You’re Looking For Real Change. Here’s What We’re
Looking For:


Bachelor's Degree:
All Majors Accepted
Exam: GMAT or GRE

Professional Experience

Demonstrated leadership
Proven track record
Potential for advancement


Contributions to career and community

Strength in Difference


The Application Process


The fact that you’re here indicates you’re ready to make a significant investment in your future.

Although there are no shortcuts to the application process, every effort has been made to ensure a smooth, streamlined experience.

Create Your Online Application

All applicants must apply to the FEMBA program online. The online application will walk you through the following steps. The application fee is $200. Note that there are two admissions rounds each with their corresponding deadlines and decision release dates.

Begin Application


Order Your Transcripts

Applicants must hold a completed four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university. We accept all majors and backgrounds. All corresponding official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if applicable) must be ordered prior to submitting an application and must be received by the respective deadline. Schools take anywhere from 2-4 weeks to send official documents so please plan ahead.

Please have transcripts sent to the following address:

UCLA Anderson FEMBA Admissions
110 Westwood Plaza, Suite A105
Los Angeles, CA 90095




Take the GMAT or GRE

All applicants must take the GMAT or GRE. Either is fine and there is no minimum score. The GMAT school code is 2NZ2F44. The GRE school code is 0727.


Update Your Resume

Applicants must submit an updated resume. The average years of work experience of FEMBA students is 7 years with all backgrounds considered.


Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are needed from individuals who are well acquainted with your performance in a work setting, preferably from a direct supervisor or manager.


Essay Questions

Please give the essay questions in your online application your full, undivided attention. The clarity with which you communicate your accomplishments and goals factors heavily in the FEMBA selection process.

Click learn more below to view essay questions.

  • FEMBA Essay 1: (500 words)
  • I am unique because...
  • FEMBA Essay 2: (500 words)
  • What are your goals at UCLA Anderson and in your short-term and long-term career?
  • Optional Essay: (500 words)
  • Are there any additional circumstances in your profile about which the Admissions Committee should be aware?
  • If any of these scenarios apply to you, please address specifically:
  • If you are not currently employed full time, please explain your employment situation right now and your career search plan to be employed by the beginning of the program.
  • If you are currently enrolled in another MBA program, please clarify your status in that program (standing, % complete, etc.), and explain your reason for wanting to begin UCLA Anderson.
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On-Campus Interview

After submitting your application, you will be prompted to register for an optional on-campus interview. This face-to-face interview affords you the opportunity to personalize your candidacy even further.



Reapplicants are those who submitted a completed FEMBA application within the previous two years (i.e., for the classes which began in fall 2014 or fall 2015) and received a final decision. The process to reapply is as follows:
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    Create a new application.
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    Indicate on the Additional Info page of the application that you are a reapplicant.
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    Submit one new recommendations.
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    Please highlight any progress made since the prior application.
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    Standardized test scores (GMAT, TOEFL and IELTS) previously reported will remain on file, though scores are subject to expiration dates. You may submit new test scores if desired.
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    Required Reapplicant Essay
    Please describe your career progress since you last applied and ways in which you have enhanced your candidacy. Include updates on short-term and long-term career goals, as well as your continued interest in UCLA Anderson.
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    Admission Committee members see the entire previous application to provide context.



2017 - 2018 Admissions Deadlines

Round Application
January 22, 2018 February 3, 2018 March 29, 2018
April 23, 2018 May 5, 2018 June 22, 2018

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