UCLA Anderson provides many opportunities for students to study abroad, engage in global field studies and expand their educational horizons. Our dual degree Global Executive MBA program with the National University of Singapore conducts classes in Los Angeles, Singapore, Shanghai and Bangalore. All UCLA Anderson’s degree programs share a global perspective. A wide selection of international courses is offered and as a member of the PIM (Partnership in International Management) network, UCLA Anderson enjoys international exchange partnerships with more than 50 leading business schools around the world and hosts many signature events.

A global perspective is critical for success in today’s connected world, where business leaders must be equipped with an understanding of the legal, political and financial conditions within different cultural and market contexts in order to successfully operate on a global platform. UCLA Anderson is committed to teaching and research that understands these issues, engages global communities and incorporates globalization into issues of management, research, teaching, learning and practice in both degree and non-degree programs as well as through other events and activities.

Highlights include:

Highlights include:

  • Business Foreign Language programs in Business Chinese and Business Spanish are sponsored by CIBER and the Center for World Languages.
  • International Management Seminars (IMS) are one to two week customized programs offered by CIBER to groups of visiting EMBA and MBA students from leading international business schools to learn about global management challenges from UCLA Anderson’s world-class faculty.
  • Key Regions/Critical Issues Lecture Series is a series of innovative lectures with renowned speakers sponsored by CIBER in conjunction with other UCLA Centers that highlight current topical trends and regions including political, social, and economic issues in geographic hotbeds such as Asia, Africa, Central Europe, and Latin America.
  • Social Issues in International Business Film Series is also organized by CIBER and brings together social documentary and discussion on current topics in management.
  • The UCLA/Johnson & Johnson Management Development Institute (MDI) for HIV/AIDS is a one-week intensive program designed to enhance the management skills of program managers and leaders of African organizations devoted to the care, treatment and support of people and their families living with this disease. It is delivered in Accra, Ghana and Nairobi, Kenya.
  • MBA Enterprise Corps recruits recent MBA graduates to collaborate in the management of developing enterprises, principally in emerging democracies.


  • Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Annual Business Conference brings together a unique mix of business leaders, professionals, academics and top MBA students to explore new opportunities emerging from Greater China's explosive economic activity and increasingly global entrepreneurial vision and provides a collaborative platform for participants to build networks, exchange ideas, and share knowledge.
  • Global Business Leadership Competition is a two-day case competition featuring MBA students from 12 top business and management schools from around the world. The competition addresses dilemmas faced by global leaders by engaging student teams in interactive, task-orientated scenarios that simulate leadership challenges.
  • John Wooden Global Leadership Program is presented to a global leader who embodies exemplary leadership style and service to the community. UCLA Anderson students are linked to business leaders through an ongoing speakers program featuring recipients of the JWGLA who address students and alumni on a myriad of management and leadership issues. Proceeds from the awards dinner fund two John Wooden Global Leadership student fellowships.
  • South Asian Business Association Conference (SABA)
  • Latino Management Student Association Speaker Series
  • Distinguished Speaker Series with a range of global CEOs



Global Focus