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Academic Calendar and Important Dates
 
View and download the Year 1 academic calendar for the Bi-Weekly, Monthly, and Blended section and the Standard Program of Study below. 
Leadership Foundations
 
Your EMBA journey begins with Foundations of Inclusive Leadership (FIL) Opening Residential, a week-long intensive residential held on campus. This course is taught by the UCLA Anderson faculty. It serves as an in-depth introduction to management and leadership in the modern enterprise, centered around group meetings, leadership training, and case studies.

Foundations of Inclusive Leadership (FIL) Opening Residential:

August 22, 2023, 8:00am to August 26, 2023, 5:00pm

Please plan accordingly to join us starting Monday, August 21 for Foundations of Inclusive Leadership (FIL) Registration Check-in, Hotel Check-in, and opening reception.


Leadership Foundations (Management 461A) is a mandatory two-unit course that must be taken by all students. Classes are held all day lodging is provided for you at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center and Hotel. We ask that family members or friends do not accompany you. The final schedule and pre-reading materials for Leadership Foundations will be provided to you in advance. 

Class Weekend Schedule
 
All times are subject to change. In addition to the core curriculum schedule below, beginning in Winter 2023, EMBA Sunday elective courses will be offered. Most EMBA Sunday electives are hybrid format (½ on-campus, ½ online asynchronous), and are open to all EMBA students. EMBA Sunday elective classes meet from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on campus three times per quarter on Monthly class weekends.
Typical Schedule for First Class Weekend of Each Quarter:
Friday Saturday
Leadership Foundations: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Leadership Foundations: 2:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Class A: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner/Speaker Series: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Class B: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Class B: 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Career Workshop (optional): 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Class A: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Typical Schedule for All Other Class Weekends:
Friday Saturday
Career Workshop (optional)  2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class A: 4:00 p.m – 5:30 p.m.
Dinner/Speaker Series 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Class B: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Class B: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Class A: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Standard Program of Study
 
Your journey at UCLA Anderson spans across 22-months, seven quarters (including Summer), and a minimum of 68 required units (52 units of core courses and 16+ units of elective courses).
Fall Winter Spring Summer
YEAR September–December January–March April–June June–September
1st
Leadership Foundations
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Data & Decisions
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Organizational Behavior
Financial Accounting
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Economic Analysis for Managers
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Leadership Module 1
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Optional Electives*
Marketing Strategy & Policy
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Financial Policy for Managers
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Leadership Module 2
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Optional Electives*

Optional Electives*
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August Elective* Block Courses
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International Business Residential

2nd
Management Communication
(Elective*)
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Competitive Strategy & Business Policy  
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Leadership Module 3
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Optional Electives*

Introduction to Strategic Management Research (SMR) & 

Business Creation Project (BCP)
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Operations & Technology Management
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Leadership Module 4
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Optional Electives*

BCP & SMR (Concludes)
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Leadership in Practice 
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Leadership Module 5
-
Optional Electives*

1st YEAR

Fall

September – December
 

Leadership Foundations
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Data & Decisions
-
Organizational Behavior

Winter

January – March
 

Financial Accounting
-
Financial Policy for Managers
-
Leadership Module 1
-
Optional Electives*

Spring

April – June
 

Marketing Strategy & Policy
-
Economic Analysis for Managers
-
Leadership Module 2
-
Optional Electives*

Summer

June – September
 

Optional Electives*
-
August Elective* Block Courses
-
International Business Residential

2nd YEAR

Fall

September – December
 

Management Communication
(Elective*)
-
Operations & Technology Management
-
Leadership Module 3
-
Optional Electives*

Winter

January – March
 

Introduction to Strategic Management Research (SMR)
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SMR
-
Competitive Strategy & Business Policy
-
Leadership Module 4
-
Optional Electives*

Spring

April – June
 

SMR (Concludes)
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Real-World Challenges that Leaders Face
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Leadership Module 5
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Optional Electives*

*These are the electives offered on the EMBA schedule. There are many options for fulfilling your 16 units of elective credit. Please note that a minimum of 4-units is required during the summer session.

Connect With Your Future Classmates

 
Start leveraging your network now — join the Class of 2025 LinkedIn group and register for upcoming admit events.

EMBA Class of 2025 LinkedIn Group 


EMBA Class Visit & Campus Experience: In-Person & Virtual Formats
 
An EMBA Class Visit at UCLA Anderson is an impactful opportunity to meet current students, explore the campus, and experience the UCLA Anderson culture.

Register below to join the current EMBA cohort for an in-person MBA class on the UCLA Anderson campus.

We also offer the EMBA virtual class visit and campus experience to watch previously recorded classes to peak into our academic culture and learn more about UCLA Anderson.

Stay In the Loop
 
Another great way to engage with UCLA Anderson is to join an event hosted by one of our Academic Centers. Explore more UCLA Anderson news and events.
How the World Works
 
The most interesting insights from UCLA Anderson faculty about the business world today.
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Warren Olney and key Anderson faculty members uncover some of the most fascinating aspects of business and how we work.

Technology Orientation
 
   
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Anderson Account Activation & Laptop Configuration

As part of the on-boarding process, students are asked by UCLA Anderson Student Technology Services to complete an online Technology Orientation, which includes Anderson email and network accounts activation as well as laptop configuration. The same information below can be found on your admit checklist via the EMBA ACTION: SUMMER - Technology Orientation form.

Anderson Account Activation & Laptop Configuration

Please make sure to complete the account activation by August 1, 2022 in preparation for Leadership Foundations. Note: You will NOT be able to activate your account until you have completed your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), or if you have completed your SIR within the last 3 weeks. 

The online tech orientation will walk you through different activating computing accounts at UCLA Anderson and network account, including email, and configuring your laptop for school. Please reference the account activation/laptop instructions below. It will take approximately 30 minutes to complete the Tech Orientation and has no time limit.
 

  • Step 1: Review Laptop Requirements

Visit this page to ensure your laptop meets the hardware and software requirements for coursework: https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/information-and-technology/new-mba-student-information/

  • Step 2: Complete Online Technology Orientation

Log into the online technology orientation with your UCLA Logon credentials: https://bruinlearn.ucla.edu/enroll/8DLP77

  1. Review the acceptable use policy.
  2. Retrieve your Anderson Network account and get access to your official Anderson email. Please be advised, you will NOT be able to activate your account until you have completed your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). If you have just accepted our offer of admission within the last week, you may need to wait potentially 2 weeks for your account creation information to be available.
  3. Configure your laptop so that it is ready for coursework.

Watch this helpful Technology Orientation video created by the Student Technology Services (STS) team: https://ucla-anderson.mediasite.com/Mediasite/Play/b39f6be9dd92401fac3bc01d85b4e2981d 


Questions? Please contact the UCLA Anderson Student Technology Services (STS) if you run into any issues.
Create a Ticket: http://it.anderson.ucla.edu/
Email: sts@anderson.ucla.edu
Phone: 310-206-2045 [voicemail only]
Location: Cornell Hall D-209