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UCLA Anderson - Global Entrepreneurship + ILIAD Unit is a Program

UCLA Anderson - Global Entrepreneurship + ILIAD Unit

Started Aug 28, 2016

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Global Entrepreneurship

  • Taught by World Class Faculty from UCLA
  • How do new products make it? How do you know if you can succeed as an entrepreneur?
  • This Certificate provides you with the core concepts to create a global business plan, get it funded and how to successfully grow your business.
  • In order to receive credit, you will need to finish both this certificate and the ILIAD certificate.
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Learn How Businesses
Start and Grow.
Gain Global Leadership Skills.

This Certificate will introduce you to the core concepts of global entrepreneurship and provide a framework for the early stages of defining and evaluating business ideas. You will gain skills for constructing your own business plan, finance a start-up and understand how the entrepreneur’s role shifts during business growth.

This Certificate has three units so you can easily fit the learning into your personal schedule.

In order to receive credit, you will need to finish both this certificate and the ILIAD certificate.

This course counts for credit toward either BUSI 1301 Intro to Business OR BUSG 2309 Small Business Management.

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Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 ILIAD Unit

Global Entrepreneurship 1

Global Entrepreneurship 1: This unit helps prospective entrepreneurs gain a basic understanding of how to approach a business launch. Students will discover common characteristics of entrepreneurs and learn how to find and test an idea to ensure it has market potential, as well as how to develop a viable business model in a competitive international marketplace.

You will learn:

  • Whether your personal characteristics are well suited to a career in entrepreneurship
  • How to evaluate whether a product or service idea represents a valid business opportunity
  • Techniques to analyze the economic realities of an industry to gain a competitive advantage
  • To evaluate specific market characteristics to create a market profile for a new business
  • How to use lean principles to deliver value to the end customer


Global Entrepreneurship 2

Global Entrepreneurship 2: This unit teaches you how to plan a new business launch, from analyzing the market ecosystem to implementing the entrepreneurial process. You will also learn the initial steps for forming a new venture, tools to analyze different types of risk and the mechanics of writing a business plan.

You will learn:

  • Objective and subjective criteria to evaluate your potential as an entrepreneur
  • How to create a three-year plan based on best practices to move into entrepreneurship
  • About risk management tools to enhance the chance of success for a new venture
  • Planning for test-marketing a business idea
  • To develop a business plan for potential investors to secure start-up funding

Global Entrepreneurship 3

Global Entrepreneurship 3: This unit uses a fictional business to let you experience decision making from an entrepreneur’s perspective. Using the business as a realistic context, you are challenged to raise funding from a range of sources to launch and grow your company, and to analyze the company’s innovative position in the market.

You will learn:

  • Approaches to fundraising with confidence and a clear view of available options
  • How to engage knowledgeably with venture capitalists
  • About the impact of various types of innovation on an entrepreneurial venture
  • To assess the strengths and weaknesses of an organization as it moves through change
  • How to identify opportunities for innovation in five key areas of business

Phi Theta Kappa ILIAD Capstone Unit

Students will explore the opportunities for experiential international education and analyze them to identify an opportunity that is best aligned to personal and career goals. Students will set learning goals, develop a timeline and actions required to meet goals, and develop well-crafted essay drafts that prepare them to complete actual application processes for programs as well as scholarships that fund study abroad experiences, such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

You will learn:

International Experiential Education – Students develop awareness and are inspired to consider different types of international study experiences.

Support Team – Students assemble a support team and learn the value of networking and communication to produce a plan of international study.

Strategy and Success – Students personalize an approach to international study that is meaningful and authentic to their interests, strengths, and goals.

Forming a Plan – Students select a scholarship opportunity (or other pathway) to pursue and develop a plan that includes a clear timeline and activities.

Operationalizing a Plan – Students execute their plans and submit scholarship applications with the support of their network to maximize their chance of receiving a scholarship to study abroad.

Who should enroll:  This Certificate is ideal for individuals who want to increase their skills and value to their future organizations, including those planning a career in:

  • Business Ownership
  • Business Leadership
  • Entrpreneurship
  • Marketing Management
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Investing
  • Product Development
  • Service Development


Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., PHD

Alfred E. Osborne, Jr. is senior associate dean of UCLA Anderson. Dr. Osborne is also professor of global economics and management and founder and faculty director of the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. The Price Center serves to organize faculty research, student activities and curricula related to the study of entrepreneurship and new business development at UCLA Anderson including the Management Development Entrepreneurs Program. He has been at UCLA since 1972.

He remains active in the entrepreneurial and venture development community, has served on the editorial boards of several journals, and consults with growing companies and non-profit organizations on business and economic matters.

Dr. Osborne received his BA degree in Electrical Engineering, MA in Economics, MBA in Finance and his PHD in Business Economics from Stanford University. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Richard J. Riordan Spirit of Entrepreneurship Award, the Leadership Award from the Southern California Minority Business Development Council, and the La Force Distinguished Service and Leadership Award given by the faculty at UCLA Anderson. He was recently inducted into the Minority Business Hall of Fame, recognized by Directorship Magazine as one of the top 100 most influential corporate directors in America.

