May 26, 2006

Center for International Business Education and ResearchLOS ANGELES – UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), headed by Professor Bhagwan Chowdhry, has once again been recognized as a leading center of excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and has been awarded a four-year $1.4 million grant renewal. This is the culmination of an extremely competitive process reviewing the accomplishments of CIBER to date, and plans for the future.

This grant provides essential support for more than 30 programs offered through CIBER focusing on applied research, teaching and outreach. These programs include the UCLA CIBER Micro Finance Research Program, Intensive Business Foreign Languages, and collaborations across the UCLA campus with other graduate schools.

“The focus of the global economy is shifting from manufacturing economy to information,” Chowdhry said. “This grant facilitates the study of key sectors of the information economy including intellectual property and innovation, industrialization and competitiveness of services, international entrepreneurship and microfinance, and security of operations and assets, which provide an overarching model of the global marketplace as an information economy.”

The grant enables CIBER to research and also to disseminate their research through publishing, conferences and other public discourses. They also plan a series of seminars and classroom visits with schools and students at the K-14 levels.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the top-tier business schools in the world.  Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment.  UCLA Anderson constituents are part of a culture that values individual vision, intellectual discipline and a sense of teamwork and collegiality.

Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of Management provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in MBA and doctoral programs, and some 2,000 executives and managers enrolled annually in executive education programs.  Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and talent that will shape the future.

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