UCLA Anderson School of Management

Representative name: Ilana Van Allen
Position: Director of Strategy & Marketing, MBA Admissions
Email: [email protected]
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UCLA Anderson School of Management

The UCLA Anderson School of Management is the graduate business school at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of eleven professional schools. The school offers full-time, MBA, part-time MBA, Executive MBA and global EMBA programs, as well as Masters of Financial Engineering and Ph.D. degrees. UCLA Anderson has consistently been ranked a first tier business school, both in United States and international rankings.

https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba

The UCLA Anderson MBA program offers a world-class academic experience, a highly collaborative student culture, real-world business research and consulting experience and a proven process for significant career advancement. The personal transformation and advancement achieved by our MBA graduates is reflected by the impressive accomplishments of our MBA alumni.

Learn more about our program on our site: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba

Join us at one of our upcoming virtual events:

https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/admissions/events

22 months

Total estimated student charges for the 2020-2021 academic year were $65,124.

Please refer to our Financing page for additional cost estimates and living expenses.

There are numerous ways to financially support your next phase of development. In fact, approximately 80% of our MBAs will receive some form of financial assistance, and half of students receive fellowships. UCLA Anderson awards over $17 million dollars in fellowships every year, with awards ranging from $20,000 to full tuition.

Entering students are automatically considered for merit and donor fellowships prior to admission. In addition to fellowships and loans, second-year students are also eligible to apply to become graduate teaching assistants (TAs) or research assistants (RAs). Additional financing options are available through the UCLA Graduate Division.

International student loans are also available, either with or without a co-signer.

Learn more: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/financing

Our core curriculum gives all students a business foundation and then our full-time MBA students can begin taking elective courses in as early as winter quarter of their first year. This flexibility helps them quickly build in-depth expertise in their chosen function and industry, strengthening their performance in their summer internship.

MBA students have the option to customize their academic and career preparation by completing one or two of our academic specializations out of a list of 15:

  • Accounting
  • Brand Management
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entertainment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Development
  • Global Management
  • Health Care Management
  • Investment Management
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Real Estate
  • Social Impact
  • Sustainability
  • Technology Leadership

For more information on specializations, visit: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/academics/flexibility-and-specializations

110 Westwood Plaza

Los Angeles, CA 90095

UCLA Anderson prepares the brightest aspiring MBAs to become leaders in the business world — which is why recruiters from some of the country’s top companies, including BCG, Google and Goldman Sachs, work with us year after year. At UCLA Anderson, you’ll gain an advanced tool kit and an alumni network of 39,000 to start your career and the life you’ve always wanted.

Here are top 5 things Israeli Candidates should know about UCLA Anderson:

  1. Top hiring companies recruit at UCLA Anderson include Amazon, Google, BCG, Bain & Co., and EY…and all have recently hired international students! About 1/3 students pursue careers in Technology and 1/5 in Consulting. Our top-rated career services provides one-on-one coaching for international students by an experienced International Career Advisor.
  2. STEM-Certified: UCLA Anderson’s MBA academic program is STEM-certified! Grade non-disclosure is also voted on by every class.
  3. Strong Jewish Community: Our very active Jewish Business Student Association has connections and access to LA’s extremely strong Jewish community – join in professional networking events, mentorship programs, Shabbat dinners, and more. LA has the 2nd largest Israeli population in the US.
  4. Very Flexible Curriculum: UCLA Anderson offers 200+ electives, 15 specializations, and the ability to take classes at other UCLA programs. All students also complete the Capstone Project, a hands-on real world experience with the option to build your own company or work as a consultant for a real company during school.
  5. Los Angeles Benefits: In addition to the summer internship, Our MBAs have the ability to do internships during the school year because of our flexible class schedule and UCLA’s location so close to Fortune 500 companies and big technology companies/start-ups.

