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UCLA MAP – A global program for high potential and emerging leaders looking to drive the growth of their organizations and achieve remarkable career success.

The UCLA Management Acceleration Program (UCLA MAP) is a comprehensive general management program for working professionals offered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, one of the top global business schools. The one-year program is focused on covering management essentials for managers and executives who are looking to grow in their careers by improving management skills to drive outstanding results in their current organizations, while increasing attractiveness to prospective employers.

The modular and online format of the program provides great flexibility to your learning journey and allows you to pursue the program alongside a full-time career. The program design and delivery by the world-renowned UCLA faculty ensure that the program covers all the important aspects of management, as expected from a highly respected and globally renowned institution, ranked among the best in the world.


  • December 2021 - November 2022
  • 12 Modules
  • USD 7,000
  • Online & Live Online



Upon completion of UCLA MAP, apart from becoming part of the MAP community, you will become an integral part of the global UCLA Anderson Executive Education network and will be considered alumni of UCLA MAP as well as UCLA Anderson Executive Education.

You also receive the benefits listed below:*

  • The UCLA Management Acceleration Program certificate from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
  • Inclusion in UCLA MAP alumni network.
  • Ability to join the UCLA Anderson Executive Education LinkedIn group and the UCLA MAP LinkedIn Group.
  • Invitation to all UCLA Anderson Executive Education events in your region, that occur globally thanks to the efforts of the school and/or alumni and partners.
  • Receive Anderson Review (the school’s official online publication).

*All benefits subject to change


Attending UCLA MAP will:

  • Help you identify key areas of improvement and develop a personal plan.
  • Develop your self-awareness and effectiveness.
  • Enhance your organizational leadership and business skills.
  • Enable you to identify and maximize your organization’s strategic competitive advantage.
  • Ensure that you challenge ideas and test assumptions in your professional context.
  • Drive you to analyze and optimize the performance of your business.
  • Help manage your career and personal brand.
  • Make you more visible to recruiters and result in greater career opportunities.


For over 100 years, UCLA has been a pioneer, persevering through impossibility, turning the future into the attainable. We doubt the critics, reject the status quo, and see opportunity in dissatisfaction. Our campus, faculty and, students are driven by optimism. It is in our DNA. It is not native; it is essential. It is what enables us to push forward and redefine what’s possible. It pervades our focus on education, research, and service and, in turn, opens limitless opportunities to every student. And it has fueled every accomplishment, allowing us to redefine what’s possible, time after time.

This can-do perspective has brought us 13 Nobel Prizes, 12 MacArthur Fellows, more NCAA titles than any university and more Olympic medals than most nations. Our faculty and alumni helped create the Internet and pioneered reverse osmosis. And more than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at UCLA.



National Public University
(US News, 2021)


Best Valued School
(Princeton Review, 2017)


Graduate Employability
(QS News, 2021)


Part Time MBA
(US News, 2021)


UCLA MAP is designed for high calibre professionals across industries, who have been entrusted with increasing responsibilities and are looking to accelerate that pace of growth. Those interested in entrepreneurship will find the program to be a great experience to expand their ability to take their organizations to the next level of success.

Program is suitable for working professionals with:

  • High-quality experience with significant responsibilities and a demonstrated career progression in a corporate or entrepreneurial environment.
  • A minimum of 7 years of work experience.
  • An undergraduate degree with a strong academic track record is preferred.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Experience in leading teams and managing projects/ products/ people, preferred but not required.

The program is designed for driven and ambitious professionals across industries and functional domains such as sales, marketing, engineering, finance, operations, technology, etc.



UCLA MAP has been designed to expose the participants to management and business leadership essentials, in an extensive general management curriculum, that is experiential in learning and applied in focus. The participants will form a community that is composed of highly driven individuals who want to become business leaders and are investing in their own growth and development. Everyone in this community is striving to reach new heights in their careers and support each other on this journey, supported by the UCLA Anderson School of Management Executive Education.

UCLA Anderson has been offering executive education programs since 1954. For over 60 years, these programs have always conformed to the highest standards of quality and are taught by some of the best faculty in the world. UCLA MAP promises the same elite experience to participants joining the program.


Comprehensive curriculum with the flexibility to learn when and where you want.


Learn from accomplished senior faculty members from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


Live interaction with faculty and collaboration with a global network of industry leading peers.


Master skills, strategies, and best practices that you can start applying to your career right away.


Providing Thought Leadership in the Classroom and Workplace

The mainstay of UCLA Anderson’s high-quality management education programs is its esteemed, international faculty. Each year, UCLA Anderson faculty members publish papers in leading scholarly journals, receive recognition for research excellence, provide leadership in and beyond UCLA, and serve as inspirational teachers.

We like to characterize our faculty as fearless thinkers in the way they approach problems. They are so much more — they push the boundaries of their areas of study, while collaborating with complementary thinkers in order to achieve great impact.

