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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


What We Look For


The Executive MBA program is looking for leaders who can share a unique perspective with their classmates. We value students who bring an expertise in a specific industry or functional area, demonstrating a career journey with continuous growth and increased responsibility.

Our curriculum is tailored for executives, managers and senior professionals; therefore, we’re interested in candidates who have a minimum of 8 years’ work experience, including 5 years managing people and/or large projects. Building a class with a mix of students from small, medium and large organizations is a priority and global business experience is a strong consideration as well.

Across UCLA Anderson, we recruit students who possess a collaborative spirit, commitment to innovative thinking and the courage to make an impact in business and our society.


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“Coming into the program as a finance executive with two kids at home, I found it hard to imagine how I would juggle everything. I soon realized my classmates and professors set a high bar for performance, while understanding that family and work had to take priority. We supported each other through our challenges, and learned from each others’ experiences.”

Tae Macias (’17)
CFO, National Operations at DermCare Management


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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


Application Basics


Every year we accept applications from August to May for Fall entrance only, and interview applicants on a rolling admissions basis until the class is filled. See below for the deadlines for Fall 2020 entry.

    Application Deadline
    Dec 1, 2019
    Decision release date January 31, 2020
    Application Deadline
    Feb 1, 2020
    Decision release date March 31, 2020
    Application Deadline
    May 1, 2020**
    (Extended to June 1, 2020)**

    Decision release date July 31, 2020