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UCLA Anderson School of Management – MBA Class 2022 Profile and Employment Report

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 that 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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UCLA Anderson MBA Program

Below are the details of the UCLA Anderson full-time MBA program’s class profile 2022, cost of attendance, median salary.

UCLA Anderson MBA Class profile

S. No. UCLA Anderson MBA Numbers
1 Average GMAT 706
2 Average GPA 3.1 – 3.8
3 Class Size (enrolled in the class of 2020) 360
4 GMAT Range 660 – 740
5 Work Experience (Average) 4.5 years
6 Estimated Cost of Attendance (Tuition + Living Expenses per year) 2020 – 2021 $114,954
7 Application received 2,865
8 % Employed after graduation (2019) 89.9 %
9 Median Base Salary (2019) $125,000
10 Median Signing Bonus (2019) $25,000


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



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 Incoming class profile 2022

Here are the detailed statistics on UCLA Anderson’s incoming MBA class of 2022.

Applications received 2,865
Enrolled 360
GMAT Scores 660 – 740
Undergraduate GPA 3.1– 3.8
Average Age 28
% of women in the class 40%
% of international citizens 36%
Countries represented 37

Pre-MBA Industry

High technology businesses have sent a major number of graduates (26%) to Anderson which is perhaps not surprising considering the number of tech start-ups in the LA region.  Banking/Finance accounts for 22% of the student population and consulting comes third with 15%.

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

UCLA Anderson Pre-MBA Industry  – MBA Class 2022
Industry Percentage
Consulting 15%
Financial Services 22%
High Technology 26%
Non-profit and Public 10%
Health Care/ Biotech 6%
Consumer Goods 10%
Real Estate 6%
Entertainment & Media 5%

UCLA Anderson MBA  Application Deadlines 2020-2021

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 MBA Application Round Application Deadline Admissions Decision
Round 1 October 2, 2020 December 18, 2020
Round 2 January 8, 2021 March 26, 2021
Round 3 April 16, 2021 May 21, 2021


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 30.7% 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 $143,518!

Below is the detailed employment report of the UCLA Anderson MBA Class of 2019:


Percent Mean Base Annual Salary Base Annual Salary

Mean Sign-on bonus

Consulting 21.30% $143,518 $86,000-$166,000 $28,721
Consumer Products 9.10% $144,386 $92,500-$150,000 $17,300
Energy/utilities 1.50% NA NA NA
Entertainment/Media 6.40% $116,824 $55,000-$170,000 $13,889
Investment Banking 7.90% $146,250 $100,000-$150,000 $57,895
Investment Management 3% $126,667 $100,000 – $162,000 NA
Financial Services – Others 5.10% NA NA NA
Healthcare 6% $115,928 $68,640-$141,000 $24167
Nonprofits and Social Enterprises 1.10% NA NA NA
Real Estate 4.90% $130,000 $95,000-$160,000 $12,857
Technology 30.70% $128,232 $62,000-$176,800 $31,167
Transportation & Logistics 1.90% $123,576 $105,000-$141,804 NA
Others 1.1% NA NA NA

Employment by function

Staying on-trend UCLA Anderson sent the highest number of students in its class to careers in Consulting (27%). Here is the UCLA Anderson MBA Employment by function:

Function Breakdown Percentage
Business / Corporate Development 3.7%
Consulting 27%
Finance/Accounting 21%
General Management 7.1%
Human Resources 1.1%
Marketing / Sales 25.5%
Operations/Logistics 4.1%
Other 10.5%

Top Employers

  • 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)

FAQs- UCLA Anderson MBA Program

How long is MBA in UCLA Anderson?

UCLA Anderson MBA offers a two-year, full-time MBA Program.

What GPA do I need for UCLA Anderson MBA?

The average GPA for the incoming class of 2021 is between 3.1-3.8.

How much is an MBA at UCLA Anderson?

For the incoming UCLA Anderson MBA batch 2022 is $114,954. However, there are other costs such as accommodation and the cost of living that you incur. Learn how to reduce your MBA cost here.

What GMAT score do I need for UCLA Anderson MBA?

You need at least 700+ GMAT score for top business schools like UCLA Anderson. The average GMAT score for Yale incoming class of 2022 is 706.

Which are the top business schools in USA?

Some of the top MBA programs in USA are:
1. Stanford GSB
2. Wharton School of Business
3. MIT Sloan
4. Harvard Business School
5. MIT Sloan
Planning to pursue an MBA in USA? Here is a guide for MBA in USA.

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