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Our 27-month curriculum is designed to lead you to create immediate career impact and provides the flexibility to customize the elective portion of the program to your specific career path. From the fundamental knowledge base gained through the core curriculum to global electives and focused specializations, you have a wealth of options to customize your MBA experience and accomplish your individual career goals.
Options to Meet Your Needs
 
Flexible Schedule Options
Weeknights, Saturdays or Hybrid
At Your Own Pace
Spread your schedule and finish in 3 years or within 5 years.
Hybrid
An innovative in-class and online learning combination.
Global Access Program
Six-month capstone project with an international company
Global Electives
Travel the world and earn credit
Specializations
Specialize in a specific field
27-Month Curriculum
 
80 Units = 44 Core + 36 Elective
Summer Fall Winter Spring
YEAR June – August September – December January – March April – June
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
36 – 44 Units
Elective
-
Elective
-
1-week Elective Block
Operations & Technology
Management
-
Business Strategy
Elective
-
Elective
Elective
-
Elective
18 – 26 Units
Global Access
Program or Business
Creation Option
-
Elective
Global Access
Program or Business
Creation Option
-
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

36 – 44 Units

Summer

June – August
 

Elective
-
Elective
-
1-week Elective Block

Fall

September – December
 

Operations & Technology
Management
-
Business Strategy

Winter

January – March
 

Elective
-
Elective

Spring

April – June
 

Elective
-
Elective

3rd YEAR

18 – 26 Units

Summer

June – August
 

Global Access
Program or Business
Creation Option
-
Elective

Fall

September – December
 

Global Access
Program or Business
Creation Option
-
Elective

Winter

January – March
 

Spring

April – June
 

  Optional one-week Global Immersion or International Exchange electives are available between quarters in more than 20 different countries.

FEMBA offers three flexible schedule options to
complete the core portion of the program.
 


9:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

All Day
Saturdays



6:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
Evenings


4 weekends per quarter
on-campus, the rest online
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Hybrid

Regardless of your core schedule, once you move into the elective portion of the program you can choose any schedule option from weeknights, Saturdays, hybrid and can include daytime electives with full-time MBA students, any graduate level electives across UCLA and global electives. Elective course offerings and schedule options vary quarter to quarter.

Student Perspectives
 
“FEMBA impacted my career immediately. I became a Senior Architectural Associate halfway through the first year of the program. I was naturally taking concepts and perspectives from the classroom directly to my new role, and also able to better create innovative strategies while making purposeful decisions.”
Jessica Ta

FEMBA '19
Senior Architectural Associate, UCLA Housing and Hospitality Services

What to Expect for Leadership Foundations
 

Core Course Requirements
 
Course Info Description
Year/Qtr: 1/Fall
Unit: 2
Course ID: 401
Leadership Foundations
Five-day residential format. Managing and working with people, with emphasis on motivation and development of individuals, leadership and interpersonal relationships, and group dynamics in complex organizational settings.
Year/Qtr: 1/Fall
Unit: 4
Course ID: 402
Data & Decisions
Lecture, three hours per week. Topics include probabilities, random variables (expectation, variance, covariance, normal random variables), decision trees, estimation, hypothesis testing, and multiple regression models. Emphasis on actual business problems and data.
Year/Qtr: 1/Fall
Unit: 4
Course ID: 409
Organizational Behavior
Lecture, three hours per week. Introduction to human resource management function and management of human behavior in organizations. Emphasis on relationships among individuals, groups, and organizational units as they influence managerial process and development of prospective general managers. Letter grading.
Year/Qtr: 1/Winter
Unit: 4
Course ID: 405
Managerial Economics
Lecture, three hours per week. Designed for graduate students. Analysis of consumer, producer, and market behavior. Market structure, pricing, and resource allocation. Applications to managerial strategy and public policy, with emphasis on competition, market power, and externalities.
Year/Qtr: 1/Winter
Unit: 4
Course ID: 403
Financial Accounting
Lecture, three hours per week. Designed for graduate students. Introduction to fundamental financial accounting methods and procedures, with emphasis on financial statements. Provides basis for firm understanding of "language of business" -- accounting.
Year/Qtr: 1/Spring
Unit: 4
Course ID: 411
Marketing Management
Lecture, three hours per week. Principles of market-driven managerial decision making: consumer, competitor, and company analysis, market segmentation, definition of target markets, and product positioning.
Year/Qtr: 1/Spring
Unit: 4
Course ID: 408
Foundations of Finance
Lecture, three hours per week. Introduction to managerial finance. Topics include time value of money, discounting and present values, valuation of bonds and stocks, risk and return, construction of optimal portfolios, capital budgeting, and weighted average cost of capital.
Year/Qtr: 2/Fall
Unit: 4
Course ID: 410
Operations & Technology Management
Lecture, three hours per week. Requisites: courses 402, 403. Principles and decision analysis related to effective utilization of factors of production in manufacturing and non-manufacturing activities for both intermittent and continuous systems.
Year/Qtr: 2/Fall
Unit: 4
Course ID: 420
Business Strategy
Lecture, three hours per week. Evaluation and formulation of organization's overall policies and strategies. Economic, heuristic, and social process approaches to policy formulation, environmental analysis, and organizational appraisal.
Year/Qtr: 3/Summer & 3/Fall
Unit: 10
Course ID: 427 A/B
Global Access Program
Faculty-guided consulting project with international company or U.S. company with international project focus. Establishment of client relationships, identification of problems or strategic questions, design of study, collection and analysis of secondary and primary research data, development of comprehensive business plan, and formal presentation of findings and recommendations.
Core Course Waivers
 
