Taking your next step with an Anderson Executive MBA could be the most important step you’ve ever taken. The Anderson EMBA is designed to produce emotionally intelligent leaders with a global perspective. Your classmates are C-level executives, directors, consultants and entrepreneurs from every major industry. Instruction from world-class faculty, rare opportunities to immerse yourself in international experiences, a worldwide network of successful alumni, and practical training bring into focus your future in business.

Is Anderson EMBA Right for You?

The UCLA Anderson EMBA program places you in a learning environment among peers driving the future of business.

EMBA is the only MBA program that requires management (people, projects, teams, money, and/or data) experience. Learn with other managers moving to a higher level of leadership.

Are you ready for what's next? Connect with UCLA Anderson by sending us your résumé.

A Call to Action


UCLA Anderson Invites Military Applicants.

You know how your military training has strengthened your leadership skills. Now let your expertise benefit a global network of fellow professionals.

Anderson study teams are built to resemble a board of directors, with members from every area of business, including a military officer or veteran because your leadership training is an asset to the EMBA cohort.

Increasingly active-duty military and veterans are using their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to obtain an MBA, because it adds to military skills in advancing your career or your transition into top companies. Our admissions staff and career coach are experienced in working with military professionals, who consistently develop into our most successful MBA students.

Military personnel can request the $200 application fee be waived as a thank you for serving. The fee waiver is granted only one time. Once we inform you that your waiver has been approved, you may continue the application process free of cost.

Prior to submitting your Executive MBA (EMBA) application, email Christina Marentes with your full name and “Military Application Fee Waiver” in the subject line. 

If you are applying to one of the other programs at UCLA Anderson, then please email MBA Admissions or FEMBA Admissions with a fee waiver request according to their policies. 

Application Deadlines

Round Round Deadline GMAT/GRE Deadline Decision Release Date
Dec 1, 2017 Dec 8, 2017 January 31, 2018
Feb 1, 2018 Feb 8, 2018 March 31,2018
May 1, 2018 May 8, 2018 June 30, 2018

*Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PST on each deadline date.

Fees & Financing

Non-Refundable Application Fee: $200
Non-Refundable Admission Enrollment Deposit: $2,500
EMBA Program Fees for 2017-2018* $77,947*

*Fees are subject to change on an annual basis.


Merit fellowships are awarded to students based on the strength of their admission application. Awards are for a one-year period and are made by the UCLA Anderson EMBA Admissions Committee.

Private & Government Loans

Many students pay the fees without a corporate sponsor, although some employers reimburse the cost of a student's education. Students are eligible to apply for low-cost federal and private student loans. Qualified students may receive up to $20,500 per year from the Federal Stafford Loan Program. The code for UCLA is 001315. Additional funds are available through private loan programs. Loan applications may be obtained by emailing the EMBA Financial Aid Office.

Additional Expenses

Students are advised of the following expenses which, are not included in the Executive MBA Program fee:

  1. Students are responsible for obtaining a laptop that meets Anderson’s required specifications.
  2. Students are responsible for all fees and/or fines assessed by the University or the Executive MBA Program.
  3. The EMBA Program offers optional programs or courses (e.g., International Studies & Exchange opportunities) that will require students to pay additional fees. These expenses are non-reimbursable.
  4. Executive MBA students are responsible for airfare and all travel costs incurred in conjunction with attending classes at UCLA Anderson (lodging is provided only for residential class weekends), attending the required International Seminar, and travel expenses outside the budget for the Strategic Management Research (SMR) project. Some travel and other expenses related to the SMR project may be reimbursable, but there may be additional costs for completing this required component of the program.
  5. Students are responsible for all course materials beyond the 68-unit program requirement.