UCLA Anderson School of Management University of California, Los Angeles

UCLA Anderson School of Management University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
October 6
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
20 Degrees Offered
degrees offered


Programs of Study

UCLA Anderson School of Management recently implemented fundamental changes to its curriculum to better prepare M.B.A. students to succeed in the marketplace. This new curriculum focuses on four key components designed to help students quickly build the knowledge and skills necessary to realize their career goals.

First, UCLA Anderson works with students to enhance crucial leadership skills through the Leadership Foundations program. Next, the School offers a customized core curriculum that builds general management prowess across a variety of fields while also providing students with the flexibility to develop depth of expertise in their chosen area. This is used as a foundation for the third component: a set of discipline-based tracks in which students can choose to pursue advanced skills in marketing, finance, consulting, or an individually customized area. These tracks may also be complemented by industry-based specializations in fields such as technology management, real estate, entertainment, and entrepreneurship.

The final step is the capstone Applied Management Research program. This is a twenty-week experiential learning process in which students work as a team, allowing them to apply the knowledge they gained in the classroom to solve the challenges of a real-world client. This sharpens their teamwork, written, and verbal communication skills via a final report and oral presentation to the client.

Research Facilities

UCLA Anderson's Rosenfeld Library seeks to offer superior customer service to its clientele. Rosenfeld Library provides access to more than 100 specialized databases, as well as to an expanding array of electronic journals and texts supporting all areas of business and management, such as accounting, business economics, strategy and policy, finance, human resources, marketing, and organizational behavior. It also delivers robust reference, consultation, course outreach, course reserves, facilities management, document delivery, and information fluency programs. The library's digital and print collections support the UCLA Anderson curriculum in all areas of business and management and comprise 180,600 volumes, extensive serial subscriptions, 633,000 microforms, and access to more than 269,000 historical corporate reports. While the Rosenfeld Library's information sources are of particular value to the M.B.A. curriculum, Rosenfeld Library is one of ten UCLA campus libraries, all with vast resources that are also available to the M.B.A. student. In addition, UCLA students, including Anderson M.B.A. students, are part of the University of California (UC) Library system and have access to UC-wide information resources through a variety of programs ranging from licensed databases to interlibrary loan to borrowing print materials. The Rosenfeld Library also participates in an international interlibrary loan program that allows it to borrow materials M.B.A. students may need from libraries beyond the UC system.

Research programs and study centers associated with the School and its faculty include the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, the Center for Global Management, the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate, the UCLA Anderson Forecast, the Laurence D. and Lori W. Fink Center for Finance & Investments, and the Center for Management of Enterprise in Media, Entertainment, and Sports.

Financial Aid

Merit and donor fellowships are available. Private education loans are available for international students who do not have a U.S. cosigner. A limited number of research and teaching assistantship positions are also available.

Cost of Study

For 2014-15, program charges per academic year total $51,159 for California residents and $56,159 for nonresidents. These costs are subject to change.

Living and Housing Costs

Room and board for the 2014-15 academic year are estimated at $17,719. Books and supplies will be $3,494 (including a $2,000 laptop computer allowance.) These costs are for students living off campus in shared housing. Additional costs may include support of dependents and medical expenses. Married students should budget additional costs from personal resources as financial aid only covers the student's costs.

Student Group

UCLA Anderson has a vibrant student body with members whose extraordinary intellectual, cultural, social, and athletic energies spill out of the classroom into a plethora of nonacademic activities. The average age of the most recent entering class for the Full-Time M.B.A. program (class of 2015) is 28 and the average number of years postgraduate work experience is five years. Of this class, 33 percent of the students are female and 33 percent are international students.


Los Angeles is among the world's most vibrant and exciting cities. In addition to being the entertainment capital of the world, businesses in Los Angeles create four times the gross domestic product and diversity of the Silicon Valley. The city is home to Fortune 500 companies and major industries, ranging from financial services and health care to manufacturing and aerospace. The city hosts even more small businesses, which are a significant source of U.S. economic growth. From its location in Southern California, Los Angeles serves as a gateway to both Asia and Latin America.

UCLA Anderson students enjoy access to extensive cultural and recreational opportunities with museums, sporting events, theaters, and countless other activities offered both on campus and throughout the city. Because the location is such a cultural crossroads, there are always opportunities to engage with people from various backgrounds and points of view. Students benefit from this interaction both professionally and personally, learning as they share cultural traditions with each other.

