Benefits

GAP makes a significant and immediate impact

The value of our Global Access Program can be measured in a number of ways: To date, over $350 million in new investment capital has been raised with the help of GAP strategic plans. GAP has also helped international firms form strategic partnerships, secure financing, create new subsidiaries, secure foreign distribution partners, and some companies have been acquired. GAP has helped over 500 companies advance their business to a higher level in its 16-year history.

 

Accelerate your global expansion

Global expansion is risky, uncharted territory for a growing enterprise. Each year, over 50 companies in GAP from 8-10 foreign countries explore new market entry strategies. GAP offers senior executives the critical information they need to make complex decisions with increased confidence.

GAP selects teams of five MBA students to work closely with the top management of your company. As a team, students will spend over 2,000 hours in research, analysis, and consultations as they develop new strategies for growth. This provides significant value over traditional consulting alternatives.

 
 

Real-time market insights, sophisticated analysis, actionable recommendations

The team develops an investment-grade strategic plan which includes comprehensive competetive analysis, market pricing, and specific market launch strategies. To help you achieve your goals, the team begins by completing extensive secondary research. Then, the team will attend an average 3-4 relevant trade shows and conferences to perform primary market research. Along with detailed financial projections, GAP plans provide actionable marketing, operational, and strategic recommendations.

By leveraging the knowledge of a diverse team of MBA candidates and their highly experienced faculty advisor, GAP companies vastly expand their understanding of the target market. GAP companies benefit from over 100 primary research interviews conducted on their behalf with potential customers, competitors and industry experts. 

The project culminates with a formal investment quality presentation to a panel of three expert judges. The teams presents detailed, actionable recommendations of how to proceed. In addition, the team provides a detailed financial forecast to support the recommendations.

 
 

Successful professionals,
exceptional students

How could a team of MBA students have the experience necessary to understand the complexities and challenges of new foreign market entry? UCLA Anderson fully-employed MBA's are high potential professionals themselves excelling in their careers while earning their degree. The average employment compensation of a GAP student is over US$80,000 and 30% of GAP students earn over $100,000 per year.

On average, FEMBA students possess nine years of work experience, with backgrounds in marketing, finance, operations, and technology. As executives at some of the world's most successful companies, our students are often subject matter experts in your field. This creates unique and immediate value for GAP companies. To learn more about GAP students, please visit our student profiles page.