January 30, 2008

LOS ANGELES - The Financial Times released this week their 2008 rankings of the global top 100 Full-Time MBA programs. Financial Times ranked UCLA Anderson ranked eleventh in the United States and Anderson is again the number-one-ranked public university business school in the survey. Last year, UCLA Anderson ranked tenth in the U.S. (the school was ranked #13th in 2006 and #17 in 2005). Globally, UCLA Anderson ranked twenty-fifth.

The global rankings also placed UCLA Anderson number-one in Entrepreneurship, for the fourth time in six years.

The Financial Times’ rankings include 43 international MBA programs (three more than last year) and 57 U.S. MBA programs. International programs have become more prominent in the FT rankings, with 14 international schools and 11 U.S. schools including UCLA Anderson comprising the top 25.

The biggest factors in the FT rankings is "salary today" -- the average salary in US dollars three years after graduation adjusted for industry variations, and the percentage increase in salaries from the beginning of the MBA to three years after graduation. Both metrics reflect weighted averages across the 2005, 2006 and 2007 surveys. These two metrics comprise 40 percent of the total ranking score. The rankings also include several faculty, board, student and research metrics, as well as significant attention to the international profile of the school.

UCLA Anderson was also in the top ten in "Top Salaries In Finance" with a #8 rating.

Read more about the Financial Times rankings on the FT Website.

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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