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UCLA PGPX – POST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT FOR EXECUTIVES

UCLA PGPX

PROGRAM DETAILS

December 2021 - November 2022
Location: INDIA & UCLA CAMPUS (CALIFORNIA, USA)
Program Fee: USD 28,000

The UCLA Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (UCLA PGPX) is an extensive general management program offered by UCLA Anderson School of Management, one of the top global business schools. Arguably the first program of its kind in India and South Asia, this one-year program is focused on applied learning of advanced management concepts for senior executives and business owners. Its part-time, modular format provides great flexibility for busy professionals, while the UCLA faculty and industry leaders ensure that the program covers all aspects of best-in-class management education expected from a highly respected and globally renowned institution. UCLA PGPX will put you on the global leadership map, with a combination of strategies, skills, and acumen that will stretch your thinking, and hone your abilities as a leader and manager capable of achieving remarkable growth in your business.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

Apart from becoming part of your own cohort and building an enviable network, you will graduate from UCLA PGPX as a member of the outstanding UCLA Anderson alumni network.

This entitles you to*:

  • Global alumni status and privileges.
  • Access to over 40,000 alumni who have graduated from UCLA Anderson since it was founded in 1935.
  • A lifelong UCLA Anderson forwarding email address i.e. [email protected]
  • Access to UCLA Anderson alumni directory and alumni LinkedIn groups.
  • Access to the Alumni Conference (held during Alumni Weekend).
  • Access to UCLA Anderson alumni events that occur globally thanks to the efforts of the school and/or the UCLA Anderson alumni network chapters and groups.
  • Subscription to Anderson Review (the school’s official online publication).

*All benefits subject to change

ABOUT UCLA PGPX

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UNIQUE UCLA ADVANTAGE

For over 100 years, UCLA has been a pioneer, persevering through impossibilities and turning the future into the attainable. At UCLA, 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 attitude has brought us 13 Nobel Prizes, 12 MacArthur Fellows, more NCAA titles than any university and more Olympic medals than most nations. Among our more noteworthy accomplishments, is our faculty and alumni involvement in the creation of the Internet and, also pioneering reverse osmosis. Another fact that we take pride in is that more than 140 companies have been created based on technology developed at UCLA.

UCLA RANKINGS

#1

Diversity of Recruiters
(The Economist, 2015)

#1

Best Classroom Experience
(The Princeton Review, 2013)

#2

Global Executive MBA
(QS Global, 2017)

#5

Top MBAs for Entrepreneurship
(Financial Times, 2016)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

UCLA PGPX 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. While global enterprises 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.

Program is suitable for professionals with:

  • An undergraduate degree with a strong academic track record.
  • A high-quality experience with significant responsibilities and a demonstrated career progression in a corporate or entrepreneurial environment
  • Experience in leading teams
  • Experience in managing projects / products / people (preferred, but not required)
  • A minimum of 8 years of work experience
  • A fluency in written and spoken English

Class Profile – UCLA PGPX

Global. Diverse. Successful.

UCLA PGPX attracts the very best of senior executives across diverse industries bringing in rich perspectives and amazing opportunities to learn and collaborate.

UCLA PGPX Class Profile

 

PROGRAM EXPERIENCE

UCLA PGPX has been designed to expose the participants to management and business leadership essentials, in an extensive general management curriculum that is designed to be experiential in learning and applied in focus. UCLA Anderson has been offering executive education programs for several decades; and these programs conform to the highest standards of quality and are taught by some of the best faculty in the world. UCLA PGPX 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 the participants in different UCLA Anderson Executive Education Programs, including UCLA PGPX. The participants of which are all taught by the same world-class faculty and study on the same UCLA campus as the MBA and Executive MBA Programs.

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Participant Views – Parag Bhagat
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Participant Views – Ankita Subba
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Participant Views – Ritesh Singh
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Participant Views – Shivanand Kumar
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DISTINGUISHED FACULTY

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.

Faculty Director

UCLA PGPX : Sanjay Sood
Sanjay Sood
Professor of Marketing and
Behavioral Decision Making

Professor of Marketing Sanjay Sood, who holds both an MBA from Kellogg and a Ph.D. from Stanford, says that incorporating real-world experience can dramatically improve the classroom experience. Using psychological principles in his research, Sanjay examines how firms can best build, manage and leverage strong brand names. This includes investigating what brand names mean to consumers, how to manage brand portfolios, how to use brand naming strategies to launch new products and how to protect brand names from becoming diluted over time and across geographical boundaries.

