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UCLA Graduate School of Management
January, 2020 – September, 2020
Location : UCLA CAMPUS (California, USA)
Program Fee : USD 45,000



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Phone (USA) : +1 310-825-2001
Phone (India) : +91 8587878713 / 14 / 15

UCLA OMP – UCLA Owners Management Program is an extensive and unique Global Management Program offered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, one of the top Global Business Schools. The program offers a unique combination of the latest management concepts and best practices and is contextualized to the needs of founders as well as next generations of family business owners and successful entrepreneurs. Designed from the ground up to be a very immersive and hands-on experience, the application-oriented curriculum, as well as pedagogy, ensure that the learning translates to real-world impact across sectors and industries and helps scale owner driven businesses and make them more resilient and successful across all aspects. The program is built on UCLA Anderson values of sharing success, thinking fearlessly and driving change to make real progress.

The 9-month learning journey over three classrooms and three online modules immerse you into a world-class learning experience that forces you to ask tough questions about your business, industry, the challenges, and opportunities presented as well as help identify areas of growth. It forces you to get out of the comfort zone and apply the learning in real time to make changes and see their impact. It is meant to be a transformative experience that shapes the path from where you are today to where you want to be and focuses you on how to get there. You collaborate with your peers – business owners and entrepreneurs from around the world, working in varied areas, at UCLA Anderson Campus. You engage with thought leaders and successful business owners to understand how they converted opportunities to real-world successes. And to help your guide your ambitions, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the UCLA Venture Accelerator, which is home to several cutting edge startup ideas, where UCLA students are turning dreams into reality.


Upon completion of the UCLA OMP, you graduate as an Alumni of UCLA Anderson School of Management, and not only build a rewarding and enduring network with OMP peers but also get connected to the more than 39,000 UCLA Anderson Alumni across the globe.

This entitles you to:

  • Global Alumni Status and privileges. As a member of distinguished UCLA Anderson alumni network, you will have access to more than 39,000 alumni who have graduated from UCLA Anderson since its founding in 1935.
  • An Anderson email address that will forward to your preferred email account (e.g This does not expire ever.
  • UCLA Anderson Alumni Directory and Alumni LinkedIn Groups.
  • UCLA Anderson Email Listservs and Facebook Groups.

You will also be invited to attend:

  • The Alumni Conference (held during Alumni Weekend)
  • UCLA Anderson Alumni Events that occur globally thanks to the efforts of the school and/or the UCLA Anderson Alumni Network Chapters and Groups.

You will also receive:

  • Dean’s Quarterly Newsletter
  • Anderson Assets (the school’s official online publication)



Diversity of Recruiters
(The Economist, 2015)


Best Classroom Experience
(The Princeton Review, 2013)


Global Executive MBA
(QS Global, 2017)


Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship
(Financial Times, 2016)


For over 100 years, UCLA has been a pioneer, persevering through impossibility, turning the future into 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.


UCLA Owners Management Program


The UCLA Anderson OMP is designed for high potential business leaders and emerging stars with several years of management experience, who direct specific functional areas of a dynamic enterprise. Global enterprises can rely on the program to prepare candidates for general management positions. Established entrepreneurs and other professionals will rely on the program to expand their ability to take their businesses to the next level of success.

The program is suitable for emerging family business leaders, professionals, and entrepreneurs with:

  • Experience in family business enterprises and/or entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Demonstrated experience with business responsibilities and a career progression in a family business or entrepreneurial environment.
  • Experience in leading teams and managing projects/ products/ people, preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of 4+ years of work experience.
  • An undergraduate degree with a strong academic track record.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.



The Program is built on more than 40 years of expertise and experience in Entrepreneurial Research and Education, now housed in the UCLA Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It brings unique insights into action through applied research and its focus on and support to the owner led enterprise. You understand key drives of your industry, your competitive advantage as well as potential areas of growth and how to drive that growth through financing, innovation, technology, and other means, both locally and internationally. The Birkman Assessment taken during the program focuses on helping you realize your true leadership potential, understand your blind spots, identify and exploit emerging opportunities, and transform yourself and your organization. You receive one-on-one coaching to advise and guide you on this transformation journey with experienced coaches. You get to know and learn from award-winning UCLA Faculty members and Industry experts who can help you answer some of the burning questions related to addressing challenges and capitalizing on opportunities.

