41 UCLA Anderson students traveled to Israel over Spring Break 2014. The group consisted of 24 FEMBA, 11 Executive MBA and 6 full-time MBA students and was led the Director of International Studies, Bonny Kim, and by Professor Stuart Gabriel, Arden Realty Chair, Professor of Finance and Director, Richard S. Ziman Center for Real Estate at UCLA. Students earned 4 units of elective credit and made new friendships that will last a lifetime in this international study course, “Doing Business in Israel.”
This was Professor Gabriel’s second course in Israel. Above is a video from the 2012 Israel course. One unofficial tagline for UCLA FEMBA is “from handshakes to hugs.” Count the hugs in this video and get a sense of the life-long friendships people form here at UCLA.
Launched in 2008, FEMBA pioneered international courses for working professionals. Since then, FEMBA has delivered 33 courses to over 20 countries around the world. 1,737 students have participated in international courses as of Spring 2014.
Stephen Shar ’14, set a new FEMBA record this year. As a participant on the Israel trip, he was taking his sixth international course!
Here are some of the 2012 participants again, getting their U-C-L-A on!
P.S. Not to leave anyone out.
Over the same Spring Break of 2014, a separate group of 44 students were studying in Brazil with Professor Leo Bursztyn, while yet a different group of 49 students were in Hong Kong with Professors (and Deans) Carla Hayn and Gonzalo Freixes.
Oh, the Places We Go!