Go From Manager to Leader

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.


Be Part of an Incredibly Diverse Cohort



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Tae Macias

“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, SBC Management LLC


Are You the Right Fit?

Email your resume to the EMBA Admissions team for feedback on your candidacy.

Sarika Thakur

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

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at sarika.thakur@anderson.ucla.edu.

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 2019 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
    Decision release date June 30, 2020