UCLA Anderson has been offering executive education programs for more than 60 years. These programs conform to the highest standards of quality and are taught by some of the best faculty in the world. UCLA OMP promises the same elite experience to participants joining the program from all parts of the world.

The videos and testimonials below capture the experience of programs and participants in different UCLA Anderson Executive Education Programs, who are all taught by the same world-class faculty and learn on the same UCLA campus as the MBA and Executive MBA Programs.



My single biggest takeaway is the insight to become more focused on people. The psychological aspects of running a business ultimately is about people. Demand is from people and supply is through people, so understanding them goes a long way for
any business.

Pallavi Kulkarni
Power Fabricators India Pvt. Ltd.

The program promised tools and perspectives to help companies adapt to current and future hurdles. That was my primary factor for choosing this program. My secondary factor is that the program also allows networking with other business owners. Together this is just the combination I need at this stage in my professional career.

Jae Kwon
Cosmetic Lab, Inc.

I have been able to improve my leadership skills greatly and I am able to involve all my colleagues in a project in a strategic manner. It has also helped me improve my listening and team building skills.

Lorenzo Gonzalez
CEO and President
Audax Italiano SADP


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 and mentors.

The faculty that teach in the UCLA OMP program are chosen for their special ability to engage participants with considerable business experience.

Program faculty may include:

  • UCLA OMP: Alfred E. Osborne, Jr.: Senior Associate Dean
    Interim Dean, UCLA Anderson. Founder, Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.
  • UCLA OMP: Iris Firstenberg: Management and Organizations
    Adjunct Professor of Management and Organizations
  • UCLA OMP: Chris Erikson: Management and Organizations
    Senior Associate Vice Provost and Director of the UCLA International Institute
  • UCLA OMP: George Geis: Accounting
    Adjunct Professor and Faculty Director of Anderson’s Mergers and Acquisitions Executive program
  • UCLA OMP: Bob Kulhan: Business Administration
    Adjunct Professor of Business Administration
  • UCLA OMP: Kumar Rajaram: Operations
    Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management; Ho-Su Wu Chair in Management
  • UCLA OMP: John Mamer: Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management
    Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management, Faculty Chairman
  • UCLA OMP: Mark J. Garmaise: Professor of Finance. Robert D. Beyer ’83 Term Chair in Management
    Professor of Finance; Robert D. Beyer ’83 Term Chair in Management
  • UCLA OMP: Ian Larkin: Strategy
    Assistant Professor of Strategy
  • UCLA OMP: Robert McCann: Global Initiatives
    Adjunct Full Professor of Management and Organizations; Chair of UCLA Thailand Executive Committee
  • UCLA OMP: Reza Ahmadi: Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management
    Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management
  • UCLA OMP: John Asker: Economics
    Professor of Economics
    Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
  • UCLA OMP: Lecturer and Faculty Director, Strategic Management Research Program
    Lecturer and Faculty Director, Strategic Management Research Program
  • UCLA OMP: John Ullmen: Lecturer of Management and Organizations
    Lecturer of Management and Organizations
  • UCLA OMP: SANJAY SOOD: Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making
    Professor of Marketing and Behavioral Decision Making


The program is immersive and intense but is also designed to minimize disruption to your business. It uses an effective mixture of in-class learning and online self-paced learning to ensure that you are getting the most value from the experience. The time between the in-class modules is effectively used to experiment with new ideas and approaches at your work, analyze the results and which then allows you to build a feedback loop and ask further questions when you are in the classroom, both from your peers as well as UCLA faculty and hence continually learn and transform yourself and your business. We expect the OMP to be a defining step in your growth as a leader of your organization and community, helping fuel growth and drive change for the better.

