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Why Now?
As the current situation has shown us, the need for leaders who make data-based decisions and have broad skill sets is greater than ever. The more time you spend not working on your MBA, the less equipped you will be for the next crisis. The core MBA skill sets in finance, accounting, marketing, analytics, management, strategy and tech are critical to navigating what comes next, as a leader.

2022 – 2023 Admission Deadlines
Application will open August 1, 2022
Round Application Submission Optional Phone Interview Decision Notification
October 25, 2022 November 5, 2022 December 16, 2022
January 10, 2023 January 21, 2023 March 24, 2023
April 4, 2023 April 15, 2023 June 16, 2023
Here's what we're looking for

Bachelor’s Degree:
All Majors Accepted
Exam: GMAT or GRE


Demonstrated leadership, proven track record and potential for advancement


Contributions to career and community


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

All applicants must take the GMAT,  GRE or Executive Assessment*. Any of the three is fine and there is no minimum score. For UCLA Anderson School of Management, the GMAT and Executive Assessment school code is 2NZ2F44. The GRE school code is 0727.

*The Executive Assessment is an option for applicants with at least eight years or more of full-time work experience.

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.

“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
Entertainment 11%
Financ   11%
High Tech   11%
Aerospace   7%
Pharmaceutical/ Biotech/ Medical 6%
5%   Health Care Services
5%   Software
4%   Government
3%   Consulting
3%   Real Estate

“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)

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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