Learning Director

UCLA PGPX : Robert McCann
Robert McCann
Adjunct Full Professor of Management and Organizations;
Chair of UCLA Thailand Executive Committee

Robert M. (Bob) McCann has been creating, directing and teaching leadership and management communication courses across virtually all of UCLA Anderson’s MBA degree programs since coming to UCLA in 2010. He also teaches courses that include: Entrepreneurship; Global Leadership; Persuasion & Leadership; Leading & Doing Business in Thailand; and Doing Business in Southeast Asia. Head of an active consulting business, McCann specializes in the training of executives and professionals in persuasion, leadership, workplace diversity and all aspects of the strategic use of communication in business settings.

Program faculty may include:

  • UCLA PGPX: Alfred E. Osborne, Jr
    Professor and Faculty Director, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
  • UCLA PGPX: Iris Firstenberg: Management and Organizations
    Adjunct Professor of Management and Organizations
  • UCLA PGPX: Chris Erikson: Management and Organizations
    Senior Associate Vice Provost and Director of the UCLA International Institute
  • UCLA PGPX: George Geis: Accounting
    Adjunct Professor and Faculty Director of Anderson’s Mergers and Acquisitions Executive Program
  • UCLA PGPX: Bob Kulhan: Business Administration
    Adjunct Professor of Business Administration
  • UCLA PGPX: Kumar Rajaram: Operations
    Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management; Ho-Su Wu Chair in Management
  • UCLA PGPX: John Mamer: Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management
    Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management, Faculty Chairman
  • UCLA PGPX: 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 PGPX: Ian Larkin: Strategy
    Assistant Professor of Strategy
  • UCLA PGPX: Robert McCann: Global Initiatives
    Adjunct Full Professor of Management and Organizations; Chair of UCLA Thailand Executive Committee, Learning Director, PGPX
  • UCLA PGPX: Reza Ahmadi: Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management
    Professor of Decisions, Operations, and Technology Management
  • UCLA PGPX: John Asker: Economics
    Professor of Economics
  • UCLA
    Associate Professor of Management and Organizations
  • UCLA PGPX: Lecturer and Faculty Director, Strategic Management Research Program
    Lecturer and Faculty Director, Strategic Management Research Program
  • UCLA PGPX: John Ullmen: Lecturer of Management and Organizations
    Lecturer of Management and Organizations
  • UCLA PGPX: Mike Rosenberg: Strategic Management
    Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

CURRICULUM

The program curriculum design ensures that you develop an extensive functional knowledge of management essentials from a local, as well as global perspective. You will also hone analytical problem-solving skills directly relevant to the most critical global business and organizational issues.

Intense work, led by world-class faculty and fueled by peer synergy, challenges your potential and shows you how to reach it through UCLA PGPX. The focus of the program is your development as a leader with strong interpersonal skills, capable of envisioning, communicating, and implementing positive change in your business. The program structure outlined below is subject to a periodic curriculum review and the modules taught are subject to change in content and coverage.

Various experiential learning techniques that drive home the applicability of the program sessions and develop vital skills as a team builder, leader, and member, include:

  • Hands-on simulations, taken from the current business world, force you to adapt to multiple team roles, excel at problem-solving, and swiftly master complexity, as you generate and stress-test ideas.
  • A case competition that closes out the program, drawing upon the application of all your acquired knowledge and enhanced leadership abilities. Your team skills will be put to the test as your group takes on a real business, marshals fact-based decision-making and devises a unique, practical solution to its challenges for review by an elite panel of judges.
  • Privileged access throughout the program to executive coaching through Northwest and during the UCLA on-campus sessions from LA-based coaches, that will help you clarify your goals and develop an action plan to sharpen the effectiveness of your leadership behaviors. Your UCLA Anderson professors remain engaged in your success and open to contact long after the program ends.

Core Courses

  • Strategy
  • Financial Accounting
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Data Decisions
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations
  • Innovation
  • Investments
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Venture Initiation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Leadership

  • Management Communication
  • Case Analysis
  • Personal Leadership
  • Leading Cross Cultural Teams
  • People Leadership
  • Effective Communication
  • Persuasion and Influence
  • Negotiations
  • Mentoring and Coaching

Workshops

  • Hypothesis Based Problem Solving
  • Business Plan Development
  • Finance Boot Camp
  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Legal Aspects of Business
  • CV and LinkedIn Profile Development

Simulations Business Case Exercises

  • Business Case Exercise 1
  • Business Case Exercise 2
  • Business Case Exercise 3
  • UCLA Case Competition
  • Business Plan Demo Day
  • Finance and Business Simulation

 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

Once you have joined UCLA PGPX, the next step is to plan your career growth roadmap. Early planning and committed execution is key to professional success, much like the execution of a corporate and brand strategy at your workplace.

