At A Glance

As the most selective public university in the U.S., the University of California – Los Angeles is getting a reputation as a “New Ivy,” and justifiably so. This massive school has something to offer every prospective student, from intense academic programs to a super fun campus life. Equal parts tradition and innovation, UCLA has secured its reputation as one of the best undergraduate schools on the West Coast. Notable alums include Andrew Campion, COO of Nike, Inc.; Michael Hopkins, Chairman of Sony Pictures Television; Tom Schwartz, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs, and NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave.

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Los Angeles, CA
United States

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High (3rd Tier)

These are very much 'name' business schools, recognizable, highly-respected, even if not as eminently recognizable (and revered) as the ones that begin with H, S, or W. Way underrated and shouldn't be is the potential benefit of a less intense, comparatively more sane approach to work/life in cohorts at these institutions. If the 'label' matters not, and your elbows aren't all that sharp, this tier of schools can be a pragmatic way to turbo boost your network and job market 'buying power' for meaningful upgrades.

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As far as true global reach goes for post-MBA employment, the "A-Range" schools may have greater reach. However, when it comes to local opportunities (city, state, country, region), many schools in this tier have just as much (and in some cases more) firepower than any school imaginable. So, geography post-MBA should be in the mix when eyeing schools in this pocket. You can easily excel in the same ways and to the same extent as another might with those "A-Range" names.

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Top recruiters

Amazon, Google, Mattel, NBC Universal, Walt Disney, Yahoo!, Bank of America, Credit Suisse