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MDE Program

UCLA Anderson School of Management Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) Program

Offered by the Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA Anderson School of Management, this is a premiere educational opportunity that enables entrepreneurs to develop essential management skills and strengthen their ability to build and manage effective and profitable organizations.

Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) is an executive training program for entrepreneurs who have been in business for at least three years and want to develop their management skills. MDE was created in 1990 by Dr. Alfred Osborne. A distinctive feature of the MDE is the Business Improvement Project (BIP), a detailed strategic plan on which the entrepreneurs work with current UCLA Anderson students.

All classes are taught by award-winning UCLA Anderson faculty with proven success in teaching entrepreneurship. In addition to a varied curriculum of lectures, case discussions and applied workshops, participants also receive individual consultative assistance to confront issues facing today's growing enterprises.

The MDE Program is a 10-day or 4-day certificate program. The 10-day format is offered on the main UCLA campus in the fall of each year. The 4-day format is offered in Silicon Valley in the spring. 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.

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