This transformational experience will help you expand your network and build your leadership skills and your community service profile. Fellows are required to attend in-person sessions at UCLA, which include:
- Graduate-level discussions and case studies led by top UCLA Anderson faculty
- Personalized one-on-one MBA Action Plan counseling session
- Guest speakers from the corporate community
- Guidance on MBA admissions, financial aid and GMAT preparation
- Personal mentors who are current UCLA Anderson MBA students
- Team community service project
- Networking opportunities with industry professionals and the UCLA Anderson community
- Social events with Riordan Programs alumni and corporate representatives
Our MBA Action Plan counseling sessions are a key component of the program, and with counseling you will develop a realistic timeline on the path toward an MBA. These sessions provide advice on professional and career development, academic preparation and other considerations for becoming a stronger business school applicant.
An MBA is the key to success in business or in any leadership position. If you have a strong ambition and want the tools and knowledge to create a lasting impact in an organization or as an entrepreneur, The Riordan MBA Fellows program will prepare you for the next step: obtaining an MBA from a top school.
The application fee is waived for Round 1 applicants. The application fee for Round 2 applicants is $40. Tuition for the 2023–2024 program year is currently $950 and is subject to change. Lodging, transportation, parking and books are not included.
Admitted Riordan MBA Fellows are required to attend all monthly Saturday sessions. Riordan MBA Fellows are expected to exhibit a professional demeanor and actively participate in class discussions, community service projects and all other program activities. Work-appropriate attire is required at all Riordan Programs functions.
If you are admitted to the MBA Fellows Program, you will be required to attain and show proof of the required minimum score on either an official GMAT/GRE test or an equivalent diagnostic test (see cohort requirements above). Please note that you do not have to take an official GMAT/GRE test for Cohort 2, only an equivalent diagnostic test. You must also provide your official transcript(s) before orientation.
Stacy Blackman Consulting, a premier MBA admission advisory, is a longtime partner and supporter of the Riordan Programs. Stacy Blackman Consultants lead several Riordan MBA Fellows application workshops throughout the program year. Stacy Blackman Consulting is the only admissions advisory firm with a complete panel of former US and international MBA admissions officers on its team.