Overview

Consisting of 84 total units, the FEMBA program follows the ten week quarter system, with Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters beginning in October, January and April respectively. Summer quarter varies between the first and second summers.

3-Year, 80 Unit Academic Program (44 core class units and 36 elective units)
Year 1
26 Total Units
Fall
Winter
Spring
10 Units
  8 Units
  8 Units
Year 2
24 Total Units
Fall
Winter
Spring
  8 Units
  8 Units
  8 Units
Year 3
30 Total Units
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
  2 Units
12 Units
  8 Units
  8 Units

For long-range planning help, and the overall UCLA academic and holiday schedule for years in advance, the main UCLA Academic Calendar is useful. http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/calendar/

Type Class Units
Fall Core Leadership Foundations
(1-week intensive occurring about three weeks before the start of Fall Quarter.)
2
Core Organizational Behavior 4
  Core Data and Decisions 4
Winter Core Managerial Economics 4
  Core Financial Accounting 4
Spring Core Marketing Management 4
  Core Foundations of Finance 4
  Total 26

Course descriptions

Type Class Units
Fall Core Operations Technology Management 4
  Core Business Strategy 4
Winter Elective Student's Choice 4
  Elective Student's Choice 4
Spring Elective Student's Choice 4
  Elective Student's Choice 4
  Total 24

Course descriptions

Type Class Units
Summer Core Global Access Program (International Field Study) Kickoff 2
Fall Core Global Access Program (International Field Study) 8
  Elective Student's Choice 4
Winter Elective Student's Choice 4
  Elective Student's Choice 4
Spring Elective Student's Choice 4
  Elective Student's Choice 4
  Total 30

Course descriptions

FEMBA can be completed in as few as 27 months by accelerating elective study known as Fast-tracking. The earliest graduation date is the end of Fall Quarter of the third year. Students may accelerate by taking three elective courses per quarter, or block electives. Billing is also accelerated accordingly, but the total cost for the FEMBA program is the same for all members of each entering year.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is FAST-TRACKING? answer >>

Fast-tracking allows FEMBA students to take additional courses beyond the standard two-course per quarter load and finish the program earlier than spring of the third year.

When is the earliest I can graduate? answer >>

Students who fast-track may be eligible to graduate as early as the end of fall quarter of their third year (after completing GAP). Students that fast-track graduate either fall (December) or winter (March) of their third year.

Can I graduate earlier than fall quarter of my third year? answer >>

No. All UCLA graduate students must complete a master’s thesis. FEMBA’s master’s thesis is GAP, which concludes in fall of the student’s third year. Therefore, December of the third year is the earliest that FEMBAs can graduate.

How can I FAST-TRACK? answer >>

FEMBAs have multiple opportunities to fast-track including international programs (international studies and exchanges), EMBA block electives (weeklong intensives offered in June and September), and traditional FEMBA electives. Essentially, taking any class over the typical two-course per quarter load is considered fast-tracking.

When may I begin FAST-TRACKING? answer >>

Students may begin taking international programs as early as fall quarter of their second year. Students may take FEMBA electives beginning winter of their second year (when electives traditionally begin). EMBA block electives are an option beginning spring of the second year.

Will I be paying more student fees to FAST-TRACK? answer >>

No. Students opting to fast-track pay their student fees earlier than those following the tradition schedule. Essentially, if you take a third elective one quarter, you pay normal student fees for that additional class.

Am I able to apply my financial aid to FAST-TRACKING fees? answer >>

Yes.

What if after FAST-TRACKING I decide I want to take more classes and graduate at the standard time in June? answer >>

No problem. However, upon reaching the program unit requirement, you must decide whether to graduate early or continue on to the next quarter. The decision is completely up to you; but, it is binding.