Business schools in Los Angeles, USA Rankings
Bachelors & Masters in Management: BBA, MSc, MiM, MBA, EMBA Business Programs

Los Angeles
5 out of 8
  • Business schools in Los Angeles
  • Ranked in at least one ranking
15
  • Different Rankings list
  • Business schools in Los Angeles
  • (0 institution and 15 subject rankings)
10
  • Global Rankings rank
  • Business schools in Los Angeles
  • Among TOP 200

Los Angeles, the city of angels, is of course best known for being the epicentre of the entertainment industry, but is also a city that has something to offer for many different kinds of people.

Many neighbourhoods in Los Angeles are connected by what are known as ‘secret staircases’, which have been inherited by the city from a time before mass transportation, and they offer a way to get to know the city more intimately.

Some other lesser known attractions are Echo Park Lake and the Botanical Garden at Huntington Library, great places for those who want to relax far away from the huge crowds often associated with L.A.

PROS

  • Since Los Angeles is a city that dedicates itself to the entertainment business, you can find all manner of performance entertainment, whether it be music, plays, or comedy. The city has a long-standing reputation for attracting aspiring artists.

  • L.A is the place to be for all those who are looking to make contacts and connections in the entertainment industry, but that’s not all L.A is. For the rest of us who don’t dream of being on the big screen, L.A offers large municipal parks, observatories, and a vibrant nightlife scene, and much more.

  • Students who belong to universities participating in the U-Pass program are entitled to a transit pass, which gives unlimited usage of all Metro services in L.A. For many learners this will be a crucial money-saver, so it’s recommended to get it as soon as possible.

CONS

  • Many residents of Los Angeles advise newcomers to try to find an apartment in the area that you will most often need to be during your day-to-day routine, as the public transport isn’t very reliable, or affordable. If you don’t do this, you may spend a good portion of your day commuting.

  • Rent prices are generally high. The most expensive areas for housing are Santa Monica, Venice, and Beverly Hills. In general, better rental prices can be found in San Fernando Valley (or just ‘the Valley’ for the locals.

  • Living in Los Angeles is not realistic on minimum wage, so it’s recommended to try to arrange your work situation prior to arrival.

For subjects other than business see our ranking of universities in Los Angeles, USA

Latest ranking updates related to business schools in Los Angeles
  • 12 Sep, 2022: Latest Financial Times: Masters in Management Rankings from The Financial Times Limited, UK. in position #35.
  • 05 Jul, 2022: Latest MONEY Best Colleges for Business Majors (Business) from MONEY. in position #22.
  • 23 Jun, 2022: Publication of QS EMBA Rankings by region: North America. UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California - Los Angeles with highest ranking among universities in Los Angeles ranked #6.
  • 23 Jun, 2022: QS Global EMBA Rankings updated with UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California - Los Angeles ranked highest among 3 listed universities in Los Angeles.

Highest subject rankings of business schools in Los Angeles

Business US News: Best Online MBA Programs (US)
#1 
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Business Poets&Quants: Best Online MBA Programs (US)
#1 
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Business US News: Best Online Master's in Business Programs
#1 
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Business Analytics QS Business Masters
#2 
UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California - Los Angeles
Marketing QS Top MBA Ranking by Specialization
#3 
UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California - Los Angeles
Entrepreneurship The Princeton Review: Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship
#5 
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Marketing The Princeton Review: Best MBA Programs by Subject
#5 
UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California - Los Angeles
Marketing QS Top MBA Ranking by Specialization
#5 
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California
Entrepreneurship The Princeton Review: Top 50 Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship
#6 
UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California - Los Angeles
Accounting US News: Best MBA Programs by Specialty (US)
#7 
Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California

Rankings of business schools in Los Angeles, USA 2022

#1

Marshall School of Business
University of Southern California

Student satisfaction: 4.7 / 5.0 (402 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #36 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #3 
  • #3 
Poets&Quants: Best Undergraduate Business Schools (US)
[Published 27 January, 2022]
  • #20 
  • #19 
US News: Best Business Schools (US)
[Published 28 March, 2022]

#2

UCLA Anderson School of Management
University of California - Los Angeles

Student satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0 (27 reviews)
  • #8 
  • #15 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #17 
  • #17 
US News: Best Business Schools (US)
[Published 28 March, 2022]
  • #8 
  • #8 
QS Global MBA Ranking - United States
[Published 09 September, 2021]

#3

School of Business and Economics
California State University - Los Angeles

Student satisfaction: 4.9 / 5.0 (89 reviews)
  • #16 
  • #16 
Forbes: The Best Business Schools (US)
[Published 18 September, 2019]
  • #17 
  • #32 
The Economist: Executive MBA Ranking
[Published 29 June, 2020]
  • #16 
  • #26 
Tilburg University Economics Ranking
[Published 16 July, 2021]


#4

Graziadio Business School
Pepperdine University

Student satisfaction: 4.4 / 5.0 (34 reviews)
  • #69 
  • #151 
QS Global MBA Ranking
[Published 09 September, 2021]
  • #83 
  • #82 
US News: Best Business Schools (US)
[Published 28 March, 2022]
  • #75 
  • #71 
QS Global MBA Ranking - United States
[Published 09 September, 2021]

#5

College of Business Administration
Loyola Marymount University

  • #2 
  • #35 
Financial Times: Masters in Management Rankings
[Published 12 September, 2022]

#6

Graduate Programs - Business Administration, Mount Saint Mary's University
Mount Saint Mary's University


#7

Graduate School of Nonprofit Management
American Jewish University


#8

School of Business
California Trinity University


Student Opinions About Studying in Los Angeles

“The locals here avoid the most touristy beaches and instead prefer beaches like El Matador, Cabrillo, Topanga and Abalone Cove. These are great ways to relax in this busy city without having to deal with huge crowds of tourists.”

“I made the mistake of not selecting my apartment based on the location of my university, so I ended up commuting for 2 hours every day which I really wish I could have avoided. Overall though the city is very alive and offers plenty of events and opportunities for connecting with people involved in the entertainment industry.”

“It can be hard to make friends in L.A sometimes because it seems like most people are mainly worried about advancing their careers and not much else. If you’re studying, make sure you take advantage of the clubs and societies available on your campus for meeting like-minded people, but if you’re not studying there are plenty of Facebook groups you can join with this purpose in mind.”

Ranking publishers

Bloomberg Businessweek

British Quacquarelli Symonds, UK

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Criteria used in ranking -QS EMBA Rankings by region: North America:
Employer index 30%
Thoughtful leadership 25%
Career Outcomes 20%
Executive profile 15%
Diversity 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -QS Online MBA Rankings:
Student Profile 35%
Employability 30%
Faculty and Teaching 30%
Class Experience 5%

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Forbes

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Poets & Quants

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The Economist Newspaper Limited

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The Financial Times Limited, UK

Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times: Masters in Management Rankings:
Weighted salary US$ 20%
Salary increase 10%
International mobility 8%
International course experience 8%
Faculty with doctorates 6%

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Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times - Executive MBA:
Salary today 20%
Salary increase 20%
FT research rank 10%

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Criteria used in ranking -Financial Times: Executive Education Open Rankings:
Faculty 8.7%
New skills and learning 8.7%
Aims achieved 8.5%
Teaching methods and materials 8.3%
Quality of participants 8%
Preparation 7.7%

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The Princeton Review

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Tillburg University

Criteria used in ranking -Tilburg University Economics Ranking:
Ranking is based on 35 journals.
Journals (source) https://econtop.uvt.nl/journals.php

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Us News

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