Los Angeles offers some of the most reputable master's degree programs in business in the country. Students applying to graduate schools in L.A. should consult with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business or the latest edition of "U.S. News & World Report" for well-established master's degree programs in business. The most highly regarded graduate degree programs in business provide students with a solid academic framework in areas related to management, accounting, finance or economics, preparing them to succeed as business leaders.
University of California Los Angeles
The Master of Business Administration degree at the University of California, Los Angeles offers four areas of concentration: consulting, finance, marketing and custom track. UCLA's Anderson School of Management ranks among the top 20 business schools in the 2013 edition of "U.S. News & World Report." Students have the opportunity to earn joint degrees in various disciplines including library and information science, Latin American studies, law and public health.
University of Southern California
At the University of Southern California students can enroll in one of five Master of Business Administration degree programs: the full-time Marshall MBA program, the part-time MBA for Professions and Managers, Executive MBA, International Business Education and Research MBA, and Global Executive MBA. A unique aspect of the academic curriculum at the University of Southern California is the requirement of students to participate in an international experience that prepares graduates to compete in the global marketplace. "U.S. News & World Report" ranks the Marshall School of Business as one of the top business education programs in the U.S.
Loyola Marymount University
Students pursuing an MBA at Loyola Marymount University can focus their studies on several areas including marketing management, entrepreneurial organizations, accounting decision systems and human resource management. Future business leaders at LMU have the option of pursuing their degree part time or full time. At the time of publication, "Bloomberg Businessweek" ranked the part-time MBA program 13th in the nation. The institution also offers an executive MBA degree program designed for mid-career professionals.
California State University, Los Angeles
California State University, Los Angeles, allows scholars to pursue two graduate degrees, a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in business administration. Students earning an MBA can concentrate on fields such as accounting, business economics, information systems and health care management. Students pursuing the Master of Science in business administration degree focus studies on finance, international business, management and marketing. California State University, Los Angeles, placed among the top 20 schools in "Washington Monthly's" 2013 master's universities rankings.
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- Golden Gate University: Master of Business Administration: Program Highlights
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- Washington Monthly: College Guide: 2013 Master’s Universities Rankings
Cassandra Ifie is a librarian living in Richmond, Va. She has also been a writer since 2008. Ifie received her Master of Library Science degree from Texas Woman's University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Rust College.