The Anderson School of Management at University of California–Los Angeles offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, human resources management, international business, leadership, manufacturing and technology management, marketing, production/operations management, organizational behavior, real estate, supply chain management/logistics, and technology. Its tuition is full-time: $56,927 per year (in-state); full-time: $58,458 per year (out-of-state). At graduation, 74.4 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

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Application Deadlines

Deadline: Apr 12, 2018

Application Fee: $200

Admissions Facts

 Acceptance rate: 22.3%

Average age of new entrants: 25

 Requiring standardized test: GMAT/GRE

 Average GMAT score: 715

 Average GRE score: N/A

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 3 years

Application Essays

Season: 2018

1. Essay Question

  • Describe your short-term and long-term career goals.
  • How can the UCLA Anderson experience add value to your professional development?

(500 words maximum)

2. Short Answer Question

Describe how you would contribute to the UCLA Anderson community. (250 words maximum)

3. Optional Question

Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? Please use your best judgment. (250 words maximum)

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: 2018

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.

Admissions Verdict



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