Although UCLA Anderson might not be as well known internationally as other top-ranked U.S. business schools, it has invested in the development of resources dedicated to international business. International courses include “International Business Economics,” “Global Marketing Management” and “Business and Economics in Emerging Markets,” which explores market reform processes in Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia, paying particular attention to issues such as privatization, political and economic risk and global competitiveness.
Meanwhile, approximately 20% of Anderson students study abroad for one quarter at some point in the MBA program, choosing from 46 partner institutions at which to take courses, as part of the school’s International Exchange Program. Among others, students may study at the China Europe International Business School in China, the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, the Warsaw School of Economics and the University of Witwatersrand at Wits Business School in South Africa. Most students take courses in English, though some international exchange programs offer opportunities to learn and study in other languages. UCLA Anderson students interested in improving their skills in a foreign language while on campus can take language courses in Korean, Chinese, Spanish or French. Students can also choose to complete their required second-year Applied Management Research project (AMR) outside the United States, and those interested in an international AMR in the field of microfinance can apply to the UCLA Center for International Business Education & Research for financial support.