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UCLA Anderson School of Management – UCLA Anderson MBA Program Class Profile, Employment Reports, Notable Alumni

Since its inception in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of Management has focused its teaching ideology on preparing future leaders that evolve with the changing business landscape. UCLA Anderson provides a number of business-related degrees and also runs 8 centers which bring together faculty members, students, and thought leaders to develop innovative solutions for several business fields.

With award-winning faculty and world-class infrastructure UCLA Anderson provides management education to over 1600 students every year through its full-time MBA, executive MBA, and other programs.

UCLA Anderson - Class Profile, Career and Employment Outcomes

If UCLA Anderson is your target business school, this article will help you in researching the class profile, and career prospects its full-time MBA program can offer.

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General information about the UCLA Anderson School of Management

Location –

110 Westwood Plaza,
Gold Hall, Suite B201
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dean – Alfred E. Osborne 

Admissions Office –

110 Westwood Plaza,
Gold Hall, Suite B201
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Email: mba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu

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UCLA Anderson MBA Program – Class profile, cost of attendance, median salary

Below are the details of the UCLA Anderson full-time MBA program’s class profile, cost of attendance, median salary.




S. No. UCLA Anderson Numbers
1 Average GMAT 719
2 Average GPA 3.2 – 3.8
3 Class Size (enrolled in the class of 2020) 360
4 GMAT Range 680 – 750
5 Work Experience (Average) 5 years
6 Estimated Cost of Attendance (Tuition + Living Expenses per year) 2019 – 2020 $110,938
7 Average Age 28
8 % Employed after graduation (2018) 93.4%
9 Median Base Salary (2018) $125,000
10 Median Signing Bonus (2018) $25,000

Here is the list of the total cost (tuition fee + living expenses) of top MBA programs across the world.


UCLA Anderson MBA Incoming class profile 2021

Here are the detailed statistics on UCLA Anderson’s incoming MBA class of 2021.

Applications received 2,817
Enrolled 360
GMAT Scores 680 – 750
Undergraduate GPA 3.2 – 3.8
Average Age 28
% of women in the class 34%
% of international citizens 33%
Countries represented 37

Pre-MBA Industry of Anderson’s incoming class of 2021

High technology businesses have sent a major number of graduates (25%) to Anderson which is perhaps not surprising considering the number of tech start-ups in the LA region.  Banking/Finance accounts for 26% of the student population and consulting comes third with 20%.



The rest of the class has work experience in industries such as healthcare, retail, real estate, media and non-profit.

Pre-MBA Industry – UCLA Anderson incoming class of 2020
Industry Percentage
Consulting 20%
Financial Services 26%
High Technology 25%
Non-profit and Public 5%
Health Care/ Biotech 10%
Consumer Goods 7%
Real Estate 4%
Entertainment & Media 3%

UCLA’s 2019-2020 MBA  Application Deadlines

UCLA Anderson considers all aspects of the candidate and lays emphasis on selecting well-rounded individuals who can use their program to make an impact at work and in communities. They consider academic scores such as GRE or GMAT, recommendations and essays to shortlist candidates. The final selection is based on the interview for which only the shortlisted candidates are invited.

As always, the competition is fierce, and it is very important that you have your application ready by Round 1 or Round 2.

UCLA Anderson

Application Round

Application Deadline Admissions Decision
Round 1 October 2, 2019 December 18, 2019
Round 2 January 8, 2020 March 26, 2020
Round 3 April 16, 2020 May 21, 2020

Learn here why applying in Round 1 or Round 2 is important.

UCLA Anderson School of Management: Employment Report

The LA location has kept the focus of recruitment firmly on Tech companies. the Tech industry made up for close to a third of the jobs offered to the graduates of UCLA Anderson. Consulting comes second with 20.4% of jobs and an assortment of Financial services accounted for 15% of the offers taken up by the students.

Here’s a detailed look at the employment statistics by industry and job function.

Employment by industry

The Tech industry recruited 29.5% of MBA graduates from UCLA Anderson. But the graduates with offers from Consulting firms got the best salaries. The mean base annual salary for a fresh MBA graduate in Consulting came to $138,468!

Below is the detailed employment report of UCLA Anderson outgoing class of 2018.

Industry Percent Mean Base Annual Salary Base Annual Salary


Mean Sign on bonus
Consulting 20.4 138,468 100,000-170,000 27,379
Consumer Products 7.6 107,619 52,000-140,000 17,353
Energy 1.8 112,400 100,000-122,000 13,333
Entertainment/Media 6.5 110,133 75,000-155,000 22,000
Investment Banking 6.5 130,294 120,000-150,000 48,594
Investment Management 4.7 125,417 90,000-155,000 31,400
Financial Services – Others 4.1 112,300 70,000-150,000
Healthcare 6.9 117,106 85,000-145,000 25,273
Hospitality 1.5 98,750 70,000-125,000
Real Estate 5.8 108,071 60,000-140,000 15,000
Retail 1.5 106,750 95,000-132,000
Technology 29.5 122,693 55,000-160,000 30,440
Transportation & Logistics 1.8 105,600 83,000-115,000
Other 1.8 112,180 86,500-130,000

Employment by function

Staying on-trend UCLA Anderson sent the highest number of students in its class to careers in Consulting (23.3%). The same number found Marketing and Sales related opportunities and Finance/ Accounting functions attracted 22.5% of the Anderson students.

Function Breakdown Percentage
Business / Corporate Development 5.1
Consulting 23.3
Finance/Accounting 22.5
General Management 11.6
Human Resources 0.7
Marketing / Sales 23.3
Operations/Logistics 6.5
Other 6.9

Top Hiring Companies – UCLA Anderson Class of 2018

UCLA Anderson School of Management - Major Employer of MBA Graduates of UCLA Anderson School of Management

  • Amazon
  • American Airlines
  • Amgen
  • AT&T
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Google
  • Mattel
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Microsoft
  • PwC
  • ZS Associates

UCLA Anderson School of Management – Notable Alumni

UCLA Anderson School of Management - Notable Alumni

UCLA Anderson has over 39,000 alumni spread across 75+ countries. Some notable alumni of the UCLA Anderson School of Management are:

  • Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube
  • Larry Fink, Chairman, and CEO, BlackRock Inc.
  • Dan Beckerman, President, and CEO, AEG
  • Jim Moffatt, Vice Chairman, Deloitte Consulting
  • Rosie O’Neill, Co-Founder, and Co-CEO, Sugarfina
  • Martine Rothblatt, Founder, SiriusXM, CEO, United Therapeutics
  • Andrew Campion, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Nike Inc.
  • Christine McCarthy, Senior EVP, and CFO, The Walt Disney Company
  • Stewart Bainum Jr., Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Manor Care of America, Inc.
  • Sue Baumgarten, Corporate Vice President at Raytheon Company, and president of Raytheon International
  • Brian Biro, Author and one of the world’s foremost speakers and teachers of leadership
  • Lisa Brummel served as Head of HR, Microsoft
  • Kimberly Cayce, Founder & CEO, KALYX Technologies, Inc.
  • Paul Colichman, CEO of Here Media.
  • Lauren Ward Larsen, President and chief ambassador of the Foundation for America’s Blood Centers

Other MBA programs you should consider

Stretch Schools: HarvardWharton, BoothColumbiaKellogg
Match Schools: 
Michigan (Ross), NYU (Stern), Yale SoMDuke Fuqua
Safety Schools: Cornell (Johnson),, Indiana (Kelley), Georgetown (McDonough)

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