You require career support based on your industry, organization, function, and level of seniority, to ensure that you are able to reach your desired goals. Northwest Education aims to add value through several interventions focused on providing the requisite support as you develop your plans and execute them.

On your request, a Northwest Executive Coach will work with you to help develop that plan through detailed interaction and relevant questions, helping guide your thinking as you prepare for the next step. This interaction is broad-ranging and is meant to address the gaps in your profile and leadership journey as well as develop measures to improve performance at work, and in advancing your career, within or outside the organization.

The Northwest Executive Education support includes:

An initial workshop aims at explaining the nuances of a good resume and provides a ready format for you to use to highlight your achievements. The Northwest Executive Education team will then work with you to develop or improve your profile on active networks such as LinkedIn and also give you pointers to maintain a strong profile on such professional networks.

Psychometric tests such as specialized 360 Assessments, StrengthsFinder, MBTI, FIRO B, Birkman (as applicable to the program design and participant profiles) etc. are used to help you understand blind spots and areas for improvement. You will also receive pointers on body language, communication, and presentation skills at various points during the program.

You will receive a lifetime membership to BlueSteps – an online platform maintained by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) – that has a current listing of active executive search mandates from member organizations across the world. Over 350 executive search firms and a total of 8,000+ executive recruiters will have access to your profile for global roles via BlueSteps.

You will receive access to a job board maintained by Northwest Education that lists current mandates being processed by organizations within the extended Northwest Executive Education network of supportive organizations, as well as select external postings.

All of your efforts lead to the final step of you being interviewed by target organizations. If you have an upcoming interview and require additional support for preparation then on your request, the Northwest team will conduct interview practice sessions with you to prepare you and help you position yourself in the best possible manner for the role within the organization.

ADMISSIONS

UCLA PGPX follows a rolling admissions (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 online application form. We do not accept any physical applications.

Resume

Upload your resume in Word or PDF format along with the application form.

References

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

Essay

Upload your essay (only one) along with your application in Word or PDF format.
Topic – What are your long term (5-10 years) career aspirations? How will UCLA PGPX
help you achieve these?

Document Submission

You are required to submit your academic documents (degrees, diplomas and transcripts). This is to facilitate an evaluation of your profile and relative positioning vis-à-vis the rest of the class.

Interview

After being shortlisted, you will go through a round of interviews before being accepted into the program. These interviews may be conducted in person or over the telephone.

KEY DATES

Round Deadline Date Application Fee
Round 3 21st August 2021 USD 250

Please Note:

  • 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 served admission process, it is always more beneficial for candidates to apply as soon as possible. 
  • 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. 

PROGRAM FEES

The program fee for UCLA PGPX. is USD 28,000 inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, all academic materials, lunches, and select dinners. The fee does not include transport expenses (domestic or international), any associated visa fees etc., and accommodation for modules and/or workshops in India. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.

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    UCLA PGPX FAQs

    What is UCLA PGPX?

    The UCLA Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (UCLA PGPX) is an extensive general management program offered by the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Arguably the first program of its kind in India and South Asia, this one-year program is focused on applied learning of advanced management concepts for senior executives and business owners. The program covers all aspects of best-in-class management education expected from a highly respected and globally renowned institution with a combination of strategies, skills, and acumen that will stretch your thinking, and hone your abilities as a leader and manager capable of achieving remarkable growth in your business.

    What is the mode of delivery for UCLA PGPX?

    UCLA PGPX offers a multi-modular approach, which includes classroom, as well as online modules. The classroom modules are held at the UCLA campus (Los Angeles, California) & India. The online modules include live interactive sessions with the UCLA faculty as well as pre-recorded video content.

    Are there any minimum criteria requirements for this program?

    The program catered for applicants who meet the following basic criteria;

    • a. A minimum of 8 years of work experience
    • b. An undergraduate degree with a strong academic track record
    • c. A high-quality experience with significant responsibilities and a demonstrated career progression in a corporate or entrepreneurial environment
    • d. Fluency in written and spoken English

    What is the selection process for this program?

    UCLA PGPX follows a rolling admissions (first-come, first-served) process and 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, while the participant fits the expectations of the program too. The online application form requires applicants to provide a few details about themselves, their professional details, as well as 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 Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (UCLA PGPX), you will graduate as a member of the UCLA Anderson alumni network and be connected with the 39,000 and more UCLA Anderson alumni across the globe. You will also receive a UCLA PGPX certificate during the graduation ceremony held at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, California, and become a part of your own cohort and enviable network.

    What type of career support should I expect from this program?

    Once you have joined UCLA PGPX, the next step is to plan your career growth roadmap. Northwest Education aims to add value through several interventions focused on providing the requisite support as you develop your plans and execute them. These include profile improvement, personal development, executive search, access to job board and interview preparation.

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