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November 6, 2012 by University of La Verne

University of La Verne’s MBA Program ranked No. 3 in Los Angeles County

Cesar Sangalang

“The real life experiences and examples that my professors and fellow classmates were able to share with me have really helped my professional life.”
- Cesar Sangalang, MSLM 2012


For years the University of La Verne’s College of Business & Public Management has prided itself on providing students with a broad-based management education emphasizing the application of theory to management practice. By building conceptual skills and core values, its programs prepare graduates to be effective leaders and managers.

This fall the university’s MBA Program received recognition for its excellence when the Los Angeles Business Journal ranked it No. 3 in L.A. County as based on degrees awarded.

La Verne’s MBA program presently includes more than 1,500 students. Its 532 graduates last year trailed only USC’s Marshall School of Business (913) and UCLA’s Anderson School of Management (800), and surpassed Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business & Management (508).

The Los Angeles Business Journal is an award-winning weekly publication that examines the region’s complex economy and provides in-depth coverage of its dynamic business scene. It compiles and analyses comprehensive data and a variety of companies, organizations and institutions throughout the region and regularly publishes the information in its annual Book of Lists, which this year includes the MBA Program ranking.

“Being the third largest program in Los Angeles County is a testament of the value that students see in our multiple MBA programs,” said Dr. Ibrahim “Abe” Helou, dean of the College of Business & Public Management. “The heavy emphasis on real-life applications, the student-centered teaching approach, and the flexibility of our schedule makes La Verne’s MBA an attractive degree. Not just attractive to the busy professional, but also to those who have limited work experience as well.”

La Verne’s MBA program covers a complete range of offerings for full and part-time students. It’s newest program is the full-time one year MBA degree designed to prepare graduates for swift entry into the work force. It also features an international experience to make students aware of cultural impact on business.

All of La Verne’s business programs are designed to meet the needs of the working professional as well as those who have limited work experience. Flexible scheduling allows students with varying levels of availability to work toward a degree. Options include traditional classroom instruction, online coursework or a hybrid approach. And many of the classes are available at regional locations as well as on the main campus in La Verne.

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