern)
  2. UCLA (Anderson)
  3. Chicago
  4. Northwestern (Kellogg)
  5. Michigan (Ross)
  6. Minnesota (Carlson)
  7. Maryland (Smith)
  8. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
  9. Fordham
  10. SMU (Cox)

Top 20 Business Schools
Full-time Program Rankings

  1. Dartmouth (Tuck)
  2. Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  3. Chicago
  4. Columbia
  5. Yale
  6. Stanford
  7. Harvard
  8. Virginia (Darden)
  9. Cornell (Johnson)
  10. Northwestern (Kellogg)
  11. Texas-Austin (McCombs)
  12. Iowa (Tippie)
  13. NYU (Stern)
  14. UNC (Kenan-Flagler)
  15. UC Berkeley (Haas)
  16. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper)
  17. Brigham Young (Marriott)
  18. MIT (Sloan)
  19. UCLA (Anderson)
  20. Duke (Fuqua)

For more details, please refer to the current newsstand issue of Forbes (dated September 5) or see the content online at:

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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