Center for Global Management

Our Mission is to instill in students the necessary global, social, intellectual and psychological competencies necessary to become well-rounded global citizens.

Specialize in Global Management

Develop a global perspective and mindset through a customized curriculum and international immersion opportunities

Global Management

Choose from a variety of course offerings ranging from global macro- economics to global healthcare, understanding the Asia Pacific economies to evolution in the global mobile industry

Speaker Series &

Important and influential speakers with expertise on key regions of the world discuss critical issues that impact the global political economy and global business



Recent Events

Robertson Lecture Series on Global Business Leadership with Stephan Shakespeare, CEO and Co-Founder, YouGov on "What the World Thinks: Big Data Analytics and Its Impact on Business, the Public Sector and Global Public Opinion”

Upcoming Events

Discussion over Dinner on “Technology-Based Transformation of China and Hong Kong – Implications Regionally and Globally”

Monday, August 19, 2019

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UCLA Anderson Review


Luxury Goods: The Perils and Profits in Lower-Priced Markets

Featuring  Christopher S. Tang, UCLA Distinguished Professor, and Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration

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The Wall Street Journal


Venezuela's Collapse Exposes the Fake Socialism Debated in U.S.

Featuring  Sebastian Edwards, Professor of Global Economics and Management, Henry Ford II Chair in International Management

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The Economist


Capitalism is Becoming Less Competitive

Featuring  Mariko Sakakibara, Professor of Policy

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Note from the Directors

Central to UCLA Anderson School of Management’s mission is preparing future global leaders for 21st-century careers in ever-changing organizations and markets — and for leading lives of significance. The broad view and programming effected by the Center for Global Management have expanded how UCLA Anderson students think, not just about their opportunities, but also their obligations as leaders to lift communities and societies. The CGM is making an impact on all six strategic priorities in UCLA Anderson’s five-year plan, Anderson 2021, and will continue to play a vital role in fulfilling these goals over the coming years.

The CGM has transformed the learning environment at UCLA Anderson and, with its vibrant programming in global management, serves as a linchpin for the rest of the UCLA campus. It provides an organized model for international activities at UCLA and has been commended for its role in globalizing the student experience, engaging faculty in global initiatives and interfacing with the rest of campus. The CGM is recognized for innovative programming and for increasing its scope through the involvement of an engaged and impressive board and the development of an encouraging plan toward self-sufficiency.

During the 2017–18 academic year, more than 1,000 students enrolled in 13 different on-campus global management electives and seven global immersion courses. New interdisciplinary global courses were introduced and our coverage of regions, topics and issues continues to further advance the global strategy of UCLA Anderson and the educational and research mission of the university. From exploring technology, entrepreneurship and innovation in Israel and the Nordic countries to studying government-supported monopolies in South Korea, and from learning about the risks and rewards in emerging markets with lessons from Brazil to understanding the business and economic environments of Peru, India and China, global immersion courses provided impactful and experiential learning as well as networking opportunities with alumni. Students enrolled in one-week international exchanges with nine partner schools, and in 2018 they will be participating in courses with new exchange partners that include London Business School in the U.K. and ESAN Graduate School of Business in Peru. We welcomed around 265 students for our global management seminars from top institutions in Australia, China, Costa Rica, France, Spain and Singapore.

The CGM continued to support global research projects that achieve double- and triple-bottom-line impact through increased community engagement and outreach that focused on conservation and preservation, sustainability and the environment, social entrepreneurship, international labor rights, development, eradicating rural poverty, global health and telemedicine in many emerging countries around the globe.

The center was engaged in around 40 events both on campus and around the world that provided tremendous opportunities for students in the MBA, MFE, MSBA and Ph.D. programs, along with prospective and admitted students and alumni, to learn engage and feel connected. The annual Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference brought together successful U.S. and Chinese leaders, investors and influencers for discussions on economic ties and bilateral investment, while the Latin American Business Conference explored the industries and sectors that are ripe for innovation and positive disruption. Microsoft chairman John Thompson discussed global leadership in the midst of disruptive change, and the 66th Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, addressed managing 21st-century political risk. Policy forums brought together business and law students for discussions on cybersecurity and climate change and the environment. We also hosted topical discussions with board members on strategic finance from a CFO’s perspective, and creating, running and managing businesses in emerging markets from the perspective of an entrepreneur, investor, CEO and chairman. We continued our partnership with the Los Angeles World Affairs Council to support students’ attendance at high-profile speaker events.

We will further advance diversity and inclusion by bringing a global and multicultural perspective to the Anderson community, and strengthen our partnerships with the broader UCLA campus and global alumni communities to encourage social impact. We are increasingly energized by the support and active engagement of faculty and alumni around the world and are deeply grateful for the generous support, vision and engagement of our board members, who play a crucial role in guiding and shaping the next generation of global leaders. We are always thinking more expansively and ambitiously about how UCLA Anderson engages students and faculty to further advance UCLA Anderson’s global thought leadership. As a center of global knowledge and expertise, we will continue to provide students the competencies to become well-rounded and well-informed global citizens. We warmly congratulate the Class of 2018 and look forward to welcoming our new and returning students in the summer and fall.

Lucy E. Allard ('06) and Sebastian Edwards

Executive Director and Faculty Director, Center for Global Management

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