University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)

Los Angeles, CA
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Traditional MBA Overview

  • ACCEPTANCE RATE
  • 37.60%
  • AVERAGE GMAT
  • 708
  • ENROLLED
  • 689
  • GMAT REQUIREMENT
  • No
  • MEDIAN BASE SALARY OF NEW GRADS
  • $145,000

University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson) MBA applicants entering in fall 2023 are not required to submit GMAT or GRE scores. The program requires two letters of recommendation. Among students accepted last year, the average GMAT score was 708. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for international applicants unless students obtained their undergraduate degree in an English-speaking country. The acceptance rate in 2022 was 37.6%. Anderson MBA students earn a median salary of $145,000 after graduating.

Executive MBA Overview

  • ACCEPTANCE RATE, 2023-24
  • 83%
  • AVG. # OF YEARS OF MGMT. EXPERIENCE, 2023-24 ENTRANTS
  • 10.0
  • AVG. # OF YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE, 2023-24 ENTRANTS
  • 14.8
  • GRADUATION RATE, 2020-23
  • 97%
  • ONE-YEAR RETENTION RATE, 2022-23
  • 100%
  • SIZE OF 2022–2023 GRADUATING CLASS
  • 200
  • STANDARDIZED TESTING REQUIRED?
  • No
  • TOTAL APPROXIMATE COST
  • $192,720
  • YIELD, 2023–24
  • 62%

The University of California, Los Angeles (Anderson) reports that in 2023, its executive MBA students graduated with increased salaries, on average, by 30 percent, and more than half of them secured new jobs while in the program. Admission requires non-native English speakers to submit TOEFL scores of either 560 for the paper test or 87 for the online one. Standardized test score submission is optional, but two letters of recommendation and eight years of work experience are required. Students’ median base salary, four months post-graduation, is approximately $237,000. Graduate students must complete 76 credits, and the deadline to apply for the fall semester is May 1.

Part-Time MBA Overview

  • ACCEPTANCE RATE, FALL 2023
  • 77%
  • AVERAGE NUMBER OF YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE, 2023-24 ENTRANTS
  • 6.9
  • AVERAGE UNDERGRADUATE GPA, 2023-24 ENROLLEES
  • 3.37
  • GRADUATION RATE, 2020-23
  • 94%
  • ONE-YEAR RETENTION RATE, 2022-23
  • 98%
  • SIZE OF 2022-2023 GRADUATING CLASS
  • 336
  • TUITION PER CREDIT, OUT-OF-STATE 5%
  • $1,740
  • YIELD, 2023–24 (MATRICULATES/ADMITS)
  • 61%

UCLA’s Anderson School offers a Fully Employed MBA Program, which requires applicants to submit GRE scores. However, applicants with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater in majors like Business, Economics, STE (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), or any other field with a GPA of 3.4 or greater can waive the exam by proving previous academic achievement. The program’s Class of 2022 saw a 61% increase in salaries and 80% of the students were either promoted or switched roles, companies or industries to further their careers. The deadline to apply for fall 2024 matriculation is April 2.