Global EMBA for the Americas


Program Description

Global EMBA for the Americas


Global EMBA for the Americas


Acquire the perspective and expertise you need as a global executive while earning two world-class MBAs from UCLA Anderson and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (UAI). This part-time international MBA program gives executive MBA students the in-depth knowledge, skills and relationships needed to confront regional and global business challenges. The program consists of six quarterly two-week modules held in Miami, Los Angeles, São Paulo and Santiago.

Program Schedule

Modules will take place in the days and locations indicated below*.

Module I: Miami
April 8-20, 2013

  • Microeconomics
  • Operations
  • Leadership

Module II: Los Angeles
July 8-20, 2013

  • Marketing Strategy and Policy
  • Data Analysis and Management Decisions
  • Global Economy

Module III: São Paulo
October 15-27, 2013

  • Financial Analysis & Management Control
  • Strategic Finance
  • Management Practicum I

Module IV: Santiago
January 6-18, 2014

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Negotiations Behavior
  • Business Sustainability and the Environment

Module V: Miami
April 3-15, 2014

  • Strategy
  • Managing Technological Innovation Process
  • Management Practicum II

Module VI: Los Angeles
July 7-19, 2014

  • Strategic Leadership & Implementation
  • Managing in the Global Service and Information Economy
  • Building and Managing Strong Brands in the Global Market

*Final schedule is pending approval.



Financial Analysis & Management Control

Find the meaning behind the numbers to help drive performance. Analysis of financial statements reveals the underlying economic events. This study of accounting and non-accounting information systems emphasizes how to use information for decision-making and control.


Apply microeconomic analysis-modeling behavior of the consumer and the business-as a fundamental tool in strategic decision-making. New modeling techniques provide realistic frameworks to understand how markets work and the environment in which firms operate.


Leadership is first an act of self-awareness, then of changing people's behavior about things that matter. This course combines self-assessment with interpreting your environment-networks, power and influence-to move your organization in the best possible direction.


Marketing Strategy & Policy

Gain a solid foundation for strategic marketing and a sophisticated awareness of latest developments, as you learn to harness both qualitative and quantitative analysis of marketplace factors to grow your business and sustain it over time.

Data Analysis & Management Decisions

Make informed predictions about the outcomes of potential actions using rigorous analysis. This course will equip you with the basic framework and tools for summarizing data, making inferences, and making meaningful predictions to support the decision-making process.

Global Economy

Gain eminently practical understanding of how macroeconomic conditions affect the international economy, specific industries and individual businesses. This course provides the analytical framework to map, in real time, the possibilities for your organization as they evolve.



Hone your firm's competitive edge by most effectively responding to demand. The adaptive discipline of operations management ensures that goods and services are delivered in the right quantity, at the right time, to the right consumer and at the right price.

Strategic Finance

Embrace finance as a powerful tool for understanding and implementing your organization's strategy, and creating and sustaining value through investment and financial structure. International issues will take a central position in the discussion.

Management Practicum I

Spanning two modules, this highly relevant, team-based consulting project allows participants to "test-drive" the frameworks and tools acquired in the program by applying them to real-life business dilemmas, in a multinational context. Each team researches and analyzes a specific issue an actual leading business is confronting. The end result is an in-depth business plan that incorporates financial, marketing, operational and strategic recommendations.


Corporate Entrepreneurship

Examine the critical aspects of starting and developing a new enterprise, or building an existing business-from recognizing and exploiting opportunities in the emerging economies of Latin America to managing growth in the context of economic development.

Negotiations Behavior

Develop your negotiating abilities through practice in an inter-cultural context, grounded in rigorous analysis and reflection. Skillful negotiation is the hallmark of the successful chief officer, and as the diverse workplace and marketplace evolve, a critical factor in your trajectory.

Business Sustainability & the Environment

Learn what you need to know about environmental issues to make your company more successful. Sustainability means very different things in different contexts; this course exposes you to the full range, with an in-depth focus on a particular industry and company of your choice.



See how leaders in both emerging and developed economies create unique value propositions that exploit turbulent times to earn sustained success. Innovative conceptual frameworks and analytic tools for assessing and executing those strategies are explored.

Managing Technological Innovation Process

Become a catalyst for innovation across your organization. This course introduces the stages, methods and critical elements of innovation processes and routines, focused on a key question: How can a team learn to innovate? In a real-world scenario, you will learn by doing.

Management Practicum II

This is a continuation of Management Practicum


Strategic Leadership & Implementation

Enhance your knowledge and competency in leadership. This covers academic research, skill development and application, and self-discovery. You will emerge better able to build consensus, develop subordinates, give and receive feedback, and manage organizational change.

Managing in the Global Service and Information Economy

Master the strategic use of new information and communication technologies to create business value and compete effectively, in pace with "service industrialization", the primacy of knowledge assets and processes, rapidly evolving industries, and continuing globalization.

Building & Managing Strong Brands in the Global Market

Brands are one of the most valuable assets of a company. They play a key role in creating value for consumers and shareholders. This course provides concepts, models and methods to understand how brands acquire and sustain value in the marketplace

Admission Requirements & Fees

Admission Requirements

Each prospective candidate is expected to satisfy the admission requirements of both UCLA Anderson School of Management and UAI Escuela de Negocios. These include:

  • Significant full-time work experience (ten years recommended) and a current position with high-level managerial responsibility.
  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree with above-average academic performance.
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) if the applicant's first language is not English and if he or she did not graduate from a university where English is the medium of instruction.
  • Non-refundable application fee estimated at US$200.
  • Corporate sponsorship is encouraged.

Application Process

A fully completed application includes the following sections (detailed information on all these materials and comprehensive application instructions are included on the application form):

  • Completed application form.
  • Three essays.
  • Official College and University transcripts and other academic records.
  • Three letters of evaluation.
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score report (optional).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score report (where applicable).
  • Non-refundable application fee estimated at US$200.

Upon receipt of your complete application, the program office may contact you to schedule a personal interview. This provides prospective candidates the opportunity to elaborate on and personalize their application.

We strongly recommend that you start the process as early as possible. We prefer that certain documents, i.e. official University transcripts, letters of recommendation and standardized test reports (where applicable) be sent directly by third parties, for example the Registrar of a previously attended institution. However, if there is reason to believe it will be difficult for us to receive these materials in this way, then candidates may collect them and send them to the program office.

The time taken by some third parties may exceed the applicant's initial estimate and subsequently delay the application. We strongly recommend that you initiate the process as early as possible to allow for any unexpected and unforeseen delays. Our experience suggests that some third parties can take up to two months to send all the necessary documents after the applicant's initial request. Please plan accordingly and allow sufficient time for these documents to be sent and received.

We have a continuous admission process. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received and admission offers are made on a continuous basis.

Program Fees

Tuition is US$97,000.* After an initial deposit, payments will be made in three installments prior to Modules I, III and IV. Program fees include the cost of recommended textbooks and readings as well as most meals for each residential segment. The cost of travel, accommodation and miscellaneous expenses are not included and are to be borne by the participant.

*Pending approval from University of California and Universidad Adolfo Ibanez.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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15 months
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Chile Santiago
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Brazil São Paulo
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USA Miami, Florida
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USA Los Angeles, California
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