Find the path that takes you higher
 

Fully Employed MBA Program:
Consider All the Options Ahead of You

 

3

Flexible Schedules

20+

International Study Options

50

Student Clubs

137%

Average Salary Increase
6-8 Years After

 

Meet Our FEMBAs

 

Get a glimpse of the community you’ll join. You’ll find that UCLA Anderson
is constantly on the move.

Find a New Path

“I found myself wanting to make a big career transition out of finance into marketing, and really believing and knowing I needed to do that with an MBA at Anderson. My MBA is an ongoing difference-maker in my life.”

Amber Jackson (FEMBA ’15)
Senior Manager of Marketing Strategy, The Walt Disney Studios

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Why FEMBA?

 

DISTINCTION: FEMBA is UCLA Anderson’s largest and highest-ranked MBA offering. U.S. News and World Report has ranked FEMBA “#1 in SoCal” for 22 years (and counting), “Best in the West” for 13 years and “Best in the U.S.” for 2 years.

THE SAME MBA DEGREE: FEMBAs enjoy the same faculty, diploma, alumni network and student clubs offered in the full-time program. Like the full-time MBAs, FEMBA students can also participate in on-campus recruiting and work with their own dedicated career services team to fully realize their professional potential.

THE VALUE OF FIRSTS: FEMBA students also benefit from programs and features that originated at UCLA Anderson, like the Global Access Program, International Studies & Exchanges and the uniquely adaptive Flex hybrid schedule. FEMBA students utilize their new skills right away, gaining precious practical experience and graduating with three years’ more work experience than their full-time peers.

More Options, Fewer Obstacles

We appreciate the significant challenges FEMBA students overcome to achieve their goals — from busy jobs to personal commitments to lengthy commutes, the stakes are often as high as their ambition. That’s why the FEMBA program offers three scheduling options to complete core courses and even more flexibility during the elective phase.

All-Day Saturdays

   

9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

2:00 – 5:15 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday Evenings

   

6:30 – 9:45 p.m.

FEMBA Flex

   

The hybrid FEMBA Flex schedule affords students the combined option of on-campus attendance (meeting one weekend per month) and online study.

Electives are even more flexible — customize your second- and third-year schedules.

The first half of the program consists of 44 units of core courses, while the second half consists of 36 units of elective courses (scheduled in multiple formats) that may be taken with full-time MBA students during regular hours or up to 8 units outside of UCLA Anderson.

For the required capstone project, choose between being part of a consulting team working for an international tech company with the Global Access Program (GAP) or creating your own business from the ground up with the Business Creation Option (BCO). Students wishing to fast-track have the option of finishing their degree in 27 months, while those needing more time to complete course requirements because of personal or career reasons can extend their studies over five years.

Part-Time Program, Full-Time Resources

THE UCLA ADVANTAGE

In addition to the state-of-the-art facilities of one of the world's leading research institutions, FEMBAs have access to thousands of graduate-level electives.

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Besides enjoying the same on-campus recruiting as our full-time MBAs, FEMBAs’ career center offers coaches, executives-in-residence and personalized training to help students identify and achieve their goals.

LIMITLESS CONNECTIONS

The UCLA Anderson network comprises more than 38,000 alumni and students in 100+ countries from all four MBA programs, plus the Ph.D., MFE and MSBA. Engage your peers for career advice, partnerships or a new opportunity.

UCLA ANDERSON CLUBS

FEMBAs actively participate in Anderson’s 50+ professional, identity and interest clubs, often in leadership roles.

COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE

FEMBAs’ academic and social bonds last far beyond the program’s duration. Nearly all classes (core and elective) place an emphasis on teamwork, which nurtures a collaborative and community-oriented culture.

FULL SOCIAL IMMERSION

Because of career-related time constraints, FEMBA students often value on-campus extracurricular offerings even more highly than their full-time peers. Fortunately, FEMBA is especially social, featuring classes, clubs, happy hours, parties, trips, the annual FEMBApalooza and more to help students cultivate and nurture constructive relationships throughout the program and beyond.

GLOBAL ACCESS

FEMBA students can participate in international programs, allowing them to gain first-hand experience from week-long international studies and exchange programs with partner universities in more than 20 countries. FEMBA students are also required to participate in GAP, during which they are paired with international, high-growth companies in a market-entry consulting project. GAP teams write investment-quality business plans and present to venture capitalists.

