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The University of California, Los Angeles, is a top-ranked public research university in the heart of a world-class city of opportunity. Often called “The Public’s University,” UCLA strives to change the world through the dissemination, creation, preservation, and application of knowledge. It began in 1919 and now has over 51,000 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and international students. There are over 250 programs for students to choose from, including an online MBA. UCLA focuses on community, engagement, and impact and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges.

Business School

UCLA’s AACSB-accredited Anderson School of Management focuses on graduate-level education. There are rigorous degrees and non-degree programs for any schedule, whether you have availability for daytime, evening, weekends, or online. Students learn to “share success, drive change, and think differently amidst the “creative capital of the world.” With access to a thriving business community, exceptional academics, cooperative student culture, support services, and eight specialized centers, students are sure to receive adequate career preparation.

Programs

There is an MBA for everyone. Students choose from an MBA, Fully-Employed MBA (FEMBA), an Executive MBA (EMBA), or a Global Executive MBA (UCLA NUS). Other graduate degrees include a Master of Science in Business Analytics and a Master of Financial Engineering. In addition to Executive Education programs, there is a research-focused Ph.D. program with areas of study in Behavioral Decision Making, Finance, Management & Organizations, Strategy, Accounting, Global Economics & Management, Marketing, and Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management.

Accolades

UCLA Anderson seems to land high up in many rankings each year. For U.S. News & World Report 2023, it ranked #17 in Best Business Schools, #10 in Finance, #5 in Part-time MBA, #7 in Real Estate, and #9 in Executive MBA. Globally, over the last few years, it has ranked #6 by The Economist, #16 by Bloomberg Businessweek, and #34 by The Financial Times.

Online MBA Requirements

Anderson’s Fully Employed MBA offers a hybrid format, where students complete four campus visits per quarter (Saturday to Sunday) plus online lectures, web-assisted study tools, and interactive group work. FEMBA students have access to over 20 international study options, over 50 student clubs, and the same world-class faculty as the other MBA programs. This program can be done in just 27 months and requires 26 units.

Courses

The first core course is a one-week on-campus intensive called Leadership Foundations. Other core courses include Data & Decisions, Managerial Economics, Organizational Behavior, Financial Accounting, Foundations of Finance, Marketing Management, Operations & Technology Management, and Business Strategy. Students also choose nine electives plus two, either Global Access Programs or Business Creation Options.

Application Requirements

Applicants interested in the hybrid section of the FEMBA must explain why it is their first choice, as space is limited. In completing the online application, you will pay a $120 application fee and submit three letters of recommendation, a statement of purpose, transcripts, and GMAT/GRE scores. A personal history statement is optional.

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