University of California Anderson School of Management
|University of California Anderson School of Management|
|Average GMAT Score||715||GMAT Range||680-750|
|Total Applicants||Acceptance Rate|
|Class Size||360||Average Work Experience||60 Months|
|Length of Program||21 Months||Placement Information|
RE-APPLICANTS - ONE REQUIRED ESSAY:
Essay Questions for 2012-13
Essay 1:What is your proudest achievement outside the workplace, and how has it impacted you? (700 words maximum)
Essay 2:What are your short-term and long-term career goals, and how will an MBA from UCLA Anderson specifically help you achieve these goals? (700 words maximum)
The following essay is optional. No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit an optional essay. Please note that we only accept written essays.
Essay:Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (250 words maximum)
Re-Applicants - One Required Essay:
Reapplicants who applied for the class entering in fall 2011 or 2012 are required to complete the following essay:
Essay:Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (700 words maximum)
We are interested in getting to know you on both a professional and personal level. We encourage you to be introspective, genuine, and succinct. Focus your energy on constructing a thoughtful picture of who you are and what you expect to achieve via the MBA rather than presenting what you think the Admissions Committee is looking for in response to the essay questions. The essays are a platform for you to elaborate on key elements of your candidacy while answering the specific questions within the suggested guidelines. One-third of our class is international, so while we are not expecting native English skills from all applicants, we are looking for clarity of expression. Remember that we are more concerned with the content of your essays than their form or style. The optional essay is strictly voluntary. If you choose to use the optional essay to write about extenuating circumstances, you should highlight any inconsistencies in your application such as one poor semester/term during college or a year out of your career to explore other opportunities. You also may use this essay to explain your choice of recommenders if you believe they are not traditional choices. We recommend that you don't skip over any issue that may present a concern to an evaluator.
Please be introspective and authentic in your responses. We value the opportunity to learn about your life experiences, aspirations and goals.
The following two essay questions are for first-time applicants only. Reapplicants, please scroll down to the section labeled Reapplicant Essays.
Required Essay Question 1:
What event or life experience has had the greatest influence in shaping your character and why? (750 words)
Required Essay Question 2:
Describe your short-term and long-term career goals. What is your motivation for pursuing an MBA now and how will UCLA Anderson help you to achieve your goals? (750 words)
The following essays are strictly optional. They are for individuals who would like to provide additional information. You may respond to optional essay #1 via written essay, audio, or video clip. No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit optional essays.
Optional Essay 1:
What is something people will find surprising about you?
Optional Essay 2:
Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (250 words)
Re-applicants who applied for the entering Fall 2009 or 2010 class are required to complete the following essay. Please be introspective and authentic in your response. We value the opportunity to learn about your aspirations and goals.
REQUIRED REAPPLICANT ESSAY:
Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson. (750 words)
OPTIONAL REAPPLICANT ESSAYS:
Re-applicants, who elect to submit optional essays, please refer to the Optional Essays section above.