|[May 24, 2012]
UCLA Anderson Unveils New MBA Flex Option
LOS ANGELES --(Business Wire)--
UCLA Anderson School of Management is adding a new scheduling option for
the Fully Employed MBA program (FEMBA) that will allow a broader range
of prospective students greater access to a top-tier business education.
The first cohort to take part in this innovative approach will be
welcomed to campus during the fall of 2012.
Though the admissions requirements, faculty, courses and degree are
identical to the FEMBA program, a portion of the FEMBA Flex course work
is delivered via online lectures, collaborative group work and web-based
learning tools. This makes it possible for FEMBA Flex students to attend
campus as few as four times each quarter. The in-person class sessions
are conveniently scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays at the UCLA Anderson
campus. This track allows participants the ease of retrieving lectures
and online activities within their own convenient schedule, yet still
integrates conventional in-class learning.
"The FEMBA Flex option offers working professionals, whose schedules may
not offer them the flexibility to travel to campus as often as required,
greater accessibility and opportunity to further their education," said
Carla Hayn, Senior Associate Dean for the UCLA Anderson Fully Employed
MBA and Executive MBA programs. "Our curriculum is extremely global
already, and we want to make UCLA accessible to a range of professionals
from corporate executives and military servicemen and women across the
US to stay-home parents looking to transition back into the workforce.
ULA Anderson wins when we bring the most energetic and dynamic leaders
into the classroom and FEMBA Flex expands our ability to do that."
Blending online and face-to-face learning environments provides
professionals with busy work schedules or other commitments a greater
opportunity to further their education.
"A traditional MBA schedule is not feasible, given my work schedule,"
said Jason Fraser, an executive military officer stationed at Camp
Pendleton in San Diego County. "FEMBA Flex is the ideal scheduling
option, allowing me to balance my family, work and education
effectively. The online platform is a neat aspect since I can watch the
teacher lecture through video feed and still get a sense of being in the
classroom. Plus, I get the in-class benefit which is absolutely
essential for networking with my classmates and professors."
The FEMBA Flex schedule typically runs thirty-three months, though an
accelerated route can be completed in as few as twenty-seven months.
Prospective students are invited to learn more through open house or
webinar events scheduled through the middle of June. The application
deadline for fall 2012 is July 15. For more information on FEMBA Flex
About UCLA Anderson School of Management:
UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools
in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are globally renowned for
their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking.
Each year, UCLA Anderson provides a distinctive approach to management
education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in its MBA,
Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia
Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial
Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs. Combining
selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a
world-wide network of 37,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares
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