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UCLA MBA is a two year MBA program with a difference. Unlike other Business Schools where you have to mandatorily complete the core courses, Anderson allows students to customize the core curriculum according to their post-MBA goals.

UCLA MBA program focus is on four key elements: Leadership and Communication Skills, Building strong Business fundamentals, developing expertise in a chosen area and effective experiential learning.

Leadership and Communication Skills: The focus on leadership development is evident with the initial self-assessment where UCLA MBA students are asked to assess their leadership strengths and weaknesses. Once the students have a clear idea on where they stand, a comprehensive plan is created to overcome the weaknesses. Communication is also given equal importance with the Management Communications Course, which spans over two quarters.

Business Fundamentals: The customized core curriculum allows UCLA MBA students to complete the essential courses according to their post-MBA goals. Students are guided to choose core courses based on their internship plan. If the student is interested in consulting/marketing, core courses required to build knowledge in the subject are chosen by the student.

After the core courses, in the fall quarters, students are given the choice to select marketing or finance. Generally, students show interest either in the quantitative or qualitative aspect of the Business. For students with flair in Consulting and Marketing, courses in marketing would be a good fit for them. During the winter quarter, students are given the choice to select either core strategy class or electives of their liking.

Expertise in Chosen Area: Electives in their chosen area can be completed with Tracks and Certificate program.

Tracks allow students to pick up one of the four tracks: marketing, consulting, finance or custom.  Courses can be tailored to build your expertise in one of the four tracks.
Certificates provide an additional dimension to the learning process. It allows you to customize your academic preparation even further. Students can take certificate program based on sector, tracks or cross-functional areas. Students have to carefully plan the academic courses. First year core courses has to be selected based on the track that the students will chose during the second year.

Experiential Learning:  The basic advantage of a 2-year MBA program over a one year program is the extensive experience that MBA students are going to gain during their internships. This is implemented in Anderson with Applied Management Research (AMR) Program. The program lasts for 20 weeks where students will work with corporate clients. A team of 3-5 students spend 10 hours per week (per person) analysing the opportunities, problems and industry trends for the organization. At the end of the AMR program, UCLA MBA students will develop a detailed recommendation for the organization.  The organization values the advice of UCLA students with companies spending $10000 partnership fee and bearing all expenses for the team.

International Program: To enable students to work in an international work environment, UCLA Anderson has introduced several International programs like the International Study Trip(previous visits - London, China, Chile and Japan) and the International Exchange Program(MBA Students can participate in the exchange program with premier institutions in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. Some of the notable institutions include  China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Indian Institute of Management (IIMB), Bangalore, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Melbourne Business School, Melbourne,, University of Capetown, Capetown, COPPEAD/UFRJ, Rio de Janiero, INCAE Business School,  Costa Rica, Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, HEC School of Management,  France, SDA Bocconi University, Milan and Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw.

GMAT Score: 
705
Average Experience in Years: 
5 Year(s)
Financial Aid: 
Yes
Teaching Methodology: 
More than 50% Experiential Learning
% Employed within 3 Months: 
95
% International: 
36
Post-MBA Mean Salary: 
$99237
GPA: 
3.50
Program Duration: 
24 Months
Tuition Fee: 
$51871
Country: 
United States

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