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UCLA Owners/Presidents Management Program (UCLA OMP) is a multi-modular global management program offered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, one of the top global business schools. Built exclusively for business owners, entrepreneurs and next generation of family business enterprises, the program is designed to enable these leaders to evolve business models, craft strategies to counter disruptive threats, drive aggressive growth, and build resilient businesses or innovative new ventures. As traditional business models get transformed, disrupted or replaced due to innovation, digital technologies and increased business volatility and uncertainty, there is an urgent need to change the status quo. Today more opportunities (and consequently more unicorns) are getting created by those who are leading with flexibility and nimbleness, prepared to harness the power of new technologies and global networks, likes of those powered by UCLA Anderson.

Designed for experienced leaders, the program is highly interactive and immersive. With hands-on experiences, and the application-oriented curriculum, the program’s pedagogy ensures that the learning translates to real-world impact across sectors and industries. The 9-month learning journey – delivered in three classroom modules and three online modules – immerses you in a world-class transformative learning experience, which challenges you to get out of your comfort zone and apply what you have learned in real-time to make changes and see their impact on your business, strategy and results.

You will learn from world renowned UCLA Anderson faculty, while collaborating and building strong networks with your peers – business owners and entrepreneurial leaders from around the world – at the UCLA Anderson campus. You will engage with thought leaders and other owners/presidents to understand how they converted opportunities into real-world successes. And to help 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 alumni and students are turning dreams into reality.


Upon the completion of the UCLA Owners Management Program, you will graduate as an Alumni of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. You will not only build a rewarding and enduring network with Owners Management Program peers but also have the opportunity to connect to the more than 40,000 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 40,000 alumni who have graduated from UCLA Anderson since its founding in 1935.
  • A lifelong UCLA Anderson forwarding email address i.e. This does not expire ever.
  • Access to the UCLA Anderson alumni directory and alumni LinkedIn groups.
  • Invitation to attend the alumni conference (held during alumni weekend).
  • Access to all UCLA Anderson alumni events that occur globally thanks to the efforts of the school and/or the UCLA Anderson alumni network chapters and groups.

*All benefits subject to change



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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 16 Nobel Prizes, 15 MacArthur Fellows, 11 National Medal of Science Winners, 3 Pulitzer Prize Winners, 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


UCLA 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 can 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 UCLA Owners Management 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 will 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 Owners Management Program 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.

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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.
    Professor and Faculty Director, 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: 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


UCLA OMP curriculum has been designed to help you to create, transform and grow your business and develop strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills to lead a successful global enterprise. A mix of on-campus classroom modules, live-online webinars and leadership check-ins, along with application projects will provide you with the knowledge and expertise, experiences, tools, peer learning and global business context to develop your current businesses as well as new ideas into successful new businesses.

The multi-modular format of OMP focuses on four key pillars that encompass all the topical areas of learning required for a global business leader to lead, transform and grow a successful global enterprise.

Identify and Harness Opportunities

Gain deep insights into tools and best practices to identify key trends and driving organizational capabilities to capitalize on emerging opportunities

  • Understand key frameworks and approaches for analyzing industries, opportunities, and your own business.
  • Innovation
  • Disruption
  • Global Markets and Opportunities
  • Fund Raising (VC/PE)
  • M&A and Alliances
  • Introduction to UCLA Venture Accelerator.

Fuel Growth

Deepen your understanding of various levers to power growth and expand your business across geographies as well as balancing competing priorities and resource allocation. Key areas of focus include:

  • Strategy
  • Accounting
  • Globalization
  • Corporate Finance
  • Portfolio Management
  • Driving Marketing and Sales

Business Transformation

Prepare yourself and your organization to transform your business and prepare it for future

  • Digital Technologies
  • Change Management
  • Crisis Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Data driven Operations and Control


Develop your leadership capabilities to take your organization to next level, inspire, motivate and provide a visionary leadership to your teams.

  • Understanding Leadership Styles
  • Birkman Assessment and one-on-one coaching – Assess your leadership style and your organization’s ability to implement your plan.
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership
  • Negotiations, Persuasion and Influence
  • Nurturing Talent
  • Managing People
  • Building your leadership journal and assess your personal motivations and goals
  • Leadership Communications.

