August 14, 2008

Watch UCLA - NUS EMBA Class of 2008 Commencement
Webcast: August, 23, 2008 at 18:00 PST (6 pm PST)

UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA Classes of 2008 and 2009LOS ANGELES -- Eighty-seven students from 25 countries (see list below) are currently participating in a two-week set of intensive courses at UCLA Anderson as part of the UCLA - NUS Global Executive MBA Program, a 15-month dual-degree program where graduates receive two MBAs - one from UCLA Anderson and one from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School.  For the 42 students of the 2008 graduating class, this is the final of six, two-week residential segments, following similar segments in Singapore, Shanghai and Bangalore.  Graduates will celebrate their accomplishments at a commencement ceremony on Saturday, August 23, 2008.

"The one-of-a-kind format gives our students a rich international experience and the flexibility to balance work and a rigorous academic program," says Chris Erickson, professor and academic director of the UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA program. "It is a relevant blend of global faculty, participants and location."

The two-week residential at UCLA Anderson represents the second segment for 45 first-year UCLA-NUS students.  "The two-week immersion format and the global perspective as the core of the program was the very reason I chose to enroll," said Todd Hames, deal architect for BT Global Services and first year UCLA-NUS participant. "This program is going to give me the hard and soft skills necessary to round out my career progression.  My goal is to run my own company one day and this program is going to help me get there."

Participants' Countries

South Korea
United Kingdom  
United States

About NUS Business School
Established in 1965, NUS Business School is known for its focus in providing management thought leadership from an Asian perspective, enabling our students and corporate partners to leverage on the best global knowledge and deep Asian insights to drive business growth in Asia and around the world. This combination of global knowledge and Asian insights is reflected in all aspects of its research, teaching and industry outreach. As Asia's Global Business School, NUS Business School is a leading authority on business in Asia.  The School has top research faculty that is close to practice; more than 2,500 BBA, MBA, Executive MBA, and PhD students; more than 2,000 annual participants in Executive Education programmes; and over 45,000 alumni in diverse organisations and positions of leadership throughout the world.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management, established in 1935, is regarded among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty are advancing management thinking through innovative research and teaching.  Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,700 students enrolled in MBA, Executive MBA, Fully-Employed MBA and doctoral programs, and to more than 2,000 professional managers through executive education programs. Combining highly selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs and a world-wide network of 36,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson prepares students to become future global leaders.

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