Learn about our career resources: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/career-impact

Learn all about our student clubs: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/about/clubs-and-associations

Our Jewish Business Student Association:
https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/about/clubs-and-associations/identity/jewish-business-students-association-(jbsa)

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UCLA Anderson School of Management Chat
Brittany Wisniewski
6/06 11:04AM
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Ilana Van Allen
6/09 07:31PM
Shalom everyone! Thank you for joining our UCLA Anderson chat. My name is Ilana Van Allen -- I am an Admissions Officer and I am also an alum. I am joined by our amazing current Israeli MBA student, Dima Glinets (Class of 2023). We are happy to answer any questions you may have about UCLA Anderson's full-time MBA program -- career support, academics, applying, Los Angeles, and more! Please put your questions in this chat.
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Guest- UCLA Anderson – Student (Dima)
6/09 07:33PM
Hi everyone! I’m Dima, a first-year MBA student at UCLA Anderson. I have five years of experience in Program Management and Marketing with an emphasis on leading cross-functional teams. Passionate about tech, medical devices, live music, and helping others reach their goals. Dima is pursuing his MBA with an emphasis on technology management and healthcare at UCLA Anderson, where he is a full-tuition merit fellow. At Anderson, Dima holds leadership roles in several identity clubs. Dima is also a student interviewer of future Anderson prospects. He was featured in the MBA magazine ‘Poets & Quants’ as part of the ‘Meet the class of 2023’ series representing UCLA Anderson. In his first year, Dima planned and led a student-initiated trek to Israel over spring break, showing to classmates his home country. He is excited to be joining Intuitive Surgical as a product management intern this summer, where he will work on researching and implementing a new feature in Intuitive’s ​ latest product.​
Ilana Van Allen
6/09 07:35PM
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Guest- Yaniv
6/09 07:42PM
Hello! Thank you for your time. Dima - can you please let me know about how did UCLA help you get your internship?
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Guest- s
6/09 07:44PM
Hello Mr Glinets and Mrs Van Allen, nice to meet both of you.
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Guest- Dor
6/09 07:45PM
Can you share about the school’s culture and how it comes to reality in the school’s programs and curriculum?
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Guest- UCLA Anderson – Student (Dima)
6/09 07:48PM
Hi Yaniv - of course! First, it starts with the right preparation given out by our Parker career center; pretty much since day 1 at UCLA Anderson, you're involved with the Parker center, they help you out with everything is needed to make sure you're ready for recruiting (whether it's networking, job search, resume, interview and whatever comes to mind). On top of that, we have amazing resources from our professional club where I got extensive interview preparation and well-organized tips and analysis about companies from past year students. Finally, Parker have great connections with a lot of companies in multiple industries and they all come on campus (virtually mostly this year) to recruit which makes it much easier than looking on your own.
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Guest- s
6/09 07:48PM
Can you please share with me what is the strength of UCLA MBA program?
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Guest- Alon
6/09 07:49PM
hello, Is the MBA full time or part time?
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Guest- Guest-MBA
6/09 07:49PM
Dima - if say J&J is coming on campus, can we apprach a recruiter for a role of interest ? (be it internship or a full time position )
*via email
connecting on professional platforms
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Guest- Orr
6/09 07:50PM
Hi, thanks so much for having this chat. the info on the site was very helpful, and I love your videos
I really want to study in UCLA. I work in TV, and I saw most of the jobs that MBAs go to are tech. I want to wrok in Disney or Warner Bros. is this even an option? or maybe I should not be aiming for an MBA? sorry for the long question
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Guest- UCLA Anderson – Student (Dima)
6/09 07:52PM
Hi Dor - what stands for me after wrapping up my first year at UCLA Anderson in terms of culture is SHARING SUCCESS - all of my classmates are incredibly supportive of one another, and despite situations where you won't expect to see that (like running for same roles, or recruiting for the same job), it's happening more than ever. We all treat our success as a shared one and it makes our MBA experience so much fun (I also personally believe in good karma haha!)