The School

UCLA Anderson's management education complex is a testament to the School's vision for superior management education. Continuing the School's reputation as a national leader in the use of technology in M.B.A. instruction, the eleven specially designed case-study rooms have power, wireless, and wired network data ports at each seat, as well as a custom teaching lectern with state-of-the-art audiovisual and instructional technologies that support, enhance, and extend the School's active learning environment.

The Rosenfeld Library houses three computer labs for M.B.A. students, one of which includes twenty-three desktop computers and two networked printers. The other two collaborative labs also provide wired and wireless network access and printing and can seat up to fifteen teams of 5 students. In addition, the Bloomberg Lab houses a suite of Bloomberg Professional terminals. The library also contains a professional audiovisual presentation facility, known as the Board Room, twenty additional collaborative pods for teamwork, and eight individual quiet study spaces.


Applicants may apply for fall 2015 admission starting August 1, 2014. More information and updates are available online at www.mba.anderson.ucla.edu.

Correspondence and Information

Alex Lawrence

Assistant Dean and Director, M.B.A. Admissions and Financial Aid

UCLA Anderson School of Management

110 Westwood Plaza, Suite B201

Los Angeles, California 90095-1481

United States

Phone: 310-825-6944

E-mail: mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu

Website: http://www.anderson.ucla.edu

The Faculty

Judy D. Olian, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson School of Management; Ph.D. (industrial relations), Wisconsin-Madison.


David Aboody, Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley. Shlomo Benartzi, Professor and Co-Chair of the Behavioral Decision-Making Group; Ph.D., Cornell. Maria Boss, Lecturer; J.D., California, Hastings Law. Henry Friedman, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Pennsylvania (Wharton). Gonzalo Freixes, Lecturer and Associate Dean; J.D., Loyola Law School. Jane Guerin, Continuing Lecturer; J.D., Denver. Carla Hayn, Professor; Ph.D., Michigan. John S. Hughes, Ernst and Young Chair in Accounting; Ph.D., Purdue. Gordon Klein, Lecturer; J.D., Michigan. Danny Litt, Lecturer; M.B.A., UCLA. Beatrice Michaeli, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Columbia. Bruce Miller, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Stanford. Bugra Ozel, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Columbia. Suhas Sridharan, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Stanford. Eric Sussman, Senior Lecturer; M.B.A., Stanford. Brett Trueman, Professor and Area Chair; Ph.D., Columbia.

Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management

Reza Ahmadi, Professor; Ph.D., Texas at Austin. Christiane Barz, Assistant Professor; Dr. rer. pol., Karlsruhe (Germany). Sushil Bikhchandani, Professor and Faculty Vice-Chairman; Ph.D., Stanford. Felipe Caro, Associate Professor; Ph.D., MIT. Charles J. Corbett, Professor; Ph.D., INSEAD. Donald Erlenkotter, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Stanford. Robert Foster, Adjunct Professor; M.B.A., UCLA. Arthur Geoffrion, Professor Emeritus and James A. Collins Chair in Management Emeritus; Ph.D., Stanford. F. A. Hagigi, Adjunct Professor and Director, Global Health Initiatives; Ph.D., UCLA. Ariella Herman, Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., Paris. Uday S. Karmarkar, Distinguished Professor and L. A. Times Chair in Technology and Strategy; Ph.D., MIT. Elisa Long, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Stanford. John W. Mamer, Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the EMBA Programs; Ph.D., Berkeley. Kevin McCardle, Professor; Ph.D., UCLA. Donald Morrison, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Stanford. William Pierskalla, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus; Ph.D., Stanford. Kumar Rajaram, Professor; Ph.D., Pennsylvania (Wharton). Guillaume Roels, Associate Professor; Ph.D., MIT. Rakesh Sarin, Distinguished Professor and Paine Chair in Management; Ph.D., UCLA. Christopher S. Tang, Distinguished Professor and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration; Ph.D., Yale.


