Advancing the global research efforts of faculty, doctoral and graduate students is core to the Center for Global Management’s mission. Research grants, academic conferences, support of students’ international field research projects and strengthening student engagement in the intellectual life of the school are central to this.

Faculty and Doctoral

At a research university such as UCLA, a highly effective means of increasing global content of courses is through the support of research opportunities for faculty and doctoral students. The Center for Global Management provides seed funding for UCLA Anderson faculty and doctoral students to support global research and course development that address topics related to global management, economic issues, international relations or issues of global/regional cooperation with business and management relevance.

UCLA Anderson
Ethnicity, Preferences and Socioeconomic Outcomes

Romain Wacziarg, Professor of Global Economics and Management

UCLA Anderson
Financial Ecosystems of the Banks and Firms — Focus Peru

Mark J. Garmaise, Senior Associate Dean of the Full-time MBA Program and Professor of Finance

Global Access Program

The Global Access Program (GAP) serves as a change-agent for students and corporations, as well as foreign nations through enhanced economic development. This six-month mandatory field study project pairs teams of final year Fully Employed MBA students with international technology companies. Each team is tasked with researching the potential for new foreign market penetration on behalf of its client and develops an investment-quality business plan.

Applied Management Research


The Applied Management Research (AMR) program is the field study requirement of the Full-time MBA program and serves as the capstone course for second-year students. The Center for Global Management supports projects that focus on global social enterprise and community impact to broaden awareness among students of issues facing entrepreneurial development within emerging markets.

MBA Research Assistants

To strengthen student engagement in the intellectual life of the school and faculty, in addition to supporting doctoral students, the CGM also provides funding to support MBA students to serve as research assistants to work with faculty on their global research projects, case studies and course development.