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Friday Factoid: International Opportunities at UCLA Anderson

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 Operations Strategy,” 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 40–50 fully employed, executive, and full-time MBA students take part in each of the Global Immersion Programs, which include completing three to four classes at the school before spending a week abroad exploring the local culture, visiting companies, and participating in lectures. The program commenced in 2008 for fully employed and executive MBA students, and it expanded in 2010 to include full-time MBA candidates. Since its launch, the program has been conducted nearly 40 times, and participants have travelled to such countries as China, India, Peru, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia. Courses in 2014 included “Doing Business in Argentina,” “The Economic Environment and Business Opportunities in Chile,” and “Marketing Strategy and Planning: Focus on Central and Eastern Europe.”

Indeed, at Anderson, international opportunities (quietly) abound…

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