In addition to required course work, Anderson’s EMBA requires 12 units of elective courses, a popular aspect of the curriculum. EMBA electives are offered on Thursday evenings of class weekends and during the summer. EMBA students can enroll in relevant classes in other Anderson programs and other UCLA departments and schools — for instance, in entertainment or international relations. All Anderson EMBA students complete an International Residential, a rare opportunity for immersion in business practices abroad.


Earn units through required courses and the hands-on Strategic Management Research project.


A variety of electives are offered in two summer blocks.


Anderson presents rare opportunities for immersion in business overseas.

Course Schedule

  • Leadership Foundations
  • Data & Decisions
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Policy for Managers
  • Leadership Module 1
  • Marketing Strategy & Policy
  • Economic Analysis for Managers
  • Leadership Module 2
  • Hybrid Elective
  • August Elective Block
  • August Elective Block
  • Leadership Module 3
  • Management Communication
  • Operations & Technology Management
  • Leadership Module 4
  • Introduction to Strategic Management Research (SMR)
  • SMR
  • Competitive Strategy & Business Policy
  • Leadership Module 5
  • SMR (concludes)
  • Real World Challenges that Leaders Face
  • Leadership Module 6

International Requirement: Global Immersion Course or Exchange Course(s)

**Term determined by the student.

Summer Electives

The Elective Block is a unique component of the Anderson EMBA that consists of five to six 2-unit elective courses offered over five consecutive days in August. Students take no more than two courses in an elective block week. Two summer elective courses are equivalent to one regular elective course in terms of units.

August Elective Block

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    Patterns of Problem Solving
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    Deals: Strategy & Structure
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    International Regulations
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    Venture Capital & Private Equity
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    Strategic Branding

International Residential


Our curriculum distinguishes itself because all Anderson EMBA students complete an International Residential, a rare opportunity for immersion in business practices abroad. UCLA Anderson has partnered with international business schools to develop a series of options that help you think globally, and become more sensitive to the business cultures of other nations.

The international residential requirement can be satisfied by completing a global immersion course or exchange course. Global immersion trips typically take place in late March, early September and December. Exchanges typically take place in summer.

Watch: EMBA Global Immersion Video

San Jose, Costa Rica
Course: Sustainable Management in Latin America
Professor: Corbett & Spich
Sao Paulo & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Course: Doing Business in Brazil and South America
Professor: Gabriel
Capetown, South Africa
Course: Economic Evaluation of Healthcare: Focus on South Africa
Professor: Tabbush
United Arab Emirates & Saudi Arabia
Course: Issues in International Accounting, Finance and Real Estate
Professor: Sussman
New Delhi & Mumbai, India
Course: Understanding Indian Financial Markets
Professor: Subrahmanyam
UCLA Anderson's Executive MBA programs International Studies locations.
Rotman School of Management
Toronto, Canada
Business School Sao Paolo
Sao Paolo, Brazil
Recanati School of Management
Tel Aviv, Israel
SDA Bocconi Executive MBA Program
Milan, Italy
Seoul National University
South Korea
Waseda University
Tokyo, Japan
UCLA Anderson's Executive MBA programs International Studies locations.