EMBA Culture


A Day in the Life of an Executive MBA Student

Executive MBA classes meet on campus every other weekend throughout the school year, from September to June. A typical class weekend is as follows:

Friday Schedule
9:00 - 12:30 pm Class
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch (Executive Dining Room)
1:30 - 5:00 pm Class
5:00 - 5:30 pm Break
5:30 - 6:30 pm Distinguished Speaker Series
6:30 - 7:30 pm Dinner (Executive Dining Room)
Evening Study group meetings, optional tutorial sessions.


Saturday Schedule
8:30 - 12:00pm Class
12:00 am - 1:30 pm Lunch (Executive Dining Room)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Class

The UCLA Anderson Difference

Student life at Anderson is exceptional, highlighted by:

Challenges: Whether it's tackling the intricacies of corporate strategy, leading a student initiative, or climbing a nearby mountain, students will be tested by both the academic rigors of UCLA Anderson and development activities outside of class.

Values: The values of UCLA Anderson set it apart from other schools. By working with professors and administrators, students forge a community that values learning, teamwork and research-based practical knowledge

Collegiality: The hallmarks of student life at Anderson are compassion, mutual respect and support, which students demonstrate toward one another. The UCLA Anderson community is built on the collective strengths of our diverse student body.

Access: The network of personal relationships and industry contacts that students develop while attending UCLA Anderson and after they graduate is arguably as important as the academic degree they earn. Countless opportunities exist for students to connect with individuals, businesses and communities outside the class room.

Extracurricular Activities
UCLA Anderson has an outstandingly active student life. Extracurricular activities help build relationships between and among students, faculty, alumni and members of the business community that can help to guide you on your professional as well as personal journeys. Extracurricular activities at UCLA Anderson also provide a forum for students to practice their leadership skills in career, social, outreach and volunteer settings.

Ropes Course

Anderson Student Association
The Anderson Student Association (ASA) governs the UCLA Anderson School of Management student body to ensure a high quality of student life and to build relationships among students, faculty, staff, alumni and the business community. By virtue of enrollment, every UCLA Anderson student is a member of ASA and is eligible to participate in all sponsored events. Students are the key to what ASA accomplishes. Through its executive branch and committee system, in conjunction with the rest of the Anderson student body and clubs, ASA provides an essential infrastructure which organizes, coordinates and funds an ever-increasing number of events/services designed to enrich the educational, career and extracurricular experience at UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Student Clubs
There is a remarkable number of opportunities at UCLA Anderson with wonderful people to guide you on your journey. Student clubs at UCLA Anderson provide a forum for students to practice their leadership skills in career, social, outreach and volunteer settings. These clubs also present excellent networking opportunities and alumni contacts.

See the Anderson Student Association (ASA) page for more information on all student clubs and activities at UCLA Anderson