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FAQ
Application Deadlines
 
The application for the entering Class of 2022, which will begin in the fall of 2021, will be available in September. The application period is divided into three rounds/deadlines:
ROUND
1
Application Deadline
January 8, 2021
Tentative decision release date March 12, 2021
ROUND
2
Application Deadline
March 12, 2021
Tentative decision release date
May 14, 2021
ROUND
3
Application Deadline
May 14, 2021
Tentative decision release date
July 2, 2021

How long is the program?

The program is 15 months. For Fall 2021, classes begin September 23 and end December 9 of the following year.

How large is the entering class?

Our target class size for the entering class of Fall 2021 is 80 students.

Where can I get an application?

You may start a new application or return to an in-progress application here.

Do I need to know programming languages to enter the program?

While knowing programming languages such as Python and SQL has advantages for students, they are not required for admission.

Before contacting us, please take a moment to review these frequently asked questions.

If you’re not able to find the answer you need, feel free to email us.

How is the MSBA program different than the MBA and MFE programs offered by UCLA Anderson?

Is there an expected GMAT/GRE score or GPA required for admission?

Which test is preferred, the GMAT or the GRE?

How long is the program?

What is the academic calendar schedule for the program?

When is the deadline to apply?

Can I apply to both the Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) and MSBA programs this year?

Where can I get an application?

What kind of jobs do UCLA Anderson MSBAs land?

How much do MSBA students make in their first job out of the program?

How large is the entering class?

Are there quotas for international, in-state or out-of-state students?

Are there any prerequisites for this program?

What is the cost of the MSBA Program?

Is financial aid available?

What is the cost of attendance (for financial aid purposes)?

Are scholarships available?

Where do I mail my official transcripts?

Does the MSBA qualify as a STEM program?

Is work experience required before applying to the UCLA Anderson MSBA program

How many letters of recommendation do I need, and by whom should they be written?

If only two letters of recommendation are required, why is the application system asking for three?

How much is the application fee?

Is there an admission enrollment deposit?

How much do the letters of recommendation, interview, GMAT/GRE, etc., matter? Do you weigh one more heavily than the others?

Where can I get information about the GRE and GMAT?

If I take the GMAT/GRE more than once, will the Admissions Committee average the scores or take the highest one?

Is there a foreign language requirement?

I am an international student, can I still apply?

If I am not from the United States or another English-speaking country, do I need to take the TOEFL?

What is the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score that is required?

What is the ESLPE for Admitted Applicants?

What type of degree does the admissions committee require for domestic and international applicants?

I have a degree from a 3-year program. Will my application be considered?

Are interviews part of the application process?

Can I work while I am in the program?

Will there be a rolling admissions process or is there a deadline for release of admissions decisions?

Can I check my application status over the telephone or via email?

Will pre-requisite courses completed on Coursera or MOOCs be eligible for consideration?

Can I defer my admission?

Do you accept transfer credits?

Are course waivers accepted?

Can I take individual MSBA courses?

Do I need a laptop computer for the MSBA Program?

What kind of job prospects are there for graduates?

What should I do if there is a problem uploading a recommendation letter or the letter writer does not receive a confirmation email?

I received an offer from a competing program with a deadline but I still have not heard from UCLA Anderson. What should I do?

What if my submitted exam score is not reflecting on my application? e.g. GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, IELTS