Specialization in Global Management

The Specialization in Global Management is available to students in the full-time and fully employed MBA programs, and Certificate in Global Management is available to students in the executive MBA program. The specialization instills the intellectual knowledge and cultural competencies students need to become well-rounded and well-informed global citizens. With opportunities to engage in academic and experiential programming, students can customize their academic preparation in global management and business, helping them to emerge from UCLA Anderson with a global management mindset and an intuitive grasp of managerial, operations and policy issues from a global perspective. Requirements are customzied to the curriculum and opportunities available in each of the respective MBA programs, however all include certain course requirements, an international immersion experience as well as required attendance at a number of Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series events that provide students with global perspectives and insights on key emerging regions of the world.


A Concentration on Asia may also be available to provide students with a regional focus and coherent framework for the study of the region, including a heightened awareness and appreciation of the region's social, economic and political systems, as well as its people and culture.

Full-time MBA Requirement

The Full-time MBA curriculum offers students the flexibility to choose from a vast array of elective courses with the option to complete specializations that build depth. Enrollment is voluntary.  There is a global requirement in the full-time MBA program that all students must satisfy; however, the specialization in global management takes students' interest in global management and international affairs further. Students pursuing the specialization in global management are required to take four courses, including the global macroeconomics course, a mandatory course for the specialization, plus three courses from a select list of global management elective offerings, complete an international immersion experience and attend five CGM-sponsored and supported events and submit summary write-ups.  


The Global Macroeconomy Required Course
Global Management Elective Courses Three*

Each of these courses are four unit electives.
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Global Immersion Experience Choose at least one 

 

  • - Global Immersion Course
  • - International Applied Management Research Project
  • - International Internship
Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series, Global Conferences  Five

Summary submission to be submitted to the CGM (ATTN: Lucy Allard). Visit Events page for upcoming eligible events.


Students must complete a one to two page write-up within three months of attending the lecture discussion and submit it to the CGM. These summaries will not be graded. Please note, for conferences, students should focus on one particular session and not the conference in general. Each summary should address the following:

  • - Lecture description (date, topic, speaker, key themes)
  • - Key points and ideas learned from the lecture 
  • - Relevance of the lecture and the applicability of the information provided to doing business internationally
  • - Overall evaluation of the event including quality and clarity of presentation, rigor of ideas presented, extent of the value added to understanding of the topic, etc.

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Fully Employed MBA Requirements

A Specialization in Global Management is offered in the fully employed MBA program, customized to fit the needs of students and the opportunities available in the FEMBA program.


The Global Macroeconomy

Required Course
Global Management Elective Courses  Two In addition to Global Immersion and/or FEMBA/EMBA International Exchange courses.

Must total an additional 8 units of which 4 units must be on campus. View slideshow of global courses >>

Global Immersion Course or FEMBA/EMBA International Exchange

One Each of these courses are 4 unit electives.
Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series, Global Conferences Five*

Summary submission to be submitted to the CGM office (ATTN: Lucy Allard). Visit Events page for upcoming eligible events.


Students must complete a one to two page write-up within three months of attending the lecture/discussion and submit it to the CGM office. These summaries will not be graded. Please note, for conferences, students should focus on one particular session and not the conference in general. Each summary should address the following:

  • - Lecture description (date, topic, speaker, key themes)
  • - Key points and ideas learned from the lecture 
  • - Relevance of the lecture and the applicability of the information provided to doing business internationally
  • - Overall evaluation of the event including quality and clarity of presentation, rigor of ideas presented, extent of the value added to understanding of the topic, etc.

* Three out of the five events can be viewed via video posted to the video gallery of the CGM site however these events must have been within the prior three months. For FEMBA Flex students, all five events can be viewed via video.


Intention to Participate 

FEMBA students can email a Declaration of Interest to the Center for Global Management office at any time during their three years of study.

Final Report

FEMBA students must prepare a Final Report (up to five pages) that addresses their international educational experience while at UCLA Anderson. This should be submitted to the CGM office during  the spring quarter of their final year of study.

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Executive MBA Requirements

A Certificate in Global Management is offered in the executive MBA  program, customized to fit the needs of students and opportunities available in the EMBA program. 

EMBA International Busines Residency

Required Course

All EMBA students must  complete the required MGMT 470D EMBA-only International Business Residency, run through the EMBA office. Students pursuing the Certificate must attain a B or higher in this course.

Global Immersion Course or FEMBA/EMBA International Exchange One

Each of these coursesare four unit electives.  

Global Management Elective Courses

Two

Must total an additional 8 units of which 4 units must be on campus.   View slideshow of global courses >>

Global Management Speaker and Lecture Series, Global Conferences Five*

Summary submission to be submitted to the CGM and the EMBA office (ATTN: Lucy Allard & your EMBA Program Manager). Visit  Events page for upcoming eligible events.

Students must complete a one to two page write-up within three months of attending the lecture and submit it to both the CGM and EMBA office. These summaries will not be graded. Please note, for conferences, students should focus on one particular session and not the conference in general. Each summary should address the following:

  • - Lecture description (date, topic, speaker, key themes)
  • - Key points and ideas learned from the lecture
  • - Relevance of the lecture and the applicability of the information     provided to doing business internationally 
  • - Overall evaluation of the event including quality and clarity of presentation, rigor of ideas presented, extent of the value added to understanding of the topic, etc.

* Three out of the five events can be viewed via video posted to the video gallery of the CGM site, however these events must have been within the prior three months. For EMBA monthly students, all five events can be viewed by video.


Intention to Participate

EMBA students must email a Declaration of Interest and a Preliminary Study Plan to the EMBA Program Class Manager no later than Spring Quarter of their first year of study.

Final Report

EMBA students must prepare a Final Report (up to five pages) that addresses their international educational experience while at UCLA Anderson. This should be submitted to the your EMBA Program Manager and the CGM during spring quarter.

Administration 

Francesca Baugh 

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