Ucla Post Graduate Program in Management for Professionals

Anderson School of Management

Anderson School of Management


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Who should attend

The UCLA PGP PRO is designed for high caliber professionals across industries, who have been entrusted with increasing responsibilities within their organizations and are looking to accelerate that pace of growth. Those interested in entrepreneurship will find the program to be a great experience, to expand their ability to take their organizations to the next level of success.

Program is suitable for working professionals with:

  • High-quality experience with significant responsibilities and a demonstrated career progression in a corporate or entrepreneurial environment.
  • A minimum of 4+ 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.

About the course

The UCLA Post Graduate Program in Management for Professionals (UCLA PGP PRO) is a comprehensive general management program for working professionals offered by 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 of required 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

As a graduate of UCLA PGP PRO, apart from joining the program community, you will also be considered an integral part of UCLA Executive Education and become an integral part of the global UCLA Executive Education network. Here are some of the benefits you will receive;

This entitles you to:*

  • Inclusion in UCLA PGP PRO Alumni Directory.
  • Access to UCLA Executive Education and UCLA PGP PRO LinkedIn groups.
  • Access to all UCLA Anderson Executive Education events in your region, that occur globally thanks to the efforts of the school and/or alumni and partners.
  • Subscription to Anderson Review (the school’s official online publication).

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 support 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 Program


The UCLA PGP PRO curriculum design ensures that participants immerse in 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 issues facing businesses 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 world-class faculty and comprehensive 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, 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 & 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
  • 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

Financial accounting and Corporate Finance module are followed by an in-person two day module focused on applying the principles learnt on multiple domains. This module explores applications of financial and accounting concepts in managing business effectively and managerial decision making.

Managing Global Business

  • Economics
  • Globalization & Growth
  • Competitive Strategy

Entrepreneurial Management

  • Opportunity Recognition and Evaluation
  • Business Planning and Risk Management
  • Innovation & Phases of Business Growth
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

Advanced Management

  • 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


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George Geis

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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...

Sanjay Sood

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Alfred Osborne

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Felipe Caro

  Biography Associate Professor of Decisions, Operations and Technology Management Felipe Caro leads UCLA Anderson''s new M.S. in business data analytics. He holds editorial positions at Production and Operations Management and Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, and he has won mul...

Christian Dippel

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Sebastian Edwards

Biography Sebastian Edwards is the Henry Ford II Professor of International Business Economics at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. From 1993 until April 1996, he was the Chief Economist for the Latin America and Caribbean Region of the World Bank. He is a research associate of the Nationa...

Ian Larkin

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Ph. Robert (Bob) McCann

Biography Dr. Robert M. (Bob) McCann creates, directs, and teaches leadership and management communication classes across virtually all of Anderson''s MBA degree programs. He is currently the Chair of the UCLA Thailand Executive Committee, and also serves on the Faculty Advisory Committee of UCL...

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