Flexible Options

Maximum flexibility for working professionals with
already-busy lives.

All Day
Saturdays

9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
Evenings

6:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

FEMBA Flex

1 weekend per month
on-campus, the rest online

About Flex
FEMBA offers three flexible schedule options to complete the core portion of the program. Because elective courses are independent from core classes, their schedule options
vary and may be subject to availability and scheduling.

Fast-Track

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How can I
FAST-TRACK

There are multiple opportunities to fast-track, including:

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    International programs
    (Global Immersions &
    Exchanges).
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    Full-time MBA electives.
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    Traditional FEMBA electives.

Some students opt to fast-track during the elective portion of the program, allowing them to finish up to six months early in as few as two years and a quarter. This is accomplished by taking three or more elective courses per quarter.

Alternatively, students with considerable career and/or family obligations may stretch their studies to a maximum of five years.

What is
FAST-TRACKING

Fast-tracking allows FEMBA students to take additional courses beyond the standard two-course per quarter load to finish the program in as little as two years and a quarter.

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When may I begin FAST-TRACKING?

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    International Programs: summer after your first year.
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    Full-time MBA electives: winter of your second year.
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    FEMBA electives: winter of your second year.
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Will I pay more to FAST-TRACK?

No. Students opting to fast-track simply pay earlier than those following the traditional schedule, but overall costs remain constant. Financial aid may be applied to fast-tracking.

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UCLA Anderson FEMBA

When is the earliest
I can graduate?

After two years and a quarter, fast-track students may graduate in December of their third year.

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

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

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

No problem. Upon reaching the program unit requirement, you decide whether to graduate early or continue on to the next quarter. The decision is completely up to you. Additional administrative fees apply.

Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
year
June - August
September - December
January - March
April - June
1st
26 units

Leadership Foundations

Mandatory 1-week on-campus intensive held the last week of August

Data & Decisions

Organizational Behavior

Managerial Economics

Financial Accounting

Marketing Management

Foundations of Finance

2nd
24 units

Operations & Technology Management

Business Strategy

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

3rd
30 units

Global Access Program
or
Business Creation Option

Global Access Program
or
Business Creation Option

Elective

Fast-track completion

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

= optional one-week Global Immersion or International Exchange electives between quarters in more than 20 different international destinations.
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
year
June - August
September - December
January - March
April - June
1st
26 units

Leadership Foundations

Mandatory 1-week on-campus intensive held the last week of August

Data & Decisions

Organizational Behavior

Managerial Economics

Financial Accounting

Marketing Management

Foundations of Finance

2nd
32 units

Operations & Technology Management

Business Strategy

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

3rd
22 units

Global Access Program

Global Access Program

Elective

Elective

Elective

= optional one-week Global Immersion or International Exchange electives between quarters in more than 20 different international destinations.
Summer
Fall
Winter
Spring
year
June - September
October - December
January - March
April - June
1st
26 units

Leadership Foundations

Mandatory 1-week on-campus intensive held the last week of August

Data & Decisions

Organizational Behavior

Managerial Economics

Financial Accounting

Marketing Management

Foundations of Finance

2nd
36 units

Elective

Operations & Technology Management

Business Strategy

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

Elective

3rd
18 units

Global Access Program
or
Business Creation Option

Elective

Global Access Program
or
Business Creation Option

Elective

Fast-track completion

= optional one-week Global Immersion or International Exchange electives between quarters in more than 20 different international destinations.
The UCLA Registrar’s Calendar provides academic and holiday schedules for
upcoming years, which can help you with your long-term planning.