• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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  • The UCLA Anderson Doctoral Program is the first step in pursuing an academic career in management. We start with research. Consider, for example, Bennett Chiles’ research into price obfuscation, and how it affects a firm’s reputation. Or Robert Richmond’s work on the fundamental determinants of international asset prices. 
  • Our students are taught the skills to look at the complex problems of management and find new perspectives, carving out their own niche in the field. We back it up with access. Doctoral students live in a city of innovation, study within the university’s top-notch research facilities, and work alongside UCLA Anderson’s highly celebrated faculty.
  •  Our small and selective programs provide students with every opportunity to excel. By maintaining a professor-to-student ratio of one-to-one, students cultivate deep and lasting relationships with the best researchers and educators of this generation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications for fall 2020 will open this fall and will be due Friday, January 3, 2020.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Prospective students apply to one of our eight fields of study. These fields were created based on the accumulated strengths and developments among our groups of faculty over the past few decades, while still recognizing the potential for interdisciplinary crossover.

Areas of study include: 

  • Accounting
  • Decisions, Operations and Technology Management
  • Finance
  • Global Economics and Management
  • International Business and Comparative Management
  • Information Systems Placements
  • Management and Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Strategy 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    Schedule GRE®

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • Statement of Purpose
Application Fee$105 application fee for U.S. citizens and permanent residents, $125 application fee for all other applicants
  • Transcripts
We require a scanned transcript and degree certificate from each college or university you attended, uploaded into the online application.
  • Recommendations
Within your application, provide three (3) letters of recommendation, preferably from sources who can assess your potential as a researcher.
  • GRE/GMAT Score
Submit official score report for GRE or GMAT (GRE is preferred).
  • TOEFL Score (International Applicants Only)
Submit official score report of the TOEFL.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31949 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31949 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31949 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31949 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16847 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16847 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Beverly Hills

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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