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.


A Concentration on Asia may also be available to 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 Requirement

The Full-time MBA curriculum offers students the flexibility to choose from a vast array of elective courses with the option to complete specializations that build depth. Enrollment is voluntary.  Although there is an international requirement in the Full-time MBA program that all students must satisfy, the specialization in global management takes students' interest in global management and international affairs further. Students pursuing the specialization in global management are required to take four courses, including the global macroeconomics course, 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 CGM-sponsored and supported events and submit summary write-ups.  


The Global Macroeconomy 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 

 

  • - Global Immersion Course
  • - International Applied Management Research Project
  • - International Internship
Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series, Global Conferences  Five

Summary submission to be submitted to the CGM (ATTN: Lucy Allard). 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. Please note, for conferences, students should focus on one particular session and not the conference in general. 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.

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Fully Employed MBA Requirements

A Specialization in Global Management is offered in the Fully Employed MBA program, customized to fit the needs of students and the opportunities available in the FEMBA program.


The Global Macroeconomy

Required Course
Global Management Elective Courses  Two In addition to Global Immersion and/or FEMBA/EMBA International Exchange courses.

Must total an additional 8 units of which 4 units must be on campus. View slideshow of global courses >>

Global Immersion Course or FEMBA/EMBA International Exchange

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

Summary submission to be submitted to the CGM office (ATTN: Lucy Allard). 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. Please note, for conferences, students should focus on one particular session and not the conference in general. 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 can email a Declaration of Interest to the Center for Global Management office at any time during their three years 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 CGM office during Spring Quarter of their final year of study.

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Executive MBA Requirements

A Certificate in Global Management is offered in the Executive MBA  program, customized to fit the needs of students and opportunities available in the EMBA program. 

Global Immersion Course

Required 

All EMBA students must take a Global Immersion course. One course is included in the EMBA program. Students pursuing the Certificate must attain a B or higher in this course.

Global Immersion Course or FEMBA/EMBA International Exchange One

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

Global Management Elective Courses

Two

Must total an additional 8 units of which 4 units must be on campus.  View slideshow of global courses >>

Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series, Global Conferences Five*

Summary submission to be submitted to the CGM and the EMBA office (ATTN: Lucy Allard & your EMBA Program Manager). 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. Please note, for conferences, students should focus on one particular session and not the conference in general. 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 EMBA Access students, all five events can be viewed by video.


Intention to Participate

EMBA students must email a Declaration of Interest and a Preliminary Study Plan to the EMBA Director of Student Affairs and your EMBA Program Manager 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 your EMBA Program Manager and the CGM during Spring Quarter.

Administration 

Francesca Baugh 

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