CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2012 |
The student's admissions essay for Boston University's MBA program was about persevering in the business world. "I have worked for organizations in which the culture has been open and nurturing, and for others that have been elitist. In the latter case, arrogance becomes pervasive, straining external partnerships. " Another applicant's essay for UCLA's Anderson School of Management was about his father. He "worked for organizations in which the culture has been open and nurturing, and for others that have been elitist.
August 28, 2011 |
The gig: Judy Olian is dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. With nearly 2,000 students in full-time and executive MBA programs, as well as PhD candidates, Anderson is ranked the 14th-best business school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. A native Australian, Olian, 59, is one of the few female business school deans in the country. Two tough women: Olian attributes her tenacity to her mother, Rachel, a teacher who was separated from her husband in Poland during the Holocaust, only to be reunited with him seven years later in Australia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 30, 2011 |
John E. Anderson, a Bel-Air billionaire businessman and philanthropist who founded Topa Equities Ltd. and was the namesake of UCLA's graduate school of management, died Friday morning. He was 93. Anderson died of pneumonia at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a family spokesperson said. A self-made man whose net worth of $2.4 billion placed him at No. 153 on the 2010 Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans, Anderson was the founder, president and chief executive of the privately owned Topa Equities Ltd. The Century City-headquartered holding company owns 33 subsidiaries involved in insurance, real estate, financial services, wholesale beverage distribution, automobile dealerships and manufacturing.
October 6, 2010 |
The long-suffering Inland Empire economy is going to have to suffer a little longer. Unemployment won't reach single digits until 2014 and the construction sector will remain tepid until at least 2011. That's according to a forecast to be released Wednesday by economists from Claremont McKenna College and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. The Inland Empire, which includes Riverside and San Bernardino counties, is suffering because key industries were hit hard during the Great Recession.
September 19, 2010
The Anderson School of Management's proposal to move toward financial independence from the state is not a giant leap from public to private. For years, the UCLA business school, like many other UC professional schools, has been forced to find increasing sums of private money to maintain its operations. Tuition for California residents already is $41,000, and for nonresidents, $49,000. More than 80% of the school's budget already comes from private sources, and when other factors are accounted for, it's closer to 94%. Numbers are similar at several other UC schools, such as in dentistry, law and business.
September 15, 2010 |
Understandable as the University of California's precarious budget situation is, raising tuition to the level of private universities for specific programs is unacceptable. We see problems with both the process and the substance of the drastic proposal to essentially privatize the UCLA Anderson School of Management and charge $50,000 for in-state tuition, as reported on Sept. 9 by The Times. On the process side, we expect administrators to involve students in the decisions that shape students' lives, especially a decision of this magnitude.