Joined: Oct 11, 2013
770 Q49 V46
This review is for UCLA Anderson
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2016
Anderson's diverse student body is its biggest strength. From my experience over two years, I believe that Anderson accepts and matriculates some of the best students in the country from a wide array of fields. I think that many of the students that end up at Anderson are applying for business school because it's the next step in their career, but people don't know what the following step is going to be.
Classroom competition is more like camaraderie, and there is little to complain about in the LA sun and the bubble of Westwood. Even through the most challenging times first year, people generally find a support group, and the student body has enough social events to keep people engaged and grounded.
Anderson was one of the best experiences of my life. The first year is difficult, but exciting and challenging, and the LA Anderson network sticks together. I'd recommend UCLA to anyone looking at business school. Anderson competes favorably with any school, and it's the best business school in Southern California.
I enjoyed Entrepreneurship classes, but there's a wide variety of classes for every sector. Two professors with great credentials, Peter Guber: owner of the GS Warriors and Jeff Moorad, former owner of the Padres, and baseball agent.
First year internships are easier to get than full-time jobs. The career counselors are really great, but it takes a significant amount of time if you don't want to go back to your internship for a full-time position.
Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (5.0)
Classmates rating (5.0)
Student body, diversity
Career opportunities provided by school
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)