MODULE 1 (Pre-Program, Off-Campus)

  • Pre-program leadership assessment
  • Project start: Identify the challenges facing your business or assess the challenges associated with a new business idea you are looking to pursue. Develop a business case for why you should continue to invest in your venture / idea
  • Complete the Entrepreneurship Online Modules

MODULE 2 (On-Campus, UCLA)

  • Strategy, Accounting, Negotiations, Persuasion and Influence, Digital Technologies, Leadership of Talent, Managing People, Entrepreneurship
  • Birkman Assessment Debrief and one-on-one coaching – Assess your leadership style and your organization’s ability to implement your plan
  • Project: Understand key frameworks and approaches for analyzing industries, opportunities and your own business. Develop the initial plan for addressing these opportunities. Catalogue the successes, challenges and failures as well as your approach while working on your chosen project in driving your business / idea. Conduct analysis on your industry, sector, business and country and figure out growth options for your organization
  • Introduction to UCLA Venture Accelerator

MODULE 3 (Off-Campus)

  • Complete the Globalization Online Modules
  • Catalogue the successes, challenges and failures as well as your approach while working on your chosen project in driving your business / idea
  • Maintain your leadership Journal and assess your personal motivations and goals in pushing your business forward and executing the chosen strategy
  • Engage with UCLA faculty and peers through live-online webinars and leadership check-ins

MODULE 4 (On-Campus, UCLA)

  • Corporate Finance, Fund Raising (VC/PE), M&A and Alliances, Innovation, Disruption, Global Markets and Opportunities, Portfolio Management, Change Management, Crisis Management – Deepen your understanding of various levers to power growth and expand your business across geographies as well as balancing competing priorities and resource allocation

MODULE 5 (Off-Campus)

  • Apply the learning from previous modules at work
  • Catalogue the successes, challenges and failures as well as your approach while working on your chosen project in driving your business / idea in the face of disruption, crisis, etc. and looking at expansion opportunities, both organic and inorganic and local as well as global
  • Develop a portfolio view of your current investments
  • Maintain your leadership Journal and focus on improving your leadership style with feedback from peers etc
  • Engage with UCLA faculty and peers through live-online webinars and leadership check-ins
  • Complete the Online Foundation Modules
  • Complete the pre-reading assignments for upcoming in-class module

MODULE 6 (On-Campus, UCLA)

  • Marketing, Sales, Operations and Control, Data Analytics, Leadership Styles, Leadership Communications
  • Focus on finalizing the business plan to drive your organization forward and at the same time, ensure that you are aligning the priorities with your own personal and professional goals
  • Certificate ceremony at UCLA Anderson

UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator

  • You can apply to be a part of the UCLA Anderson Venture Accelerator after completion of Module 4 in the program
  • Your application shall be reviewed by the Accelerator leadership team and if your business and/or idea is found suitable, you shall be offered a place for yourself and one team member at the Venture Accelerator
  • This shall enable you to have access to the opportunities offered by the Accelerator include mentorship and networking as well as access to VCs etc.
  • The Venture Accelerator is a paid program and has an associated fee, which shall be communicated to you once your application is successful


Earn Your Credential

Enroll today in UCLA OMP


RoundDeadline DateApplication Fee
Round 1Nov 23, 2019USD 250

Benefits of applying earlier:

  • Time to get all application materials submitted on time
  • The early application and acceptance round increases your chances of acceptance in the program by 50%
  • Considering the limited seats in the program and first come – first serve admission process, Secure your spot in the next cohort of participants
  • Gain feedback earlier from a program advisor to evaluate program fit

UCLA OMP follows a rolling admissions (first come, first serve) 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 online application form. We do not accept any paper applications.


Keep a resume in word or PDF format ready to be submitted (via upload) along with application form.


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


Two essays are required –

  • Please describe the personal objectives that you hope to achieve through OMP, and how they relate to the long-term goals of your organization.
  • Please describe your company in terms of product lines or services and your responsibilities.

Document Submission

Applicants are required to submit academic documents (degrees, diplomas, and transcripts). This is to facilitate an evaluation of the candidate’s profile and relative positioning vis a vis the rest of the class.


All shortlisted candidates will go through a round of interviews before they are accepted into the program. These interviews may be conducted in person or over the telephone.


The Program fee for UCLA Anderson OMP is USD 45,000 inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, accommodation, all academic materials, lunches, and select dinners. The Fees does not include travel expenses and any associated visa fees etc.. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above



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