Important Items & Official Onboarding

Please be advised of the following items as you make your decision as well as an overview of the official student onboarding process.

Financing Your MBA


Pursuing your MBA is not only a major personal commitment but a financial one as well. Our financial aid team is committed to assist you in obtaining the best possible financing options to meet your educational goals.

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Mandatory Leadership Module

The FEMBA journey begins with a mandatory one-week intensive held at UCLA Anderson. Attendance is mandatory, there are no exceptions. Please make any necessary arrangements now, both personal and professional, to resolve any potential conflicts and ensure attendance.

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Mon., Aug. 26, 2024 – Fri., Aug. 30, 2024

This mandatory Leadership Module is a five-day intensive held on campus that must be taken by all students. Woven around your first official 2-unit course, MGMTFE 401 Foundations of Inclusive Leadership, this immersive cohort building experience is an in-depth introduction to management and leadership. Sessions are held all day.

Additional Mandatory Follow-up in Winter and Spring Quarters

Mode of sessions (in-person or online) to be announced.

Winter Quarter (according to section assignment)
Section 1: Sunday, January 8, 2023 ‐ 9:30am-12:30pm PST
Section 2: Saturday, January 7, 2023 ‐ 10:30am-1:45pm PST (Hybrid weekend-compatible)
Section 3 and 4: Monday, January 9, 2023 ‐ 6:30pm-9:30pm PST

Spring Quarter (choose one session to attend)
Saturday, April 8, 2023 ‐ 9:30am-12:30pm PST
Monday, April 10, 2023 ‐ 6:30pm-9:30pm PST
Saturday, April 15, 2023 ‐ 10:30am-1:45pm PST (Hybrid weekend-compatible)
Sunday, April 16, 2023 ‐ 9:30am-12:30pm PST

2024-2025 Academic Calendar

After the Leadership Module, the program follows the following first year academic calendar (may be subject to change).
Year and Quarter Dates
Summer 2024
Leadership Module August 26-30, 2024

Year and Quarter Dates
Fall Quarter 2024
Instruction Begins September 26, 2024
Veterans' Day Holiday November 11, 2024
Thanksgiving Holiday November 28-29, 2024
Instruction Ends December 6, 2024
Final Exams December 7-12,2024
UCLA Campus Closure To be announced

Year and Quarter Dates
Winter Quarter 2025
Instruction Begins (Specifically for FEMBA) January 4, 2025
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday January 20, 2025
Presidents’ Day Holiday February 17, 2025
Instruction Ends March 15, 2025
Final Exams March 15-20, 2024

Year and Quarter Dates
Spring Quarter 2025
Cesar Chavez Holiday March 28, 2025
Instruction Begins April 1, 2025
Memorial Day Holiday May 26, 2025
Instruction Ends June 6, 2025
Final Exams To be announced




We require all incoming students to take our Math and Excel assessments, which were developed by UCLA Anderson faculty and staff. The assessments will test your familiarity with the basic underlying math concepts and Excel skills that you will use in your MBA courses and beyond. They are purely for your own use as a way to gauge your preparedness and are not shared with professors or used for any type of course placement.

If your assessment scores reveal that you need to do some preparation and you don’t already have a quantitative background based on your previous academic and professional work, we encourage you to invest in preparatory courses prior to the start of the program.

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Health Insurance & Immunizations


Health insurance is mandatory for all UCLA students. All registered students are automatically enrolled in the UCLA Graduate UC Student Health Insurance Plan (UC SHIP). The cost is included in your registration fees. If you have a private health care plan that meets the University's criteria, you can waive the insurance and fee online before your first registration payment deadline in the summer. Exact date to be announced.

Also, all newly-admitted incoming UCLA students must provide documentation of vaccination or immunity to certain infectious diseases. Deadline to complete this requirement will be announced in the summer.

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Propelling Your Leadership Career Workshop

One-day Required Workshop

Whether you are a "Career Enhancer," a "Career Switcher" or a "Career Explorer," the required one-day Propelling Your Leadership Career Workshop held online via Zoom is designed to provide all incoming FEMBAs with fundamental career skills and key professional career growth strategies. In the job market and the workplace, you represent both yourself and the Anderson brand. The image that you demonstrate is not only seen by external business professionals, but also by your fellow Anderson students and our very helpful Anderson alumni who will play a part in helping you obtain your career objectives.

Once you have submitted your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) and have enrolled in the FEMBA Onboarding site, you will then be asked to enroll in the Preparing Your Leadership Career Workshop site. Upon enrolling you will need to register for a one-day required Zoom session.

There is ~8 hours of pre-work assignments to be completed before attending the one-day Zoom session workshop.

Opportunity Date Time
Opportunity 1 Saturday, June 8, 2024 9:30am-3:30pm
Opportunity 2 Saturday, July 13, 2024 9:30am-3:30pm
Opportunity 3 Sunday, August 11, 2024 9:30am-3:30pm

Please be advised that attendance to the workshop is a prerequisite to utilize the benefits of FEMBA career resources, including access to coaching, job postings, and club events, plus recruiting opportunities.

Overview of Official Student Onboarding


To help you begin your journey as an official MBA student here at UCLA Anderson, we have created a comprehensive FEMBA Onboarding site, which will be your hub for information and resources pertaining to your onboarding as an official UCLA Bruin.

The FEMBA Onboarding will be housed in Bruin Learn, UCLA's learning management system (LMS) operated by the Canvas platform.

The portal includes three stages required to be completed for a smooth transition to student life.