Based on prior educational and work experience, you may decide that you would like the opportunity to waive out of the following required core courses.


Financial Accounting

MGMT 403


Managerial Economics

MGMT 405


Foundations of Finance

MGMT 408


Marketing Management

MGMT 411

To waive out of a course, you can take an exam that will test your mastery of the skills required for that class. The exams may employ a combination of multiple choice, paragraph-style, short essay questions or case analysis. While a course waiver excuses you from taking a core class, it does not reduce the minimum number of units required to earn your MBA degree, and at some point you will need to make up those units.

Students who are CPA holders will be able to waive accounting by presenting your CPA license. CFAs will still need to take the waiver exam, you cannot waive Foundations of Finance by certification

"With FEMBA, the fact that I have the ability to apply what I learn in class to the workplace in real time, as well as bring professional problems to the classroom for my professor's input, has greatly benefited my educational experience."

Kyle Bernier (FEMBA '18)
Laboratory Analyst, UCLA

Optimize your learning curve
 
Elective courses let you customize almost 50% of your curriculum to reflect your career goals. Elective Course offerings and schedule options vary quarter to quarter and year to year. Below are suggested elective courses focusing on specific areas and subjects:

220 - Corporate Financial Reporting

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

231D - Take Overs, Restructuring, Governance

231E - Managing and Financing the Emerging Enterprise

232D - Option Markets

234A - International Financial Markets

231C - Corporate Valuations

406 - Global Economy

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

215/286 - Negotiation Analysis or Negotiations Behavior

235 - Venture Capital & Private Equity

240F - Supply Chain Management

285A - Leadership, Motivation and Power

295D - Business Plan Development

297E - Business & Economy in Emerging Markets

215/286 - Negotiation Analysis or Negotiations Behavior

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

231E - Managing Finance and Financing the Emerging Enterprise

295D - Business Plan Development

297B - International Business Strategy

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

220 - Corporate Financial Reporting

222 - Corporate Decision Making & Incentives

240F - Supply Chain Management

241B - Project Management

265A - Brand Management

285A - New Product Development

285B - Managerial Interpersonal Communication

406 - Managerial Interpersonal Communications

260 - Marketing Strategy & Planning

261A - Sales & Channel Management

261B - Global Marketing Management

262 - Price Policies

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

240F - Supply Chain Management

266A - New Product Development

285B - Managerial Interpersonal Communications

295D - Business Plan Development

406 - Global Economy

240F - Supply Chain Management

240G - Global Operations Strategy

241A - Technology Management

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

220 - Corporate Financial Reporting

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

231C - Corporate Valuation

232B - Fixed Income Markets

232D - Option Markets

235 - Venture Capital & Private Equity

232F - Behavioral Finance

278A - Urban Real Estate Financing & Investment

279C - Real Estate Economics, Capital Markets, and Securitization

406 - Global Economy

457 - Fieldwork in Investment Banking

231D - Take Overs, Restructuring, Governance

231E - Managing and Financing the Emerging Enterprise

234A - International Financial Markets

297E - Business & Economy in Emerging Markets

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

220 - Corporate Financial Reporting

227 - Taxation and Management Decisions

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

295D - Business Plan Development

231D - Take Overs, Restructuring, Governance

231E - Managing Finance and Financing the Emerging Enterprise

231C - Corporate Valuation

406 - Global Economy

232B - Fixed Income Markets

232D - Option Markets

235 - Venture Capital & Private Equity

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

231C - Corporate Valuation

231D - Take Overs, Restructuring, Governance

231E - Managing Finance and Financing the Emerging Enterprise

232D - Option Markets

295A - Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation

295D - Business Plan Development

265A - Brand Management

263A - Consumer Behavior

266A - New Product Development

266B - Advertising and Marketing Communications

261A - Sales and Channel Management

260 - Marketing Strategy & Planning

