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.

Sylvia Haas

Executive Director, EMBA Admissions
Sylvia Haas has built successful EMBA classes for more than 15 years. She advises each candidate, lighting the path to EMBA in the most personalized way.

Please send an email to: sylvia.haas@anderson.ucla.edu


Application Basics


We accept applications beginning August 1, 2017 and interview applicants on a rolling admissions basis until the class is filled.

    Application Deadline
    Dec 1, 2017
    Decision release date January 31, 2018
    Application Deadline
    Feb 1, 2018
    Decision release date March 31, 2018
    Application Deadline
    May 1, 2018
    Decision release date June 30, 2018