You'll experience what makes UCLA Anderson's Executive MBA program different from all the rest. Our culture is friendly, collaborative, innovative and engaging in numerous ways. Your classmates and faculty will challenge you and you will never think the same way again. The goal of UCLA Anderson's Executive MBA Program is to increase participants' capacity for effective action as global business leaders. The learning model emphasizes mastery of the fundamentals of business, proficiency in analytical problem-solving skills, and the development of an explicit point of view on strategic leadership and on what it means to lead. The Executive MBA learning model emphasizes and provides opportunities to develop:
A Global Perspective
UCLA Anderson has built its reputation as a leader in globally focused management education. In today's global economic system, business information, products, capital and financial services, and human resources increasingly move across national boundaries. The interaction of global economic integration and institutional change poses dramatic social, cultural, and political challenges for executives. An international perspective informs all Executive MBA courses, as well as the unique Strategic Management Research (SMR) project.
An Integrated Approach to Management
The integration of business disciplines and functions is critical to managerial success. Executive MBA faculty, who are full time, research faculty, collaborate in providing educational experiences that enable students to develop and synthesize the knowledge and skills needed to address significant strategic issues and lead complex organizations.
Successful executives and their organizations depend on teamwork. UCLA Anderson's Executive MBA program has earned widespread praise for its innovative methods of engaging executive students in goal-oriented projects that expand their leadership, collaborative, and interactive skills. Whether they are trading information online from off-campus sites or testing the power of cooperation in classroom or outdoor team-building exercises. EMBA participants are constantly learning new ways to rely upon one another's strengths to support the overall success of the group.
Technology in the Curriculum and the Classroom
To prepare students for leadership in today's technology-driven environment, the Executive MBA program integrates information resources into all aspects of the curriculum and student life. Participants gain managerial-level skills in computing and communications technologies, developing proficiency with spreadsheets, statistical and graphics packages, multimedia presentation tools, and network communications. In Anderson's fully networked environment, approximately 3,000 network ports connect every seat in every classroom, breakout room, and library reading room, enabling students to interact with one another and with instructors, display computer work to an entire class, and connect to the Internet and to the Anderson intranet from anywhere, at any time. The Anderson intranet also affords students the use of specialized databases, allows for online retrieval and transfer of course materials through e-mail and network file servers, and enables students to explore the extensive resources of the UCLA Library System, including UCLA Anderson's Rosenfeld Management Library. Wireless service is available in the breakout rooms and other meeting locations throughout the Anderson complex.
Every Executive MBA participant must have a laptop computer that is compatible with the Anderson network. The portability of the laptop computer facilitates communication both on campus and away, allowing students to strengthen team skills and integrate a wider range of educational experiences. In addition, EMBA students have access to the school's UNIX-based systems, a networked computer lab, and scanning and video digitization equipment for multimedia production. An extensive technical support program, including loaner computers for emergency use, is available.