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COVID-19 Information for EMBA Prospective Students

UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Program is now accepting applications for Fall 2020 without a GMAT/GRE/EA exam score. The admissions team will evaluate your candidacy based on the strength of other qualifications such as work experience, academic record, and quantitative background. If needed, UCLA Anderson offers an online math course for admitted students to prepare for the quantitative aspects of the program. For more in-depth information please visit our academic requirements webpage.

The EMBA Class of 2022 program start date of September 22, 2020 remains the same (EMBA Class of 2022 Calendar). We know there will be a remote option and we expect to know by June what possible in-person options might be. We are also offering the option to apply this year and start in Fall 2021.

We are currently on a rolling admissions basis, so you will be able to get an earlier decision if you submit your application before the June 1, 2020 deadline. If you have not taken a GMAT/GRE/EA exam, please enter an Executive Assessment (EA) test date of 3/31/2020, this will inform the admissions team that you want to be considered without an exam. All recruiting events have been moved to a virtual online format and admissions officers can be contacted via email. Feel free to reach out for any questions.

(Updates from EMBA Admissions as of May 11, 2020)

Thank you for your interest in an Executive MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time. We are aware that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is an unprecedented phenomenon, and is encouraging all of us to rethink education on a global scale. At UCLA Anderson, we are taking all steps necessary to ensure that teaching/learning is minimally impacted while incorporating policies from the federal, state, and local governments, as well as campus leadership.

We want to assure everyone that the UCLA Anderson EMBA Admissions Office is fully (remotely) operational during this time. Our main priority is safety, so we are keeping abreast of government guidance daily and will notify applicants of any changes to our admissions timeline, policies and procedures as necessary. We are striving to maintain classroom continuity for Fall 2020, and look forward to welcoming future cohorts!

I’m always happy to discuss the Executive MBA Program and how it may align with your professional goals.

Sarika Thakur
Executive Director of Admissions


Become the Leader You Have Always Envisioned


In the UCLA Anderson Executive MBA program, you will learn and network with peers who inspire you. Our program’s greatest strength is the accomplished and talented executives who make up every EMBA cohort. As a part of this visionary group, you will take on critical new roles that challenge you to adopt different ways of thinking. With classes on weekends and flexible scheduling, you will accomplish more than you ever thought possible in just 22 months.


Why Now?


In the current global situation, the need for leaders who communicate effectively is more crucial than ever. Leaders who make data-based decisions and have a strong foundation in business are invaluable to lead their organizations in the best direction. Maximize this opportunity to learn from your fellow classmates about how they are navigating the COVID-19 crisis in different industries and functions. With an Executive MBA from UCLA Anderson, you will learn new business strategies and COVID-19-related insights from world-renowned faculty that you will be able to implement immediately.


Join a Powerful Network





Countries of Origin


Functional Areas




Hold Advanced Degrees

14 years

Work Experience (Avg.)

9 years

Management Experience (Avg.)


Military and Veterans


Problem-Solve Collaboratively in Mini Boards


EMBA’s mini board model ensures that every small student team is represented by experts in accounting/finance, sales/marketing, technology/engineering, military/leadership and entrepreneurship/health care/law. When you bring together people from different backgrounds, industries and functions — and ask them to collaborate — great ideas are unlocked.


A Manageable Schedule


22 Months

6 Quarters

On Campus
Friday and Saturday

Biweekly or Monthly Options

One Week Abroad

International Business Residential

Flexible Electives

Sunday Hybrid and August Block