What are the application deadlines?

View application deadlines here

Applications for the EMBA will be reviewed on a rolling admission basis. Applications will be considered on a space available basis. All applications must be submitted electronically.

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

Where do I mail my official transcripts?

Please send official transcripts to UCLA Anderson:

UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Admissions
ATTN: EMBA Admissions Office

110 Westwood Plaza, Suite A105
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

Is the GMAT or GRE required? Is there a minimum required GMAT or GRE score needed?

The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Records Exam (GRE) is required for applicants. If you have an advanced degree in a quantitative area and/or extensive experience in a quantitative field, you may petition that the test be waived. GMAT/GRE scores are valid for five years, and the highest score is used if you have taken the test more than once.  You must have your official GMAT score sent electronically to our code for the Executive MBA Program at UCLA: 2NZ-2F-87, or your official GRE score sent to our code for UCLA Anderson School of Management EMBA Program: 7295. There is no required minimum GMAT or GRE scores.

Are there any prerequisites for this program?

All prospective students need to have some familiarity with quantitative material. Many students take refresher classes for it is important to demonstrate competence in analytical skills in your application, either through undergraduate math courses or your GMAT score. We recommend students have a working knowledge of Excel.

I want to brush up on my quantitative skills before taking the GMAT and/or beginning the program, What do you suggest?

Below are a list of courses that have been effective for math preparation.
-Khan Academy
-UCLA Extension, Math for Management

How long is the program?

The Executive MBA program is a 22-month program with classes held every other weekend (Friday and Saturday) on campus. There are three residentials during the program: an opening residential in September, 1-week Elective Block August, and a field study residential to take at any time during your program. SAMPLE SCHEDULE download here.

How much time is spent outside the classroom on school related projects?

EMBA students spend an average of 15-20 hours a week outside the classroom.

How is the EMBA program different than the other MBA programs offered by UCLA?

EMBA students have the same core courses, the same faculty, and graduate in the same 22-month timeframe as the fulltime MBA students with the same degree. The program is geared towards mid-senior managers who are high potential leaders, with a minimum of 8 years of work experience and 5 years of management experience, that includes management of staff, projects and/or budgets.

What is the cost of the Executive MBA Program?

The cost of the Executive MBA Program for the Class of 2016-2017 is $74,235 for the first year. Executive MBA fees cover registration, student charges, books and software supplies, meals, parking, and on-campus/off-campus residentials. All costs for the International Seminar, except airfare, are included.

Is Financial Aid available?

Yes. Stafford loans up to $20,500 are available to students and private loans for amounts in excess of $20,500 are also available. For more information and to apply for a student loan (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), please go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  The school code for UCLA is 001315.

How large is the entering class?

We admit 75 students each year.

Do you recommend that I visit the campus?

Yes, we recommend that you come to campus and meet with the Admissions Staff to learn more about our program. We also encourage you to attend an EMBA Admissions event where you can get your questions answered. We have a wide variety of events that will help you decide if UCLA Anderson Executive MBA is the right program for you.

Are interviews required?

Admission interviews are scheduled by invitation only.

Can I waive any classes if I have my CPA or CFA certification?

If you have a CPA or CFA certification we encourage you to review the following document:


Do you conduct information sessions at companies?

Yes. If you invite us to your company, Executive MBA Staff will arrange an Information Reception for your employees. For more information, contact us at 310.825.2032 or email us at emba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu.

Admissions Policies

UCLA Anderson's School of Management welcomes applicants who withdrew or were denied to reapply in a later year. For reapplication procedures, please visit the application instructions section.

Application fees and deposit fees are non-refundable.

Admissions consideration for UCLA Anderson's MBA programs (Full-Time, Fully Employed MBA, Executive MBA and Global EMBA) are entirely separate. Candidates may apply to only one program in a given year.

Legal Notices

All application materials become the property of UCLA and cannot be returned regardless of the Admissions Committee's decision. Please retain copies for your own records.

The Executive MBA Admissions Office reserves the right to verify that information and documents submitted as part of your application are complete and truthful during the entire application process. 

If you are offered admission, UCLA Anderson reserves the right to revoke that offer if it is found that you misrepresented yourself or omitted facts in the application process, engaged in behavior prior to matriculation that indicates a serious lack of judgment or integrity, or if you have committed to enroll in the class of an institution other than UCLA Anderson after July 1, 2015. UCLA Anderson further reserves the right to require you to provide additional information and/or authorization for the release of information about any such matter. 

Privacy Notification

The California Information Practices Act of 1977 requires that the following statement be made to individuals who are asked to supply information about themselves:

The principal purpose for requesting the information on this form is to process your application for admission to the MBA Program at UCLA Anderson. University policy authorizes maintenance of this information.

Furnishing all information required on this form is mandatory (with the exception of ethnic and marital status survey information, provision of which is voluntary). Failure to provide such information will delay or may even prevent completion of the action for which the form is being completed. Information furnished on this form may be used by various university departments for processing your application for admission and will be transmitted to the state and federal governments, if required by law.

In accordance with university policy, you have the right to review personal information maintained about you, and may contact either the office of record maintaining such information or the Information Practices Coordinator, Unisys Building, 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90024, for more information concerning your rights. The official responsible for maintaining the information contained on this form is the Assistant Director of Admissions, UCLA Anderson, 110 Westwood Plaza, Suite A105, Box 951481, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481.


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