About one-fourth of each incoming EMBA class consists of international students. This group significantly expands the viewpoints and perspectives of the entire class.
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.
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
Applicants must send official mark sheets/transcripts 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 before or during the on-campus interview. Translations of the mark sheets/transcripts and degree certificate must be issued directly from your institution or University Language Services (we cannot accept notarized copies).
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 requires that applicants holding degrees from countries where the official language is not English take an English proficiency exam.
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.