Daniel Andrei, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Lausanne (Switzerland). Antonio Bernardo, Professor and Robert D. Beyer `83 Term Chair in Management and Area Chair; Ph.D., Stanford. Michael Brennan, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., MIT. Bruce I. Carlin, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Duke. Mikhail Chernov, Professor; Ph.D., Penn State. Bhagwan Chowdhry, Professor; Ph.D., Chicago. William Cockrum, Adjunct Professor; M.B.A., Harvard. Andrea Eisfeldt, Professor; Ph.D., Chicago. Stuart Gabriel, Professor and Arden Realty Chair and Director of the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA; Ph.D., Berkeley. Mark J. Garmaise, Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the MBA Program; Ph.D., Stanford. Robert Geske, Associate Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Berkeley. Mark Grinblatt, Professor and Japan Alumni Chair in International Finance; Ph.D., Yale. Barney Hartman-Glaser, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley. Jason Hsu, Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., UCLA. Francis Longstaff, Professor , Allstate Chair of Insurance and Finance, and Senior Associate Dean of the Ph.D. Program; Ph.D., Chicago. Hanno Lustig, Professor and Faculty Director of the MFE Program; Ph.D., Stanford. Richard Roll, Distinguished Professor Emeritus and Joel Fried Chair in Applied Finance; Ph.D., Chicago. William Mann, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Wharton. Eduardo Schwartz, Distinguished Professor and California Chair in Real Estate and Land Economics; Ph.D., British Columbia. Avanidhar (Subra) Subrahmanyam, Professor and Goldyne and Irwin Hearsh Chair in Money and Banking; Ph.D., UCLA. Walter Torous, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Pennsylvania. Ivo Welch, Distinguished Professor, J. Fred Weston Professor of Finance, and Director of Fink Center; Ph.D., Chicago.

Global Economics and Management

Antonio Bernardo, Professor and Robert D. Beyer `83 Term Chair in Management; Ph.D., Stanford. Leonardo Bursztyn, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Harvard. Christian Dippel, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Toronto. Sebastian Edwards, Distinguished Professor, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, and Associate Dean of Center for Global Management; Ph.D., Chicago. Mark J. Garmaise, Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the MBA Program; Ph.D., Stanford. Paola Giuliano, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley. Edward Leamer, Distinguished Professor, Chauncey J. Medberry Chair in Management and Director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast; Ph.D., Michigan. Hanno Lustig, Professor and Faculty Director of the MFE Program; Ph.D., Stanford. Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., Senior Associate Dean, Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies; Ph.D. Hans Schollhammer, Professor Emeritus; D.B.A., Indiana. Robert Spich, Senior Lecturer; Ph.D., Washington (Seattle). Victor Tabbush, Adjunct Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., UCLA. Nico Voigtlander, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Pompeu Fabra (Spain). Romain Wacziarg, Professor and Area Chair; Ph.D., Harvard.

Management and Organizations

Corinne Bendersky, Associate Professor; Ph.D., MIT. Samuel Culbert, Professor; Ph.D., UCLA. Christopher Erickson, Professor; Ph.D., MIT. Iris Firstenberg, Adjunct Associate Professor; Ph.D., UCLA. Eric Flamholtz, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Michigan. Noah Goldstein, Associate Professor and Area Chair; Ph.D., Arizona State. Sanford M. Jacoby, Distinguished Professor and Howard Noble Chair of Management; Ph.D., Berkeley. Keyvan Kashkooli, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley. Barbara S. Lawrence, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., MIT. Robert M. McCann, Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., California, Santa Barbara. Daniel J. B. Mitchell, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., MIT. Judy D. Olian, Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management; Ph.D., Wisconsin-Madison. William G. Ouchi, Distinguished Professor and Sanford and Betty Sigoloff Chair in Corporate Renewal; Ph.D., Chicago. Jenessa Shapiro, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Arizona State. Margaret Shih, Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the FEMBA Program; Ph.D., Harvard. John Ullmen, Continuing Lecturer; Ph.D., UCLA. Miguel M. Unzueta, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Stanford. Maia Young, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Stanford.

Information Systems

George Geis, Adjunct Professor; Ph.D., USC. Bennet P. Lientz, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Washington (Seattle). E. B. Swanson, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Berkeley.


