Frequently Asked Questions

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When is the application deadline? back to top

2013-2014 Deadlines
Round Application Submission* Decision Notification
1 January 12, 2014 February 12, 2014
2 March 9, 2014 April 9, 2014
3 May 4, 2014 June 4, 2014

*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on this day.

Applications for the EMBA Class of 2016 will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis with decisions made within 30 days after applications are completed. Applications will be considered on a space available basis. All applications must be submitted electronically. Please use the online recommendation form which you can view here.

Where do I mail my official transcripts? back to top

Please send official transcripts to UCLA Anderson:

UCLA Anderson
ATTN: Assistant Director, Admissions
Executive MBA Program
110 Westwood Plaza, Suite A105
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481


Is the GMAT or GRE required? Is there a minimum required GMAT or GRE score needed?
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The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Exam (GRE) is required for all applicants. The highest score is used if you have taken the test more than once.  You must have your official GMAT score sent electronically to our code for the Executive MBA Program at UCLA: 2NZ-2F-87. While we don't have a minimum required score, last year's average GMAT score was 670.
You must have your official GRE score sent electronically to our code for UCLA Anderson School of Management EMBA Program: 7295

Are there any prerequisites for this program? back to top

UCLA Anderson prides itself on putting together an incoming class of unique individuals with a broad range of backgrounds.  As such, members of our community may have differing levels of readiness for our rigorous academic program, and we know that some people have concerns about either their math or Excel skills.  Since we are 100% invested in each student's success, we want to make sure that you are fully prepared to rise to this challenge.  For this reason we require all incoming students to take our Math and Excel assessments, which have been developed in cooperation with UCLA Anderson faculty and staff.  These assessments will test your familiarity with the basic underlying math concepts and Excel skills that you will then use in your MBA courses and beyond.


How long is the program? back to top

The Executive MBA program is a 22 month with classes held every other weekend (Friday and Saturday) on campus. Students get the summer off between 1st year and 2nd year. There are five residentials during the program: an opening residential in August, a residential session in June of the first year, a residential in August of the second year, a field study residential in January of the second year, and an international residential in the second year. Download a sample schedule here.

How much time is spent outside the classroom on school related projects? back to top

EMBA students spend an average of 15-20 hours a week outside the classroom.

How is the EMBA program different than the other MBA programs offered by UCLA? back to top

EMBA students have the same core courses, the same faculty, and graduate with the same MBA in the same 22-month timeframe as the fulltime MBA students. It is geared towards mid-senior managers who are high potential leaders, with a minimum of 8 years of work experience and 5 years of management experience, that includes management of staff, projects and budgets. 

What is the cost of the Executive MBA Program? back to top

The cost of the Executive MBA Program for the Class of 2015 is $68,019 for the first year. Executive MBA fees cover registration, tuition, books and software supplies, meals, parking, and off-campus residentials. All costs for the International Seminar, except airfare, are included. 

Is Financial Aid available? back to top

Yes. Stafford loans up to $20,500 are available to students and private loans for amounts in excess of $20,500 are also available. For more information and to apply for a student loan (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), please go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  The school code for UCLA is 001315.

How large is the entering class? back to top

We admit between 70-75 students each year.

Do you recommend that I visit the campus? back to top

Applicants are encouraged to attend an EMBA Director's Lunch, where you will meet the EMBA Staff, as well as Alumni. You will learn what is unique about UCLA Anderson and it that will give you a chance to have your questions answered, followed by lunch with the current EMBA students. Visiting an EMBA class is also an integral part of the admissions process.  You'll experience a real class and be able to observe the dynamic between our World-Renowned Faculty and students. Our newest recruiting event is the Morning with EMBA Leadership. At this event, you'll get an overview of the program given by the EMBA Deans and Directors. This is a great ways to introduce yourself to the EMBA and Anderson culture. 

Are interviews required? back to top

Interviews are by invitation only.

Can I waive any classes if I have my CPA or CFA certification? back to top

Yes, if you have CPA or CFA certification we encourage you to review the following waiver.

Do you conduct information sessions at companies? back to top

Yes. If you invite us to visit your company, Executive MBA Staff will arrange to an Information Reception for your employees at the location of your choice, such as your offices or an off-site location. For more information, contact us at 310.825.2032 or email us at emba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu.

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Admissions Policies

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UCLA Anderson's School of Management does welcome applicants who withdrew or were denied to reapply in a later year. For reapplication procedures, please visit the application instructions section.

Application fees and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Admissions consideration for UCLA Anderson's three MBA programs (Full-Time, Fully Employed MBA and Executive MBA) are entirely separate. Candidates may apply to only one program in a given year.

Legal Notices

All application materials become the property of UCLA and cannot be returned regardless of the Admissions Committee's decision. Please retain copies for your own records.

The Admissions Office reserves the right to verify that information and documents submitted as part of your application are complete and truthful during the entire application process. 

If you are offered admission, UCLA Anderson reserves the right to revoke that offer if it is found that you misrepresented yourself or omitted facts in the application process, engaged in behavior prior to matriculation that indicates a serious lack of judgment or integrity, or if you have committed to enroll in the class of an institution other than UCLA Anderson after July 1, 2012. UCLA Anderson further reserves the right to require you to provide additional information and/or authorization for the release of information about any such matter. 

Privacy Notification

The California Information Practices Act of 1977 requires that the following statement be made to individuals who are asked to supply information about themselves:

The principal purpose for requesting the information on this form is to process your application for admission to the MBA Program at UCLA Anderson. University policy authorizes maintenance of this information.

Furnishing all information required on this form is mandatory (with the exception of ethnic and marital status survey information, provision of which is voluntary). Failure to provide such information will delay or may even prevent completion of the action for which the form is being filled out. Information furnished on this form may be used by various university departments for processing your application for admission and will be transmitted to the state and federal governments, if required by law.

In accordance with university policy, you have the right to review personal information maintained about you, and may contact either the office of record maintaining such information or the Information Practices Coordinator, Unisys Building, 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90024, for more information concerning your rights. The official responsible for maintaining the information contained on this form is the Manager of Admissions Operations, UCLA Anderson, 110 Westwood Plaza, Suite B201, Box 951481, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481.

Nondiscrimination

The University of California, in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and university policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The university also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in university programs and activities.

Inquiries regarding the university's student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to UCLA Campus Counsel, 3149 Murphy Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405, (310) 825-4042. Speech- and hearing-impaired persons may call TTY (310) 206-6083. Inquiries regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or 504 Compliance may be directed to the Special Assistant to the Chancellor, A239 Murphy Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405, voice (310) 825-2242, TTY (310) 206-3349, fax (310) 825-3688.

Students may report to the Office of the Dean of Students, 1206 Murphy Hall, regarding any action they believe discriminates against them on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.