Global Access Program

Access new markets. Accelerate global expansion.

Each year the Global Access Program (GAP) sends teams of talented professionals around the world to work with select technology companies. These final-year MBA students invest thousands of hours in research with one goal in mind: to find new growth opportunities to take a company to its next level of development. With a focus on foreign new market entry, GAP helps companies to expand with precision to any country in the world.


A Program With Real Benefits.

GAP offers companies an investment-quality strategic new market entry plan,
with full financial projections. Here's how it works:

Partner with GAP Professionals

Partner with
Diverse Professionals


On average, GAP students are 31 year olds, fully employed, muti-disciplined and have an average of 7 years of professional experience

Develop the Right Hypothesis

Develop the research
plan and project scope


Two company executives meet with students at UCLA for 2 days to define the project scope

Assess the Research

Conduct and Analyze the


125+ personal interviews with customers, experts, distributors/resellers & consultants

Develop Your Strategy

Develop and Refine Your


Executives return to UCLA to receive a comprehensive business plan and observe the teams presentation to a panel of three expert judges


Each GAP team is advised for 6 months by our world class faculty members and technology experts.

Connect with a lifelong
network of over 730
technology entrepreneurs
from around the world.