UCLA Anderson prepares the brightest aspiring MBAs to become leaders in the business world, which is why recruiters from some of the country’s top companies, including BCG, Google and Goldman Sachs, collaborate with them  year after year. Mba Students have the opportunity to gain an advanced tool kit and an alumni network of 39,000 to start their ideal career and the life they have always wanted.

The Anderson School of Management at University of California was voted #1 by The Economist their career services among the top 20 business schools. The University’s Parker Career Management Center connects students to to well known companies. Their advisers work with the top recruiters at famous organizations like Google, Amazon, Walt Disney, Adobe, Nike, Microsoft, Sony pictures and many more.

The estimated tuition and fees for the UCLA full-time MBA is US$110,056, with the Tuition Fee being US$65,114.Merit fellowships can be awarded to students based on the strength of their admission application and if they meet the stated requirements. These are for a two-year period and are made by the UCLA Anderson Fellowship Committee.

As per the latest graduating MBA class, 93.4% of graduates received full time job offers with the mean base salary of US$138,468 and a sign on bonus of US$31,400.

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Application Deadlines

Round 1: December 1, 2019

Round 2:February 1, 2020

Round 3:May 1, 2020

Application Fee: $200

Admissions Facts

 Acceptance rate: 12.8%

Average age of new entrants: 25

 Requiring standardized test: GMAT/GRE

 Average GMAT score: 719

 Average GRE score: N/A

Average GPA score: 3.5

Require work experience: Yes

Minimum work experience: 8 years

Application Essays

Season: 2020

First-time Applicants

1. Legendary UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden once said that one’s leadership is derived from one’s character. Please provide an example of a time when your own leadership was at its best. (750 word max)

2. Why is this the best time for you to pursue your MBA? (750 word max)

Re applicants

Please describe your career progress since you last applied and how you have strengthened your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals. (750 word max)

Your essays are the primary way for you to share your perspectives and plans with the Admissions Committee.

Things to take note when writing your essay,

  • Introspective, genuine and succinct in directly answering our questions and responding to our topics.
  • Distinguish yourself by showing what makes you different from others who share similar profiles.
  • Personal expression is what they are looking for, not platitudes.
  • Making a strong case for your future plans requires you to first do research on career paths and find one that resonates.
  • Clear trajectory for short-term and long-term goals.
  • Demonstrate how you expect to build on skills from your past, and those you expect to gain from the MBA.

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2020

New applicants are required to submit two recommendations. Reapplicants only need to submit one new recommendation. Recommendations should be written by individuals who are well acquainted with your performance in a work setting, preferably from a direct supervisor or manager.

  1. Please provide a brief description of your interaction with the applicant and, if applicable, the applicant’s role in your organization.
  2. How does the performance of the applicant compare to that of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (E.g. what are the applicant’s principal strengths?)
  3. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response.

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