MBA & Master’s Guide: UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is a world-renowned learning and research institution with a decidedly forward focus.

The school takes full advantage of living and working in Los Angeles, the creative capital of the world. Never content with how things are, Anderson School of Management looks to the future to discover and chart what will be. In short, the school strives to “Think in the Next.”

UCLA Anderson’s mission is to prepare leaders for the 21st century, arming them with a worldview and a sense of purpose to make a lasting difference in organizations and communities around the world.

Students and alumni, faculty and staff share a common ethos defined by three qualities:

1) Sharing success: Performance and innovation are not about winning at the expense of others;

2) Thinking fearlessly: UCLA Anderson School of Management is unafraid to experiment with new ideas and approaches; and

3) Driving change: The school is dissatisfied unless it can measure its efforts against tangible impact.

Current students come from every continent except Antartica. The 40,000 alumni globally include leaders at the forefront of organizational innovation in every industry, from investment management to social impact, from consulting to technology startups. They include the CEOs of YouTube, BlackRock, AT&T and United Therapeutics. The faculty examine and address many of today’s most pressing issues, including the economic impact of COVID-19, affordable housing, technological transformation, global finance, healthcare, sustainability and inequality. Each year, UCLA Anderson’s full-time MBA, Fully Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA program, Master of Financial Engineering, Master of Business Analytics and doctoral programs educate 2,200 students, while the Executive Education program trains an additional 1,800 professionals.

This next generation of leaders will help shape the future of business.

Name of Institution
University of California, Los Angeles

Name of Business School or Program
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Business School Dean
Antonio Bernardo

Year Founded

Year Business School started

Total MBA enrollment (all platforms offered)
2,200 students, excluding our Executive Education (non-degree) program, which educates an additional 1,800 professionals annually

MBA Platforms Offered
Full-time MBA
Fully Employed MBA (FEMBA)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
UCLA-NUS Executive MBA

MBA Areas of Emphasis Offered
•  Accounting
•  Brand Management
•  Consulting
•  Corporate Finance    
•  Corporate Governance
•  Entertainment
•  Entrepreneurship
•  Executive Development
•  Global Management
•  Health Care Management
•  Investment Management
•  Management and Organizations
•  Marketing
•  Marketing Analytics
•  Real Estate
•  Sustainability
•  Social Impact
•  Technology Leadership

Length of Programs
Full-time MBA: 22 months
FEMBA: 33 months; 27 months if accelerated
EMBA: 22 months
UCLA-NUS Executive MBA: 15 months

Program Campus Options
• Los Angeles
• Fully Employed and Executive MBA programs offer hybrid in person/online options
• UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Program includes modules that meet in Singapore, China and India

Program Accreditations

Full-time MBA:
• USNWR #18 (released 2021)
• Bloomberg BusinessWeek #12 (released 2019. No ranking issued in 2020)
• Financial Times #15 (among U.S. schools); #25 (global) (released in 2020, UCLA did not take part in 2021 ranking)
• Economist #5 (among U.S. schools); #6 (global) (released 2019, The Economist did not release a 2020 ranking, UCLA did not take part in 2021 ranking)
• Forbes #16 (released in 2019)

U.S. News & World Report: #5 (released in 2021)

• USNWR #10 (released in 2021)
• The Economist #17 (among U.S. schools); #32 (global) (released in 2020)
• Financial Times #4 (among U.S. schools); #35 (global) (released in 2020)
UCLA-NUS Executive MBA:
• The Economist #10 (global)
(released in 2020)
• Financial Times #14 (global)
(released in 2020)

Total Cost of MBA
•  2021/2022 student fees are listed below.
•  Full-time MBA: $65,124 (subject to approvals)
•  FEBMA: $41,782 (subject to approvals)
•  EMBA: $85,677 (subject to approvals)
•  UCLA-NUS Executive MBA:     $125,000

Required Testing
•  Full-time MBA: GMAT or GRE; TOEFL/IELTS for international students

•  FEMBA: GMAT or GRE; TOEFL/IELTS for international students

•  EMBA: EA (Executive Assessment), GMAT or GRE is optional; TOEFL/IELTS for international students

•  UCLA-NUS Executive MBA: TOEFL/IELTS for international students

Upcoming Information Sessions
Please check the following websites for upcoming sessions:

Full-time MBA:



UCLA-NUS Executive MBA:

Application Deadlines
Please check the following websites for 2021/2022 deadlines:

Full-time MBA:



UCLA-NUS Executive MBA:

Program Contact Information
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Full-time MBA:
(310) 825-6944
[email protected]

(310) 825-2632
[email protected]

(310) 825-2032
[email protected]

UCLA-NUS Executive MBA:
(310) 825-2032
[email protected]

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