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About the course
The Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program is a 10-day certificate program offered over 3 three-day weekends on the main UCLA campus in the Fall. MDE supplements entrepreneurial vision with entrepreneurial competence. The program enables entrepreneurs to develop essential management skills, strengthen their ability to build and manage effective and profitable organizations, and access the UCLA Anderson MDE network.
The Management Development for Entrepreneurs program is an intensive learning experience incorporating lectures, case discussions and workshops, with 30 hours of instruction. Before arriving to lectures, entrepreneurs complete select readings and homework assignments that improve the depth and quality of in-class discussion. The MDE program manager gives participants the support needed to balance MDE activities with the demands of their businesses by providing them with lecture readings and materials, coordinating meals and parking, and communicating program reminders and updates.
The MDE curriculum covers vital topics in management:
- Bank and Credit Analysis
- Banks as Credit Facilities
- Non-Bank Sources of Credit
Small Business Administration
Total Quality Management
Supply Chain Management
Organization and Strategy
Developing a Marketing Niche
Organizational Design and Change
Competitive Strengths and Weaknesses
Goal and Objective Setting
Dealing with Organizational Growing Pains
Making the Transition to a Managerial Role
Causes of Managerial Success and Failure
Developing a Marketing Plan
Customer and Competitive Analysis
Financial Statement Analysis
Importance of Cash Flow
Who should attend
MDE is designed for entrepreneurs and/or executives in existing businesses looking for entrepreneurial focused MBA concepts that will enhance their company’s management, revenues, profits and market impact. Most entrepreneurs have been in business a minimum of 3–5 years with approximately $1,000,000 in revenue, and their companies are positioned for growth.