FEMBA and EMBA International Exchange

One-week exchanges conducive to working students' schedules provide opportunities to study at a top international partner institution while becoming immersed in the host country’s culture and academics.

Managed through the Center for Global Management, one-week exchanges conducive to working students' schedules are offered, typically over the summer, with international partner universities.

During the summer of 2019, around 50 students from the fully employed and executive MBA programs participated in one-week exchanges with eight partner schools, UCLA Anderson welcomed 40 students during its August one-week elective block week. 2019 partner schools included:

    • Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia
    • INSPER, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    • HEC School of Management, Jouy-en-Josas, France
    • Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, Israel
    • Waseda Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
    • ESAN Graduate School of Business, Lima, Peru
    • Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa
    • ESADE Business School, ESADE Ramon Llull University, Madrid, Spain
    • London Business School, England, United Kingdom

The Center for Global Management hosts a welcome reception in advance of the elective block week to provide an opportunity for the exchange students to learn more about Los Angeles, UCLA and UCLA Anderson, as well as network with their peers from other top international business schools and with students from UCLA Anderson.

For Visiting Exchange Students

UCLA Anderson offers one-week elective courses during the summer in August. These courses are taught by UCLA Anderson faculty. Students are nominated by their home institution and must meet certain requirements, some of which are noted below. For more information and comprehensive detail on the requirements, please contact global@anderson.ucla.edu

Students visiting UCLA Anderson for the one-week exchange can choose two out of a possible four to six courses to take. Each course is 15 hours of class time and students typically take one course in the morning and one course in the afternoon or evening. Students who participate in these courses at UCLA Anderson will be in class with students from UCLA Anderson’s Los Angeles-based EMBA and UCLA-NUS Executive MBA programs, as well as with students from UCLA Anderson's network of exchange partner schools. Visiting students are required to have at least 5 years of work experience. They must be in good academic standing with their home institution and meet all the minimum academic requirements for graduate admission at UCLA which includes language proficiency. Students will be officially enrolled at UCLA, receive a transcript and they must enter on an F-1 non-degree visa. Each student must also ensure that they have health and medical insurance coverage sufficient to meet UCLA requirements which is verified by a third party. For 2019, students must meet one of the following criteria for an F-1 visa to be issued, which enables participation in our one-week exchange:

    • TOEFL iBT minimum 79
    • TOEFL pBT minimum 550
    • IELTS overall band score minimum 6.5
    • International students who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from a university located in the U.S. or in another country in which English is the language of instruction, or who have completed at least one year of full-time instruction at such an institution, are exempted from both the TOEFL or IELTS and the ESLPE requirements.

For more information and comprehensive detail on the requirements, please contact global@anderson.ucla.edu

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