Full-Time MBA Admissions

To get in to an MBA program is to cross a threshold into a more promising life.

Applying takes some work, sure, but it’s a process of self-examination you will not regret. UCLA Anderson is looking at all aspects of the individual that will benefit the world as a whole. So when you apply, it's not just to earn an MBA, it’s to gain an opportunity to make impact.

Updated, Flexible Test Requirements

We recently updated our standardized test requirements in the interest of greater flexibility for applicants. The Full-Time MBA program will now accept the GRE, GMAT, GMAT Focus or the Executive Assessment (EA) — or alternatively, applicants may opt out of submitting a test score and instead share examples of coursework, certifications or professional experience that demonstrate their quantitative and analytical abilities in a brief essay.

Application Basics


Deadlines & Decisions

    Application Deadline
    October 5, 2023
    Decision release date December 14, 2023
    Application Deadline
    January 4, 2024
    Decision release date March 22, 2024
    Application Deadline
    April 12, 2024
    Decision Release date May 17, 2024

What We Look For

We define our community by three core qualities: We share success, think fearlessly and drive change. Here are some of the attributes we strive for at UCLA Anderson and look for in prospective applicants:

By Share Successwe mean our students should be collaborative and supportive of one another, fully engaged in academic explorations, and be thoughtful when they achieve success.

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When we say Think Fearlessly, we’re looking for people who are passionate, inquisitive and analytical while striving for innovation.

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We’re also looking for those who Drive Change by being original and productive in pursuit of meaningful impact. This means maintaining an optimistic viewpoint during challenging times, employing strategic thinking and, most important, being resilient.

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See the academic, professional and cultural diversity that gives our MBA Program its strength.

"Our student body comprises individuals with incredibly wide-ranging experiences — there is no one profile that defines an Anderson student. And our students are seeing job opportunities they hadn't dreamed of. This is the time to invest in your future. Apply and let yourself shine! We can’t wait to get to know you."

Rob Weiler ('91)

Associate Dean, Full-Time MBA Program

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