Global Options

To successfully complete the MBA, all UCLA Anderson students need to fulfill a global requirement through completion of one of the following:

  1. Successful completion of MGMTFT 416 - Global Economics and Business Cycles
  2. Completion of the Intercultural Development Inventory and an associated development plan (to be submitted by the end of the winter quarter of Year 1) OR A global management eligible course from an approved list (which includes global immersion courses or an international capstone project).


“The Center for Global Management (CGM) complements Anderson's in-class experience with experiential experience to provide a transformative learning journey about global management.”

— Chris Tang
UCLA Distinguished Professor; Edward W. Carter Chair in Business Administration; Senior Associate Dean, Global Initiatives; Faculty Director, Center for Global Management

Spend Your Winter, Spring and Summer Breaks Learning Abroad


Concentrating on the school’s target regions of Asia and Latin America, UCLA Anderson offers four-unit global immersion elective courses designed to expose students to a country’s economy, political environment, major industries and businesses, local culture, key historical events and the many aspects of conducting business outside the United States. Typically, these courses include a travel component. Courses with a travel component include an immersive one-week in-country for a blend of guest speakers (business executives, policy makers, opinion leaders and entrepreneurs), company and startup visits, as well as cultural activities and networking with alumni.

Make a Global Impact Through Field Study


Each year a number of capstone teams focus their efforts of advancing pro-social causes outside of the United States. Our global pro-social projects make a real, immediate and often profound impact.

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Develop a Global Perspective and Mindset

Students can customize their academic preparation in the area of global management and business from a variety of on-campus course offerings that range from global macroeconomics and global health care to understanding the Asia-Pacific economies and evolution in the global mobile industry.

Meet the Executive Director of the Center for Global Management


“ The CGM engages the audience in interactive and enriching conversations around current issues that transcend borders. UCLA and Anderson faculty, alumni, board members and thought leaders share their perspectives on critical global topics that matter to business, society and the planet. Through balanced discourse, the series serves as a neutral forum to educate the community on global issues, while at the same time encouraging debate and examination. ”

Lucy E. Allard (’06)
Executive Director, Center for Global Management

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