A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management
|Location||Riverside, CA, USA|
The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (commonly known as AGSM), is a part of the UCR School of Business Administration located at the University of California, Riverside. Current offerings include MBA, Ph.D. and Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) programs.
UCR first established the Graduation School of Administration in 1970. The school was subsequently renamed the Graduate School of Management in 1982. In 1994, the A. Gary Anderson Family Foundation donated $5 million to the school, which was renamed the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management. In 2008, the school was renamed the School of Business Administration, housing both the undergraduate business program and the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management.
In 2010, MBA student interns participated in the first ever study of foreign direct investment in Riverside County. They worked with the Office of Foreign Trade at the Riverside County Economic Development Agency.
The Ph.D. Program launched fall 2011. The program is interdisciplinary, focusing on management and marketing. The first cohort is composed of six students.
Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) Program
A Master of Professional Accountancy (MPAc) program was approved for launch fall 2012.
Executive MBA Program
In 2009, SoBA launched an Executive MBA program. Typical applicants to the 21-month program have seven to 10 years of career experience minimum. The first cohort was composed of managers in finance, distribution, a CPA, and physicians. The program enrolls about 20-25 students per year.
Students meet on alternating weekends at the UCR Palm Desert Graduate Center, and are required to attend a week-long residency and an international study trip. In 2010, the EMBA cohort traveled to Shanghai for its international residency.
U.S. News and World Report Ranking
The Anderson School MBA program was ranked 97th by U.S. News and World Report. It was listed in the Princeton Reviews's Best Business Schools in 2010 and 2011. It's undergraduate business program was ranked 32nd among public universities by U.S. New and World Report in September 2011. The School's undergraduate business program was ranked by Business Week in March 2011; it was one of only six programs in California so ranked (and one of only three programs among public institutions in California).
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