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The UCLA Post Graduate Program in Management for Professionals (UCLA PGP PRO) is an extensive 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 general management principles for managers and executives looking to grow in their careers by improving their management skills.

The part-time and modular format of the program provides great flexibility and allows you to pursue the program alongside a full-time career. The UCLA faculty and industry leaders ensure that the program covers all aspects required of a management curriculum and then goes beyond. The UCLA PGP PRO brings together a combination of strategies, skills, and acumen that will stretch your thinking and hone your abilities as a manager. The program is designed to help you achieve your career aspirations of remarkable career growth and success.



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 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.


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UCLA PGP PRO is designed for high calibre professionals who have been entrusted with taking on multiple responsibilities within their organizations, across industries, and are looking to further accelerate their career growth. Those interested in entrepreneurship will find the program provides a valuable toolkit to expand their ability to take their organizations to the next level of success.

This program is suitable for working professionals with;

  • 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.
  • 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, and project management; covering organizations such as MNCs, SMEs, family businesses and public sector undertakings.


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









UCLA PGP PRO has been designed to expose you to management and business leadership essentials in an extensive general management curriculum, which is experiential in the learning aspect 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 help 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 PGP PRO promises the same elite experience to participants joining the program.

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 as the MBA and Executive MBA Programs.


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Crown Worldwide

The program helped me balance my business vision. I understand both sides – technology and management. This will surely help me to understand any business scenario/case/problem from all possible angles.

– Vinay Chamoli, Manager, Deloitte India

Gaining a formal management education from a top-ranked business school like UCLA Anderson has served the twin purpose of acquiring knowledge and powering my personal brand. The program is truly world class in its content and fits perfectly into my work schedule.

– Ashutosh Anshu, Senior Manager, NTPC Limited

The learning experience has been very good, mainly due to the well-developed and extensive content and fantastic insights from the professors. I have already used the learnings from the program in the areas of communication and operations, very effectively in my work.

– Abhijit Chakraborty, Strategic Project Lead, SAP

Learning from the best professors and colleagues helped me grow as an individual, both professionally and personally.

– Anuj Srivastava, Project Manager, United Health Group

I chose UCLA PGP PRO for international exposure, brand image, flexibility, and the curriculum which is taught by world-class UCLA faculty and is very extensive.

– Anand Menon, Manufacturing & Sourcing Engineer Lead, Nike

I am thankful to all the professors and fellow cohort members for all the support and guidance.

– Ankeeta Mohanty, Brand Manager, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

The biggest gain is the cohort of 40 smart individuals from varied backgrounds and industries and the wonderful UCLA faculty for their valuable guidance throughout this wonderful journey.

– Krishna Prasad BS, Associate Vice President, Tech Mahindra

It has been an enriching experience to be part of a cohort of dynamic individuals from diverse backgrounds and to be taught by great professors shaping us to be future leaders.

– Kishlay Sharad, Service Delivery Manager, Netskope

It’s been an incredible experience being part of a brilliant cohort who embarked on this journey while the complexities of a global pandemic were unbeknown, but we met our challenges with resilience and agility.

– Sreekanth Gajwel, Senior Manager Professional Services, RecVue




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 PGP PRO : 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 PGP PRO : 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.

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The UCLA PGP PRO curriculum design ensures that participants are immersed in the functional knowledge of management essentials from a local and global perspective, in a manner that exposes them to all aspects of running and managing a world-class business organization. They get a broad window onto the latest issues facing businesses and how these are being resolved in different industries and geographies. 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 required by the extensive curriculum, challenges your potential and paves the way for you to maximize your capabilities. The focus of the program is your development into a strong management professional with relevant skills for your sector, industry, or functional area of interest, so that you can contribute actively to the overall growth of your organization.

Business Management Foundations

  • Strategy and Competitive Advantage
  • Marketing and Brand Strategy
  • Strategy Formulation and Implementation
  • Competitive Advantage and Game Theory

Core Leadership

  • Communications, Negotiations, Power and Influence
  • Growth Oriented Leadership
  • Operations Excellence in Management
  • Leadership and Strategy to Achieve the Extraordinary
  • Leading and Managing Disruption

Core Finance

  • Managerial Accounting Bootcamp

Managing Global Business

  • Macroeconomics
  • Corporate Strategy
  • Challenges and Issues in Going Global
  • Key Concepts of Global Strategy and its Execution
  • Succeed in International Markets

Entrepreneurial Management

  • Building an Entrepreneurial Venture
  • Managing People, Culture and Teams
  • Idea Generation and Risks
  • Financing the startup and fund raising
  • Identification and evaluation of opportunity

Digital Business

  • Discovering and Understanding Target Customers
  • Identifying the Customer Needs and Defining the Value Proposition
  • Developing the Value Proposition Canvas
  • Implementing Customer Intelligence in Product Development

Digital Transformation

  • Digital Transformation and New Business Models
  • Innovation and Design Thinking
  • New Products: Finding and Solving Customer Problems
  • Digital Marketing – Consumers, Strategy and Channels

Data and Analytics

  • Business and Data Analytics
  • Big Data: Science and Analytics
  • Analyzing and Interpreting Data for effective decisions
  • Customer Analytics

Advanced Management Immersion

  • Marketing and Brand Management
  • Corporate and Competitive Strategy
  • Corporate Finance, Valuation and M&A
  • Operations Management
  • Authentic Leadership



Once you have joined UCLA PGP PRO, it is important to start planning for the next step in your career growth roadmap. Early planning and disciplined execution is key to continued professional success. The career support you require would vary based on your industry, organization, function, and level of seniority, to ensure that you are able to reach your desired goals. Northwest aims to add value through several focused resources, providing the requisite support as you develop your plans and execute them.

As a UCLA PGP PRO participant you will have access to Northwest Career Services Plus.

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UCLA PGP PRO 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 the 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 PGP PRO help you achieve these?


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.



The program fee for UCLA PGP PRO is inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, all academic materials, lunches, and select dinners. The fee does not include transport expenses and accommodation. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.


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Please Note:

  • Application fee for UCLA PGP PRO is USD 100.
  • 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.
  • Application fee is refunded only when an applicant is not offered admission to the program.


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