Anke Audenaert, Adjunct Assistant Professor; M.A., Catholic University Leuven, (Belgium). Anand V. Bodapati, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Stanford. Randolph E. Bucklin, Professor, Peter W. Mullin Chair in Management, Faculty Chairman and Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs; Ph.D., Stanford. Lee Cooper, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Illinois. Aimee Drolet Rossi, Professor; Ph.D., Stanford. Dominique Hanssens, Distinguished Professor and Bud Knapp Chair in Marketing; Ph.D., Purdue. Hal Hershfield, Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Stanford. Brett Hollenbeck, Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin. Sanjog Misra, Professor; Ph.D., Buffalo, SUNY. Daniel Oppenheimer, Professor; Ph.D., Stanford. Peter Rossi, Distinguished Professor and James Collins Professor of Marketing and Area Chair, Statistics, and Economics; Ph.D., Chicago. Carol Scott, Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Northwestern. Suzanne Shu, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Chicago. Sanjay Sood, Professor, Faculty Director of MEMES; Ph.D., Stanford. Stephen Spiller, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Duke. Jim Stengel, Adjunct Professor; M.B.A., Penn State. Andres Terech, Adjunct Assistant Professor; Ph.D., UCLA. Robert Zeithammer, Associate Professor; Ph.D., MIT. Shi (Shir) Zhang, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Columbia.


Sushil Bikhchandani, Professor and Faculty Vice Chairman; Ph.D., Stanford. M. Keith Chen, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Harvard. Michael Darby, Distinguished Professor and Warren C. Cordner Professor of Money and Financial Markets; Ph.D., Chicago. Craig Fox, Professor and Ho-Su Wu Term Chair in Management; Ph.D., Stanford. Ian Larkin, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley. Phillip Leslie, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Yale. Marvin Lieberman, Professor; Ph.D., Harvard. Steven Lippman, Distinguished Professor, Area Chair and George W. Robbins Chair in Management; Ph.D., Stanford. John McDonough, Professor Emeritus; D.B.A., Harvard., Stanford. Richard P. Rumelt, Harry and Elsa Kunin Chair in Business and Society; D.B.A., Harvard. Mariko Sakakibara, Professor; Ph.D., Harvard. Jason Snyder, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Berkeley.

Location & Contact

UCLA Anderson School of Management

University of California, Los Angeles

110 Westwood Plaza Box 951481
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
United States

Dr. Judy Olian

Dean and John E. Anderson Chair in Management

Phone: 310-825-7982
Fax: 310-206-2073
Email: judy.olian@anderson.ucla.edu

Mr. Alex Lawrence

Assistant Dean, MBA Admissions and Financial Aid

Phone: 310-825-6944
Fax: 310-825-8582
Email: mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery/Master of Business Administration (DDS/MBA)
      Master of Business Administration/Doctor of Medicine (MBA/MD)
      Master of Business Administration/Juris Doctor (MBA/JD)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Latin American Studies (MBA/MLAS)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Library and Information Sciences (MBA/MLIS)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Nursing (MBA/MN)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Health (MBA/MPH)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Public Policy (MBA/MPP)
      Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Computer Science (MBA/MSCS)
    • Finance Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Accounting Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Strategy And Policy Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Global Economics And Management Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Management And Organizations Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Marketing Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Decisions, Operations And Technology Management Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    • Business Administration Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
      Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • Asia Pacific Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
    • Financial Engineering Master of Financial Engineering (MFE)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 777
    • Doctoral Degrees 9
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? No
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


23% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 6,471
    • Accepted 1,524
    • Acceptance Rate 23
    • Enrolled 895
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $200
    • Application Fee - International $200
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline October 6th October 6th Yes
    • Winter deadline January 5th January 5th Not Reported
    • Spring deadline April 12th April 12th Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE General Test (for MBA, FEMBA, EMBA, MFE programs), 4-year bachelor's degree or equivalent; recommendation letters (1 for MBA, and 2 for MFE); essays (1 for MBA, 2 for MFE); interview (by invitation only for MBA); At least eight years of work experience with at least three years at a management level (EMBA).
    • Doctoral's DegreesGMAT or GRE General Test, Bachelor's degree from college or university of fully-recognized standing; minimum B average during junior and senior years of undergraduate years; statement of purpose; three recommendation letters.
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL (minimum score 560 paper-based, 87 iBT) or IELTS

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitFAFSA
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsApril 15
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Research Assitantships, Teaching Assistantships, Career or Field-Related Internships, Financial Support for Part-time Students, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students1965
    • Female Percentage30%
    • Male Percentage70%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students1965
    • Part-time Percentage58%
    • Full-time Percentage42%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino4%
    • Black / African American3%
    • White / Caucasian51%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian31%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races6%
    • Unknown5%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty159
    • Full-time Percentage62%
    • Part-time Percentage38%
    • Female Percentage15%
    • Male Percentage85%


  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchAsset pricing, decision-making, behavioral finance, international finance and economics, global macroeconomics
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last year$325,000



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