Ucla Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives

Anderson School of Management

How long?

  • 34 days
  • blended

Anderson School of Management


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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

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 your corporate and brand strategy at workplace.

You require career support based on 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.

About the course

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 world’s 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 community and building an enviable network, participants graduate from the UCLA PGPX as a member of the outstanding UCLA Anderson alumni network. This entitles the participants to the following:

This entitles you to:*

  • Global Alumni Status and privileges.
  • Access to over 39,000 alumni who have graduated from UCLA Anderson since it was founded in 1935.
  • A lifelong UCLA Anderson forwarding email address i.e. your_name@anderson.ucla.edu
  • 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).


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 the UCLA PGPX Program. 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 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 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.
  • Throughout the program, you have privileged access 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.


Iris Firstenberg

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George Geis

Biography George T. Geis teaches at UCLA Anderson in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, financial modeling, entrepreneurship, and accounting. He has been voted Outstanding Teacher of the Year at UCLA Anderson five times, the most recent honor being given by the MBA class of 2012. Geis has a...

Noah Goldstein

Noah J. Goldstein is Associate Professor of Management and Organization at UCLA Anderson School of Management. He also holds joint appointments in the UCLA Psychology Department and the David Geffen School of Medicine. Goldstein joined the UCLA faculty after serving on the faculty of The Universi...

Kumar Rajaram

  Biography Kumar Rajaram is professor of decisions, operations and technology management and the Ho-Su Wu Chair in Management at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Rajaram’s current research interests include improving operations in the health care industry, nonprofit sector and process man...

Alfred Osborne

Biography Alfred E. Osborne, Jr. is Senior Associate Dean of UCLA Anderson.  In this role, he oversees a variety of key areas and initiatives within the school, including resource development, alumni relations, corporate initiatives, marketing and communications and executive education.  Dr. Osb...

Mark Garmaise

  Biography Mark Garmaise graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in mathematics and philosophy before receiving his Ph.D. in finance from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1998. He was appointed assistant professor at Chicago Booth and later joined UCLA Anderson as a...

Robert Kulhan

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George Abe

  Biography George Abe is a lecturer at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and faculty director of the Strategic Management Research (SMR) program. SMR is the field study project required of Anderson’s Executive MBA students. He teaches entrepreneurship, business plan development and field st...

Reza Ahmadi

  Biography Reza Ahmadi is a professor of decisions, operations and technology management. His research focuses on a range of topics, including product design and development and supply chain management. His research on pricing and contracting issues in the presence of gray markets was one of the...

Ian Larkin

  Biography An assistant professor in the UCLA Anderson strategy group, Ian Larkin’s research is focused on compensation, incentives, employee motivation and human resources. His interest in the discipline comes compliments of his first job, with McKinsey & Company, where he spent four years ...

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