UCLA Anderson Executive MBA

Contact Information

Application Deadlines

Admissions Criteria

Student Body

The University of California-Los Angeles Anderson School of Management offers several types of MBA programs, including Fully-Employed, Executive, Global Executive for Asia Pacific and the Americas MBAs. Founded in 1935, the Anderson School has many research centers and institutes for students to utilize, like the Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance and Investments, the Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate, and the UCLA Anderson Forecast. While there are no specific majors or concentrations, some students choose to focus on accounting, economics, finance, entrepreneurship, and marketing through their chosen electives. EMBA classes meet every other weekend on Fridays and Saturdays.

Core curriculum includes classes on leadership foundation, data analysis and management, financial accounting, and economic analysis for managers. Students are required to complete five or six elective courses during the months of June and August. The classes take place during five consecutive days. They cover topics including mergers and acquisitions, real estate investment and finance, business plan development, and international regulations. The leadership foundations core classes are a unique set of courses that work to establish strong business leaders for the future; the program also holds a Leadership Speaker Series with talks by renowned leaders in the business field.

Anderson has an extremely strong career services department. EMBA students have access to executive career coaching, career workshops, student and employment-related networking sources, and on-campus recruiting opportunities. Most Anderson students also take part in community service activities. Students can get involved in the popular Challenge for Charity, where individuals compete with other West Coast business schools to complete the most volunteer hours and raise the most money for charities like the Special Olympics, Junior Achievement, and Project ECHO.

Anderson students can also take part in the Strategic Management Research (SMR) Program. This program allows students to utilize the skills they’ve learned through their degree to help real companies with business challenges. They help create business plans, assist in launching new products, or provide analysis for reorganization or restructuring.

Contact Information

John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management


110 Westwood Plaza

Collins Center, Room A101f

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Email: emba.admissions@anderson.ucla.edu

Application Deadlines*

Deadline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Application deadline Dec 01 Feb 01 May 01
Decision Notification Jan 31 Mar 31 June 30

* Deadlines are for the 2018-2019 admission season.

Admissions Criteria

Students holding advanced degrees: 32%

Average GMAT: 668

Average work experience (years): 13

Student Body

Class size: 75

Women: 29%

International: 19%

Reside outside of LA: 44%

Age range: 30 – 52

Average age: 36

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