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.

Here's what we're looking for


Application Deadlines

Application is Live

The Application Process

The fact that you’re here indicates you’re ready to make a significant investment in your future. Although there are no shortcuts to the application process, every effort has been made to ensure a smooth, streamlined experience.

Create Your Online Application

All applicants must apply to the FEMBA program online. The online application will walk you through each step. Note that there are three admission rounds, each with its corresponding deadlines and decision release dates. The application fee is $200.

*Application fee waivers are available to all US Military Personnel (active duty and veterans), Teach for America, UC Part-Time MBA Program Transfer Applicants, UCLA Anderson Riordan Programs Alumni and UCLA Staff. Please contact prior to submission.

Begin Application

Order Your Digital Transcripts

Applicants must hold a completed four-year bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university. We accept all majors and backgrounds. All corresponding official undergraduate and graduate transcripts (if applicable) must be ordered prior to submitting an application. Schools take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks to send official documents, so please plan ahead.

Take the GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment

Applicants must take the GMAT, GRE or Executive Assessment. There is no preferred exam and there is no minimum acceptable score.

UCLA Anderson School of Management School Codes
GMAT and Executive Assessment: 2NZ2F44
GRE: 0727

Please be advised that exam scores are taken into consideration when awarding merit-based fellowships.

Update Your Resume

Applicants must submit an updated resume. The average work experience of FEMBA students is seven years, with all backgrounds considered.

Letters of Recommendation

Two letters of recommendation are needed from individuals who are well acquainted with your performance in a work setting, preferably a direct supervisor or manager.

Essay Questions

Please give the essay questions in your online application your full, undivided attention. The clarity with which you communicate your accomplishments and goals factors heavily in the FEMBA selection process.

Optional Phone Interview

After submitting your application, you will be prompted to register for an optional phone interview. Conducted by a volunteer current student or alumni, the interview affords you the opportunity to personalize your candidacy even further.


Reapplicants are those who submitted a completed FEMBA application within the previous two years (i.e., for the classes that began in fall 2019 or fall 2020) and received a final decision.

Charlotte Kadin Headshot
“I am constantly amazed by the range of experience my classmates have. There are doctors, lawyers, executives — many of my peers are on their third degree, and I think that really speaks to the quality and drive of the students at Anderson as well as the caliber of the program.”

Charlotte Kadin

(FEMBA ’18)
Product Manager
The Walt Disney Company


Total: 217


Male: 137


Female: 79


Average Age


Age Range


Underrepresented Minorities

Academics Profile

Average GPA
Median GMAT
600 – 720
GMAT Range
11 Ph.D.| 6 M.D.
Advanced Degrees
Undergraduate Institutions
Top 5 Represented

Common Backgrounds

21% Engineering
18% Business & Management
14% Economics

Work Experience

<5 Years
5–10 Years
>10 Years

Average Experience


Average Salary

Top 10 Common Industries

Financial Services 10%
Entertainment   9%
High Tech   8%
Pharmaceutical/ Biotech/ Medical Health Care Services   8%
Health Care Services   7%
6%   Software
6%   Aerospace
4%   Government
3%   Education
3%   Petroleum/Energy
Biswajit Jena Headshot

“My classmates come from all different backgrounds — we have a doctor, a room full of engineers, marketing executives, space technologists and many more. Sometimes I feel like three years isn’t enough time to learn from my peers and hear all their stories and perspectives.”

Biswajit Jena (FEMBA ’19)
Senior Product Manager, Dell EMC

A Global Culture that Learns Locally

24 Countries Represented, 1 Student Body

California Locations

Los Angeles 71%
Northern CA 9%
Orange 8%
San Diego 5%
Outside CA 4%

Countries of Origin: 24

Armenia • Bangladesh • Brazil • Chile • China • Colombia • France • Germany • Hong Kong S.A.R. • India • Iran • Japan • Mexico • Nepal • Peru • Poland • Russia • South Korea • Taiwan • Ukraine • United Kingdom • United States • Uzbekistan • Vietnam

FEMBA: A Life-Changing Experience

Brittany Blackamore (FEMBA ’16)
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FEMBA: A Life-Changing Experience

Brittany Blackamore (FEMBA ’16)
Manager, Experian

Brittany Blackamore shares her program experiences, from discovering a passion for global economics to landing her dream job at Experien.

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