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COVID-19 Considerations for Fully Employed MBA Prospective Students
All recruiting events have been moved to a virtual online format and admissions officers can be contacted via email.

For information about the impact of COVID-19 on our program and the MBA application process, please review the COVID-19 section of our FAQ page.
We will update this section with any developments.

For the latest perspective from the UC Office of the President, please follow the link below to read more.
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.

2021 – 2022 Admission Deadlines
Round Application Submission Optional Phone Interview Decision Notification
October 26, 2021 November 6, 2021 December 17, 2021
January 11, 2022 January 22, 2022 March 24, 2022
April 5, 2022 April 16, 2022 June 24, 2022
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 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: 262


Male: 170


Female: 92


Average Age


Age Range


Underrepresented Minorities

Academics Profile
Average GPA
Median GMAT
600 – 720
GMAT Range
7 Ph.D.| 3 M.D.
Advanced Degrees
Undergraduate Institutions
Top 5 Represented
UCLA, USC, UCI, UCSD, Berkeley

Common Backgrounds

24% Business & Management
20% Engineering
12% Economics
Work Experience
<5 Years
5–10 Years
>10 Years

Average Experience


Average Salary

Top 10 Common Industries
Entertainment 13%
High Tech   11%
Financial Services   11%
Health Care Services   7%
Pharmaceutical/Biotech/Medical   6%
6%   Software
4%   Aerospace
4%   Government
3%   Media/Communication
3%   Real Estate
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
27 Countries Represented, 1 Student Body

California Locations

Los Angeles 53%
Orange 11%
San Bernardino1%
San Diego 8%
Northern CA 14%
Outside CA 12%

Countries of Origin: 27

Armenia • Bangladesh • Brazil • Canada • China • Egypt • El Salvador • France • Germany • Hong Kong S.A.R. • India • Iran • Japan • Jordan • Malaysia • Mexico • Nepal • Nigeria • Pakistan • Philippines • Russia • South Africa • South Korea • The Bahamas • United Arab Emirates • United States • 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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