Core classes follow the 10-week quarter format. Core classes begin the program and cover the management fundamentals. Core classes have a set schedule and meet on campus once per week to minimize travel.

Core Courses
Name # Units
Leadership Foundations M414A 2
Managing and Leading Organizations M409 4
Data and Decisions M402 4
Managerial Economics M405 4
Financial Accounting M403 4
Marketing Managment M411A 4
Foundations of Finance M408 4
Operations & Technology Management M410 4
Business Strategy M420 4

Course descriptions >>

Elective classes complete the program allowing each student the opportunity to customize a specific learning path to meet their career interests and goals. Elective classes follow various schedules and formats, including block and international options.

Encouraged to take courses from a variety of disciplines, Anderson provides a broad array of elective offerings as well as allows students the opportunity to take up to 2 electives offered at UCLA’s other top schools (e.g. the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, School of Law, David Geffen School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and School of Public Affairs and Urban Planning). Students also have the option of taking electives offered in both the Full-Time MBA and Executive MBA programs, subject to availability and scheduling.

Sample Elective Offerings >>

UCLA Anderson has created a variety of Career Paths with suggested electives recommended for students with particular career interests.

Career Path Options
General Management Consulting Marketing Consulting
Financial Consulting Operations Consulting
Investment Banking/Investment Management Corporate Finance
Venture Capital & Private Equity Marketing: Brand Management
Marketing: High Tech General Management
International Management Technology Management
Engineering & Technology Management: Business Leader Engineering & Technology Management: Intrapreneur/Entrepreneur
Operations Real Estate
Entrepreneurship Entertainment & Media Management

Sample Electives for Specific Career Paths.

The FEMBA program is designed to meet the academic needs of students who are employed on a full-time basis. Some FEMBA students, who have unusual flexibility in their schedules, may be able to participate in programs that are traditionally orientated toward full-time students. These options have additional fees, with the exception of EMBA Block Electives.

(1) International Travel Study Programs

For more information and a list of previous destinations, please refer to International Programs.

(2) Full-time MBA Program's International Exchange Program

The full-time MBA program participates in academic exchange agreements with approximately 60 business schools located outside the United States. Participants in this program spend one quarter abroad (usually during the Fall) studying at a partner institution on a full-time basis. FEMBA students who have completed the core phase of the program, and who are in good academic standing, may request permission from the FEMBA program to participate in the International Exchange Program. Final determination of eligibility and placement is at the discretion of the full-time MBA program administration. Those students who are granted permission will be accommodated on a space-available basis after full-time students have been placed. FEMBA students may not create their own international exchange program with a school which does not already have an agreement with the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

(3) Executive MBA Block Electives

The Executive MBA Elective Block is a unique component consisting of five to six elective courses offered in five consecutive days in June and September. Each course offered in the elective block is two units. Students have the option of taking one to two courses during the elective block. Students are advised to take no more than 2 courses in an elective block week. Two block courses is equivalent to one regular elective course in terms of units.

For a list of elective blocks, please refer to EMBA Elective Block page.