Joined: Jul 02, 2009
This review is for UCLA Anderson
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2017
Overall Anderson school of Management far exceeded my innitial expectations. There is a very strong emphasis on getting your desired job, by making your career transition smooth and effective. Parker CMC helped me to structure my job application process from May! starting from May here were weekly deliverables such as CV, cover letters, company research form, 45-sec pitch etc. So once got on campus, I was already prepared for job applicatoin process and knew what to expect.
In addition to that, I feel that before the next quarter 2nd year students will send me a separate bill, I am serious. They are so helpful! I am aiming management consulting career after graduation. At Anderson Management consulting Associatoin (MCA) organized ACT groups (coaching sessoins), IPTs (practice workshops), casing, etc. MCA is one of the larges and strongest clubs at Anderson.
In addition to that DOJ (career tracks - company visits) week was excellent way to connect to professionals woking at leading consulting and tech companies in Bay Area. There are Tech , Consulting and IB tracks. Most popular was Tech track during which our group of more than 100 studnets visited more than 20 companies in Seattle and Bay Area (Google, Microsoft, Facebook,Amazon, Intel, Visa Paypal, Ebay, Twiter, etc).
And 100% employment during summer intersnship (summer 2015) really speaks for itself.
About classes: I liked professors approach their job of teaching us complex concepts. Professor Hal is great in explaining marketing concepts in real life examples and is one of the most fun profs. I enjoyed Statistics class. Although not easy, I liked the way our Prof approaches explanation of difficult questions. One piece of advice, don't bet with your Stat Prof during classes, Prof knows probability and stat concepts much better than you so most likely you will not win ;).
First two quarters you will have only core courses, next four quarters (in total 6 q in 2 years) you can choose any electives you want. Currently, I have only core courses. I dont plan on taking an additional elective during my second quarter, because I want to focus more on recruiting. Btw you can ask for waiver before starting core class. I waived accounting class and will use credits to choose one or two electives later.
+see my post above about Parker, how second year students help us and DOJ tracks.
Regarding companies, there are a lot of companies coming to Anderson for company presentations, workshops and cases. In less than two month more than 6 case competition were organized by companies such as Amazon, cisco, AT Kerney, etc and I pretty much enjoyed them.
Make sure you prioritize your tasks and activities while in business school, otherwise you won't have much time for sleep. ;)
Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)
Student body, diversity
Career opportunities provided by school