UCLA Anderson MBA Essays
UCLA Anderson MBA Essays (Last Year's Essays)
Note from UCLA Anderson: 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.
Please be introspective and authentic in your responses. Content is more important than style of delivery. We value the opportunity to learn about your life experiences, aspirations, and goals.
1. What events or people have had the greatest influence in shaping your character and why? (750 words)
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 essay is strictly optional. These essays are for individuals who would like to provide additional information. No preference is given in the evaluation process to applicants who submit optional essays.
1. Are there any extenuating circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware? (250 words)
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 maximum)
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UCLA MBA Application Deadlines
UCLA Anderson has three
The deadlines below are for the full-time MBA program. The part-time and executive programs have their own deadlines.
- October 26, 2012
- January 11, 2013
- April 18, 2013
UCLA MBA Class Profile
Middle 80% 670 - 750
Median Age 28
Median Work (Mos.) 60
Acceptance Rate 25%
BW Ranking 14
U.S. News Ranking 15