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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:

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 Leadership Speaker Series
6:30 - 7:30 pm Dinner - Executive Dining Room
Evening Study group meetings, optional tutorial sessions.


8:30 - 12:00pm Class
12:00 am - 1:30 pm Lunch - Executive Dining Room (Optional Career Workshop)
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Class


Diverse Environment
The Executive MBA (EMBA) program is a cohort, lockstep program and students are in class together throughout the 22-month program. UCLA Anderson consistently attracts successful business leaders to the EMBA Program. Classmates include C-level executives, directors, military officers and veterans, consultants, and entrepreneurs from every major industry as well as physicians, architects, and attorneys. Approximately 40% of our EMBA students commute from outside the Los Angeles area and outside California.

Lasting Relationships
The UCLA EMBA classroom creates a setting where people have the chance to get to know one another at a more profound level. The EMBA culture serves as an ideal environment to meet like-minded people, motivated and driven by similar goals. The experience allows candidates to broaden their circle of friends beyond national and cultural borders, which might be one of the most enriching experiences the EMBA Program offers.

Leadership Groups / Study Groups
We strategically create leadership/study groups with 6 professionals building each group to include an engineer, a finance/accounting professional, military officer or veteran, a marketing professional and corporate general manager – adding students that round out the group so that it resembles a board of directors. In this situation, students learn as much from peers as they do from the faculty.

EMBA Staff Support
Besides the fact the EMBA classroom helps create a stimulating learning environment, our EMBA Student Affairs staff is dedicated to supporting and improving the overall experience for students. UCLA Anderson IT professionals are present before classes and during breaks and consistently provide first class service.

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.