The UCLA Anderson School International Pre-Orientation Program (1999-present)
Initiated in the summer of 1999, the International Pre-Orientation (IPO) program, hosted by UCLA's Anderson School of Management, is a three-week intensive workshop that takes place prior to the fall term and is designed with the needs of the Anderson School's international student population.
The program's primary goal is to help incoming international MBA students adjust to UCLA, transition smoothly to their studies at the Anderson School, and better understand faculty expectations during the regular school year.
IPO components include:
- exposure to MBA class work, group work, case studies, and presentations;
- reading, writing, listening, and speaking instruction in English for business purposes;
- feedback on language production and classroom interaction as they relates to the Anderson school norms and expectations;
- introduction to career management resources;
- site visits to local companies;
- an introduction to American culture, and social events aimed at creating camaraderie among incoming students and helping them to discover life outside UCLA.
Published: Thursday, October 13, 2005