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International Applicants Fall into Two Categories:
Both categories are required to follow the steps outlined below.
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.

Academic Requirements

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/Transcripts and Degree Certificates in Native Language and Translations

    All academic documents such as official mark sheets/transcripts, diploma certificates, and degree certificates must be directly sent to UCLA Anderson Executive MBA program from the institution. We prefer all documents to be emailed from the institution to, but we also accept hard copies mailed from the school. Please check with the EMBA admissions team on what you need to submit. To avoid delays in the application process, applicants may provide their own scan of their mark sheets/transcripts and degree/diploma certificates (in original language and in English if applicable) as a placeholder. However, if admitted and enrolled into the program, you will be required to submit all academic documents to be sent directly from your institution to us.  

  • 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.

  • Applicants may opt for either of the following proficiency exams:



  • 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 (e.g., Australia, Barbados, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, United Kingdom).

  • Applicants educated in India, Pakistan or Singapore are required to take the exam.