October 18, 2004

LOS ANGELES – UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Fully Employed MBA Program (FEMBA) will host the 11th Annual Part-Time MBA Conference.  This event will be held Thursday-Friday, November 11-12, 2004, at the UCLA Anderson complex.

This two-day conference offers deans and directors of part-time MBA programs the chance to share information, compare notes and stay abreast of the latest developments in management education. 

“This conference is an excellent opportunity for deans and directors from part-time MBA programs to discuss critical issues facing part-time MBA programs today,” said Victor Tabbush, associate dean of UCLA Anderson’s FEMBA program.  “We are honored to host this event, as it is essential for business schools to communicate best practices in the design and delivery of part time MBA programs.”

The Conference was developed to establish a collaborative forum that promotes both networking and the exchange of information and ideas.  Today’s part-time MBA programs face many challenges including, growing demand for part-time study and increased expectations for innovative curricula and post-graduate services. During the program, deans and directors from part-time MBA programs will be able to discuss critical issues, share ideas and develop new initiatives.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • The changing market for part time programs: trends in supply and demand.
  • Curriculum innovation in part time programming.
  • International field studies and other practicum programs: exemplary design features.
  • Leveraging synergies between PMBA and other MBA programs.
  • Building and using alumni networks.
  • Applicants: what are we looking for in candidates?
  • What can our program do to allow our graduates to become recognized and rewarded for their newly acquired management skills within their sponsoring organization?
  • Critical ingredients of a business school education.

For more information on the 11th Annual Part-Time MBA Conference, please call Geralynn Krajeck at (310) 825-2001 or visit the Conference Web site

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is perennially ranked among the top-tier business schools in the world.  Award-winning faculty renowned for their research and teaching, highly selective admissions, successful alumni and world-class facilities combine to provide an extraordinary learning environment.  UCLA Anderson students are part of a culture that values individual vision, intellectual discipline and a sense of teamwork and collegiality.

Established in 1935, UCLA Anderson School of Management provides management education to more than 1,400 students enrolled in MBA and doctoral programs, and some 2,000 executives and managers enrolled annually in executive education programs.  Recognizing that the school offers unparalleled expertise in management education, the world's business community turns to UCLA Anderson School of Management as a center of influence for the ideas, innovations, strategies and talent that will shape the future.

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