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

262 - Price Policies

295D - Business Plan Development

261A - Sales and Channel Management

262 - Price Policies

266A - New Product Development

267 - Digital One-to-One Marketing

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

240F - Supply Chain Management

241A - Technology Management

295D - Business Plan Development

220 - Corporate Financial Reporting

222 - Corporate Decision Making & Incentives

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

240F - Supply Chain Management

285A - Leadership, Motivation and Power

215 or 286 - Negotiation Analysis or Negotiations Behavior

298D - General Management

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

224 - Business Law for Managers & Entrepreneurs

227 - Taxation and Management Decisions

265A - Brand Management

266A - New Product Development

285B - Managerial Interpersonal Communications

406 - Global Economy

220 - Corporate Financial Reporting

222 - Corporate Decision Making & Incentives

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

240F - Supply Chain Management

285A - Leadership, Motivation and Power

215 or 286 - Negotiation Analysis or Negotiations Behavior

298D - General Management

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

224 - Business Law for Managers & Entrepreneurs

227 - Taxation and Management Decisions

265A - Brand Management

266A - New Product Development

285B - Managerial Interpersonal Communications

406 - Global Economy

Technology Leader

Required

241A - Technology Management
At least one Personal Development
Course from list of Easton Electives

Personal Development Electives

281B - People in Organizations

285A - Managerial Interpersonal Communication

286 - Negotiations Behavior

215A - Negotiations Analysis

298E - The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

250D - Patterns of Problem Solving

Other Electives

275 - Current Topics in Emerging Technologies and Markets:
Healthcare Technology

295C - Corporate Entrepreneurship

217A - Decision Analysis

240F - Global Supply Chain Management

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

266A - New Product Development

M292B - Growth, Science, and Technology

Technology Entrepreneur

Required

241A - Technology Management
At least one Personal Development
Course from list of Easton Electives

Personal Development Electives

281B - People in Organizations for Easton Scholars

285A - Managerial Interpersonal Communication

286 - Negotiations Behavior

215A - Negotiations Analysis

298D - The Emotionally Intelligent Leader

250D - Patterns of Problem Solving

Other Electives

275 - Current Topics in Emerging Technologies and Markets:
Healthcare Technology

240F - Global Supply Chain Management

298D - Social Entrepreneurship

235 - Venture Capital and Private Equity

295B - Small Business Management

264A - Market Research

407 - Business Analytics and Spreadsheets

298D - Entrepreneurial Perspectives on Biotechnology

231E - Managing and Financing the Emerging Enterprise

295A - Entrepreneurship and Venture Initiation

295D - Business Plan Development

284C - Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations

245 - Business of Healthcare: Global Perspective

M292B - Growth, Science, and Technology

278A - Urban Real Estate Financing and Investment

279C - Real Estate Economics, Capital Markets, and Securitization

279A - Cases in Real Estate Investments

279B - Entrepreneurial Real Estate Development

266A - New Product Development

Law 438 - Public Policy Clinic: Land Use, the Environment and Local Gov.

224 - Business Law for Managers & Entrepreneurs

232B - Fixed Income Markets

232D - Option Markets

262 - Price Policies

224 - Business Law for Managers & Entrepreneurs

231E - Managing & Financing the Emerging Enterprise

284C - Managing Entrepreneurial Organizations

295A - Entrepreneurship & Venture Initiation

295D - Business Plan Development

406 - Global Economy

427A/B - Business Creation Option

228 - Financial Statement Analysis

235 - Venture Capital & Private Equity

260 - Marketing Strategy & Planning

264A - Marketing Research: Design & Evaluation

266A - New Product Development

285A - Leadership, Motivation & Power

285B - Managerial Interpersonal Communications

295B - Small Business Management

295C - Corporate Entrepreneurship

Additional Options
 
Participate in the Full-Time MBA electives and take up to eight units at one of UCLA’s other top graduate schools.
UCLA SCHOOL OF THEATER,
FILM AND TELEVISION
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
AND PLANNING
DAVID GEFFEN
SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SCHOOL OF LAW
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