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UCLA PGP PRO – POST GRADUATE PROGRAM IN MANAGEMENT FOR PROFESSIONALS

UCLA PGP PRO

PROGRAM DETAILS

January, 2023 - December, 2023
Location : INDIA & ONLINE
Program Fee : USD 12,000

The UCLA Post Graduate Program in Management for Professionals (UCLA PGP PRO) 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 general management principles for managers and executives, like yourself, looking to grow in your career by improving your 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 also go 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. This will help you achieve your career aspirations of remarkable career growth and therefore, success.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

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.

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND

UCLA PGP PRO is designed for high calibre professionals, like yourself, who have been entrusted with taking on multiple responsibilities within their organizations, across industries, and are looking to accelerate that pace of growth. Those interested in entrepreneurship will find the program to be a great experience that will 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.

CLASS PROFILE

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.

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PROGRAM EXPERIENCE

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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PARTICIPANT EXPERIENCE

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Dell Technologies

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

SOCIAL STORIES

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 PGP PRO : Sanjay Sood
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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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CURRICULUM

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 full view of the latest businesses facing issues and how these are being resolved in different industry and geographical constructs. Participants will also hone analytical problem-solving skills directly relevant to the most critical business issues.

Intense work, led by a world-class faculty and a 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 review and the modules taught are subject to change in content and coverage.

Business Management Foundations

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

Core Leadership

Global Leadership

  • Essentials of Global Leadership
  • Global Communication for Impact
  • Going to Market: Global Considerations

Leading in Entrepreneurial Environment

  • Leading Entrepreneurial Operations
  • Managing People in Entrepreneurial Context

Core Finance

Financial Accounting (Online)

The Financial Accounting module from Harvard Business Publishing is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting in a management context. Throughout the module, participants are presented with real-world challenges that require them to interpret the financial data to find answers.

Corporate Finance (Online)

This module from Harvard Business Publishing provides a fundamental understanding of the principles, analytical tools, and knowledge needed to make good investment and financing decisions. The module introduces participants to finance ratios, forecasting methods, capital structure theory, and risk-return analysis.

Managerial Accounting Bootcamp

The Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance module is followed by an in-person two-day module focused on applying the principles learnt on multiple domains. This module explores the application of financial and accounting concepts in the effective management of business as well as managerial decision making.

Managing Global Business

  • Economics
  • Globalization and Growth
  • Competitive Strategy

Entrepreneurial Management

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

Digital Business

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

Digital Transformation

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

Data and Analytics

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

Advanced Management Immersion

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

MASTER CLASSES

The program will also have master classes conducted by industry professionals on contextual topics or a skillset that is essential and required to grow to senior management levels. Below is a list of topics covered in working sessions that will take place at regular intervals through the program.

  • Advanced Problem Solving Techniques
  • Directing Your Career Growth
  • The Elevator Pitch
  • Managing Human Capital
  • Negotiations and Influence

 

CAREER ADVANCEMENT

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.

Please connect with us to learn more.

ADMISSIONS

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.

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Resume

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

References

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

Essay

One essay is required –

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

Document Submission

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

Interview

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.

 

PROGRAM FEES

The program fee for UCLA PGP PRO is USD 12,000 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.

USD 2,000 early registration benefit

Early Round

PROGRAM FEE

USD 10,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE

August 6, 2022

1

USD 1,500 early registration benefit

Round 1

PROGRAM FEE

USD 10,500

APPLICATION DEADLINE

September 10, 2022

2

USD 1,000 early registration benefit

Round 2

PROGRAM FEE

USD 11,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE

October 15, 2022

3

USD 500 early registration benefit

Round 3

PROGRAM FEE

USD 11,500

APPLICATION DEADLINE

November 19, 2022

4

 

Final Round

PROGRAM FEE

USD 12,000

APPLICATION DEADLINE

December 17, 2022

5

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 always more beneficial for candidates to apply as soon as possible. 
  • Application fee is refunded only in the case an applicant is not offered an admission to the program. 

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