The Same mba degree: FEMBAs enjoy the exact same faculty, diploma, alumni network and student clubs found in the full-time program. Like the full-time MBAs, FEMBA students can also participate in on-campus recruiting and work with their own dedicated career services team to fully realize their potential.
THE VALUE OF FIRSTS: FEMBA students also benefit from programs and features that originated here like the Global Access Program, International Studies & Exchanges and the uniquely adaptive FLEX hybrid schedule. Moreover, FEMBA students can utilize their new skills right away, gaining precious practical experience and graduating with three years more work experience than their full-time peers.
We appreciate the significant challenges FEMBA students overcome to achieve their goals; from busy jobs to personal commitments to lengthy commutes, the stakes are often as high as their ambition. That's why the FEMBA program offers three scheduling options during core courses and even more flexibility during the elective phase.
FEMBA students can select one of three attendance schedules for the year one core:
"I started my current company just before school started, and the timing could not have been better. Being able to immediately apply what I learned in class and from my classmates is absolutely invaluable."
"I'd reached a point in my career where I needed an MBA to further develop my management style and broaden my knowledge base. MBAs are few and far between in my field (nonprofit / development), and it's incredibly rewarding to use my education to make a uniquely satisfying contribution."
"In my professional experiences prior to FEMBA, I rarely interacted with engineers and scientists; their approach to problem-solving is quite different than a marketer's. Learning from and adapting to different professional perspectives has definitely refined my approach to problem-solving."
"In my FEMBA class alone we've had lab scientists transformed into global marketers and management consultants, a portfolio asset manager into an entrepreneurial business owner/founder, an aeronautical engineer into a venture capitalist and an academic institution program manager into an investment banker."
"Before I even started my first class at Anderson, the career transformation I was hoping for happened. As a result, I've set my sights on much higher-level analyst and management positions within my organization."
"The program is practical and gives you tools that have an immediate impact in the workplace. Your colleagues will quickly notice a difference in how you approach complex problems."
"I chose FEMBA because it enabled me to continue working while pursuing the same degree offered through the full-time MBA program. The ROI was substantially more attractive when compared to leaving the work force for two years and taking on a large amount of debt."
"Los Angeles is the hub of the sports/entertainment industries in the United States, and Anderson's deep ties to these communities are incredibly appealing to me. The school’s reputation speaks for itself, not only locally, but on a national and international level as well."
"Anderson is a five-star buffet of educational opportunity, and I'm not just coming hungry, I'm bringing Tupperware!"
"I mostly applied to full-time programs, but I chose FEMBA because it allowed me to pursue an MBA at a top school while advancing within my company. After six months, I left my job, took an entrepreneurship elective with full-time students, participated in a case competition and accelerated my studies to graduate six months early. FEMBA offers identical access to resources as full-time MBA students; you decide how involved you want to be."
"It's been a lot of fun hanging out at happy hours and being a part of FEMBA events like the ski trip, Halloween party and FEMBApalooza. By joining FEMBA Council, I think I've stumbled onto a really great opportunity to watch how small, highly passionate teams make Anderson’s programs successful."
"In my first year, I had a leadership position with a student club, I participated in case competitions, met with potential students for the next year’s class and went to Israel for an exchange program. The FEMBA program has provided incredible opportunities to become more involved with the community and to better myself."