Tailor your MBA

At UCLA, your options are practically endless.


Electives provide an opportunity to customize your MBA experience. We offer a wide variety of elective options from all facets of business in a number of different formats designed to fit many schedules. You have the option to cherry-pick the electives that will best serve your professional interests and, if you want to focus on a certain subject, we offer six different specialized certificates. EMBA students can take unlimited electives at no additional tuition charge. We also offer alumni the opportunity to audit elective courses at a significant discount.

“As a veteran, I pursued an MBA as a way to improve my business acumen and round out some of the gaps in my professional experience. UCLA Anderson’s diverse selection of electives provided the breadth of choice necessary to take a targeted approach to filling those gaps. I chose to pursue the finance and eEntrepreneurship certificates, which provided sufficient depth in the areas I was targeting for development.”

Kyle Anderson (’17)
Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group


EMBA Electives


Past elective courses include:

  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Initiation
  • Advanced Financial Policy For Managers
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Brand Management
  • Financial Modeling & Corporate Valuation
  • Business Law
  • Technology Management
  • Management Communication
  • Business Plan Development
  • Structuring Deals
  • Customer Assessment & Analytics
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • Patterns of Problem Solving
  • Digital Marketing
EMBA students also have the opportunity to enroll in elective courses in different programs at Anderson. View the FEMBA elective course options.

Customize Your Skill Set


UCLA Anderson offers six specialized certificates tailored to EMBA students’ different focused professional goals.

Global Management

The Global Management certificate prepares students for international leadership roles through an integrated focus on specialized coursework, lectures, research and innovative programs held throughout the world.

Entrepreneurship (E-Track)

This certificate is designed for students who are interested in launching and successfully running their own business, for those joining a startup venture or for those creating new initiatives within an established company.

To earn this certificate, students take entrepreneurial electives on Thursday evenings of class weekends, and during the summer elective blocks.


Students interested in building in-depth finance expertise pursue this certificate. Sample courses: Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Modeling and Valuation, Real Estate Investment, Venture Capital and Private Equity.


This certificate allows students to specialize in marketing to build career expertise. Sample courses: Strategic Branding, Global Marketing, Digital Marketing and New Product Development.

Easton Technology Leadership

The UCLA Anderson Easton Technology Leadership Program offers a comprehensive technical leadership concentration that equips MBAs with the leadership preparedness, management knowledge and entrepreneurial disposition to succeed in diverse technical settings — from startups to large global technology corporations.

Leaders in Sustainability

The Leaders in Sustainability certificate includes a required core course in sustainability, relevent electives and participation in leadership training. Students learn experientially by collaborating on real projects for local businesses, nonprofits and government agencies. Please visit the UCLA Institute of the Environment for complete requirements to qualify for the certification.


Additional Elective Options Beyond Anderson


Take advantage of all the resources that UCLA has to offer and enroll in a class at one of the other top graduate schools (note that some classes are restricted).