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A. Gary Anderson
Graduate School of Management

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Accelerated Business Leaders Education

ABLE is a two-week comprehensive global leadership program designed to accelerate your leadership, teamwork, innovation, and strategic planning skills, preparing you for the world of business. Network with students from across the world, while experiencing a taste of a world-class graduate management education from professors at one of the University of California’s top business schools – UC Riverside’s School of Business, home of the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM).

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Leadership Accelerated

Participate in dynamic workshops that will immerse you in the principles of strengths-based leadership, communication, and ethical decision-making skills 

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Teamwork Strengthened

Collaborate with aspiring business leaders from across the world and leverage the strengths of the team to accomplish hands-on group projects

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Innovation Ignited

Compete in our team-based business competition for the chance to win a $5,000 scholarship to UCR AGSM 

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Strategy Empowered

Create a strategic plan to achieve short-term and long-term strategic goals and apply this to your business competition 

Program Highlights

  • Learn from world-class professors
  • Interact with students from across the world in hands-on workshops
  • Test your business leadership, teamwork, innovation, and strategy skills in our business competition
  • Gain the confidence and the skillsets to lead in your business career
  • Receive assistance with your UCR AGSM graduate management education application
  • Compete for a $5,000 scholarship to a UCR AGSM master’s in business program
  • ABLE participants accepted into an AGSM graduate program will earn a waiver for a required, 2-unit core course in leadership
  • International ABLE participants will receive a TOEFL/IELTS waivers when applying to a UCR AGSM master’s in business program

Program Content

Each of the ABLE workshops have been carefully curated to empower students with the knowledge and hands-on experience to develop their leadership, teamwork, innovation, and strategic skills to bolster their business career. Below are the program workshops facilitated by UCR’s world-renowned professors and our alumni who are putting their business education to work:

  • Leadership, Ethics & Communication
  • High Performing Teams
  • Strategic Organizational Design
  • Achieving Organizational Growth through Leadership
  • Business Innovation Competition

Meet the ABLE Professors

Elaine Wong

Dr. Elaine Wong 
High Performing Teams

Dr. Wong is an Associate Professor of Management and specializes in organizational behavior with a focus on leadership and teams.

Marlo Raveendran

Dr. Marlo Raveendran
Strategic Organizational Design

Dr. Raveendran is an Assistant Professor of Management and specializes in strategy and organization design.

Kyle Ingram

Dr. Kyle Ingram
Leadership, Communication & Ethics

Dr. Ingram is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Management and specializes in organizational behavior with a focus on the complexity of relationships at work.

Sean Jasso

Dr. Sean Jasso
Strategy & Business Innovation Competition

Dr. Jasso is a Professor of Practice and specializes in leadership and public policy. Dr. Jasso will lead the competition and guide students as they prepare for their presentation on the final day of the program.

Program Dates

Monday, February 15 – Friday, February 26, 2021

The February 2021 ABLE program will take place over the course of two weeks. Live meetings will occur virtually every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pacific Time in order to accommodate the various time zones of participants. ABLE participants will have four opportunities to prepare a presentation for the business competition (Tuesday and Thursday of each week).

Program Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 1

Opening Ceremonies

Strengths-based Leadership

Optional:
Group Presentation Meet-up
Strategy & Organizational Design Optional:
Group Presentation Meet-up
High Performing Teams
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Week 2
Leadership, Ethics & Communication Optional:
Group Presentation Meet-up

Achieving Organizational Growth through Leadership

Optional:
Group Presentation Meet-up

Business Competition

Closing Ceremonies