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Requirements
 
Carefully review our MBA application requirements below, and please take the time to connect with our community and get acquainted with our resources
  • ROUND
    1
    Application Deadline
    October 5, 2021
    Decision release date Dec 14, 2021
  • ROUND
    2
    Application Deadline
    January 4, 2022
    Decision release date March 22, 2022
  • ROUND
    3
    Application Deadline
    April 12, 2022
    Decision Release date May 17, 2022

Online Application

All applicants must apply to the MBA program online. Applications will be accepted for Fall 2022 starting August 1, 2021. The application fee is $200. Note that we have three admissions rounds, each with its corresponding deadlines and decision release dates listed above.
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Four-year Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent

Candidates must hold a completed undergraduate degree in order to enroll in our MBA program. Usually this is a four-year bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in other countries.

GMAT/GRE

All applicants are required to take the  Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or  Graduate Record Examination (GRE), though no minimum score is required. For an idea of the typical range we admit, see the latest class profile.

Work Experience

Although the majority of our students do have full-time work experience, early career and college senior prospective students may still apply.

Recommendations

New applicants are required to submit two recommendations. Reapplicants only need to submit one new recommendation. Recommendations should be written by individuals who are well acquainted with your performance in a work setting, preferably from a direct supervisor or manager. Here is a sample letter of recommendation for your reference.

Essays

We look forward to learning about your perspectives and plans via your essay responses. Essays complement the answers you provide throughout the application to show us your whole profile. The best applications are introspective, genuine and succinct in directly answering our questions and showing clear plans for the future.

Interviews

Interviews are conducted on an invitation basis only after submitted applications are reviewed. An interview must be completed to be admitted to the program.

TOEFL / IELTS

TOEFL or IELTS scores are required of all international applicants EXCEPT those from a select list of countries. For more information please refer to  UCLA Graduate Division Office English requirements.

Reapplicants

Reapplicants are those who submitted a completed MBA application within the previous two years (that is, who applied for the MBA program starting in 2020 or 2021) and received a final decision. The process to reapply is streamlined:

 
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Our Admissions Ambassador Corps (AAC) is a group of diverse student leaders who can guide you through life at UCLA Anderson and answer your specific questions about their experiences. Ambassadors lead live webinars on a regular basis and are on call to help you with your process.

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