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Southern California’s #1 part-time MBA program
DISTINCTION: FEMBA is UCLA Anderson s largest and highest-ranked MBA offering. Since 1996, U.S. News and World Report has ranked FEMBA #1 in SoCal for 19 years (and counting), Best in the West for 13 years and Best in the U.S. for 2 years.
THE SAME MBA DEGREE: FEMBAs enjoy the exact same faculty, diploma, alumni network and student clubs found in the full-time program. Like the full-time MBAs, FEMBA students can also participate in on-campus recruiting and work with their own dedicated career services team to fully realize their potential.
THE VALUE OF FIRSTS: FEMBA students also benefit from programs and features that originated here like the Global Access Program, International Studies Exchanges and the uniquely adaptive FLEX hybrid schedule. Moreover, FEMBA students can utilize their new skills right away, gaining precious practical experience and graduating with three years more work experience than their full-time peers.
More options, fewer obstacles
We appreciate the significant challenges FEMBA students overcome to achieve their goals; from busy jobs to personal commitments to lengthy commutes, the stakes are often as high as their ambition. That’s why the FEMBA program offers three scheduling options during core courses and even more flexibility during the elective phase.
FEMBA students can select one of three attendance schedules for the year one core:
The Hybrid Flex schedule affords students the option of on-campus attendance (meeting one weekend per month) and online study
Electives are even more flexible – Customize the second and third year schedule.
The first half of the program consists of 44 units of core courses, while the second half consists of 36 units of elective courses (scheduled in multiple formats) that may be taken with full-time MBA students during regular hours, or with Executive MBA students.
The capstone project of the FEMBA program is an intensive six-month field study called the Global Access Program (GAP), a required course for all FEMBA students.
Students wishing to fast-track have the option of finishing their degree in 27 months, while those opting for the stretch program can extend their studies over an additional year to complete course requirements.
Part-time program, full-time resources
THE UCLA ADVANTAGE: In addition to the world-class facilities of one of the world’s leading research institutions, FEMBAs have access to thousands of graduate-level electives.
CAREER ADVANCEMENT: Besides enjoying the same on-campus recruiting as our full-time MBAs, FEMBA’s Career Center offers coaches, executives-in-residence and personalized training to help students identify and achieve their goals.
LIMITLESS CONNECTIONS: The UCLA Anderson network is comprised of 36,000+ alumni/students from 100+ countries from all four MBA programs, plus the Ph.D. and MFE. Engage your peers for career advice, partnerships, or a new opportunity
UCLA ANDERSON CLUBS: FEMBAs actively participate in Anderson s 40+ professional, identity and interest clubs, often in leadership roles.
COLLABORATIVE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE: FEMBA s academic and social bonds last far beyond the program s duration. Nearly all classes (core elective) place an emphasis on teamwork, which nurtures a collaborative and community-oriented culture.
GLOBAL ACCESS: FEMBA students can participate in International Programs, allowing them to gain firsthand experience from week-long international studies and exchange programs with partner universities in 20+ countries. FEMBA students are also required to participate in GAP, during which they are paired with international, high-growth companies in a market-entry consulting project. GAP teams write investment-quality business plans and present to venture capitalists.
FULL SOCIAL IMMERSION: Because of career-related time constraints, FEMBA students often value on-campus offerings even higher than their full-time peers. Fortunately, FEMBA is highly social, featuring classes, clubs, happy hours, parties, trips, FEMBApalooza and more to help students cultivate and nurture constructive relationships throughout the program and beyond.