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At UCLA, your options are practically endless.
 
Electives allow you to customize your MBA experience in several facets of business. EMBA students can take unlimited electives at no additional cost in program fees, with the exception of books for electives outside of EMBA. We also offer alums the opportunity to audit elective courses at a significant discount.
Kyle Anderson

“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 specializations, which provided sufficient depth in the areas I was targeting for development.”

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

EMBA Electives at UCLA Anderson
 
Below are the electives typically offered on EMBA weekends and during the summer. You can cherry-pick the electives that will best serve your professional interests, and if you want to focus on a particular subject, we offer specializations.
  • Entrepreneurship & Venture Initiation
  • Advanced Financial Policy For Managers
  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Brand Management
  • Financial Modeling & Corporate Valuation
  • Business Law
  • Technology Management
  • Leadership Communication
  • Business Plan Development
  • Strategy and Structure of Corporate Buyouts
  • Customer Assessment & Analytics
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Strategy in Emerging Markets
  • Patterns of Problem Solving
  • New Product Development

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

Customize Your Skill Set With Specializations
 
UCLA Anderson offers the following specializations tailored to EMBA students’ different focused professional goals. Please note, to achieve some of these specializations and, you may need to take courses outside the EMBA schedule, which fall on weekdays and weeknights. You have the option to pursue multiple specializations, depending on your schedule.
Easton Center Technology Management Specialization

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) Specialization

Sample Courses:

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

Sample Courses:

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

Sample Courses:

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

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 Specialization

Sample Courses:

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

Sample Courses:

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

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
Corporate Governance Specialization

Sample Courses:

  • Strategy & Structure of Corporate Buyouts
  • Cloud Computing & Big Data
  • Managerial Interpersonal Communication
  • Corporate Governance I
  • Technology Management
Social Impact Specialization

Sample Courses:

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

Leadership Development Specialization

Sample Courses:

  • Managerial Decision Making
  • Optimizing Team Performance
  • Applying the Science of Happiness to Life Design
  • Leadership Communications

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).
UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER,
FILM AND TELEVISION
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
AND PLANNING
DAVID GEFFEN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SCHOOL OF LAW
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH