UCLA Anderson's academic research centers provide a foundation for global research and partnerships in the areas of international business, finance, real estate, media and entertainment, entrepreneurship, and the global information economy.
Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)
UCLA’s Center for International Business Education and Research is one of 31 university centers administered by the U.S. Department of Education that achieves its program goals in three ways: teaching and curriculum development; faculty development and research support; and outreach to the UCLA community and the Los Angeles business, diplomatic, and education communities.
Building on the strengths of faculty, students and staff, CIBER works closely with its faculty board to organize activities at UCLA Anderson that advance the study and teaching of international management. The CIBER grant focuses on four management issues critical for maintaining U.S. industry competitiveness over the next decade: intellectual property, international entrepreneurship, services industrialization, security and risk in global business. CIBER supports applied research on U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace through support of:
- Faculty and PhD student grants for international business research
- Conferences and lecture series, i.e. Key Regions/Critical Issues series which forefronts current political, social, and economic issues in geographic hotbeds such as Asia, Africa, Central Europe, and Latin America
- Microfinance international pro-social entrepreneurship AMR projects
- Business Language Programs and International Management Seminars (IMS)
The Laurence and Lori Fink Center for Finance and Investments
The Fink Center sponsors research, teaching and the application of financial knowledge in the global corporate and investment communities and expands UCLA Anderson's capability to publish and disseminate world-class research to the public.
Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate
The Ziman Center advances thought leadership in the field of real estate by generating influential research, educating the next generation of leaders, and providing meaningful forums for industry professionals and policymakers. Through its various activities and programs, the Center employs an interdisciplinary and global approach to addressing the most critical real estate challenges facing our global society.
Entertainment and Media Management Institute (EMMI)
EMMI is dedicated to bridging the gap between management theory and business practice in the media, entertainment and sports industries around the globe. The Institute brings together executives from these industries with leading interdisciplinary researchers from all over the world and explores the increasingly complex world of entertainment and media management through graduate education, research and community engagement.
The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
The Price Center is a worldwide leader in entrepreneurial education and research and provides academic and extracurricular experiences that advance both the theory and practice of entrepreneurship. The Center oversees all teaching, research, extracurricular, and community activities related to entrepreneurship at UCLA Anderson and hosts many international conferences and programs.
BIT Global Research Network
The Business and Information Technologies (BIT) Global Research Network is a network of research institutions studying the impacts of new information and communication technologies on business practices in various countries. It is led by researchers at UCLA Anderson who connect to the worldwide academic community. The study has currently been conducted in 9 countries and will eventually be executed in 20-25 different countries.