Program faculty may include:

  • UCLA MAP: Corinne Bendersky: Management and Organizations
    Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
  • UCLA MAP: Robert McCann: Global Initiatives
    Adjunct Full Professor of Management and Organizations; Chair of UCLA Thailand Executive Committee
  • UCLA MAP: Miguel Unzueta: Management and Organizations
    Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
  • UCLA MAP: George J. Abe: Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management
    Faculty Director of Strategic Management Research


The UCLA MAP curriculum design ensures that participants are immersed in the functional knowledge of management essentials, in a manner that exposes them to all aspects of running and managing a world-class business organization. They get a full view of the latest issues facing businesses and how these are being resolved in different industry and geographical constructs. Participants are also expected to hone analytical problem-solving skills directly relevant to the most critical business issues.

Intense work, led by a world-class faculty and comprehensive curriculum, challenges your potential and paves the way for you to maximize your capabilities. The focus of the program is your development into strong management professional with relevant skills for your sector, your industry, or your functional area of interest so that you can contribute actively to the overall growth of the organization. The program structure outlined below is subject to periodic curriculum reviews and the modules taught are subject to change in content and coverage.

12 Months

6 – 8 hours per week

Business Acumen: Management Foundations

  • Introduction to Strategy and Organizations
  • Introduction to Operations and Finance
  • Introduction to Marketing and Sales
  • Introduction to Management and Leadership


  • Core concepts of Microeconomics
  • Core concepts of Macroeconomics
  • Core concepts of Business Economics


  • Strategy Formulation
  • Strategy Implementation
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Competitive Advantage and Game Theory


  • Marketing Strategy
  • Branding Strategy
  • Going to Market: Global Considerations

Data and Analytics

  • Managing Variability in Operations
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data for Effective Decisions
  • Big Data: Science and Analytics
  • Customer Analytics

Digital Transformation

  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Transformation
  • Leading and Managing Disruption
  • Innovation Mindset and Process

Global Leadership

  • Essentials of Global Leadership
  • Globalization and Organization
  • Ethics of Global Business

Personal Leadership

  • Building Teams and Leading People
  • Power and Influence (Managing Networks and Social Capital)

People Leadership

  • Communication and Negotiation for Driving Global Impact
  • Team Effectiveness

Leading in Entrepreneurial Environment

  • Strategic Decision-making
  • Culture
  • Change Management
  • Leading Entrepreneurial Operations
  • Managing People in Entrepreneurial Context

Financial Accounting

  • Financial Statements
  • Cash Flow and Working Capital Management
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Financial Accounting

Corporate Finance

  • Valuation
  • Risk
  • Financing and Fundraising
  • Capital Investments

Digital Business

  • Platform Strategy
  • New Business Models
  • Digital Marketing and Advertising – Tools and Techniques

Managing Global Business

  • Building and Managing a Global Enterprise
  • Managing and Driving Global Growth


  • Entrepreneurial Strategy
  • Lean Startup Approach
  • Opportunity Recognition and Evaluation
  • Business Planning and Risk Management
  • Innovation and Phases of Business Growth
  • Corporate Business Development


Abraham Vela Torres

“The curriculum was so expansive and so in-depth! Not what I expected from an online program. And learning directly from the UCLA faculty was just the icing on the cake. I learned from the very best and after +400 hrs invested in learning I can say I would be willing to invest +1000 more.”

Abraham Vela Torres
Customer Project Office Manager
Caio Amorim

“The flexibility of online sessions, live webinars with UCLA faculty in instructor-led sessions; a mix I thought would work best for me. The most amazing part for me was the live online sessions. It made me feel like I was actually in a classroom with the faculty. I’m very grateful for their mentorship.”

Caio Amorim
Senior Legal Counsel
Pablo Mancuso

“The modules on leadership and entrepreneurship have really helped me. I am already successfully applying what I learned and the results are showing. I’m very grateful to the program. Thank you to the exceptional faculty and my peer group.”

Pablo Mancuso
Alexandre Rieger

“The UCLA MAP course, in addition to theory, presented very interesting case studies, all of which were based on a range of knowledge and experience from one of the best-known American universities. The search for knowledge does not end here, but I have the feeling that an important step has been completed.”

Alexandre Rieger
Credit Analyst



Enroll today in UCLA MAP


Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Early Round 20 November, 2021 USD 100

Benefits of applying earlier:

  • Time to get all application materials submitted on time.
  • Considering the limited seats in the program and first come – first served admission process, you can secure your spot in the next cohort of participants.
  • Gain feedback earlier from a program advisor to evaluate program fit.

UCLA MAP follows a rolling admission (first come, first served) process and participant applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. The step-by-step process is outlined below.

Online Application

You can apply to the program online, by submitting a short application form. We do not accept any paper applications.


Keep a resume in word or PDF format ready to be submitted (via upload) through upload tab in the online application form.


We require details of two professional references who are ready to discuss your candidacy with us in great detail.


One essay is required –

  • What are your long term (5-10 years) career aspirations? How will the UCLA MAP help you achieve these?

Document Submission

Applicants are required to submit academic documents (degrees, diplomas and transcripts).


Shortlisted candidates might be required to go through an interview before they are accepted into the program. This interview may be conducted in person or over the telephone.

Please Note:

  • Your application can be placed on the waiting list. If you are not offered final admission for the current program, you might be offered a place in the next year’s program. In this case, your application fee will then be considered for the next year’s program. 
  • Application fee is refunded only in the case an applicant is not offered an admission to the program. 


The program fee for the UCLA MAP is USD 7,000 inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, usage of the learning platform, and all online learning materials. It does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.



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