UCLA Anderson’s Global Access Program (GAP) pairs students in their final year of FEMBA with high-growth global companies in a cross-cultural, market-entry consulting project.
Students with diverse professional backgrounds form five-person teams that bid for unique opportunities with select international companies. Each team must write an investment-quality business plan to present to experienced venture capitalists by the end of the program.
Conduct a 360-degree intensive analysis to develop an effective business plan designed to advance the company’s growth.
Consult with top executives to identify strengths, analyze weaknesses and pinpoint opportunities.
Spend six months conducting in-depth research, including market assessment, competitive analysis and other critical functions.
Complete international field study, meeting with company executives, attending conferences and conducting interviews.
Present finished business plans to company executives, industry professionals and seasoned investors.
GAP is more than a thesis; it gives you real world experience: