Partners

The UCLA Anderson Global Access Program (GAP) works with foreign organizations throughout the world to assist their technology companies in developing a global strategy. The partners are GAP-sponsoring organizations located abroad with the mission of enhancing their country's economic development and technological innovation. They select companies with a global mission that will benefit from participating in the program. The Global Access Program offers these organizations access to the Fully-Employed MBA students at one of the premier business schools in the world.

Selected Partners (Partial List)

Australia

Country

Region

Partner

Australia Melbourne Commercialisation Australia
Australia  Sydney National Venture Network
New Zealand National New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

Europe

Country

Region

Partner

Finland National Tekes
Italy Calabria Bridges to Italy
Italy Milan Promos Internazionalizzazione marketing territoriale
Italy Turin Camera Di Comercio Industria Artigianato E Agricoltura Di Torino
UK London Tech Sparky

South America

Country

Region

Partner

Brazil Curitiba Fiep

 

Benefits for Partners

The immense benefits for the organizations participating in the UCLA Anderson Global Access Program (GAP) are as varied as the nine countries in which they are located. The GAP partnerships offer organizations a way to expose the technology companies within their countries to MBA students and professors from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, one of the highest ranked business schools in the world. The UCLA Anderson FEMBA program recently was ranked #1 among part-time MBA programs by Business Week.

The students' high quality work coupled with expert guidance from the Anderson faculty, has enabled companies to secure funding, to identify strategic partners and to establish operations in new markets. The relationship between UCLA Anderson and the partners accelerates the companies' business development with first-hand knowledge from students, many of whom work in well-known corporations in California and surrounding states.

In addition to forming ties with students, the organizations develop strong bonds with the Anderson School faculty and administration as well as the other partners to create a truly global network.

Selection Criteria for Partners

UCLA Anderson School of Management selects partners for its Global Access Program (GAP) through invitation only. GAP seeks partners who are responsible for investing in and growing small companies that focus on technology.