Hi Guest-MBA , yes - in most cases you totally can! sometimes they will post their roles upfront but you can always engage in a conversation with the recruiter and see with them if there's something that will fit you in their company
UCLA Anderson - Ilana Van Allen
6/09 07:54PM
@ S – Q: Can you please share with me what is the strength of UCLA MBA program? A: Shalom! We have a lot of strengths but I can highlight two big ones. First is our Career Support. Our Parker Career Management Center is top-ranked and provides amazing support for our students, as Dima highlighted above. They provide a lot of one-on-one support, no matter what career you want to go into. We have specialized Career Advisors for each career path, and even an International Career Advisor who has specialized experience in working with international students to get them jobs. Second is our Location in Los Angeles. In addition to good weather and being by the beach, by studying in Los Angeles you get access to so many amazing opportunities since we are in a big city with so many big companies. This means big company executives can come to campus to teach a class, or it is easy for you to go to networking events at the companies. Plus, because of our location our MBA students can do additional internships during the year, not just a summer internship. Plus, our classes are very flexible with a lot of electives so you can take the classes you want and our culture is extremely supportive.
@ Alon: Q: Is the MBA full time or part time A: UCLA Anderson has a Full-Time, Part-Time (Fully Employed), and Executive MBA programs. Myself and Dima represent the Full-time program. If you're interested in the part-time program, you can learn more here: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/fully-employed-mba
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Guest- Amit
6/09 07:56PM
I am a recent BSc graduate. I don't have a lot of experience in the industry, but I have a lot of other professional experience from the IDF etc. Will this affect my acceptance chances?
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Guest- guest-mba
6/09 07:56PM
how is the dating culture ; are people too busy to explore dating on campus ?
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Guest- UCLA Anderson – Student (Dima)
6/09 07:58PM
Hi Orr, I have actually several friends in class (including internationals and one good Israeli friend) going there for the summer. I think in that sense UCLA Anderson is a great place to seek a position in companies like Warner Brothers and Disney. Shoot me an email ([email protected]) or add me on linkedin and i'll connect you to my Israeli friend!
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Guest- Sarah
6/09 07:58PM
Can we expect any GMAT waivers this year?
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Guest- Ron
6/09 07:59PM
Hi, does IDF Service count as work experience ? Moreover, teaching assistant and student positions are count too? thanks!
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Guest- UCLA Anderson – Student (Dima)
6/09 08:00PM
Hi Amit, I come from a similar story in terms of experience. It all depends on what kind of experience you had in the IDF and what you've been up to now. Feel free to reach out over email or linkedin. I'll let Ilana to expand more on that
UCLA Anderson - Ilana Van Allen
6/09 08:00PM
@ Orr – Q: I really want to study in UCLA. I work in TV, and I saw most of the jobs that MBAs go to are tech. I want to wrok in Disney or Warner Bros. is this even an option? or maybe I should not be aiming for an MBA? sorry for the long question A: Thank you for this great question, Orr! I’m so happy to hear of your interest in UCLA. While over 30% of our MBAs do go into tech, we definitely place a lot of students in Entertainment roles too – including at Disney and Warner Bros. I actually focused on Marketing and Entertainment when I was a student – and ended up doing an in-year internship at Paramount and then later worked at Fox. Our career support is amazing, no matter what career focus you are interested in! If you are interested in going into an entertainment career with an MBA, make sure you are looking at business-focused functions. If you are interested more in the “creative” side of this industry immediately after the MBA, an MBA may not be the right degree. Here is more information: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/career-impact/entertainment-career-path
@ Ron -- Q: does IDF Service count as work experience ? Moreover, teaching assistant and student positions are count too? thanks! A: Yes! Your IDF service definitely counts as work experience so please be sure to include it in your total years of work experience, on your resume, and in your career history. We find this very valuable so do highlight it. For teaching assistant/student positions -- we will indicate in the application to only include work that full-time and after your undergraduate studies. You can still include this information on your resume and/or Activities section too.
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Guest- guest-mba
6/09 08:03PM
