UCLA Anderson School of Business Global Access Program (GAP) — www.gap.ucla.edu
The Global Access Program (GAP) at the UCLA Anderson School of Management is a unique educational program that matches students in the Fully-Employed MBA (FEMBA) Program with existing international technology companies to develop a comprehensive business strategy to enable the companies to move to the next stage of corporate development. These strategies are based on extensive primary and secondary research.
Each student team is assigned a faculty advisor. The role of the faculty advisor is primarily to advise the students on their field study projects. The Global Access Program is a student-directed course where the students provide the main force, direction, and decision-making which is quite different from the previous courses most GAP students have taken at UCLA Anderson. Faculty advisors do not directly manage the interface with the companies.
Faculty advisors, many of whom have directly managed and provided consulting services to leading companies located throughout the world, also teach during the 6-month GAP course. The course focuses on business plan development, high-technology management and international entrepreneurship as the field study projects require careful analysis and incorporation of all aspects of growing a business.
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