 

Class Profile

 

955

Fully Employed MBA Students

52

Nationalities Represented

21%

Hold Advanced Degrees

32 Ph.D.

13 Doctors

6 Lawyers

66

Active-Duty Military/Veterans

600+

Companies Represented

50+

Industries
Represented

54%

10-Year Student Body Increase

Optimize Your Time and Career

“I work for a great company and really enjoy my job. The FEMBA program has allowed me to stay with my company while enhancing my career. The quality of the students is beyond compare, the professors are excellent and all of the events are exciting and fun! It’s hard work, but in the end it’s absolutely worth it!”

Sofia Freytag (FEMBA ’18)
Account Manager, FM Global

 

Curriculum-at-a-Glance

 

Fast-Track and At-Your-Own-Pace options available when your career or life require them.

3-year Part-Time Program: 80 Units = 44 Core + 36 Elective

1st YEAR

26 – 30 Units

Summer

June – August

Leadership Foundations

Mandatory 1-week
on-campus intensive
typically held
the last week of August

Fall

September – December

Data & Decisions
-
Organizational Behavior

Winter

January – March

Managerial Economics
-
Financial Accounting

Spring

April – June

Marketing Management
-
Foundations of Finance
-
Optional Elective

2nd YEAR

24 – 44 Units

Summer

June – August

Optional Elective

Fall

September – December

Operations & Technology
Management
-
Business Strategy
-
Optional Elective

Winter

January – March

Elective
-
Elective
-
Optional Elective

Spring

April – June

Elective
-
Elective
-
Optional Elective

3rd YEAR

26 – 42 Units

Summer

June – August

Global Access
Program or Business
Creation Option
-
Optional Elective

Fall

September – December

Global Access
Program or Business
Creation Option
-
Optional Elective

Winter

January – March

Elective
-
Elective
-
Optional Elective

Spring

April – June

Elective
-
Elective
-
Optional Elective

Optional one-week Global Immersion or International Exchange electives are available between quarters in more than 20 different countries.
SummerFallWinterSpring
YEAR June – August September – December January – March April – June
1st
26 – 30 Units
Leadership Foundations
-
Mandatory 1-week
on-campus intensive
typically held
the last week of August
Data & Decisions
-
Organizational Behavior
Managerial Economics
-
Financial Accounting
Marketing Management
-
Foundations of Finance
-
Optional Elective
2nd
24 – 44 Units
Optional Elective Operations & Technology
Management
-
Business Strategy
Elective
-
Elective
-
Optional Elective
Elective
-
Elective
-
Optional Elective
3rd
26 – 42 Units
Global Access
Program or Business
Creation Option
-
Optional Elective
Global Access
Program or Business
Creation Option
-
Optional Elective
Elective
-
Elective
-
Optional Elective
Elective
-
Elective
-
Optional Elective
Optional one-week Global Immersion or International Exchange electives are available between quarters in more than 20 different countries.
 

Your Future Network

 

Surround yourself with talented classmates from all backgrounds and industries working for some of the top organizations:

FEMBA companies logos

Baxter BioScience

Chevron

Cisco Systems Inc.

Ernst and Young LLP

Fox Entertainment Group

MGM Studios Inc.

 

United Technologies Corporation

Yahoo! Inc.

Abbott

Activision Publishing

AIG

AT&T

Deloitte

General Electric (GE)

Honeywell Aerospace

Johnson & Johnson

Lockheed Martin Corporation

Medtronic

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Oracle Corporation

Pacific Gas & Electric

Raytheon

Southern California Edison

Tesla Motors

The Business & Science of Microbrewing

Diego Benitez (FEMBA ’19), Founder|Owner|Brewer, Progress Brewing

What’s it like for a chemistry Ph.D. to found a thriving microbrewery, now be opening a wine bar, and already be changing management style, thanks to Professor Corinne Bendersky’s Organizational Behavior course in his first quarter of business school?

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Application Deadlines

 

Round 1: January 22, 2018
Interview Day: February 3, 2018
Decision Release: March 29, 2018

Round 2: April 23, 2018
Interview Day: May 5, 2018
Decision Release: June 22, 2018