Ilana - should one question the purpose of their career choice and country of choice before applying ? The reason I ask so is , few friends of mine have planned to go go Singapore, few Ireland - PR is easy , Canada - easier PR , USA - for the experience , exposure but question the PR stands , incase aspects dont work out - one has to go back to his / her home country, in this case - does the current employer - help in any way
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Guest- Tamar
6/09 08:05PM
Shalom! is GMAT/GRE mandatory? Do you have any waiver or exception?
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Guest- UCLA Anderson – Student (Dima)
6/09 08:05PM
Hi guest-mba, yes - dating culture exists throughout the MBA (like in other stages in life) and there's time to explore that like other hobbies and interests throughout the degree
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Guest- guest-mba
6/09 08:06PM
Can one's candidature referrals (while applying to a college - they ask of referrals) be be a current manager, past manager, a colleague with whom one worked earlier , a family friend with whom a project was executed ? ; is it more professional only to give employer referrals or anyone with whom fruitful work has been established ?
UCLA Anderson - Ilana Van Allen
6/09 08:06PM
@ Amit -- Q: I am a recent BSc graduate. I don't have a lot of experience in the industry, but I have a lot of other professional experience from the IDF etc. Will this affect my acceptance chances? A : An excellent question, Amit. Our application review is holistic and we do not have any "minimum" number of required years of work experience. That said, your IDF experience definitely counts as experience so be sure to just focus on the transferable skills you've gained from your military service if you don't have much other industry experience. No matter how many years of work experience any applicant has, it's important to make a clear case as to why you're ready for an MBA now (and for many with a military background, it's to help them transition our of military to a corporate career!)
@ Sarah -- Q: Can we expect any GMAT waivers this year? A: We do not plan to offer GMAT/GRE (or TOEFL/IELTS) waivers.
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Guest- Guest - Nour
6/09 08:09PM
Hello Ilana and Dima. I have two questions: 1. Clubs- I saw in your video that you have several clubs, a 50 or 15 I am not sure
, how students can join clubs? are there any terms or criteria to join a club? like being in specific career path? 2. career path - I saw in your up here in the website that you offer a real estate specialization , which I really interested in, but i am also interested in investing management, in which year we have to choose our career path? and is it possible to take courses from different paths?
UCLA Anderson - Ilana Van Allen
6/09 08:12PM
@ Guest -- Q: Ilana - should one question the purpose of their career choice and country of choice before applying ? The reason I ask so is , few friends of mine have planned to go go Singapore, few Ireland - PR is easy , Canada - easier PR , USA - for the experience , exposure but question the PR stands , incase aspects dont work out - one has to go back to his / her home country, in this case - does the current employer - help in any way A: Definitely think about what career you would like to go into prior to applying -- first, because you want to make sure that it makes sense to get an MBA for your career goals and second, we will ask you directly in our application! Regarding the second part of your question -- each country and school within each country is different. That said, UCLA Anderson's MBA program is STEM-certified so you have extra time to stay as an international student. Plus, we have a dedicated International Career Advisor who has a lot of experience placing international students in jobs. Of course, there are no guarantees as the rules, etc. are out of our control, but UCLA Anderson does our best to set you up for success to get a job where you would like to go.
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Guest- Ofek
6/09 08:13PM
Do you accept the online GMAT test?
UCLA Anderson - Ilana Van Allen
6/09 08:14PM
@ Tamar -- Q: Shalom! is GMAT/GRE mandatory? Do you have any waiver or exception? A: Shalom, Tamar! Yes, we require the GMAT/GRE exam -- there are no waivers/exceptions (unless you are already a current UCLA graduate student, where you can submit an alternative test that you used for the other program). That said, our application review is very holistic so we definitely look beyond just your test score.
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Guest- Guest - Gal
6/09 08:15PM
Hi, I am about to graduate my B.Sc. in engineering this summer. Right now I have experience only as a student, but a lot of management experience from my military service. How will it affect my chances to get accepted to UCLA? And also, how it will affect my chances to get a good job offer in the tech industry after graduation?
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Guest- UCLA Anderson – Student (Dima)
6/09 08:15PM
