You’re Looking For Real Change

2017 – 2018 Admission Deadlines

Round Application Submission On-Campus Interview Decision Notification
January 22, 2018 February 3, 2018 March 29, 2018
April 23, 2018 May 5, 2018 June 22, 2018

Here's what we're looking for


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

Academic Performance

Demonstrated leadership, proven track record and potential for advancement

Professional Experience

Contributions to career and community



The Application Process

Create Your Online Application

All applicants must apply to the FEMBA program online. The online application will walk you through each step. The application fee is $200. Note that there are two admission rounds, each with its 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 to 4 weeks to send official documents, so please plan ahead.

Send Transcripts to (click to view address):

Please have transcripts sent to the following address:

Physical Hard Copy Transcripts

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

Digital Electronic Transcripts

Please send to:


Take the GMAT or GRE

All applicants must take the GMAT or GRE. Either is fine and there is no minimum score. For UCLA Anderson School of Management, the GMAT school code is 2NZ2F44. The GRE school code is 0727.

Update Your Resume

Applicants must submit an updated resume. The average work experience of FEMBA students is seven 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 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.

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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.


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 that began in fall 2016 or fall 2017) and received a final decision.

Review Reapplicant Process and Requirements
  • Create a new application.
  • Indicate on the Additional Info page of the application that you are a reapplicant.
  • Submit one new recommendations.
  • Please highlight any progress made since the prior application.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Admission Committee members see the entire previous application to provide context.

“I am constantly amazed by the range of experience my classmates have. There are doctors, lawyers, executives — many of my peers are on their third degree, and I think that really speaks to the quality and drive of the students at Anderson as well as the caliber of the program.”

Charlotte Kadin

(FEMBA ’18)
Senior Analyst, Process Management, Enterprise Finance Processes
The Walt Disney Company

Charlotte Kadin
Class of 2020 Profile


Total: 322


Male: 207


Female: 115


Average Age

23 – 45

Age Range


Underrepresented Minorities


Academics Profile



Average GPA


Median GMAT

620 – 730

GMAT Range

12 Ph.D.| 3 M.D.
Advanced Degrees
Undergraduate Insitutions
Top 3 Represented
UCLA, USC, UC Irvine

Common Backgrounds

24% Business & Management
26% Engineering
12% Economics

Work Experience

<5 Years
5–10 Years
>10 Years

Average Experience


Average Salary


Common Industries

High Tech 13%
Finance 11%
Entertainment 10%
Pharmaceutical/Biotech/Medical   6%
Aerospace   6%
5%   Health Care Services
5%   Software
5%   Government
4%   Consulting
3%   Food/Beverage/Tobacco
High Tech 26%
Finance 25%
Entertainment 15%
Pharmaceutical/ Biotech/ Medical   9%
Aerospace  9%
9%   Health Care Services
7%   Software
6%   Government
3%   Consulting
3%   Food/ Beverage/ Tobacco

“My classmates come from all different backgrounds — we have a doctor, a room full of engineers, marketing executives, space technologists and many more. Sometimes I feel like three years isn’t enough time to learn from my peers and hear all their stories and perspectives.”

Biswajit Jena (FEMBA ’19)
Senior Product Manager, Dell EMC


A Global Culture that Learns Locally


23 Countries Represented, 1 Student Body

California Locations

Los Angeles 60%
Orange 13%
Ventura 4%
San Diego 6%
Northern CA 10%
Outside CA 7%

Countries of Origin: 30

Armenia • Azerbaijan • Bangladesh • Brazil • Bulgaria • Canada • China • France • Hong Kong S.A.R.• Indonesia • Iran • Israel • Italy • Japan • Lebanon • Macau S.A.R. • Moldova • Pakistan • Philippines • Poland • Russia • Saudi Arabia • Singapore • South Korea • Sweden • Taiwan • United Kingdom • United States • Uzbekistan • Vietnam

FEMBA: A Life-Changing Experience

Brittany Blackamore (FEMBA ’16)
Manager, Experian

Brittany Blackamore shares her program experiences, from discovering a passion for global economics to landing her dream job at Experien.

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