UCLA Anderson Program Overview

Situated in the creative capital of the world, UCLA Anderson connects students to a dynamic business community. With international students making up over a third of the latest class, those interested in Anderson will be joining a diverse student body with a range of different perspectives and backgrounds.

While some of the top MBA programs have deadlines in early September, UCLA Anderson’s first deadline is a bit later, giving round 1 candidates a bit more time to perfect their applications.

The school seeks students who embody three core values: those who share success, think fearlessly and drive change. 

The average salary and bonus for the UCLA Anderson full-time class of 2021 was $157,012, and 92.7% of students received job offers within three months of graduation.

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What Sets UCLA Anderson Apart

  • Customizable Academic Schedule: First-year UCLA Anderson students can begin taking electives in their first winter quarter. This flexibility allows students to begin building a foundation in their chosen function or industry early on, readying them for successful summer internships. 
  • Emphasis on Social Change: Anderson’s mission is to “inspire the next generation of leaders to be social change-makers.” To spark this change, this school emphasizes the importance of innovation and impact. Specifically, the Center for Impact@Anderson offers workshops, case competitions, mentorship opportunities, and more in an effort to create a more sustainable and equitable world.
  • Exceptional Career Services: The Economist voted UCLA Anderson #1 for career services out of the top 20 business schools. The school’s Parker Career Management Center helps students determine their objectives, develop strategic plans, and forge powerful connections. The career center prides itself in placing 100% of students who are seeking professional internships.
  • Los Angeles: ULCA’s location on the west side of LA provides access to endless cultural and recreational opportunities. From concerts to sporting events to theaters, the city offers incredible entertainment experiences. The LA region is also known for innovation–a place where business and creativity intersect.

2024 UCLA Anderson MBA Class Profile

The UCLA Anderson class of 2024 is made up of 330 students from 194 undergraduate institutions selected from 2,471 applicants.

Of these students, 35% identify as women and 28% identify as minorities. UCLA Anderson’s class profile also reports that 47% of the class are international students, representing 43 different countries.

Top industry backgrounds for the class of 2024 include high tech, consulting, and finance.

On average, the class of 2024 had 6 years of pre-MBA professional experience, though 29% of students had 6+ years of experience.

While there is no minimum GMAT score required to apply to UCLA Anderson, students in the class of 2024 scored as follows. The school also accepts the GRE, though this information is not noted in the latest class profile.

Average GMAT:
  • 711
  • Middle-80% GMAT Range: 660-760
Average GPA:
  • 3.1 – 3.8 (Middle 80% range)

Joint/Dual Degrees Offered at UCLA Anderson

UCLA Anderson also offers joint/dual degrees for those interested in pursuing more than one academic discipline or area of expertise. These include:

  • JD/MBA: UCLA’s JD/MBA program prepares students for careers in business, law, and entrepreneurship. The program takes four years to complete and students will study at both UCLA Law and UCLA Anderson.
  • MBA/MD: The school’s MBA/MD program is a concurrent degree between UCLA Anderson and the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine. The program blends business and medical school curriculum to produce leaders in health, research, education, innovation, advocacy, and humanistic care.
  • MBA/MPH: This three-year degree from UCLA Anderson and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health prepares students for management careers in healthcare and related fields.
  • MBA/MPP: UCLA Anderson and the Department of Public Policy offer a three-year concurrent program for those interested in management and public policy. The program prepares students for careers in public service, nonprofit, and the public sector.
  • MBA/MSCS: UCLA’s MBA/Master of Science in Computer Science program is designed for those seeking management and professional computer science training. The three-year program is offered between UCLA Anderson and UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

2022-2023 UCLA Anderson MBA Application Deadlines and Timeline

  • Application Deadline: October 5, 2022
  • Decision: December 14, 2022
  • Application Deadline: January 4, 2023
  • Decision: March 22, 2023
  • Application Deadline: April 12, 2023
  • Decision: May 17, 2023

UCLA Anderson Client Testimonials

Class of 2022
I chose to work with Scott after seeing him present at an admissions event. I liked his straightforward style (he does not sugarcoat) and that he had a good answer for the question “Why should I go with you rather than someone who has worked in admissions?” (to which he responded he had the most... Read More

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I honestly had no idea how to prepare for my MBA interviews. The advice MJ gave me made all the difference! From the ubiquitous “Tell me about yourself” to the more school-specific “Why do you want to live in X city” and “What would you add to Y school?,” MJ made sure that I clearly... Read More

— UCLA Anderson

Applying to MBA programs can be a daunting task. Between writing the essays, preparing for interviews, and finally deciding on a school that fits, the entire experience is rigorous. Scott prepared me for every single step of the process. He guided me on targeting the programs I was interested in, helped me brainstorm and compose... Read More

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Class of 2021
Working with Scott was the best decision I made in the arduous application process. He was HIGHLY responsive to any questions or concerns I had during this stressful time. My only regret is not doing the 5 school package (I chose the 3 school package). Scott really knows how to present your story in the... Read More

— UCLA Anderson

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