May 14, 2007

LOS ANGELES - In its ninth annual survey and rankings of executive education providers worldwide, the Financial Times ranked UCLA Anderson as #11 among its peers around the globe, continuing the upward trend seen by the school over the last few years. The same survey ranked UCLA Anderson 23rd  worldwide in 2006.

The publication surveys non-degree executive education programs worldwide, and presents a combined ranking for business schools which offer both custom and open enrollment programs. The schools are ranked in each category of custom and open, and the overall ranking, in turn, factors in those results.

In the open enrollment survey, UCLA Anderson ranked 11th (18th in 2006) and UCLA Anderson's custom programs showed significant improvement ranking 20th, 13 spots higher than the previous year. 

Under open enrollment, UCLA Anderson also placed in the top ten of the following survey categories: new skills & learning (#7), faculty diversity (#7), course design (#8), teaching materials (#9), aims achieved (#9), and international participants (#10).

"Our programs are very intensive, powerful, and carefully designed to connect top-rated faculty with managers and their organizations," says Laurie Dowling, Executive Director of UCLA Anderson's Office of Executive Education Programs. 

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About UCLA Anderson Executive Education Programs
The Office of Executive Education Programs offers an array of intensive certificate programs for executives, managers and other professionals, hosting nearly 2,000 participants annually from some 50 countries.  Incorporating the most recent innovations in management education, each program provides perspective on global management, leadership, and strategic thinking - invaluable tools in today's ever-changing information economy.  Custom programs can also be designed to meet organizations' specific business objectives.  The Office of Executive Education Programs relies heavily on UCLA Anderson's acclaimed faculty which includes some of the most outstanding educators and researchers from the academic and business worlds. 

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the very best business schools in the world.  UCLA Anderson faculty are ranked #1 in "Intellectual Capital" by BusinessWeek and are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking.  Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,600 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs.  Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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