Application Focused Projects

As part of the program you will engage in several application focused and team based projects to address a real challenge or opportunity to drive forward your understanding of business and the applications of various frameworks, tools and analytical techniques that you learn as part of the program, such as:

  • 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.
  • Conduct analysis on your industry, sector, business and country and figure out growth options for your organization.
  • Prepare the initial plan for addressing new opportunities.
  • Develop your strategy to address disruption, crisis, etc.
  • Identify expansion opportunities, both organic and inorganic and local as well as global.
  • Utilize a portfolio view of your current investments to identify gaps.
  •  Finalize 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.
  • 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 focus on improving your leadership style with feedback from peers etc

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 will be reviewed by the Accelerator leadership team and if your business and/or idea is found suitable, you will be offered a place for yourself and one team member at the Venture Accelerator.
  • This will enable you to have access to the opportunities offered by the Accelerator including mentorship and networking as well as access to VCs etc.
  • The Venture Accelerator is a paid program and has an associated fee, which will be communicated to you once your application is successful


Earn Your Credential

Enroll today in UCLA OMP


Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Upcoming Round USD 250

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, it is advisable for candidates to apply as soon as possible.
  • Gain feedback earlier from a program advisor to evaluate program fit.
  • Application fee is refunded only when an applicant is not offered admission to the program.

UCLA OMP follows a rolling admissions (first come, first served) process and participant applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. The required details are 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.


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.


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 the UCLA Owners Management Program is inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, all academic materials, lunches, and select dinners. The program fees does not include travel expenses, accommodation, and any associated visa fees. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.


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    What is UCLA OMP?

    UCLA Owners Management Program (UCLA OMP) is an extensive and unique global modular management program offered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management. It offers a combination of the latest management concepts, best practices, and a truly reflective experience. The program is contextualized to the needs of business owners, entrepreneurs, the next generations of business families, first-time founders, and senior professionals in family run enterprises.

    What is the mode of delivery for this program?

    UCLA OMP offers a multi-modular approach, which includes classroom, as well as online modules. The classroom modules are held at the vibrant UCLA campus in the heart of Los Angeles, California. The online modules include live interactive sessions with the UCLA faculty as well as pre-recorded video content. The program comprises three classrooms and three online modules that immerse you into a world-class learning experience.

    Are there any minimum criteria requirements for this program?

    Yes, since the program is designed specifically for those who run businesses or are preparing to run businesses, there are some minimum requirements. These ensure that the class participants not only benefit from the program construct, but also from the perspectives of fellow participants, and can be true partners in a shared learning journey. Here’s the basic eligibility criteria for UCLA OMP;

    • a. A minimum of four years of work experience
    • b. Experience in family business enterprises and/or entrepreneurial ventures
    • c. An undergraduate degree with a strong academic track record
    • d. Fluency in written and spoken English

    Is this program right for me?

    The program is highly suitable for emerging family business leaders, professionals in family-run enterprises, and entrepreneurs. The program will help you overcome the challenges in your business, as well as your industry, and will help identify the areas of growth. It will also ensure that the learning translates to real-world impact across sectors and industries, and will help scale owner-driven businesses and make them more resilient. The program is designed to expand your ability to take your business and personal growth to the next stage of success and achievement.

    What is the selection process for this program?

    UCLA OMP follows a rolling admissions (first-come, first-served) process and participant applications are evaluated as soon as they are received. The admission process is designed to ensure that the program fits the needs of the applicant, and the participant fits the expectations from the program cohort. The online application form requires applicants to provide a few details about themselves, the company or business they are engaged with, and their goals. Shortlisted candidates are required to go through a round of interviews (conducted either in-person, or over the telephone). Two professional references who might be consulted before the applicant’s acceptance to the program are also required by each candidate.

    What do I receive upon the completion of the course?

    Upon completion of the UCLA Owners Management Program (UCLA OMP), you will graduate as an alumnus of the UCLA Anderson School of Management. You will not only build a rewarding and enduring network with the UCLA OMP peers, but you will also be connected with the 39,000 and more UCLA Anderson alumni across the globe. You will also receive a UCLA OMP certificate during the graduation ceremony held at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California.

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