Management Development for Entrepreneurs

 

Proven executive training to develop your vision and competence.

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.

Christine Baginski, CEO of ASWB Engineering
One year after attending the UCLA Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program, my role has gone from senior engineer being groomed for operations management to CEO of a women-owned and operated business with my fingers on the pulse of the entire operation. The confidence I gained through attending the Anderson MDE program and the skills I acquired through the business improvement plan process better prepared me to become the CEO of our company."


Christine Baginski
CEO of ASWB Engineering

Upcoming Program Details

 

Dates

Fall 2016 dates TBA.

Who Should Apply?

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.

Tuition

Management Development for EntrepreneursCorporate sponsors underwrite the program costs to offer a discounted rate of $4,500. Tuition for the 10-day program includes orientation, the opening banquet, more than 60 hours of classroom instruction, MBA consultation, leadership evaluation, computer integrations, books and materials, meals, parking and the graduation ceremony and banquet.

Structure

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.

Entrepreneurs

The MDE program attracts entrepreneurs from a wide range of business and managerial experiences who possess unique and varied perspectives. Ideal participants are 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.

Faculty

Chosen from UCLA Anderson’s award-winning faculty, MDE instructors are distinguished for their contributions to entrepreneurial education and small business consulting. They have proven success in teaching entrepreneurs the techniques to build and manage effective and profitable organizations.

Curriculum

The MDE curriculum covers vital topics in management:

Bank and Credit Analysis
Banks as Credit Facilities
Non-Bank Sources of Credit
Small Business Administration

Operations
Total Quality Management
Process Analysis
Supply Chain Management

Organization and Strategy
Developing a Marketing Niche
Organizational Design and Change
Competitive Strengths and Weaknesses
Goal and Objective Setting

Management
Dealing with Organizational Growing Pains
Making the Transition to a Managerial Role
Causes of Managerial Success and Failure

Marketing
Developing a Marketing Plan
Customer and Competitive Analysis
Market Segmentation

Finance
Financial Statement Analysis
Financial Forecasting
Importance of Cash Flow

Special Program Features

 

Business Improvement Project (BIP)

Each participant completes and submits a Business Improvement Project (BIP). The BIP is a strategic initiative designed to add significant value to the entrepreneur’s enterprise. It is formulated in workshops and refined in the weeks after the academy.

MBA Teaching Fellows

The program employs current UCLA MBA students to serve as teaching fellows. The role of each fellow is to coach, guide and assist MDE participants to formulate and implement their BIP. This guidance is given during learning sessions, in BIP workshop sessions, and in the weeks following lectures, before graduation. Each MBA fellow works with 4 or 5 participants to offer specialized and individual consulting.

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Our Sponsors

 

Management Development for EntrepreneursMDE sponsors provide the program with generous financial support, individual scholarships and participant referrals. Their long-term commitment to MDE has enabled UCLA Anderson to build equity and diversity within the business community. With the firm belief that professional entrepreneurial training is the key to furthering the development of under-utilized small businesses, MDE seeks to train professionals in growing enterprises to induce productivity and profitability in the marketplace. Our sponsors support MDE because they recognize that entrepreneurs, particularly within many of their own supplier companies, lack formal exposure to the tools, methods, strategies and approaches needed to develop and scale their organizations. During the MDE program, participants have the opportunity to build and strengthen connections with our sponsor representatives and also develop ties to various regional trade associations and diversity-focused organizations.

Contact Us

 
The Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies

Management Development for Entrepreneurs Program
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Suite C-305
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481

Phone: (310) 206-4169
Email: mde@anderson.ucla.edu
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mdeprogramucla

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