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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We have three admissions rounds for fall entry, each with its corresponding deadlines and decision release dates. We accept applications beginning August 1, and we interview applicants on a rolling admission basis until the class is filled. All applications must be submitted electronically.

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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:

UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Admissions
ATTN: EMBA Admissions Office
110 Westwood Plaza, Suite A105
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

Alternately, 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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The Executive Assessment (EA) or 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 tests be waived. Please email us at emba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu if you think you meet the criteria to waive the exams and would like to petition for the waiver. Refer to our Requirements and Deadlines for more information.

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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 skills before taking the GMAT and/or beginning the program. What do you suggest?

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Below is a list of courses that have been effective for math preparation.

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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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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 hold a wide variety of events that will help you decide if UCLA Anderson Executive MBA is the right program for you.

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Are interviews required?

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Admission interviews are scheduled by invitation only.

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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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