Specialization in Global Management

The Specialization in Global Management, available to students in the Full-time and Fully Employed MBA programs, and Certificate in Global Management, available to students in the Executive MBA program allow students to customize their academic preparation in the area of global management and business and demonstrate that they have emerged from UCLA Anderson with a global management mindset. Requirements are customized to the curriculum and opportunities available in each of the respective MBA programs, however all include certain course requirements, an international immersion experience as well as required attendance at a number of Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series events that provide students with global perspectives and insights on key emerging regions of the world.


Concentrations on Asia and Latin America are also available. These provide students with a regional focus and coherent framework for the study of the region, including a heightened awareness and appreciation of the region's social, economic and political systems, as well as its people and culture.

Full-time MBA Requirements

The Full-time MBA curriculum offers students the ability to complete one of four optional tracks (Marketing, Consulting, Finance and Custom). These tracks allow students to select from a series of elective courses to build expertise in their chosen career path and signal focus to employers. Specializations allow students to customize their academic preparation even further and supplement their track choices. Enrollment is voluntary.

Although there is an international requirement in the Full-time MBA program, the specialization in global management takes it further. Students pursuing the specialization in global management are required to take four courses, including the required macroeconomics course on The Global Economy,a mandatory course for the specialization, plus three from a select list of global management elective offerings, complete an international immersion experience and attend five Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series events.  


For students interested in pursuing either the Concentration on Asia or Latin America, please contact the CGM for more information and requirement details.

The Global Economy Required Course
Global Management Elective Courses Three*

Each of these courses are four unit electives.
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Global Immersion Experience Choose at least one 
  • - International Exchange Program *
  • - Global Immersion Program
  • - International Applied Management Research Project
  • - International Internship
Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series  Five

Summary submission to be submitted to the CGM. Visit Events page for upcoming eligible events.


Students must complete a one to two page write-up within one month of attending the lecture and submit it to the CGM. These summaries will not be graded. Each summary should address the following:

  • - Lecture description (date, topic, speaker, key themes)
  • - Key points and ideas learned from the lecture 
  • - Relevance of the lecture and the applicability of the information provided to doing business internationally
  • - Overall evaluation of the event including quality and clarity of presentation, rigor of ideas presented, extent of the value added to understanding of the topic, etc.

* Available to class of 2015 and 2016 students only. Students who participate in the International Exchange Program, one management elective taken abroad can count for one of the three elective courses. For more information>>

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Fully Employed MBA Requirements

A Specialization in Global Management is offered in the Fully Employed MBA program - formerly known as the Advanced International Management (AIM) Certificate. This has been customized to fit the needs of students and the opportunities available in the FEMBA program.

For students interested in pursuing either the Concentration on Asia or Latin America, please contact with the CGM or FEMBA office for more information and requirement details.


The Global Economy or International Business Economics

One Course Required
Global Management Elective Courses  Two (8 units total) In addition to the Global Immersion Program and/or FEMBA Exchange Program.

Global Immersion Program or Fully Employed MBA Exchange Program

One Each of these courses are 4 unit electives.
Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series Five*

Summary submission to be submitted to the CGM and the FEMBA office. Visit Events page for upcoming eligible events.


Students must complete a one to two page write-up within three months of attending the lecture and submit it to both the CGM and the FEMBA office. These summaries will not be graded. Each summary should address the following:

  • - Lecture description (date, topic, speaker, key themes)
  • - Key points and ideas learned from the lecture 
  • - Relevance of the lecture and the applicability of the information provided to doing business internationally
  • - Overall evaluation of the event including quality and clarity of presentation, rigor of ideas presented, extent of the value added to understanding of the topic, etc.

* Three out of the five events can be viewed via video posted to the video gallery of the CGM site however these events must have been within the prior three months. For FEMBA Flex students, all five events can be viewed via video.


Intention to Participate 

FEMBA students must email a Declaration of Interest and Preliminary Study Plan to the Center for Global Management and FEMBA program office by December of their second year of study.

Final Report

FEMBA students must prepare a Final Report (up to five pages) that addresses their international educational experience while at UCLA Anderson. This should be submitted to the FEMBA program office and the CGM during Spring Quarter of their final year of study.

Administration 

Patty Gonzalez Johnson 
Peter Saephanh
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Executive MBA Requirements

A Certificate in Global Management is offered in the Executive MBA  program - formerly known as the Advanced International Management (AIM) Certificate. This has been customized to fit the needs of students and opportunities available in the EMBA program. 

For those students interested in pursuing either the Concentration on Asia or Latin America, please contact the CGM or EMBA office for more information and requirement details.

1. Macroeconomics

2. International Business Seminar

Required 

These are core courses in the EMBA program. Students pursuing the Certificate must attain a B or higher in these two courses.

Global Management Elective Courses Two

In addition to the Global Immersion Program and or EMBA Exchange Program.

Global Immersion Program or Executive MBA Exchange Program 

One 

Must total four units. Note courses in the EMBA Exchange Program can be two or four unit electives.

Total course units in addition to the above required courses is twelve units. 

Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series Five*

Summary submission to be submitted to the CGM and the EMBA office. Visit  Events page for upcoming eligible events.

Students must complete a one to two page write-up within three months of attending the lecture and submit it to both the CGM and EMBA office. These summaries will not be graded. Each summary should address the following:

  • - Lecture description (date, topic, speaker, key themes)
  • - Key points and ideas learned from the lecture
  • - Relevance of the lecture and the applicability of the information     provided to doing business internationally 
  • - Overall evaluation of the event including quality and clarity of presentation, rigor of ideas presented, extent of the value added to understanding of the topic, etc.

* Three out of the five events can be viewed via video posted to the video gallery of the CGM site, however these events must have been within the prior three months. 


Intention to Participate

EMBA students must email a Declaration of Interest and a Preliminary Study Plan to the EMBA Director of Student Affairs no later than Spring Quarter of their first year of study.

Final Report

EMBA students must prepare a Final Report (up to five pages) that addresses their international educational experience while at UCLA Anderson. This should be submitted to the EMBA Director of Student Affairs and the CGM during Spring Quarter, following the International Business Seminar in July.

Administration 

Francesca Baugh 

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