Tailor your MBA

At UCLA, your options are practically endless.


Electives provide an opportunity to customize your MBA experience. We offer a wide variety of elective options from all facets of business in a number of different formats designed to fit many schedules. You have the option to cherry-pick the electives that will best serve your professional interests and, if you want to focus on a certain subject, we offer six different specialized certificates. EMBA students can take unlimited electives at no additional tuition charge. We also offer alumni the opportunity to audit elective courses at a significant discount.

“As a veteran, I pursued an MBA as a way to improve my business acumen and round out some of the gaps in my professional experience. UCLA Anderson’s diverse selection of electives provided the breadth of choice necessary to take a targeted approach to filling those gaps. I chose to pursue the finance and eEntrepreneurship certificates, which provided sufficient depth in the areas I was targeting for development.”

Kyle Anderson (’17)
Project Leader, The Boston Consulting Group (BCG)


Electives at UCLA Anderson


Past elective courses EMBA students have taken include:

  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Initiation
  • Advanced Financial Policy For Managers
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Brand Management
  • Financial Modeling & Corporate Valuation
  • Business Law
  • Technology Management
  • Management Communication
  • Business Plan Development
  • Structuring Deals
  • Customer Assessment & Analytics
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • Patterns of Problem Solving
  • Digital Marketing

EMBA students also have the opportunity to enroll in elective courses in different programs at Anderson.


Customize Your Skill Set With Certificates & Specializations


UCLA Anderson offers the following certificates and specializations tailored to EMBA students’ different focused professional goals. Please note: you may need to take these courses on the Fully Employed MBA and/or full-time MBA schedule which fall on weekdays and weeknights. (Space-available basis)

Easton Center Technology Management Certificate

Sample Courses:

  • Technology Management
  • Tools and Analysis for Business Strategy
  • Managing Finance and Financing Emerging Enterprises Design
  • Medtech Innovation I: Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Medical Technology

Entrepreneurship (E-Track) Certificate

Sample Courses:

  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation
  • Business Plan Development
  • Technology Management
  • Business Law
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity

Global Management Certificate

Sample Courses:

  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Business and Economics in Emerging Markets
  • Global Trends
  • Non-Market Risks: Global Context for Doing Business 

Finance Certificate

Sample Courses:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Financial Modeling and Valuation
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Corporate Finance

Leaders in Sustainability Certificate

Sample Courses:

  • California Experiences in Native Cultural Resource Management
  • Introduction to Sustainable Architecture and Community Planning
  • Transportation and Environmental Issues
  • Resource-Based Development
  • Environmental Politics and Governance

Marketing Certificate

Sample Courses:

  • Brand Management
  • Negotiations Behavior
  • Digital Marketing Analytics
  • New Product Development
  • Global Marketing Management

Healthcare Specialization

Sample Courses:

  • Business of Healthcare
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Economics of Health Policy

Real Estate Specialization

Sample Courses:

  • Urban Real Estate Finance and Investments
  • Cases in Real Estate Investments
  • Entrepreneurial Real Estate Development
  • Real Estate Economics, Capital Markets, and Securitization

Entertainment Management Specialization

Sample Courses:

  • Entertainment Marketing
  • Examining the Video Game Industry
  • Innovations in Sports Marketing
  • Managing Disruptive Technologies and Business Models

Social Impact Specialization

Sample Courses:

  • Impact Creation, Analysis, and Evaluation
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Affordable Housing Development
  • Values, Ethics, and Tradeoffs


Additional Elective Options Beyond Anderson


Take advantage of all the resources that UCLA offers and enroll in up to two classes at one of the other top graduate schools (Please note that some classes are restricted).