International Applicants


The EMBA student body benefits greatly from its global diversity

International Applicants Fall Into Two Categories:


Non-U.S. citizens/permanent residents (these applicants must obtain a work visa on their own)


Citizens/permanent residents with undergraduate degrees from outside the U.S.

UCLA EMBA International Applicant requirements
Both categories of international applicants are required to follow the steps outlined below.

Academic Requirements

UCLA Anderson EMBA degree international applicants
  • Applicants educated at institutions outside the United States must have completed a minimum of 16 years of study, including 4 years at the college or university level with a bachelor’s degree or recognized equivalent from an accredited institution. No specific undergraduate major is required. UCLA Anderson’s EMBA Admissions Committee uses mark sheets and degree certificates to evaluate applicants’ academic qualifications.
  • Send Official Mark Sheets and Degree Certificates along with translations issued directly from your institution or University Language Services (we cannot accept notarized copies) 
    Applicants must send official mark sheets and degree certificates to EMBA Admissions for verification; these will be returned after the review process. Applicants may also present documents in person at the EMBA Admissions Office or during the on-campus interview.
  • Do Not Convert Grade Point Average to American 4.0 Scale
    Please note that we evaluate all international undergraduate education within the context of each country's system. We compare applicants based on the performance of other candidates from that country.
  • Do Not Send Transcript Evaluations
    We perform our own evaluation of all documents. Please do not send document evaluations from an outside agency.
  • List All Post-Secondary Educational Institutions
    Include technical and professional schools, regardless of the duration of attendance or whether the study was related to the field of management.

English Language Proficiency


UCLA rules require that applicants holding degrees from countries where the official language is not English take an English proficiency exam.

  • Exemption from the proficiency exam requirement is allowed only if the applicant has completed two years of full-time study or holds a bachelor's (or higher) degree from a university in a country in which English is BOTH the spoken language and medium of instruction (i.e., Australia and the United Kingdom).
  • Applicants educated in India, Pakistan or Singapore are required to take the exam.
  • Applicants with work experience of any duration in the United States are not eligible for exam exemption.
  • For more information please refer to UCLA Graduate Division Office English requirements or contact our office. 

Applicants may take either of the following proficiency exams:

TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (UCLA Anderson School code: 4837-02)

IELTS - International English Language Testing System