19-20 March 2019 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PST
UCLA Anderson Executive Education | Los Angeles, CA



Traditional approaches to commerce just don’t cut it in-market anymore – winning brands and retailers know this and are constantly rewriting their playbooks to keep up with shopper expectations.

But to do this and maintain our competitive edge, we as leaders need to take a break from the everyday status quo and challenge our assumptions with thought-provoking and actionable continuing education.

In the Edge by Ascential™ Advanced Retail Strategy Program in partnership with UCLA Anderson Executive Education, you and fellow brand and retail leaders across functions come together in an exclusive two-day certificate immersion program – taught by leading UCLA Anderson School of Management business professors, Edge by Ascential™ advisors and industry practitioners – that provides the perfect blend of theory and application to analyze and operationalize the latest strategies critical to winning the future of commerce.

Program Benefits:

  • Unique on-campus learning and peer-discussion experience taught and facilitated by business professors, advisors and industry practitioners
  • <70-person audience makes for robust discussion and intimate learning environment
  • Participation in each two-day program earns attendees a certificate of completion from UCLA Anderson Executive Education
  • Each two-day program is different so participation in future Advanced Retail Strategy Programs are value-added and encouraged

Our Program Partner:

The UCLA Anderson School of Management is consistently ranked a first-tier business school, both in the United States and international rankings. In 2018, UCLA Anderson's MBA program was ranked #8 in global rankings and was ranked #7 in regional rankings by The Economist.

Program Agenda:



Who Attends:

This program is ideal for Managers to CXO’s across all functions in retail and manufacturing seeking deeper insight into commercial change drivers and winning strategies for long-term success.

Testimonials from Prior Attendees:

“I'm not external facing, and so it was extremely helpful for me to gain insight into what’s happening now and what will happen in the future for my business.”

“Such strategic thought provoking topics that really challenged us to think outside our traditional approaches.”

“The blend of academic theory and practical application was ideal!”

 “I loved networking and hearing from the other attendees and took away clear, actionable ideas to address the issues we’re facing.”

For further questions, please contact Chris Perry, VP of Global Executive Education at chris.perry@ascentialedge.com.