Overview

UCLA Anderson Owners Management Program (OMP) offers a unique combination of the latest management concepts and best practices tailored to the needs of founders and subsequent generations of family business owners as well as successful entrepreneurs. The immersive and hands-on experience, combined with an application-oriented curriculum, ensures that the learning translates to real-world impact across all sectors and industries, helping owner-driven businesses achieve success in such vital areas as resilience, innovation and scale. The program is founded in UCLA Anderson’s core values: sharing success, thinking fearlessly and driving change to make real progress.

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Failure is not fatal,
but failure to change might be.”

John Wooden
Legendary UCLA Basketball Coach
John Wooden

Program Benefits Program Benefits

Upon completion of the UCLA Anderson OMP, you earn coveted UCLA Anderson Alumni status, which allows you to augment your network of OMP peers with connections to more than 39,000 UCLA Anderson alumni across the globe

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Who Should Attend Who Should Attend

The UCLA Anderson OMP 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. Global enterprises will sponsor candidates whom they wish to prepare for general management positions. Established entrepreneurs and other professionals will use the program to expand their ability to take their businesses to the next level.

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Curriculum Curriculum

9 Months

6 modules

UCLA OMP is not merely an infusion of business acumen; it is also a defining step in your growth as a leader of your organization and community, helping to expand your enterprise and drive change for the better.

Outline of Program Modules

Module 1 (Pre-Program, Off-Campus)

  • Pre-program leadership assessment
  • Project start: Identify the challenges facing your business or assess the challenges associated with a new business idea you are looking to pursue. Develop a business case for why you should continue to invest in your venture / idea
  • Complete the online foundation modules
  • Complete the pre-reading assignments for upcoming in-class module

Module 2 (On-Campus, UCLA)

  • Strategy, Operations, and Control, Accounting, Leadership Styles, Leadership Communications – Understand key frameworks and approaches for analyzing industries, opportunities, and your own business. Develop the initial plan for addressing these opportunities.
  • Birkman Assessment Debrief and one-on-one coaching – Assess your leadership style and your organization’s ability to implement your plan

Module 3 (Off-Campus)

  • Apply the learning from previous modules at work
  • Catalogue the successes, challenges, and failures as well as your approach while working on your chosen project in driving your business/idea
  • Conduct analysis on your industry, sector, business, and country and figure out growth options for your organization
  • Develop a portfolio view of your current investments
  • Maintain your leadership Journal and focus on improving your leadership style with feedback from peers etc.
  • Engage with UCLA faculty and peers through live-online webinars and leadership check-ins
  • Complete the Entrepreneurship Online Modules
  • Complete the pre-reading assignments for upcoming in-class module

Module 4 (On-Campus, UCLA)

  • Marketing, Sales, Negotiations, Persuasion, and Influence, Digital Technologies, Data Analytics, Leadership of Talent, Managing People, Entrepreneurship – Analyze and understand mechanisms to drive profitable growth and achieve transformational change in your business and industry by pursuing existing and new opportunities
  • Plan for the leadership, governance mechanisms and organizational capabilities required to drive further growth for your business

Module 5 (Off-Campus)

  • Apply the learning from previous modules at work in areas such as data analytics, digital technologies, marketing and sales
  • Catalogue the successes, challenges, and failures along with your approach while working on your chosen project in driving your business/idea
  • Maintain your leadership journal and assess your personal motivations and goals in pushing your business forward and executing the chosen strategy
  • Engage with UCLA faculty and peers through live-online webinars and leadership check-ins
  • Complete the Globalization Online Modules
  • Complete the pre-reading assignments for upcoming in-class module

Module 6 (On-Campus, UCLA)

  • Corporate Finance, Fund Raising (VC/PE), M&A and Alliances, Innovation, Disruption, Global Markets and Opportunities, Portfolio Management, Change Management, Crisis Management – Deepen your understanding of various levers to power growth and expand your business across geographies as well as balancing competing priorities and resource allocation
  • Focus on finalizing the business plan to drive your organization forward and at the same time, ensure that you are aligning the priorities with your own personal and professional goals

Program Experience Program Experience

UCLA Anderson has a proud tradition of offering executive education since 1954, building best-in-class programs that bring together our world-renowned faculty with participants from all over the world to address the most pressing issues facing global business.

UCLA Anderson OMP is an immersive and intense educational experience while also being designed to minimize disruption to your business. It uses a proven and highly effective blend of in-class and live online and online self-paced learning to ensure that you obtain maximum value from the experience. You use the time between in-class modules to experiment with new ideas and approaches to your work. By analyzing the results of this experimentation, you build a powerful feedback loop that generates new questions – both yours and those of your peers – for the next classroom sessions, which the UCLA faculty use to help you transform yourself and your business.

Focus on Entrepreneurship

The Program is built on more than 40 years of research and teaching in the field of entrepreneurship housed in UCLA Anderson’s Price Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. It brings unique insights into action through applied research and its focus on and support to the owner led enterprise. You understand key drives of your industry, your competitive advantage as well as potential areas of growth and how to drive that growth through financing, innovation, technology, and other means, both locally and internationally.

The Birkman Assessment helps you develop toward your true leadership potential, understand your blind spots, identify and exploit emerging opportunities, and transform yourself and your organization.

Executive coaches are there to advise you, every step of the way, on your transformational journey.

You get in-person access to award-winning UCLA Anderson faculty and industry experts who can guide you to solve the key challenges and embrace the opportunities facing your business.

Distinguished Faculty 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.

The professors who teach in the UCLA OMP are chosen from UCLA Anderson’s distinguished faculty for their proven facility in teaching participants with high levels of business experience.

Application Process Application Process

UCLA Anderson OMP follows a rolling admission (first come, first serve) 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.

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

Essay

Two essays are required:

  • Please describe the personal objectives that you hope to achieve through OMP, and how they relate to the long-term goals of your organization.
  • Please describe your company in terms of product lines or services and your responsibilities.

Document Submission

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

Interview

An interview – either in person or over the telephone – will be required of all shortlisted candidates prior to acceptance into the program.

Program Fee Program Fee

The Program fee for UCLA Anderson OMP is US $45,000 inclusive of all taxes. It covers teaching fees, accommodation, all academic materials, lunches, and select dinners. The Fee does not include travel expenses and any associated visa fees, nor does it cover any expenses that are not expressly mentioned above.

Program Partner

Northwest Executive Education is our program partner for UCLA OMP. Prospective participants with questions on the program are encouraged to contact them for further information, by email at ucla.omp@northwest.sg or phone: +91 8587878713 / 14 / 15. View Northwest OMP Website.

The dates, session topics, instructors and fees listed on this page are subject to change without prior notice.