Phillip Leslie, PHD

Phillip is a business economist with expertise in strategic management, the applied econometrics of data analytics, demand pricing and information disclosure. His work on pricing has examined how firms can implement practical strategies for consumer-specific pricing. Phillip is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. At Anderson he teaches strategic management and he is an experienced executive education teacher.

Eric Sussman, MBA, CPA

Since 1995, Eric has been a lecturer in accounting and real estate at the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he has been voted Teacher of the Year thirteen times by Anderson’s MBA students, and has been awarded the Citibank Teaching Award (1998) and the Neidorf Decade Teaching Award (2008), both voted upon by a committee of faculty members.  He has also received recognition by Businessweek as one of the Top Ten Most Popular Business School Professors.

Suzanne Shu, PHD

Suzanne Shu’s research investigates how individuals form judgments and make decisions in uncertain environments. She is especially interested in judgments and decisions that occur over long timeframes. The types of decisions analyzed in her research include consumer self-control problems and consumption timing issues, with important implications for both negative behaviors (such as procrastination) and positive behaviors (such as saving).

Kumar Rajaram, PHD

Kumar Rajaram is a Professor of Operations and Technology Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Professor Rajaram's current research interests include improving operations in the health care industry, non-profit sector and in the process manufacturing sectors including food processing, pharmaceuticals and the petrochemical industry. He has focused on developing analytical models of complicated systems with a strong emphasis on practical implementation.

George J. Abe, MS

George Abe is a lecturer and faculty director of the Strategic Management Research (SMR) Program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His teaching responsibilities include entrepreneurship, business plan development and field study program advisories. SMR is the field study program, required of all Executive MBA students.

Monika Byrd
Monika Byrd (for ILIAD Unit only)

Monika Byrd is Phi Theta Kappa’s Dean of Leadership Development and Service Learning.  She has over 20 years of experience in leadership education and has edited three editions of Leadership Development Studies:  A Humanities Approach.  She has studied or worked abroad in Australia, Cameroon, France, South Africa, and Sweden, bringing these experiences and the expertise of additional international educators to the development of the ILIAD Unit.

The University of California, Los Angeles

Anderson School of Management, Executive Education

*2nd Public University in US | 10th Worldwide*

UCLA uses the motto “A Century of Optimism” for good reason. Students and alumni have a real can-do attitude that has shaped the US and world. This optimism shows up in results: 13 Nobel laureates, 10 Rhodes Scholars, three Pulitzer Prize winners and more than 100 companies created based on technology developed at UCLA. Notable UCLA alumni include politicians, Oscar® and Emmy® Award winners, and successful executives, including Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, and Google computer scientist Vint Cerf, widely considered the “Father of the Internet.”

The UCLA Anderson School of Management, founded during the Great Depression, is recognized around the world for its innovations in management education and research.  Earning a Certificate from UCLA Anderson, Executive Education, means you have an unparalleled opportunity to acquire knowledge from some of the world’s best professors who will teach and motivate you to lead and transform global business.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is a membership honor society that recognizes and encourages the academic achievement of two-year college students. It provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. Phi Theta Kappa has 1300 chapters and adds 135,000 of the top-performing community college students each year.

Click here to learn how you can become a member.



International Honors Certificate (IHC) FAQ

Question Policy
What do I need to do receive IHC credit from my community college? Credit policies will vary by institution, however, you must complete and pass both the International Honors Certificate university course in addition to the ILIAD Certificate Capstone Unit in order to receive credit. Please check with your community college to determine the exact path to credit.
How is the International Honors Certificate designed? Each International Honors Certificate university course is specialized content from a top university and contains 3 Units. Each Unit has an end of Unit Quiz which must be passed prior to moving forward. At the end of all three Units, you must pass a Certificate Final Exam in order to earn the Certificate. 
What is the ILIAD certificate? The ILIAD certificate capstone unit is designed by PTK to develop personal and professional leadership skills that prepare students to select international experiential education opportunities and complete actual application processes for programs as well as scholarships that fund study abroad experiences, such as the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
How are the International Honors Certificate course and ILIAD Unit graded? Both the IHC university course and the ILIAD capstone unit are pass/fail in nature and the student must achieve at least 70% on the Final Exams for each to pass.  Students will need to pass the End of Certificate Exam and the End of Unit Iliad Quiz  to earn the certificates.
How many times can I take an End of Unit quiz in the International Honors Certificate university course?   The Unit quiz may be taken an unlimited number of times.
How many times can I take the International Honors Certificate Final Exam? Students have three attempts to pass the final exam. A minimum score of 70% is necessary by the third try to earn the Certificate and receive credit.
Can I drop the International Honors Certificate university course and/or ILIAD capstone unit? The IHC university course and ILIAD capstone unit are linked, and they would be dropped together.  Add/ drop policies will vary by institution, please check with your local community college.  For Summer 2016 specific dates, please check the FAQ
By when do I have to finish the International Honors Certificate university course and ILIAD capstone unit? You will have to the end of your semester by which you will need to finish the International Honors Certificate course. Please check with your local community college. For Summer 2016 specific dates, please check the FAQ
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