Study Abroad at UCLA: Business Tracks

Curriculum approved by UCLA's Anderson School of Management

Designed for international students who want to earn transferable academic credit.

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The Study Abroad at UCLA Business Tracks Program is designed for international students who are currently enrolled in degree programs in their home country and want to earn transferable academic credits. Study at a top-ranked university and experience life in Los Angeles much in the same way American students do.

Program Benefits:

  • Earn academic credit you can transfer to your university
  • Know your courses prior to arrival—no crashing courses
  • Study with students from around the world

Why choose our program:

  • UCLA Extension credit-bearing courses with syllabi and instructors approved by UCLA’s Anderson School of Management
  • Curriculum designed to build strong academic foundations in necessary business fields
  • Experience life at UCLA, one of the world’s most prestigious universities
  • Explore Los Angeles—an exciting city with entertainment, beaches and mountains

Program Curriculum

Choose from two tracks: Entrepreneurial Successes or Analyzing a Business. Both tracks include three required courses (12 units) and workshops. See course descriptions and workshop topics for each below.

Track 1: Entrepreneurial Successes

MGMT X 160 | 4 Units

This course surveys marketing methods, practices, and institutions from the perspectives of manufacturers, distributors, and consumers. Examine marketing concepts, functions, operations, and organizations of retail and wholesale enterprises; distribution channels; market research; advertising; marketing costs; pricing; cooperative marketing; marketing legislation and regulations; and trends.

MGMT X 190 | 4 Units

This course presents the theory and application of managerial functions; the processes of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a wide variety of organizational settings; and how the management of people and resources can accomplish organizational goals. Systems theory, contingency approaches, and socio-technical systems are used to explain managerial problem solving and decision making in organizational contexts and a global environment. Other topics include motivation and participation leadership and communication, management information systems, human resources management, management of technology, managerial ethics, and other contemporary management issues. 

MGMT X 109 | 4 Units

Communication, whatever method used, needs to inform. In the business environment writing clear, concise, comprehensible copy is critical to success. In this course, learn techniques for clarifying purpose, understanding readers, and organizing ideas. Through in-class writing exercises, you practice proven strategies for overcoming writer's block and creating concise, appropriate, and grammatically correct work. Practice exercises include editing and writing letters, memos, reports, email messages, summaries, resumes, and cover letters. Additionally, you learn vocabulary development, using correct grammar and punctuation, techniques for reducing writing time, and proofreading. 

  • Digital Marketing Tools
  • Business Planning
  • Business Communications

Track 2: Analyzing a Business


This course provides an introduction to accounting theory, principles, and practice. Instruction covers the uses, communication, and processing of accounting information, as well as the recording, analyzing, and summarizing of procedures used in preparing balance sheets and income statements.

Additional topics include accounting for purchases and sales, receivables and payables, cash and inventories, plant and equipment, depreciation and natural resources, intangible assets, and payrolls. Sole proprietorships and partnerships are also examined.

MGMT X 100 | 4 UNITS

This course examines the effort of the enterprise to secure profits and the nature of demand for its products.Instruction emphasizes both micro and macro-economic issues that have relevance in the business environment.

Topics include cost and production, allocation of resources through competition, forms of market competition, relation of size to efficiency, markets for productive factors, incentives and growth, and capital budgeting. Various concepts of algebra and statistics may be used in the analysis of economic theory.


This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of corporate finance, with an emphasis on the methods and sources of financing for corporations.

Topics include corporate financial analysis, financial planning procedures, present value and security valuation, capital budgeting, capital structure and approaches to raising capital. The course also covers securities markets, factors and models explaining security returns, and the concept of market efficiency.

  • Managing Up and Down
  • Business Forecasting Tools
  • Business Evaluation Tools and Cases

Contact Study Abroad

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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