FAQ

 

We aim to make sure you’re as informed as possible during the application process.

 

We welcome you to reach out to us at emba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu with additional questions or sign up for a one-on-one.

What are the application deadlines?

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Applicants must apply to the EMBA program online. There are three admission rounds with the following deadlines: December 1, February 1, and May 1. Please see corresponding  deadlines and decision release dates.

The application fee is $200. Application fee waivers are available to all U.S. Military Personnel (active duty and veterans) and UCLA Staff. Please email Christina Marentes prior to submission.

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Where do I mail my official transcripts?

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Please send official transcripts to UCLA Anderson School of Management:

Official Transcripts:
All applicants are required to submit sealed official records from each academic institution attended after secondary/high school. Transcripts from exchange programs and/or other courses are not required, as long as the grades appear on the transcript from the school that awarded your degree. International applicants must provide additional materials. View the international applicant guidelines here.

Have sealed official transcripts sent to:
UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Admissions
ATTN: EMBA Admissions Manager
110 Westwood Plaza, Marion Anderson Hall G6.42
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

Sending Official Transcripts Electronically: Alternately and preferably, you can request your official electronic versions to be emailed from your institution directly to ellen.min@anderson.ucla.edu

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

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Please note that a GMAT/GRE/EA score is optional. However, additional quantitative support may be required upon further review of your application after submission. If additional quantitative support is needed, the EMBA admissions team will reach out with further details and recommendations which can sometimes be completed after admission. Quantitative academic support to bolster your profile includes but is not limited to recent quantitative coursework (e.g. UC Extension or community college courses), additional education, CPA, CFA, GMAT/GRE/EA exam score. In addition, once admitted into the program, EMBA incoming students are all provided with online math, statistics, and Excel preparation courses and workshops specifically designed for incoming UCLA Anderson students.

If you have any questions about your quantitative preparation, please speak with an EMBA admissions representative via a one-on-one link hereIn addition, once admitted into the program, EMBA incoming students are provided with online math, statistics, and Excel preparation courses.

The Executive Assessment (EA)Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) and Graduate Records Exam (GRE) are universal standardized entrance exams for graduate programs, which are optional for the UCLA EMBA application.

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Are there any prerequisites for this program?

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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 exam score. We recommend students have a working knowledge of Excel.

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

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Below is a list of resources that have been effective for academic preparation. In addition, once admitted into the program you will have access to UCLA Anderson math, statistics, and Excel prep courses.

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How long is the program?

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The Executive MBA is a 22-month program, with classes held every other weekend or once a month (Fridays and Saturdays) on campus. There are three residential components during the program: a required opening residential in September, an optional 1-week Elective Block in August and a required field study residential in September of your second year. Download a sample calendar of the bi-weekly section here and the monthly section here.

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

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

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

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EMBA students have the same core courses and the same faculty, and they graduate in the same 22-month timeframe as the full-time MBA students with the same degree. The program is geared toward mid-to-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.

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Is financial aid available?

How large is the entering class?

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Our entering class size is 140–150 students each year. Review our Class Profile to see the representation of our student body.

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Do you recommend that I visit the campus?

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In place of in-person campus visits, we've brought the UCLA Anderson campus to you with our new EMBA Virtual Class Visit and Campus Experience website. You can watch past recorded EMBA admissions events, as well as watch recorded classes. We hold a wide variety of virtual events that will help you decide if the UCLA Anderson Executive MBA is the right program for you.

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Are interviews required?

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Interviews are by invitation only before admission can be offered. Instructions on how to set up an interview are provided at the time of invitation. Interviews are held on campus or via Zoom, and they last 30–60 minutes. Business attire is appropriate for this professional interview.

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

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

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Does UCLA Anderson conduct information sessions at companies?

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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.

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