UCLA PGP program India


Hello all, been an avid find-MBA user in and around 2011-12 when i took the GMAT, though I never did end up pursuing a full time MBA. Great to see some familiar names after such a long time.



I am trying to figure out few good executive programs with Gen management focus suitable for me. A little background: Medical doctor in Pharma sector working as a Marketing Manager and leading my own team of product managers with 7 yrs experience. Never did the MBA as my medical degree has served well in progression along with picking up on the job skills and few industry relevant certifications along the way. Now I am looking forward to a short (12-15 months) executive program (preferably virtual with few contact sessions) to plug certain gaps in management & leadership style that might / might not hamper me later on in terms of career progression. I have zeroed down on few options:



1) UIUC executive MBA via coursera (long and mixed reviews, not sure)

1) ISB PGP pro (very expensive)

3) IIT Bombay - GWU executive MBA (ridiculously expensive)

4) UCLA PGP pro (relatively new program but the curriculum seems ok and at 10 grand USD for a year, seems reasonable. Few alumni I interacted had good reviews

https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/executive-education/partner-programs/ucla-pgp-pro



Other than this, most good reputed global programs are outside my budget range (will be a self funded one with no employer sponsorship).



Do you think the UCLA program will be a good fit, or is there any other good school/program I can consider? Earnestly look forward to your expert views to help on this subject, thanks.



Best regards,

AS

[Edited by coolarun86 on Jun 28, 2021]

Hello all, been an avid find-MBA user in and around 2011-12 when i took the GMAT, though I never did end up pursuing a full time MBA. Great to see some familiar names after such a long time.<br>
<br>
I am trying to figure out few good executive programs with Gen management focus suitable for me. A little background: Medical doctor in Pharma sector working as a Marketing Manager and leading my own team of product managers with 7 yrs experience. Never did the MBA as my medical degree has served well in progression along with picking up on the job skills and few industry relevant certifications along the way. Now I am looking forward to a short (12-15 months) executive program (preferably virtual with few contact sessions) to plug certain gaps in management &amp; leadership style that might / might not hamper me later on in terms of career progression. I have zeroed down on few options:<br>
<br>
1) UIUC executive MBA via coursera (long and mixed reviews, not sure)<br>
1) ISB PGP pro (very expensive)<br>
3) IIT Bombay - GWU executive MBA (ridiculously expensive)<br>
4) UCLA PGP pro (relatively new program but the curriculum seems ok and at 10 grand USD for a year, seems reasonable. Few alumni I interacted had good reviews<br>
https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/executive-education/partner-programs/ucla-pgp-pro<br>
<br>
Other than this, most good reputed global programs are outside my budget range (will be a self funded one with no employer sponsorship). <br>
<br>
Do you think the UCLA program will be a good fit, or is there any other good school/program I can consider? Earnestly look forward to your expert views to help on this subject, thanks.<br>
<br>
Best regards,<br>
AS
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Guys I could really use your help in making an informed decision. 

 To add bit more: I am 34, do not wish to change my industry (wish to continue in pharma/med tech only) and already at a good career progression & income level for age (hence do not think a full time MBA will add more value, asides from lost opportunity cost). I would like to relocate preferably to SE Asia or Europe maybe 5-10 years down the line and hence would prefer a program from an accredited institution that could also be leveraged outside India (hence inclination for the UCLA program apart from reasonable cost). 

Would really like a blended delivery program with some element of networking (hence bit hesitant with UIUC program despite good reviews). Did go through INSEAD GEMBA/ UCLA NUS program but frankly without an employer sponsoring wont be a feasible option for me at this point sadly.

Skills I am trying to gain: General management skills with some core knowledge in other business functions (like finance, change management etc) that could help me transition late into higher roles within the pharma/med tech space.

Lastly, it will most likely be a self funded endeavor, hence looking for good cost effective options (the UCLA tag + price makes it looks attractive hence)

Would appreciate your views and expert opinion to see if I am thinking in the right direction, thanks.

Guys I could really use your help in making an informed decision.&nbsp;<br><br>&nbsp;To add bit more: I am 34, do not wish to change my industry (wish to continue in pharma/med tech only) and already at a good career progression &amp; income level for age (hence do not think a full time MBA will add more value, asides from lost opportunity cost). I would like to relocate preferably to SE Asia or Europe maybe 5-10 years down the line and hence would prefer a program from an accredited institution that could also be leveraged outside India (hence inclination for the UCLA program apart from reasonable cost).&nbsp;<br><br>Would really like a blended delivery program with some element of networking (hence bit hesitant with UIUC program despite good reviews). Did go through INSEAD GEMBA/ UCLA NUS program but frankly without an employer sponsoring wont be a feasible option for me at this point sadly.<br><br>Skills I am trying to gain: General management skills with some core knowledge in other business functions (like finance, change management etc) that could help me transition late into higher roles within the pharma/med tech space.<br><br>Lastly, it will most likely be a self funded endeavor, hence looking for good cost effective options (the UCLA tag + price makes it looks attractive hence)<br><br>Would appreciate your views and expert opinion to see if I am thinking in the right direction, thanks.
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