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Global Immersion Courses
 

Learn about the Business Environment, Technology Transformation and Entrepreneurship in Other Countries

 

Concentrating on the school’s target regions of Asia and Latin America, the Center for Global Management offers four-unit global immersion elective courses designed to expose students to a country’s economy, political environment, major industries and businesses, start-up communities, local culture, key historical events and the many aspects of conducting business outside the United States. These courses, taught by UCLA Anderson faculty, are designed for students across all four MBA programs. Typically, these courses include a travel component (and an associated program fee), however during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual offerings have also been made available.

Courses with a travel component include four on-campus (or virtual) classes and one intensive, immersive week in-country for a blend of guest speakers (business executives, policy makers, opinion leaders and entrepreneurs), fireside chats, panel discussions, company and startup visits, cultural activities and networking with alumni. For virtual offerings, guest speakers, virtual experiential and live interactive sessions complement the faculty teaching sessions to provide students with a unique, learning-orientated experience.

The Center for Global Management’s global immersion and international exchange courses typically enable more than 300 FEMBA, EMBA, UCLA-NUS EMBA and full-time MBA students to travel and study abroad each year. Virtual course alternatives are also available when travel is restricted.

 

A Sample of Our Global Immersion Courses

 
  • BRAZIL

    Risks and Rewards in Emerging Markets: Lessons from Brazil

    Ed Leamer
    Chauncey J. Medberry Professor of Management

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    INDIA

    The Business Environment of India with an Emphasis on Entertainment and Finance (Mumbai) and Tech and Biotech (Hyderabad)

    Romain Wacziarg
    Hans Hufschmid Chair in Management and Professor of Economics

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    ISRAEL

    Start Up Nation: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability

    Stuart Gabriel
    Arden Realty Chair and Professor of Finance

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    JAPAN

    The Business Environment and Opportunities in Japan

    Mariko Sakakibara
    Sanford and Betty Sigoloff Chair in Corporate Renewal

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  • PERU

    From Emerging Market to One of the World’s Fastest Growing Economies: Transformation of the Peruvian Economy and Business Opportunities

    Sebastian Edwards
    Henry  Ford II Chair in International Management

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    SHENZHEN & HONG KONG

    A Technology-Driven Transformation of Society, Enterprises and Consumers

    Terry Kramer
    Adjunct Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management

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    SOUTH AFRICA

    Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation in South Africa

    Gayle Northrop
    Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship; Senior Faculty Advisor, Impact@Anderson

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    VIETNAM

    Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries: Focus on Vietnam

    George Abe
    Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Since 2008, over 70 courses have provided opportunities for students to visit 31 countries, including:

 
Argentina
Austria
Brazil
Chile
China (PRC)
Colombia
Costa Rica
Czech Republic
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong SAR
Hungary
India
Israel
Japan
Jordan
Malaysia
Myanmar
Peru
Saudia Arabia
Singapore
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Thailand
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Vietnam