UCLA Executive MBA


Executive MBA

Program length

22 Months


110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095, United States


The EMBA's mini board format ensures that professionals in accounting/finance, sales/marketing, technology/engineering, military/leadership, and entrepreneurship/health care/law are represented on every small student team. When people from various backgrounds, industries, and functions come together, it creates a powerful force.


Placement 2021 – $167,066
Ranking 2020 – 10th
 Duke’s acceptance rate – 35% (2020)


1. A candidate for admission must hold a 4-year bachelor's degree from a university of fully recognized standing. Applicants who have attended institutions outside the United States should have completed 16 years of study; 12 years must be completed at the elementary and secondary school levels and 4 years at the college level.
2. The Executive Assessment (EA), Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are universal measures by which we compare candidates. If you have an advanced degree in a quantitative area and/or extensive experience in a quantitative field, you may petition that the tests be waived.

Class Profile







UCLA Anderson Executive MBA Essay

Essays are the primary means for you to share your perspective and career plans. The best personal statements are introspective, genuine, and succinct in directly answering the questions and responding to the topics.
Essay questions are listed below for both first-time applicants and re-applicants.
First-time applicants
1. Legendary UCLA basketball Coach John Wooden once said that one’s leadership is derived from one’s character. Please provide an example of a time when your own leadership was at its best. (500 words maximum)
2. Why are you interested in pursuing an MBA at this time? Please share any goal(s) you may have that the MBA will help you achieve. (500 words maximum)
Please describe any updates since you last applied which have enhanced your candidacy. (500-word max)


Application Deadlines for Class Entering Fall 2022

Round 1 December 1, 2021 Decision release date: January 31, 2022
Round 2 February 1, 2022 Decision release date: March 31, 2022
Round 3 May 1, 2022   Decision release date: June 30, 2022 

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