January 30, 2007

LOS ANGELES - UCLA Anderson School of Management moved up both nationally and internationally in the Financial Times’ ninth annual survey of full-time MBA programs, published today.  The survey ranks the top 100 domestic and international MBA programs. 

UCLA Anderson ranked 10th in the United States, up three spots from last year, and up seven spots since 2005.  The ranking positions UCLA Anderson top among public business schools in the U.S.  Internationally, UCLA Anderson ranked 17th, up two spots from last year, and up nine places since 2005.  Unlike U.S. News & World Report (10th) and BusinessWeek (12th), the Financial Times survey is primarily focused on alumni career progress three years post graduation and includes 40 international programs.  The global FT ranking also placed UCLA Anderson 2nd in entrepreneurship; 5th in finance and banking salaries; 7th in North American salaries today; and 8th in top consulting salaries. 

Each survey that ranks business schools measures different variables and uses different methodologies. The results of this survey, along with others conducted throughout the year, contribute to our understanding of several outcome measures related to our programs, and how our programs are perceived by students, alumni, recruiters and peers.  It is important to stress that individual rankings should be interpreted as but one indicator, among many, of a program's quality and impact.  More important is the generally upward trend across various rankings for UCLA Anderson.

More information about the Financial Times rankings is available at the following Web site:  http://rankings.ft.com/rankings/mba/rankings.html.

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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