Financing

 

Student Charges and Fees

 

The Executive MBA program academic fee is mandatory for each student and no category or component is optional, regardless of the student's participation.

Payment Amount
Non-Refundable Application Fee: $200
Non-Refundable Admission Enrollment Deposit:
(Counts towards your first-year fees.)
$2,500
Estimated EMBA Program Fees for 2020–2021* ('21-'22 TBD) $83,996*

*Fees are subject to change on an annual basis. For reference, the estimated two-year program fee total for the 2020-21 class was $167,992.

Student charges are paid at the beginning of each academic year or over installments.

Year One Installment: September, December, and March
Year Two Installment: TBD

If your company is sponsoring 100 percent of your MBA fees contact EMBA Admissions upon being admitted to set up a corporate account. If your company is partially sponsoring your MBA, you will be responsible for paying the fees and managing the reimbursement from your company. The EMBA program office can provide a letter to your company as proof of your completed course credits.

Items Covered by the Program Fees

Executive MBA fees cover registration, student charges, books, software supplies, meals, and housing for on/off-campus residential. Partners and family members may accompany participants on the International Seminar and International Travel Study programs at their own expense. All university and Executive MBA program policies and fees are subject to change each year. Please note that student charges and education fees are subject to change at any time. The Executive MBA program academic fee is mandatory for each student, and no category or component is optional, regardless of the student’s participation.

Additional Expenses

Students are responsible for all fees and/or fines assessed by the University or the Executive MBA program (The following expenses that are not included in the Executive MBA program fee):

  1. Students are responsible for obtaining a laptop that meets Anderson’s required specifications.
  2. Students are responsible for purchasing UCLA campus parking permits (UCLA Anderson staff will facilitate the parking permit purchase).
  3. The EMBA program offers optional programs or courses (e.g., international studies and exchange opportunities) that will require students to incur additional expenses. These fees are non-reimbursable.
  4. Executive MBA students are responsible for airfare and all travel costs incurred in conjunction with attending classes at UCLA Anderson (lodging is provided only for residential class weekends), participating in the required International Seminar and travel expenses outside the budget for the Strategic Management Research (SMR) project. Some travel and other expenses related to the SMR project may be reimbursable, but there may be additional costs for completing this required component of the program.
  5. Students are responsible for all course materials beyond the 68-unit program requirement.

UCLA Anderson makes every effort to fully disclose Executive MBA program financial information for prospective students. Because the program offers new educational opportunities on quarterly and annual bases, we cannot provide a complete list of costs/expenses not covered by the registration fees. Explore our loan options to cover expenses beyond academic fees. 

Company Sponsorship

Company sponsorship can help pay for your MBA and give your company an edge. Asking your employer for sponsorship may feel intimidating. Still, you can frame your proposal with information on how an Executive MBA from UCLA Anderson can help grow and retain your talent.

If your company is partially sponsoring your MBA, you will be responsible for paying the fees and managing the reimbursement from your company. 100% company sponsorship requires students to contact EMBA Admissions upon admission to set up a corporate account. The EMBA program office can provide a letter to your company as proof of your completed course credits.

Cost of Attendance

If you are considering a loan to finance your MBA, please keep in mind the Cost of Attendance. The program fees for 2021-2022 are TBD. For reference, the program fees for 2020-2021 are $83,996. Items covered by the program fees include registration, student charges, books, software supplies, meals, and housing for on/off-campus residential. The estimated 2020-2021 student budget includes the following expenses with the corresponding maximum loan credit: Room/board: $21,600, Computer: $1,137, Travel: $5,868, Personal: $4,680, and Loan Fees: $3,127. The total cost of attendance is $120,408.

 

Tax Benefits for Financing Your MBA

 

Watch Associate Dean and Adjunt Professor of Accounting Gonzalo Freixes discuss how tax benefits can help pay for your MBA.

 

Your ROI

 

24% Salary Increase during EMBA

 

Have Questions? Reach out to Ji!

 

As the Director of Financial Aid, Ji's primary responsibilities are supporting the administration and disseminating information regarding fellowships, federal and private student loan programs to the MBA students and MBA prospects.

Ji can help you out with your best options for financing your MBA. Feel free to reach out for any financial aid-specific inquires.

Ji Choi
Director of Financial Aid
ji.choi@anderson.ucla.edu