The Center for Global Management (CGM) plays an important role in preparing the next generation of global leaders. In line with the Anderson 2016: Raising the Student Experience priorities, the CGM continues to focus on enhancing the UCLA Anderson MBA experience and strengthening the intellectual and social connections between faculty and students. This has been achieved through a combination of academic, experiential and social initiatives and increased student engagement in the intellectual life of the school and faculty.
We have brought the world to our students through global conferences focused on Greater China, Latin America, Africa and India, as well as a popular global speaker series with CEOs, foreign dignitaries, government officials and world-renowned economists to discuss critical issues that impact global business and the political economy. Students have experienced global immersion through programs in India, Thailand, South Africa, China, Japan and Peru; international exchanges with leading institutions; and engagement with research projects in Uganda, Tanzania, India, Peru, Liberia and the Philippines focused on social enterprise and community impact. The CGM promoted faculty-student collaboration through supporting MBA students to work as research assistants on global projects and greater faculty involvement in student-led global conferences, which brought together students, faculty, alumni and the business community.
Cross-campus collaboration has provided significant opportunities for students to acquire global perspectives and insights on key emerging regions of the world. To ensure that our students are well-rounded global citizens, the CGM has provided increased opportunities for student exposure to language and culture. As a sponsor of UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance, CGM offered performance events that provided students with a global perspective and cultural appreciation that went beyond academics.
It is a real privilege to work with so many intelligent, passionate, motivated and committed students who share an interest in augmenting their understanding of global cultures and markets. The CGM looks forward to the next academic year and enhancing the experiential learning and engagement opportunities that provide students the competencies to become true global citizens.
Henry Ford II Chair in International Management
Faculty Director and Senior Associate Dean for Global Initiatives