May 10, 2010

LOS ANGELES - UCLA Anderson School of Management's Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), headed by Senior Associate Dean Chris Erickson, has again been recognized as a leading center of excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and has been awarded a four-year $1,528,400 grant renewal. This is the culmination of an extremely competitive process reviewing the accomplishments of CIBER to date and plans for the future. The grant will be in the amount of $382,100 per year for four years. UCLA Anderson is one of 33 U.S. universities to receive a CIBER grant.

This grant provides support for a variety of programs at UCLA Anderson and elsewhere at UCLA, as well as collaborative efforts across the greater Los Angeles region. According to the program's literature, "UCLA CIBER ... provides programs that help our students, faculty, and community better understand the global economy. As part of a leading research university, CIBER funds programs of the highest academic caliber for the benefit of our constituents."

These programs include courses on such varied topics as global/green business for young leaders and terrorism and counterterrorism; research support for both faculty and doctoral candidates; support for MBA student microfinance research projects in the developing world; and community outreach that includes (but is not limited to) the High School Economics Institute, a film series dedicated to international business and a series of conferences and speakers.

"We are very pleased to receive this renewal of our CIBER grant," said Erickson. "We're even more pleased to again have the opportunity to support global education and research at UCLA Anderson, across the UCLA campus and in our community."

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 members are renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Global Executive MBA, Master of Financial Engineering, 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 develops and prepares global leaders.

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