Hi Nour, 1. students can join any club at any point and at any time of the year. No previous experience or background is needed. There is no limit on the numbers of clubs so you can always add (or substract) them throughout the year 2. You can decide to pursue multiple career paths throughout your MBA (requires a lot of strength from you though). It is possible to mix and take any classes you want offered by Anderson.
UCLA Anderson - Ilana Van Allen
6/09 08:16PM
@ guest-mba -- Q: Can one's candidature referrals (while applying to a college - they ask of referrals) be be a current manager, past manager, a colleague with whom one worked earlier , a family friend with whom a project was executed ? ; is it more professional only to give employer referrals or anyone with whom fruitful work has been established ? A: We required two letters of recommendation form submissions for new applicants. We strongly recommend that these recommenders be as recent as possible and ideally a direct supervisor from a professional work experience (or your IDF service). If you cannot get that, other options could include past managers or if you're heavily involved in an extracurricular activity/organization, perhaps someone in a supervisor-type role there. If you work in your own company or a family business -- a client or business partner could work too.
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Guest- guest-mba
6/09 08:17PM
awesome, thanks Illana
UCLA Anderson - Ilana Van Allen
6/09 08:20PM
@ Ofek -- Q: Do you accept the online GMAT test? A: Yes for now we still do. More information on requirements will be put here: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/admissions/requirements
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Guest- Johnathan
6/09 08:22PM
Can partners take part in any of the school activities?
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Guest- Guest - Nour
6/09 08:24PM
Thanks for previous answers. what is the most important trait that Anderson is looking for in a candidate?
UCLA Anderson - Ilana Van Allen
6/09 08:24PM
@ Gal -- Q: Hi, I am about to graduate my B.Sc. in engineering this summer. Right now I have experience only as a student, but a lot of management experience from my military service. How will it affect my chances to get accepted to UCLA? And also, how it will affect my chances to get a good job offer in the tech industry after graduation? A: Hi Gal! Mazel tov on your upcoming graduation! Our application review is holistic and we do not have any "minimum" number of required years of work experience. That said, your IDF experience definitely counts as experience so be sure to just focus on the transferable skills you've gained from your military service if you don't have much/any other industry experience. No matter how many years of work experience any applicant has, it's important to make a clear case as to why you're ready for an MBA now (and for many with a military background, it's to help them transition our of military to a corporate career!) -- when the Admissions Committee evaluates this, it's in the mindset of whether or not we think a future employer will also think you are ready or not. That said, generally speaking many employers are looking for individuals with past experience (which again, could be your IDF experience if you can make a case). I would recommend you speak to current MBAs going into tech roles to see if they have any insights on whether any additional experience would be beneficial or not. https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/degrees/full-time-mba/connect-with-our-students -- use that link to reach out to our AnderTech student
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Guest- david
6/09 08:24PM
Wonderful answers. This helped a lot. May I contact you for additional info if needed?
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Guest- UCLA Anderson – Student (Dima)
6/09 08:25PM
Hi Johnathan, yes! there is a dedicated partners club and they take an active part in a lot of our class activities (we call them Sig-Os btw!) - contact me and I can connect you with an Israeli couple with one of them being my classmate
UCLA Anderson - Ilana Van Allen
6/09 08:26PM
I have to leave this chat now to join the zoom sessions for this fair -- I look forward to speaking with anyone who may be joining them today! Please do feel free to reach out to me if you have any other follow-up questions -- email [email protected] and ask to be connected to me. We will also be hosting a few Admissions events focused on Israel in the coming months -- a panel with students and alumni, virtual chats, and even an in-person coffee chat in Tel Aviv with a current student! To make sure you get invitations to these, please fill out this very short form: https://apply.anderson.ucla.edu/register/inquiry
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Guest- UCLA Anderson – Student (Dima)
6/09 08:29PM
Thanks everyone! Don't hesitate to reach out through email ([email protected]) or linkedin. Have a great weekend!
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6/09 08:36PM
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